Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WIP Wed... sew, sew, sew...

Look!  I got another "button" up there!  It's to Freshly Pieced blog's "WIP Wed".  Come join us at her linky party!

I'm afraid I'm sounding like a broken record these days!  You know what those sound like don't you?  I told my boys that the other day, and they looked at me like I was crazy! LOL!  I guess that's an expression that'll someday fade into obscurity!

Here's a picture of my med tech quilt in progress.  I got the rows almost sewn together.  I'm lamenting my choice of this method, but I'll be glad to have it in my bag of tricks.  Maybe it'll help me get over my hand-sewing aversion...  (yeah, right!).  I'm still not feeling great, so I'll be on the couch hand sewing for a while today...

I also thought I'd share a trick a friend of mine, Kathleen, told me about.  She's my fabric shopping buddy, fellow quilter, and a mom of kids the same age as mine, who lives in a town about an hour away.  We actually met on-line, when I was in Michigan, and when she found out we were moving here, we got together and have been great friends ever since!  Her mom would cut apart drinking straws to extend the pegs in her thread storage box.  I was with Kathleen a few weeks ago, buying a box to keep my expanded thread collection out of the horrible dust we get here.  I put away all of my pretty threads, now that the project is ending, and this is what my box now looks like!!!  Sweet!

I hope you all are safe and warm!  We have a lot of family in Chicago, since that's where DH grew up.  We're certainly thinking about all of you in that area and beyond!!

11 comments:

grandmarockton said...

thanks for the thoughts, I believe we broken some old records

Elizabeth D. said...

This is so creative and awesome! Wow! And thanks for the trick, that's a great idea :)

My Sweet Prairie said...

Wow. Look at all those quiltblocks!! That looks very difficult to put together. wow. I'd like to see closer how you are doing that.

Lee said...

The blocks like they're coming together nicely! The quilt-as-you-go method does look like it involves a lot of hand-sewing though. Hope it goes quickly!

Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a fabulous week.

Kimberly White said...

Your quilt is looking very cool! What a great way to remember! Happy WIP wednesday!

Becky said...

Oh what a great tip! that's perfect for those Aurifil threads that are too big. Love your med tech quilt too.

Parkside Harmony said...

I love that quilt! How did you ever come up with that idea?

Quiltbenaco said...

Bella trapunta!!!
Ciao

Becky said...

Thanks everyone! Here's the "tutorial" I used: http://welshquilter.blogspot.com/2008/02/quilt-as-you-go.html

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt blocks and I love the idea of using straws to hold the bobbins. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

Love the med tech quilt!