Quilt ADD in therapy

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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My WIP 19 - Marissa at the Frame :D

I am still super excited for yesterday’s finish (Sailing with the Flying Needles)!!

At this moment, the top WIP is Marissa’s Minky Checkerboard. 



She actually sewed this top two summers ago, and this summer when we took it off the hanging rack to get it quilted, she grimaced. “Why did I choose *those* fabrics??”  She didn’t want to quilt it - really doesn't like the colors. But she agreed that it would be fun to look back at what she liked when she was younger and see how much things had changed. And I wanted that idle quilt frame and short arm to FINALLY actually start working (long dorky story of why it’s not been in use, we’re not going to say how long it has sat there), and this was the perfect jump-start flimsy. 

Only it’s not so flimsy!  Minky alternates with quilting cotton on the front, and the back is minky.  But this is not “real” minky – it is the cheaper stuff you find on sale at JoAnn’s. Coarser fibers makes for a slightly stiffer, bulkier feel than what I now call Real Minky.  And the seams are very, very bulky at the corners. Not nice to needles!  lol



So, this quilt has issues. It looks like you’d expect when an 11yo stubbornly refuses to let Mom talk her out of using minky for her first piecing project. But as a 13yo she readily grasped the concept of having a finished first crazy-made quilt to chuckle over later in life. We’ve been able to tame a fair bit of the slack areas down as we go along, but there are still bulgy parts. Live and learn. Sometimes it really is good to listen to Mom. Other times, you just love it so much that it doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect.  :D

And, by the way: This is how you eat pretzels during the summer!


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A big "Thank you!" to Lee at Freshly Pieced for hosting WIP Wednesdays 
It really keeps me motivated to keep those UFOs going! (Go check out what everyone else is doing - there are some really neat projects out there!)



Also, Check out my BOMs AWAY Mondays regular link-up.  





This week's stats:

New Projects – (Burnin’ Up the Slopes in design mode)    
Completed Projects This Week -  2   (Around the World Heather, Sailing with the Flying Needles)
In Active Progress - 2    (Devon’s Owls, Marissa’s Minky Checkerboard)
UFO Firing Range - 33.333          
Finishes for 2011 - 22  

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Marissa's Minky Checkerboard (in progress)
One charity wheelchair quilt
Center of Marissa’s Moment of Freakishness
Marissa’s Moment Pillowcase panel
Dreamy Unicorns
Wagon Wheels West #2
Be Attitudes
We Love Kelly
Devon's Silk Spinners
Kelly's Thirties Hand Quilter
Kelly's Calico
Poor Forgotten Orphan from 15 Years Ago 

10 comments:

Em said...

I am smiling big at her pretzel photo and her stitching in action!!! Love the facial expressions!!!! I love that you can share this hobby with your dear daughter.....Lucky you! Have a wonderful day, Em

Toni said...

How fun that you and your daughter are quilting together! Even if it isn't her favorite I'm glad she is sticking with it. Not sure I would have done that when I was her age.

Lisa Ann said...

Looks like you have some nice projects going! I hope the minky works out, it looks so cute!

Debbie said...

Looks like progress is happening & that's a good thing!

Thearica said...

My daughters never were interested in quilting but my granddaughter is thank goodness. I will have someone to pass it on down to. :)

Love the pretzel photo! Made me chuckle. :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

At least after quilting the minkee quilt everything else will seem very cruisy!

Becky said...

Too funny! I have a 13 yr old too (boy), so I got quite the chuckle from your post! Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

Loved your post and I can't imagine quilting minky. Hope you'll have some photos quilting it as I have a short arm with a quilting frame that has never been used (long story too).

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

I like your heading title for the UFO's. Firing range indeed. I need one for mine.
And to answer the question you asked me, pirate shoe bags are nothing special, just shoe bags for use in your luggage to keep your cloths clean and in this case made from the Pirate line from Riley Blake. I added gold grommets and cord to make it a bit more tempting. ARGGGGG matey.

Anne Made said...

Minky is so lusious and so annoying! I feel for you! I started making baby quilts with the name embroidered on the minky side and then flannel on the other. Simple blankets to make expect the dang minky would make the blanket bubble. I ended up spray basting the minky to some white flannel as a stablizer and then quilting straight lines across both. Then after that was done, adding the flannel topper and turning the inside out. It made the whole thing really nice and the added weight of the flannel in the inside makes the blanket so super cozy.
Thanks for visiting me over at Anne Made too! I finally got three of the dozens of pouches done! Yeah me!