Tuesday, January 10, 2012

WIP Wednesday, 1/11/12

This will be short and sweet. Before Christmas and after Christmas I have been working on the same project, my Colorbox quilt (formerly known as Crazy Traditions). The quilt top is finished and it is on its way to Washington State for excellent machine quilting. So since it is not technically finished...here it is. From a couple of different angles. It is 107 by 107 inches. I don't have clear space that large anywhere in my house to take better photographs.

I've been knitting. Halfway done. With the log cabin blocks, that is. Then there will be a lot of sashing, which apparently requires lots of circular needles. All in the same size. These haven't been blocked yet and the extra tail hasn't been woven in...And that extra large block on the bottom? It was my first one. Before I bought a counter to keep track of my rows. Oops. I'm sure once it is blocked and knitted into the rest of the afghan, it will be just fine...

When you are finished with a large project, do you just jump right into the next one? I always have to decompress a little bit. This usually involves cleaning/organizing. I have found some treasures (some Basic Grey, some "Posh" by Chez Moi) and I'm almost ready to destash, so you might want to stay tuned .And cleaning a sewing room counts as a Work in Progress, right? Of course it does.

It feels really good to get back into the quilting groove after the holidays. Thanks, Lee, for hosting this each week. It's such a good way to stay accountable.

P.S. Have you ever watched The Quilt Show  with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson? Have you ever wanted to give it a try? I have a gift certificate for half a season that I will give away to the first person who wants it. Given to Marls.


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Marlene said... #

Loving the quilt. Please show it when it returns from the quilters.
I would love to use the gift of watching the Quilt Show if it is still available.

Erin @ Once Upon a Donkey said... #

Loving that quilt top. So bright and cheerful. Can't wait to see it quilted and bound. :)

felicity said... #

I do need a day or so to decompress. Love your afghan!!

Connie Kresin Campbell said... #

Beautiful quilt and cleaning your space always counts as a work in progress!

Cindy said... #

Oh wow that Colorbox quilt is fabulous! What a beaut!

Annabella said... #

That`s an amazing quilt - I have some rainbow charms from 2 swaps and I must make something with them and this is a great idea.

Elizabeth Dackson said... #

Oooh, I can't wait to see your Colorbox quilt when it's finished, I'm really excited about that - I absolutely adore that quilt!!! And look at you go with your knitting! Wow!

~ Val @ PinkPlease! ~ said... #

Cindy, that quilt is amazing! Great work, lady!

Patti said... #

Oh, the Colorbox is amazing. Looking forward to seeing it quilted.
Love your knitting as well; it will be so beautiful when finished.

Editfolt said... #

I love quilt. beautiful colors.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said... #

Your colorbox quilt is just fantastic! Amazing.

Teje Karjalainen said... #

Hi! Your quilt is going to be fantastic! Wow all those bright colours with white, just wonderful!
I love also your knitting! I haven't knitted log cabin blocks but it has been on my list long time.
x Teje

Little Spouse in the Old House said... #

Your knitted squares are amazing! janice

Needled Mom said... #

That quilt is just so pretty.

I usually end up cleaning up the studio after a big project and then I am ready to go again.

Jessica Kelly said... #

Cant wait to see that quilt when it is back from the quilters, just fabulous!

ktquilts said... #

Love your colorbox quilt! Can't wait to see it after it is quilted!

Cille said... #

Your Colorbox quilt is awesome. I too need decompress time :)

Kelly said... #

Beautiful quilt!
I always seem to jump into the next project without a break :)

Jennie P. said... #

I just had to comment, I love that border so much! It's just awesome.

M-R Charbonneau said... #

You know that I adore that colour box quilt already, but I also really like what you are doing with your knit project. That's going to look great!

amy said... #

Love those colors so much!! Great sampler quilt :)

Leah said... #

oh WOWOWOWO!!! those log cabin blocks - you are KNITTING them? i love the colors. i can't WAIT to see how it all turns out!!

Anonymous said... #

The quilt turned out really well, and like I mentioned the other day--I love those borders. I know what you mean about not having a place big enough to show a huge quilt. The only place I can photograph something that big is if I tack a sheet on the front of the garage--but that's such a hassle I don't too it too often.

It will be beautiful!

Elizabeth E.

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Love the quilt top and knitted blocks...good luck with the cleaning!

quirky granola girl said... #

your colorbox quilt is astounding! and cleaning out your sewing space definitely counts as a WIP!

Lee said... #

Ooooh, your Colorbox quilt is stunning! Can't wait to see how you quilt it. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Julzie said... #

Love the quilt...can't wait to see it when its quilted :)

Debbie said... #

Your color box quilt is just really so striking - very cool!!

Terriaw said... #

Gorgeous quilt! I can just imagine how much planning went into this project. It's worth all the work you went through cuz it's really amazing. I especially love how you framed it with those cool outer borders. Well done, my friend!

Mama Pea said... #

Love your quilt top! Can't wait to see it quilted! And, yes, cleaning the sewing room always counts as a WIP! I always have to do a little cleaning and sorting when I finish something. I finished a few things over Christmas and can finally see my cutting table again.

Anonymous said... #

Oh, it's gorgeous. I love those rainbow colors. And the border totally makes it! *love*

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