2006-09-01

Work in Progress Friday

Wow, I've never been blogging and quilting so steadily before that I actually had a WIP post to post on a Friday. It's silly how excited I am about this.
I'm also excited about two other things= First, Caroline from Dollie Daydream recommended me as a "blog to visit." Yay. Thanks Caroline. Then, I was invited to post my pic of the tea cozy at the flicker group Guten Tag.

The creative energy hasn't stopped yet, and actually, it has even gotten a little contagious. After 3 days, I won Satoko over and she decided to quilt a small project. She's making a small pencase from the November '04 issue of Quilts Japan which I mentioned here. It's so cute but sooo tiny. What do you think?


It's got rows of little houses all along the sides. We quilted all day yesterday and made a lot of progress, but we're not quite finished yet. As tempting as it was to make a little house pencase myself, I really felt obligated to keep working on my pile of UFOs, so I took out a small patchwork piece that I assembled 2 years ago (before that same trip to Athens in '04 when I made the table mats in my last post). I wanted to make a large pencase following a pattern in this book:


(sorry for the blurry photo, i just took it now as I'm posting). I had only made one half of the patchwork top and then stopped, so I ironed it out, chose a nice solid print to make up the second half, and got away to basting and quilting. Here's a pic from the early stages:


It's all assembled except for the triangles that will give it a boxy shape, and the handle. I like it, but it's big. I think 4 of Satoko's pencases could fit inside, hehe.
Anyway, we spent all today in Worcester with Costas. It was nice to get out of the house and give my fingers a chance to recover. Satoko is suposed to be leaving this weekend, but maybe we'll have a chance to make more progress tomorrow before she goes. Of course, I'll post pictures if we do.

2 comments:

Kathie said...

I'm so envious of people who actually get things sewn. Looks like fun.

lazylol said...

Hi - love your blog. I followed dolliedaydreams link here! You are a talented quilter. i just learning the craft. Do you do mostly hand quilting?
I'll be reading your blog from now on.

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