WIP – January 2013

13 Jan

I am starting to embrace my limitations. The realities of life are that I have a very busy baby who needs the vast majority of my time, and even in my precious downtime I have many obligations (and interests!) that pull me in different directions. I am not (currently) a quilter that can crank out multiple projects a month. That being said I do want to keep track of what I’m doing. Often I get ideas for new things and forget about the projects I already have on the go. This will be a way for me to keep track of what I’m doing and assess before I start something new.

I decided to go with monthly updates because if I do weekly I don’t think I’ll be reporting much in the way of changes. So here we go, in no particular order here are my works-in-progress:

1. Skill Builder BOM at Pile O’ Fabric

I have signed up. Lessons start on the 17th of January. I will likely be behind because I just decided on my fabric and I’m waiting for some to arrive. My pallet is orange, red, purple and grey and I’ll be doing solids on the front and Valori Wells Novella on the back. Once my prints arrive I’ll pick my solids and thread. This is a QAYG project. I hope I don’t get too behind.

2. Lucky Stars BOM at Don’t Call me Betsy

I am working on the practice block:

January 2013 WIP (1 of 8)

I have decided to do the actual blocks with a different colour scheme. I’ll be doing blue, grey, hints of yellow. I want it to look like stars in the night sky. I’m using a dark blue background and a generous helping of Lizzy House Constellations.

3.  Zig Zag Quilt for Addie

I planned this, pulled the fabric, and started cutting just before Addie was born. Of course I wanted it to be done by the time she arrived, but between renos and her coming a few weeks earlier than we expected the project has sat untouched. I’m using that little fabric sample as inspiration, and doing the zig zags with HSTs. I just wrote up the pattern myself, nothing fancy. 

January 2013 WIP (2 of 8)

4. Madrona Road challenge for the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild

My fabric is here. I have until February 24th to complete this. I bought a few yards to add to what we were provided. I haven’t picked a pattern but I will be making a quilt. I don’t have a ton of fabric and I can’t add other prints, only solids, so I’m thinking about using a pattern such as this bowtie quilt because it has a lot of negative space. Not 100% sure yet.

January 2013 WIP (8 of 8)

5. Simply Solids: a modern {bee} at Sew at Home Mommy

I am the queen bee for February. I sent out the required fabric to my bee mates last week and the pattern I picked is Converging Corners. I will wait to see what I get from my bee mates before I do any myself. The base is Kona Snow. This is ongoing all year – so I’m sure you’ll see my quilt coming together and the blocks I’ll be making for others.

6. Small Private Bee

There is one more month of blocks to make for another member. I was first up, and decided on log cabin blocks with eye-spy centers; another gift for Addie. I have my blocks, I need to add many of my own though. I haven’t done anything other than receive the blocks.

January 2013 WIP (4 of 8)

7. Postage Stamp Quilt for my nephew

I’ve been working on this forever. I have sewn many rows together, and cut some up. I would love to have this done for his third birthday in July, and my sister really wants it as well.

January 2013 WIP (6 of 8)

8. Handstiched Camp Quilt

Well…I never was happy with how my center turned out so I ended up abandoning the entire project. I thought I would be blessed with a baby who napped and a wonderful summer of hand stitching. Not so much. So I have the center, with the borders half done. Not sure if this will see any progress this year, but here is what it is right now:

January 2013 WIP (5 of 8)

9.  Waiting for Spring Block-a-palooza

I was keeping up with this really well when I started two years ago. I just pulled it out and it looks like I have all the blocks done, all the sashing cut, I just need to assemble the top, find a back and quilt it.

January 2013 WIP (7 of 8)

10. Patchwork Squared Modern Solids Quilt-a-long

This was 9 blocks and I completed 7, so I almost finished! I guess I should finish the other two and assemble the top. This one will match our living room so it would be nice to get it done. I think the blog is defunct so I hope I can still find the patterns.

January 2013 WIP (3 of 8)

And that about sums it up! 10 ongoing projects. Hopefully I can make a dent in them this year (and not add too many new projects to the list)

I’ll update at the end of February!

11 Responses to “WIP – January 2013”

  1. Debbie January 15, 2013 at 12:21 AM #

    A monthly report sounds great for you. What beautiful projects you have going on!

    • Jaclyn January 21, 2013 at 11:04 AM #

      Thank you. I hope I have something to show for it!

  2. Patti Erikson-Reynolds January 15, 2013 at 8:06 PM #

    That’s a great idea! I often write down my projects in a coil book. But must confess that sometimes the list gets a tad long, lol! I hope by the end of the year your list will either be shorter (with finishes) and perhaps have some new starts too!

    • Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy January 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM #

      holy cow, J! You have a LOT on your plate – updates sound like a great way to stay on top of it all (and I love to see what you’re doing!!)

      • Jaclyn January 21, 2013 at 11:03 AM #

        Yep, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t bite off more than I could chew 😉

    • Jaclyn January 21, 2013 at 11:04 AM #

      I’m hoping that seeing them all written out will help me. I often feel overwhelmed by all I want to do.

  3. citricsugar January 20, 2013 at 12:37 AM #

    That’s quite the list, lady! But doable. Ish? 🙂

    I have had a bit of a sewing marathon the last few days and finished my Madrona challenge – I had to buy yardage, too. (That’s how they get ya…!) I also started a couple of project lists: in progess, planned, and want to make someday. They’re starting to bleed together….

    • Jaclyn January 21, 2013 at 11:03 AM #

      Wow good for you! You inspired me to start the challenge last night. I spent 3 hours cutting.

  4. Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy January 23, 2013 at 10:35 AM #

    Hi Jaclyn, I got your comment yesterday about your Lucky Stars backing, but your Blogger profile doesn’t have an email address linked with it, so here I am answering your question 🙂 The quilt should finish at approximately 41″ x 55″, so you’ll need about 3 yds of backing fabric. BTW, your fabrics for your blocks look great! Can’t wait to see them 🙂

    • Jaclyn January 23, 2013 at 1:06 PM #

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see this come together.


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