Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Under Construction

After 10 months of blogging I still haven't been able to settle into a comfortable format for WIP Wednesday and I'm not really sure why. Since I love the idea of weekly recap of what's what in my quilting room I'm going to keep trying. So many other aspects of my blog have worked beyond my wildest dreams - mainly all things UFO. The quarterly goals broken down into monthly goals has been a rousing success. Same thing with my UFO Collection Countdown and my UFO Reward System. I know EXACTLY where I am at and love it!

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Since it makes sense to follow what is already working I've added a new TAB to track my WIPs. My definition of WIP is anything started in the current year. At year end unfinished WIPs become UFOs. In 2012 I only created one UFO that I have since finished - my Thimbleberries Christmas stockings.

As 2013 starts heading towards year end I want to keep on top of my WIPs because it would be very silly to work so hard to gain control over my UFO Collection and then blow it up again with a bunch of unfinished WIPs!

What's HOT!:

- Birds in the Air blocks for RSC13 (will be blogged on Saturday)

- My UFO for the week is ABC Charm Quilt (will be blogged on Friday)

- Scrappy Strip Stacks is a flimsy and on a hanger waiting for it's day with Mr. Juki for quilting.
- I've pulled the fabrics for Modern Maples which is a UFO Reward Project for finishing 10 UFOs.

This was a no-brainer as I had this stack of mostly Nancy Halverson fabrics sitting in my Untouchable Stash. Do you have a shelf for fabrics that were purchased one day with a project in mind?  I have no idea what that was any more but they will be perfect for this project.

Modern Maples is from the book "Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays" by John Q. Adams and was the July project for the Threadbias Sew Along. I'm getting a late start but I just love this quilt and am excited to get going on it.

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday@Freshly Pieced.


  1. Your Nancy Halverson fabrics are so lovely! Whatever you make out of them will be nice. I'm sure this is a really dumb question, but what is a flimsy? I've been quilting 30 years and have only recently seen this word around the blogs.

  2. I am still hanging onto a few of those Nancy fabrics too. I had a panic moment this weekend when my friend too the ribbon off a fat quarter bundle. After I took a few deep breaths, I decided I could cut it up and start a project with it. Thanks for the book recommendation. I put it on hold at the library.

  3. Oh my what pretty fabrics!!! I LOVE Nancy Halvorson's fabrics - well, I love anything she designs basically LOL!!! The girl has more talent in her little fingernail than I do in my whole body!!!

    Sounds like a good plan for your WIP's - hope it works out for you :*)

  4. Love that scrappy strip stacks, wondering where you got the pattern for it. I have lots of scraps, LOL

  5. You seem to have it all figured out. I think I need a tab like that. Mind if I copy you? I have a maple leaf quilt that needs a piano key border sewn on. I even have it made. Then I could get it quilted. It's king size.

  6. You got it together! Looks great. I have to make a couple of maple blocks for a group I'm in. Fun!

  7. You are the queen of UFO busting, so if you want a WIP tab, I say go for it!

  8. I have some maple blocks I need to put together which is a UFO from a long time back.

  9. Whether we call them UfOs or WIPs, the important thing is finishing what we started, right? Even if that means stopping part way through and ripping it out (in the case of my knitting) or giving the unfinished quilt blocks away ot someone who can use them. Occasionally, though rarely, it may mean dumping the whole lot in the bin! I define WiPs as anything I have worked on int the past six months; beyond that it is a UFO (and should be, but isn't always, moved to the top of my list!). Do you think it was simpler when we we new to our craft and worked on one project at a time? ;-)

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