Saturday, June 9, 2007

Progress Report...

Oh my, where has the time flown? I am having trouble believing it is already Saturday night and my last post was on Monday! Geesh. I meant to post on Wednesday, but, well, life in a house with a two year old is not always predictable.

The consensus from my last post seems to be that my list of things "to-do" is way too long. It may well be. Especially since I found out this week (after I posted my list) that I've gotten a temporary job doing some research. The extra money will be nice, but it means less quilting time. *sigh* I don't suppose anyone out there knows of a kind benefactor who would like to sponsor me to live a life of comfort (not asking for luxury here) while quietly creating quilts and other fabric related crafts? Anyone? Nope -- didn't think so. But, despite this latest wrinkle -- I have made some progress on my list. I have two items done:


  • mil's quilt completely cut! YEAH! Now to start sewing (but that was a maybe for this month anyway -- but it would be nice)

  • strips for leaders/enders cut and I had enough of the solid white to cut the foundation bodies for my goddaugther's jacket. WOO HOOO! And another 1/2 yard of leftover muslin from another project for the hood! YEAH!

No pictures of these two. The cut strips and wedge shapes for mil's x-mas gift aren't very interesting right now. And while I know you are all perishing to see 48 2.5" strips of white fabric for my leaders/enders project -- well, um, if you really insist I'll take one, but it is kind of boring.


I also began work on my goddaughter's jacket. This one got bumped to near the front of the list because, well, her birthday is July 3rd and well, she's going to be 3. I really want to get her her gift on time. Now, mind you, I still haven't gotten her mother HER birthday gift (which was two days after my daughter's) but still. Bonnie asked for me to use pink. She also said use scraps. Well, hopefully there is enough pink here -- though I'm beginning to think I'm leaning awfully far towards the oranges and greens. But is is mostly from scraps I have from other projects (June No-Buy, one week down how many more to go?). I went a bit crazy with the DayZ fabric from LakeHouse Direct last summer and I have a ton if scraps left from other projects. (ok, so I may also have quite a few 1/2 yards and some yardage left too, but that's a whole 'nother issue). It may sound like I don't like this one -- not true, I am LOVING how this jacket is coming together -- just not sure how Bonnie and my goddaughter are going to feel about my creative license with color selection. We'll see what happens. Now I've got to do the quilting to hold these pieces down and get the fronts arranged and the hood pieces -- then I need to put the whole thing together...ok, enough talking about it. Lots of quilted lines to hold down raw edged applique pieces here I come!

More photos and progress next time -- I have a couple more things in the works. A test for one of my "to-do" list items and another project that wasn't even on the radar until after I made my list. Hope everyone has/had a great weekend and I will try to be better about posting next week.

13 comments:

Gypsy Purple said...

What a lovely blog you have!!!

Fiona said...

Well, I love the colour combinations for the jacket. Mind you, I like pink and orange together anyway, looking forward to seeing it come together.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Sweatshirt base? It's adorable, she's going to l-o-v-e it!

gwen said...

I love the colours of the jacket. It is pink enough to me! I bet the little girl will not want to take it off once she´s tried it on. I wish you time and muse on your different projects. Take care.

Dawn said...

Oh if only we all had more time to sew! The jacket is looking really great! She will love it! Heck I would love it! I saw as long as you accomplish small steps when you look back you really get more done that you thought!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Those giant happy flowers on the jacket are so cool!
Good going on your progress...and what is your research going to be about?

Tazzie said...

The colours are just gorgeous, I'm sure she will just love it!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Kim said...

The scraps you have out look great together, and it seems pink enough to me!

Diana said...

If you find that kind benefactor, see is he or she will take me too! Your goddaughter's jacket is going to be really special. I know she'll love it!

Greenmare said...

that jacket is going to be awesomely cute! Can't wait for pictures........
(but not of white stips)

The Wooden Spool said...

This is going to be super cute....can't wait to see the finished product!! You have a good eye for color, so I wouldn't worry about her "not" liking it...what girl wouldn't love a precious handmade jacket!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I think the jacket is sensational, and i never said you had too many things on your list! Dream big and never think otherwise! Tracey

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your god daughter will LOVE that-- it meets all the criteria, plenty of pink to keep any three-yr-old happy and enough orange and green to satisfy the maker. Well done!