For a while now I have been following the Freshly Pieced blog and love getting email updates - I love Wednesday WIP. It is fun to see what crafty people are working on. So I am going to join in the fun. I am a technical numpty so I hope I can do my best to link up and share some comment love.
Most of my WIP are projects in need of quilting so that is what I am slugging away at this month. My last post contained pictures of the Dancing Stars table runner I made my mum, which she loved by the way. So along with Dancing stars I have also been quilting my Groove quilt from January. It has been loads of fun using different free motion designs in each area. I have caused the oil reminder light to come on at least twice this week which according to my manual means I have done 360,000 stitches! Here is some of the pictures of those many stitches, a lot of which has been inspired by the quilting of Angela Walters.
I have 2 show quilts to complete by end of the month. I have been busy, busy with both my entries. I had planned not to leave them to the last minute as it takes all the joy of sewing away but here I am feverishly joining myriads of little pieces together as the month speeds away. The pattern is Ring of Fire by Judy Martin from her book 'Scraps'. At least the other entry is a wholecloth, so I have been able to jump straight into my favourite part - quilting. Here is a few sneak peaks. I'll leave the full reveals until they are hanging at the show.
A week ago my darling hubby took a trip to Ikea to help solve our lack of home storage issues. This meant moving my main storage unit from my sewing room to the boys play area. The result was a big mess in both rooms. A big family effort has resulted in a tidy house and happy me. It probably is the reason I am behind in my show quilts. However, great storage is secret to keeping a home tidy (well as tidy as you can with 2 little boys and their Dad) and a clean home keeps me motivated and free of guilt to sew. I love my re-organised sewing room. Any guesses how long it will stay tidy?
I have still managed to find time to peruse Pinterest and Instagram and have fallen in love with another pattern. Check this out! It is by Jen Kingwell (image from Amitie Textiles) and is called Steam Punk. Gone Aussie Quilting has started a quilt-a-long, there is a group on Flickr set up. Might have to add it to my challenge list for 2013. Speaking of the challenge, somehow I need to start my May challenge quilt.
Have fun, do a little of what you love and sort our your storage. It is so satisfying.