I’ve fallen behind, but I’m determined to keep posting my WIPs. I may take the quick and easy way out with this WIP, and use the technique of no binding flip and quilt finishing. For this technique; you sew all three layers together (quilt top, batting, and backing), leave an opening and then flip it so that everything is right side out. Then sew the opening by hand. I’m going to sew a decorative stitch around the entire quilt.
It’s important for me to stay on task, so I’m going to post my next WIP. This WIP will take a little longer because I have to sandwich it first, and then quilt it.
As of 8/5/18, I haven’t touched this WIP. I am almost finished with month 6’s quilt. I am going to post my next month’s WIP. I have to keep telling myself that procrastination is a waste of time, and make things happen.
Wow! I’m moving right along. I still have to sew my binding on last month’s quilt, but I’m posting my next WIP. I still have about twenty quilt tops to sandwich and quilt; at least when this year ends I will have finished twelve of them.
I did not follow through this month. This WIP is not complete, so I will be updating this post next week. However, I will start my next post for Month 7.
Oh well, another month gone by and I still haven’t completed either month’s WIP. I’m certain there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I will get back on track.
I went to quilt camp on Saturday, August 3rd and I was determined to get this quilt quilted. I did just that, now I have to add the binding; which I will sew on and add the label. I’ve posted a few pics.
A new month and another WIP to complete. This is larger than what I am use to completing. I can’t remember exactly how old this WIP is, but I know it’s more than ten years old. The blocks were made by eighth graders at Dr. M. L. King, Jr. School in Newark. I chose an African Kenta cloth for the back.
I’m down to the wire finally finished quilting, but I still have to add the binding to my quilt. I’m not going to make my deadline, but I will finish and start my next month’s WIP.
Today (6-1-18) I finished my Month 5 quilt; the binding really sets it off!
Well, this is month three and I’ve chosen my next WIP. It’s much larger than my last two, but I’m ready for it. It’s sandwiched and ready to be quilted, add binding and labeled. My goal for this year’s challenge is to complete at least twelve of my WIPs; although there are more than twelve to finish. I’ve posted two thumb nails of my next quilt. I’ll post a full pic later.
One thing left to do, add my label. I am so glad I finished. I posted pictures, but I have to retake later.
I felt good completing my first WIP quilt. It was a 32″ x 36″ baby quilt. I’m working my way up, and now I’m ready for the next quilt. I have a month to complete it, and also work on other projects. I didn’t name it, so I’m hoping a name will come to me while I work on it.
Just posting my Month 2 progress; I started quilting last night (2-17-18), and finished quilting today. I quilted straight lines and stitched in the ditch; nothing fancy or overwhelming. I’m trying to complete this quilt before the month ends. The binding will either be gray and red or gray and orange. My binding colors changed slightly to gray, orange and a multi-color stripe. It looks good, and I’m almost finished. I have to hand sew binding and add my label or just sign the quilt. Finished measurements 30″ x 40″. This quilt is for Sebastian, grandson #6. Completed quilt yesterday (2-21-18); washed and delivered. I decided to name it “Adventures“, I’m not sure why exactly but it was and adventure for me and I know it will be Sebastian too. The last couple of pictures show the washed quilt and signature.
I have so many unfinished quilt projects that I’ve started years ago. I’ve decided to challenge myself this year and complete my works in progress (WIP). I’m going to post my progress weekly. I’ll show pics of what it looks like before I begin.
I’ve changed my mind and decided to make this a monthly challenge because it’s all about finishing and completing my WIPs. If I have time I will blog my progress weekly.
This is my first WIP (Work In Progress) that I’m going to complete. I can’t remember if I called this quilt “Metro” or “Metro Lines” it’s sandwiched and ready to be quilted.
I have five more days in Month 1 to complete this baby quilt. I decided to quilt it with my walking foot and make large wavy lines. I posted two pictures showing my progress. I know I will complete this before the thirty-first. I think I’m going to quilt a few more wavy lines between each row.
I’m almost finished. I added the binding; last hand stitch and wash. I’ll make my deadline.
One week to go or should I say, finito. This is it! It’s finished! I did it! A new project every week for fifty-two weeks. I’m elated! I finished my challenge for the year. Below are pictures of my last project. It’s a combination neckwarmer/hoodie (it’s similar to a neck gaiter). Throughout my year of creating, making and sewing projects. I realize that “There’s nothing new under the sun.”