Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIP Wednesday 08/31/2011

It's been a while since I did a WIP Wednesday, but I've been working away. I've done several of the Skill Builder Sampler blocks and will try to post about them later this week. I learned that I don't really care for Flying Geese. I haven't finished all of those blocks yet, but they are on the list for tonight!

I've been working on the Farmer's Wife blocks, but I think I'm going to stop. I don't really have the patience for the tiny pieces and I still can't figure out how to paper piece them even though I've read 10 tutorials and printed off the paper piecing templates. I don't get it. I don't love all of the blocks and I hate to keep making them, knowing I'm never going to make a quilt with them. Here are the latest 3 I've made:

I like this one. It turned out great and mostly all lined up!

I also like this one.

I don't like this one. The green goes from dark to light, but the way I pieced it looks like I just ran out of light green. You also can't see the elephants well. I hate to quit in the middle of a project, but I just don't like these. I'll have to find something to do with the blocks I've made. Hmm...

My one huge finish is the Plus Quilt for my daughter. I love it and so does she.

Before I start another big quilt, I'm going to finish a couple small ones that I have already started. I'm also hoping to get some Christmas presents made, so I'm looking for ideas! Do you have any great handmade gift ideas?

Be sure to stop by Freshly Pieced and see what Lee is working on!

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Christy Ross said...

I'm been digging around pinterest for christmas gift ideas. I've found lots of neat stuff but nothing that just makes me want to start making it ... yet.

Again, the plus quilt looks great. I think the second pink border really finishes it.

Svetlana said...

Love the quilt, looks wonderful.

Melinda said...

You know, I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with knowing when something is not working for you and choosing to stop. I love the birdie one though. Is there a way to blow up the size of the ones you like and make them bigger? Just an idea.

Mandy Mc said...

Possible Christmas presents? It looks pretty simple to make: