January 8, 2014

First WiPs of 2014

It is WiP Wednesday today and while it is the second Wednesday of this brand new year, this is the first Wednesday that I have worked on new projects.  Documenting here is a way to stay on track and, hopefully, keep this list fluid rather than stagnant.  For now I am choosing to ignore the other works in progress because these are the only ones getting any attention at this time.  :)

I've just two projects going on right now but both are rather large.  I jumped into the #economyblockalong  on Instagram (later over on Flickr) and I've been busy making economy blocks, otherwise known as square in a square blocks, at least a couple of hours a day.

The first 25 went fairly quickly and I was so excited to see this one coming together.  

Then hundreds of triangles later (512 to be exact!) I was up to 64 blocks out of 100!

I'm currently on the final leg of this top and I hope to finish soon.  Then my plan is to try it again.  I'll explain that later.  

And finally, my second project involves hand sewing.  I've been wanting a new embroidery project and I have been wanting to re-make or rather re-imagine a project I made several years ago.  

I liked it enough to leave it as it is but I wasn't very good at quilting, I measured the border incorrectly, and the stitching is so plain.  I want to make a Valentine garden again but this time a little different.  And a lot better!  So far I have a plan, a sketch, a new kind of fabric to try embroidering on and a few hexies.  It's a start.

I hope your week is going well!  Thanks for visiting!

give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus...~1 Corinthians 1:4 ESV

love, Lisa


DianeLoves2Quilt said...

I always say quilting is my yoga. Making all those square in a square blocks would setup a repetitive soothing rhythm for me. (It might drive other folks batty, though.) Your heart pillow is beautiful.

Lindsey@InspiringCreations said...

Lisa, your blocks are coming together quite nicely! That pillow is absolutely darling! You did a fantastic job!

I am giving away a fat quarter bundle on my blog this week. I would love for you to stop by and enter! Happy New Year!

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Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

Oh Lisa, I LOVE your Valentine pillow! I've pinned it for future inspiration. Your square in a square is coming along nicely too. I can imagine a zen place when doing that. Well done!

Glinda ♥ said...

Oh I love your economy blocks, what great colours! And your hexagons remind me to pack mine on my ski trip :)

Wendy said...

beautiful projects. I love the quilt top, they're such fab blocks, I might have to get in on that! I think your cushion will be gorgeous too. I'd love to join in WIP Wednesdays but I work full time and so only get a chance to take photos at weekends.