She seeks wool and flax, and works willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WIP Wednesday


I couldn't decide if I should call this post work in progress Wednesday, or ufo Wednesday. My unfinished objects are works in progress, it's just that sometimes they take me a really long time to finish them. But they are not forgotten. I just don't often have large chunks of time to put into them, so they get done little by little.

 On mother's day I had a large chunk of time, so I spent most of the day working on hand quilting my star quilt. This quilt has been moved around a lot. It was in my floor frame, which I decided was not comfortable to work on, so I moved it to a large lap frame. Still not comfy. So I moved it into the hoop and now it's very comfy to work on. Sadly I am out of practice, since I had this packed away for several years. But hopefully by the time I finish this my hand quilting will be presentable once again. Some of it looks as though it was quilted by a child, lol, but that's ok, this one is for me ( although both of my dogs curl up on it while I am working, they think it is for them).

I am also working on this cabled wool sweater. The back is pictured.  This is my portable project,  I take it with me when I know I am going some place where waiting is involved.  I am not a good waiter, I get crabby unless I have something to work on. 

And finally, the rag quilt I am working on. I started this at the same time as the one I am hand quilting, I guess I was going through a star phase that year ;)  I had a lot of tan, beige and off-white fabrics I was trying to use up.

Do you have multiple works in progress going?      


  1. Oh I love the red of your sweater and absolutely understand about being a crabby waiter. Me too. Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

  2. The jewel tones in your star quilt are wonderful. I'm knitting a cable sweater too!

  3. Oh, that star quilt that you're hand-quilting is scrumptious ! I'm glad it's for you !
    I want a knitting project, too !
    I just can't seem to settle on one. I haven't knitted a sweater for me yet because of the cost of good yarn for that big a project, and the fact that I fear what my seams would look like ! Yours is beautiful !

  4. Do I have more than one project going at a time?!? ha. Too embarrassed to admit it to anyone other than a quilter but I found more WIPs today. Better get very busy!

  5. Marcia, I am glad I'm not the only one who gets crabby when waiting if there's nothing to do. ;-)

    Allison, thanks for your kind words. Cables are so much fun, aren't they!

    Dolly, thanks!,(and I would be too embarassed to give the star quilt away, my skills are not back up to par yet ;-) But I will enjoy using it no matter what!
    I have always had a thing for sweaters, so I just jumped right in and never looked back. Seams were intimidating at first, but they are easier than you'd think. I justify the cost because they take me so long to finish!

    Mayleen, lol, only a quilter or knitter could fully understand, we are all in the same boat. The lure and excitement of starting something new is overwhelming at times! And sometimes you just want to get it started before you lose the idea.

  6. I agree,the colors in the star quilt are beautiful. Maybe you will inspire me start doing a bit of sewing again.

  7. Kateri, thankyou. I find all of your photos very inspiring!