Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Is it a HAED or a block of camouflage?

I finished my first half-page of Cathedral:

It looks like a block of camo!!  Looking at if farther away helps me see the leaves in the upper left corner, but up close I was getting worried about what I was stitching!  Hoping to finish the other half of the page in the next few weeks.

I also dabbled a little in my 2012 SAL from the HAED BB - SK Blue Moon (and when I say a little, I mean barely 200 stitches!)

My phone camera doesn't take the best shots, or maybe it's my lighting....sorry about that.  My last few posts have had some bad pics!

I decided to update my WIPocalypse list, knowing that my time will also be spent on my new sewing machine.  I moved a bunch to a "delete" list for now...possibly adding them back in mid-year if things are looking good.   I also updated the ones I'm going to work on with specific goals (since they're mostly all HAED pieces, I made page goals).   Has everyone finished putting their list together?

In my last blog post, I had begun my adventure of making a quilt with my new sewing machine.  After searching on the internet for various patterns, I decided  to make a Cathedral Window quilt.....and of course I decided to make it big!  Here's a link to the tutorial for the baby version:  Cathedral Window Baby Playmat.   My big version had me cut out 420 circles of fabric and 210 circles of batting!  Who knew circles would be so difficult and time consuming to cut?

Circles, circles, everywhere!
Now I just need to pair up the fabrics (trying not to get any duplicates) and pin the batting on....then I get to start sewing!

I'm loving how much stitching everyone is doing already!!  I think it's the Crazy January challenge that folks are participating in.   Maybe I should have signed up for that one!

*diet update* - 25 lbs lost so far...... hoping 2012 adds to that number!  :)

"I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them"- Author Unknown  (this is so me!)



Katie said...

Your updated WIPocalypse list looks a lot more reasonable. I have mine finished for now. There are at least a million more pieces I want to add to it but I think I'm sticking with this for now. I know I will add more when I do have a finish.

Congrats on the weight loss!!

Good luck on the quilt.

Shanda said...

Holy cow that's a lot of circles! I used to quilt but can't anymore due to my back. I sure do miss it!! Love the starts on the HAED's!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on your wips. You have a LOT of quilting circles.

Maureen said...

Love your choices for your WIPs - looking forward to seeing your progress through the year

Laurita Hall said...

Camo, LOL, I bet within 200 or more stitches it will be revealed!


cucki said...

great progress on your wips..
happy stitching..
love cucki xx

Ewa said...

Oh gosh, I LOVE Jonathon Earl Bowser and I'm so excited to see you do one of his pieces!

Great job on the diet! Send a little success in that department my way!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That certainly looks like camp to me! But I'm sure eventually the bigger picture will be revealed!

Congrats on being down 25lbs so far! That's a lot of hard work!

Joysze said...

Great going on your WIPs, and oh my... that's a LOT of circles. Can't wait to see the quilt take shape.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

So glad that I found your blog, I'm impressed by your organised thread box. Looking forward to following your projects.