Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I can't believe it's Wednesday, again.
Ash Wednesday, where is this year going?
But that means there is less than 2 weeks to finish my FTLOS swap projects.
I am happy to report that I put the finishing touches on the larger gift this week

I made my partner a sewing machine cover.

I am going to have a hard time parting with this one.
This is the second sewing machine cover I have made
but my machines are still without a handmade cover.

 I decided to make it reversible 
so my partner can switch it up when the mood suits her.
 Because the other side is improv pieced, 
it looks different from each side of the machine.
 I am very pleased with the quilting. 
Just straight lines, but I used Aurifil 12 wt. cotton on this side
and Aurifil 50 wt. in the bobbin for the improv side.

Now I just need to make a small item 
and I will be ready for the March 5 ship date.

I finished my February bee block for the New Bee on the Block bee.

I finally started the Made in Cherry  quilt.
I am using Echo.
This might be one of my favorite fabrics, ever.

It took forever to starch and cut all the squares. 
I don't usually cut out an entire quilt in one session,
and I guess you could say I really still have not 
because I haven't decided on the background fabric.
Any thoughts as to what color I should use?
White, or should I try to match one of the other colors with a solid?
This quilt will be for my friend's April birthday.

I finished Swoon block #7.
Only 2 more to go then this baby will be ready for sashing and quilting.
poor lighting on this one, sorry

I almost finished my second Rose Star.

No Progress:
Sew Out Loud QAL
Granny Square QAL
+ and x blocks

Thanks for stopping by,



Lee said...

The sewing machine cover looks great, I'm sure your partner will just love it! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the sewing machine cover! I am so impressed that you quilted with different threads in the top and bottom reels! You should treat yourself and make one just for YOU!

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Diane said...

Well, I think I said it last week, but I'll say it again, I Love that sewing machine cover. :) maybe if my partner doesn't make me one I'll have to borrow your color pallet and see if I can whip one up for myself. Do you notice a difference with the different threads? I don't really know anything about the different weights. But I have tried aurifil and liked it.
Perhaps you could do the back of the echo quilt in yellow with a red and grey stripe going through it.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Love the sewing machine covers!

Debbie said...

That is one of the most awesome machine covers ever! SO creative and wonderful!

Claire Jain said...

The sewing machine cover is awesome. I love the high contrast quilting thread! Your rose star blocks with the little cows is so precious, too! I love the things folks are fussy cutting into their blocks. I've got to dig through my stash for some goodies :-)

Katy Cameron said...

Whew, busy week for you! Love your machine cover, and the Echo made in cherry - I've ordered a whole pile of coordinating solids for my Echo, but I'm still waiting for it to get through customs, but I'll let you know the colours when they get here :o)

Go you on the Swooning and Rose Star, you're getting there :o)

Jennifer said...

Diane - what lovely projects! The sewing machine cover is gorgeous, and I can't wait to see your Echo Made in Cherry, I love the color choices!

Cindy said...

You've been s busy girl. Well done.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

The sewing machine cover would be very hard to part with. You have a lucky partner! The quilting is fantastic!!! As for the backing on your echo quilt, maybe solid grey witha few echo squares pieced in somewhere? Sorry I'm no help!hahaha!
I have the rose star on my "to do" list. I love those. Yours is beautiful!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

HOW DO YOU DO IT??? Honestly Di, it's scary!!

ayumills said...

wow wow wow all of these are so beautiful, but the sewing machine cover is just amazing! Now I want to make one for myself!!!

Annabella said...

You hâve excelled yourself Di!

Geri Centonze said...

I bet your partner will love that sewing machine did a beautiful job on it!

susan said...

That sewing machine cover is amazing - and I love the heavier weight cotton thread for the quilting. Looks so good!

Cindy said...

I wish I was the partner getting that beautiful sewing machine cover. You did an awesome job!

LuLu said...

My goodness Diane! You have been ever so busy! That sewing machine cover is beyond amazing! And those Echo fabrics are so so pretty!

bhafer said...

Love your sewing maching cover. I really need to make one of those!

Grandma G said...

What a beautiful sewing machine cover! I love it!

Heather said...

Beautiful sewing machine cover! Lucky swap partner! I hope you get around to making one for yourself soon. ;o)

Laura said...

Great covers! Love that aurifil. :)

Anonymous said...

Holy smokes! You are making the rest of us look bad. You have been really busy!

Kati said...

I love, love, love that sewing machine cover. It's fabulous! Such a great use of solids.