Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WIP Wednesday 07/30/14

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Have I mentioned how thankful I am that Sharon B. hosts WIP Wednesday? It certainly keeps me motivated - hoping to have progress to share with you all each week!

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This week, I spent an afternoon sewing the top together for my Winter/Christmas wall quilt.  My family loves the way this is turning out.  Kathy B., Donna A., Barbara W., Kathy S. and Melody B. did such a wonderful job embellishing these blocks in our CQI Winter/Christmas 2013 DYB Round Robin.

I pinned the top to the batting and plan to hand quilt the top with additional embroidery.  Beneath each block I want to add the name, city and state of the lady that embroidered the block.  I see this being passed down as a holiday treasure for my family, and thought the names and locations would be fun for future generations to look back on.

I am excited to move on to the next step in finishing this project.  I cannot wait to see how it looks when it is done!

To see what progress others have made this week, go to the links in the comments HERE.

Goodies I picked up at Friendship Crossing in Corvallis, OR.
I also wanted to share treasures I added to my stash over the weekend.  We stopped in Corvallis, Oregon on Saturday and I visited Friendship Crossing, a cross-stitch store I frequented about 20 years ago when we lived there.  I was hoping they might have threads I do not have access to close to home.  I found all of this (and more that I did not splurge on.)  I tried to make sure I only purchased colorfast threads, and I did not even let myself look at the cute buttons and charms on this visit!

Now to see how I did with those lists... It looks like I am down two items, but added two more. I hope to knock a couple completely off the list by next week.

Last Week's List:

Short-term: 
  1. The wall quilt I plan to create with all of my CQI Winter/Christmas blocks. Progress seen above.
  2. Make a TAST post. Done.  You can see more info HERE.
    TAST 119: Woven Trellis Stitch
  3. Make a purse with my April CQJP 2014 block.
  4. Complete back for May CQJP 2014 block.
  5. Make a purse with my May CQJP 2014 block.
  6. Complete a gift by the end of May June July. 
  7. Freebie Santa and the Mouse Ornament -  Heaven and Earth Designs chart by Michele Sayetta and artwork by Scott Gustafson. (I believe the ornament is a portion of the chart "Santa and the Mouse.") Complete 100 x-stitches by next week. Exceeded 200 x-stitches.
  8. Mail a goodie bag out for the CQ for Newbies Random Act of Kindness Swap. Done! I will share pictures once I know it has been received!
Long-term: 
  1. My CQJP 2013 May block - better late than never?! (It is referred to as Block 4 if you follow this link.)
  2. Embellish block for CQI Hearts Round Robin. 
  3. A crazy quilted hexagon to participate in my first swap with the World Wide Crazy Quilters Yahoo! Group
  4. A change purse for myself. The back panel is complete!
  5. Have a count of at least 50,000 words for my CampNaNoWriMo novel.
  6. Embellish June CQJP 2014 block.
  7. Make a purse with June CQJP 2014 block.
  8. Piece July CQJP 2014 block. Done. 
    Renee's CQJP 2014 July bare block.

This Week's List:

Short-term: 
  1. The wall quilt I plan to create with all of my CQI Winter/Christmas blocks
  2. Make a TAST post. 
  3. Make a purse with my April CQJP 2014 block.
  4. Complete back for May CQJP 2014 block.
  5. Make a purse with my May CQJP 2014 block.
  6. Complete a gift by the end of May June July. 
  7. Freebie Santa and the Mouse Ornament -  Heaven and Earth Designs chart by Michele Sayetta and artwork by Scott Gustafson. (I believe the ornament is a portion of the chart "Santa and the Mouse.") Complete 100 x-stitches by next week. 
  8. Embellish Barbara's block for CQI Hearts Round Robin. 
  9. Complete Fabric Postcard for CQ for Newbies Yahoo! Group Swap.
Long-term: 
  1. My CQJP 2013 May block - better late than never?! (It is referred to as Block 4 if you follow this link.)
  2. A crazy quilted hexagon to participate in my first swap with the World Wide Crazy Quilters Yahoo! Group
  3. A change purse for myself. 
  4. Have a count of at least 50,000 words for my CampNaNoWriMo novel.
  5. Embellish June CQJP 2014 block.
  6. Make a purse with June CQJP 2014 block.
  7. Embellish July CQJP 2014 block.

10 comments:

sharonb said...

great to see the quilt top done! Congrats on working towards a goal on that list.

janie krig said...

Wow, really wonderful work.

Renee said...

Thank you, Sharon! As silly as it sounds, I am working up the nerve to use disappearing ink to write in the info I want to embroider onto the quilt top next. I have lightly traced on the muslin back of a block with pencil, but never marked on the top. Another something new for me to try. :)

Renee said...

Thank you, Janie! Most of the embroidery work on the quilt top was done by five amazing ladies. :)

littleorphanskein said...

If you and hubby ever come this way and stop in Michigan, I'll have to take you up to the Stitching Well. O M G one of my favorite stores. Luckily it is a little bit of a drive from my house or I'd be dead broke lol.

Renee said...

Oh, THAT would be fun! As for the distance, I can relate! It is a good thing the nearest stores with larger thread, button and charm selections are 40 minutes to a few hours away!

carla said...

Hi!!!! Your quilt is very pretty!!!!!

Renee said...

Thank you, Carla!

Annet said...

Great idea to quilt this with embroidery, I'm looking forward to see the stitches.

Renee said...

Thank you! I hope to have some done by WIPW on 8/13.