Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIP Wednesday #2 -Basket, Pillow, Painting

Quilted and Partially Bound (Binded?) - Basket of Joy
You can see more pics of the quilting here, but with the 4-day weekend I was able to finish the quilting (already halfway done as of last week), make the binding and attach it to the front via machine.

Bound with fabric from the Me & My Sisters Amelia collection
I have been furiously hand-stitching the back ever since.

Completed - Emerald City Oz Pillow
I almost forgot I had this! In the middle of a discussion on gifts, my Mother-In-Law came up, and my husband said "aren't you going to give her an Oz Pillow again?" ...Of course!

I have been dutifully sending Oz pillows for 3 holidays/birthdays now. You can see 3 of the 4 pillows I have sent here, the 4th I foolishly forgot to take pictures of.

This pillow was quilted at least a year ago (back during my walking foot only days) along with a number of its brethren, and then every gift giving occasion I pull one out, sew the two sides together and whip stitch the bottom.

Basted - Christmas I (Ready, Set, Snow)
 -pics forthcoming. I just finished this last night.

In Progress - Painting!
And, here's our big job for the holidays - for a long time my husband and I have wanted to paint the living room a brand new color, something that covers the years of spackle patchwork and discoloration of the white walls that happened before we got the place. Back in July we had to get new carpet installed, but we celebrated the event by going and purchasing paint for the project. Here's a somewhat-before picture (if you look closely, you can see my beloved husband edging the new white in):

And here's after! On the entryway and TV wall, anyway. The colors we chose are Swiss Coffee and Cranberry Zing, Glidden Paints from Home Depot. We plan on extending this paint all through our living room and the connecting kitchen.

It will be a lot of work, but it will be SO worth it. This is the room I usually quilt in!

And those are my big works in progress this Wednesday. Linking up with Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

No Progress:
- Stockings 3 4 5 

Still Binding
-Charity Princesses


  1. The pillows are sooo cute....

    You have alot going on over there!!

  2. I don't think we are in Kansas anymore----ok, so I am still here LOL
    I have made over 20 quilts and I am just now learning the correct way to do binding....that's what I get for just doing what I thought was right all along.
    Although, I don't really think there is a right or wrong way in quilting.

  3. Good job on your quilt. :) Thanks for visiting me. I appreciate your comment.