Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WIP Wednesday

So last week I went through my sewing room and made a really BIG list.  I'm not sure if this is a sewing rut or just a lack of inspiration.  A lot of people said just pick something and go for it.  I wish my brain worked like that and that I could force myself just to sew something, anything.  I did make some progress just not as much as I would have liked.  I've been sidelined with a migraine that just won't quit.  It eases up but then it seems to come back with force.  Any one who gets migraines knows how bad that they can be.  Any suggestions on what works for you would be welcome because so far I haven't found that magical combination that can knock mine out.

But back to sewing news.  I did manage to drop off two quilts to the long arm.  One is the baby quilt I have been working on for my Aunt.  I am super excited to see this one when it is done because we picked the cutest owl and flower quilt pattern for it is sweet pink thread.  It should be finished soon so hopefully I will have pictures to show soon.

I also dropped off Posh Enigma.  The quilt was named this for the fabric and pattern that I used to make it and it just kind of stuck.  I started that quilt way back in 2009 when I first took up quilting.  The top has been done since then and just needed a backing.  I had picked up backing in 2009 in one of the prints that is also used in the quilt top.  Fairy something, but it wasn't wide enough and it was just barely long enough.  That was before I knew it was okay to piece quilt backs so when I realized it wouldn't work I put the quilt top away in a closet.  I pulled it out to try to finish it and by chance I had a piece of Bliss laying out in my sewing space.  Honestly I'm not sure why the Bliss was out because it was just something I had left over from making My Cup Runneth Over.  The tone on tone pink print seemed like just the ticket though so I sewed a strip down the side and wah lah a quilt back was done.

This quilt isn't my taste anymore so I am not sure what I will do with it when I am done.  My mom mentioned that she liked it and I told her she could have it but she turned me down.  I think she was just being nice because it isn't her taste either-it isn't yellow.  Perhaps I will donate this one, after all you can't keep all the quilts you make, right?

Be sure to head over to Lee's to see what everyone else is up to.


  1. I love the quilts. I know all about tastes changing after we make something or worse... half way through the project. i donate ones I no longer like or tire of during the sewing, Yours is beautiful.

  2. I need to make one big list too... I think I am a little afraid too??!!

  3. Donating the quilt is a great idea. It looks great and I am sure it would be well loved by who ever received it. Can't help on the migraine front but hopefully yu find relief.

  4. Cleaning my sewing room recently helped me make my list. I just won't put it in print for people (like my husband) to stumble across. I'm working my way through a bunch of old projects that will probably get donated. I think that's a pretty good use of your time and skills.


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