Wednesday, May 23, 2012

(Too many) Works in Progress

I have a lot going right now.  Four projects going, three of which need to be done by June 1st if not sooner,  another which is HUGE and needs to be done by about June 20th, and another that I haven't started yet but I have until June 12th.  Stress much?  Yes, sometimes.  My huge project is for a client who has asked me not to blog about it in detail, so I'll just say it's going to keep me very busy. 

So here's what I've currently got going.
My Bargello top is done!  It ended up skinnier than I wanted it, so I added another row to each side, then some borders.  The binding will be the purple.  I LOVE it.  My problem is that I have next to no idea how I want to quilt it.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!  My husband thinks I should do something that looks like a sine wave.  I really want to have this done by June 1st for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. 
*Edit:  I just looked again at Amy's Creative Side and realized that entries for the festival ended last night at midnight.  So I guess 1) I won't be entering this quilt and 2) I don't have to finish it by June 1st.  I guess it's going back on the back burner.  I was excited to get it done.  I'm not sure why I thought I had that long.  Too bad.  I guess I'll have to plan ahead for next time.

The Superhero Quilt has been sitting for a while, and we just found out that this baby is coming sooner than expected, maybe even this week.  We found several fabrics with superheroes on them and cut them out.  This week I traced around each one onto freezer paper to help me turn the edges for applique.  I don't have a light box, but I have sliding glass doors in my kitchen, and it worked great.  My husband is going to cut out the freezer paper for me, so I'll get to actually sewing these on sometime after he does that, but he'd better hurry!
 My last WiP this week is a new project, but needs to be done my June 1st as well.  I'm making a pillow inspired by one in Make it Sew Modern.  I'm using poly satin-backed shantung (say that five times fast).  I've been using so much cotton lately that I forgot how SLIPPERY this stuff is!  It is going to look great on my couch.  More on this later.
I really hope I can get all this done and maintain my sanity.

I'm linking to Work in Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Ooh, I like the pillow! That is going to be nice. Texture. Yum.

  2. Your bargello quilt is beautiful. You could do a different back-ground filler in each of the different colors and the resulting quilting would create a "sine wave" since the piecing already follow that--even if you don't have enough throat space on your machine. Alternately, you could load it diagonally and do feathers or swirls to follow the piecing.

  3. Your bargello is gorgeous. I'm so sorry you missed the deadline…


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