Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I've been reading about WIP Wednesday for awhile, now I'll actually try to participate.  The idea is to show the process of your work, not just focus on the end product show-and-tell.  I'm fine with that, as long as people realize the process is kinda untidy and haphazard.  Check out some of the other blogs that do this at Freshly Pieced.

My most exciting WIP is the finished Framed In Quilt top, although is that more of a finished object?  And it's been a bit more than a week since I got it to this point.  My process is a little more like mad bursts of frenzied activity interspersed with nothing at all.  Oh well, I like it and I now need to piece a backing for it and quilt it, so it's still in process.
A closeup of the border that I added to the basic block layout.

In my zeal to use up some of the fabric stash, I've cut out pieces for 4 pairs of boxers for my menfolk.  The New York fabric on the right is enough for two pairs, one for Steve and one for Secundus.  Curious George is leftover from something else, only big enough for one of the boys, and the blue is reclaimed from some old PJs of Steve's.  I'm not sure I really like the fabric, but hey, it's for underwear after all.  I've been using the First Choice Boxers pattern since we were living in Denver and I took a class - so about 15 years.  It's a great pattern and relatively easy to set up an assembly line.

I'm worried about my machine, though.  I just had her tuned up, but after my latest round of sewing she's making weird noises and breaking thread worse than before the tune-up.  I'm trying to put aside a bit at a time for the eventual replacement fund, but I'd like to replace her with a modern machine of similar or even higher quality - she's a 1989 Viking and I've done a lot with her, so my standards are high.  I haven't even started looking yet.


Carla said...

I really like your Framed In Quilt top. All those blues make it calming.

Bummer about your machine and good luck finding a replacement.

Anonymous said...

I love the Framed In Quilt! It looks so cool with the sunlight shining through it.

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt!!

Lynette said...

A quilt top is still a work in progress until it's bound and labeled! :D What a great point to get to, though, eh? Love Framed In, and the one photo looks very cool - like stained glass.

Hey! I had that Viking! It died a couple of years ago - whatever was wrong, couldn't get the parts anymore.