Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Hello! I don't have as much progress to report as I'd like, but I do have some. I'm very sad I didn't work on my Quilt of Valor on Memorial day, but I've promised myself I'll work on it this weekend.

Elephant Baby Quilt:



I'm quilting, quilting, quilting, but it doesn't look like it. I have a new admiration for those of you who do such beautiful straight line quilting. Not only does mine suck, but it's getting boring and a touch tedious. Perhaps it's because I'm dying to start sewing my Going Coastal picnic quilt?



All cut out and just waiting for me to start sewing! I should start working on the other baby quilt before I make something for me, but I'm not going to do it. I want a picnic quilt for the summer and that's that. Besides the baby won't need a quilt during the summer anyway (that's what I'm telling myself to absorb some of the guilt).

Even though I have way more quilting projects going than I'll ever live long enough to finish I am really dreaming about starting a cross stitch project. Seriously, I haven't cross stitched since high school, but I can't stop thinking about it. It might have something to do with our broken A/C (don't get me started) making me not want to wrestle a quilt at the moment, it could be this awesome project from Knotted Thread or just my desire to skip summer this year. I don't know what it is, but I'm really itching to start a Halloween/Autumn cross stitch. I did a little research and found a cross stitch store down the street from my LQS, so I might have to make a little trip this weekend. If I don't find anything I like at the store I have found some cute things online of course. I'll keep you posted...

To see what everyone else is up to head over to Lee's to check out her WIP Party.

9 comments:

Bree said...

I am digging the bright colors in the elephant quilt!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous elephant quilt. I do terrible straight line quilting which is why I stick to the wonky wavy type :)

Collette said...

love the colours and the elephant print!! I am sure your quilting isn't as bad as you make out but I know what you mean about straight line quilting!

Heather D. said...

Straight line quilting is a bit tedious and can get boring, but stick with it - you'll love the results!! I really like that you're using a contrasting thread.

Patti Shanks said...

Love the bright colours in your baby quilt, and the straight line stitching will look fabulous when done!

capitolaquilter said...

I haven't had much success with straight line quilting. The closest I get is organic straight. Yours looks great.

Jana said...

I love your baby elephant quilt. Straight lines are way over rated, and heck, any machine can do that. It takes a lot of love to get squiggles. A Going Coastal picnic quilt will be great. Can't wait to see it.

Melinda said...

Love, love, love the colors in your elephant quilt!

alidiza said...

I feel your pain, straight line quilting is mind numbingly boring but it looks so amazing when you're done! Can't wait to see it finished!!!