Taking Stock

In anticipation of an Inklingo Golden Wedding Ring collection, I thought I’d have a look at my unfinished projects and see if anything jumped out at me that would have to be included in a rotation with the Golden Wedding Ring quilt I know I want to make. In no time, I found two – not a surprise, I suppose, given how often I flit from project to project.

The two I found are rather big ones in varying stages of completion.

Finished DWR Rings IMG_1997wtmk

The first is a two-colour Double Wedding Ring. I’ve made loads of these rings.

Finished Arc:Melon DWR Combos IMG_1999wtmk

And lots of finished arc/melon units.

Partially Finished DWR Melon:Arc Unitwtmk

When I opened the project box I found this – it seems I got distracted by something and left an arc/melon unit unfinished. The pieces needed for the remaining three arc/melon units for a ring are in the little glassine envelope that’s with the unfinished melon/arc unit.

DWR Project Box IMG_1998wtmk

Thankfully, I have everything printed and sorted and in glassine envelopes in the DWR project box so I can easily put my hands on the pieces I need to finish the two-colour top.  And I even put aside enough of the burnt orange fabric to make its binding. So everything is ready and I have no excuse not to keep working on this! This one has my favourite – curved piecing.

Finished Storm at Sea Blocks IMG_1994wtmk

The second rather big project is the Stormy Seas one I started years ago when I made all these blocks.

Partially Finished Storm at Sea block IMG_1995wtmk

Once again, when I looked in the project box, I found I had left off working on it when I was in the midst of a block. Clearly I was distracted by something else – again.

Storm at Sea Project BoxIMG_1996wtmk

There aren’t that many blocks left to make. All the pieces for each block are printed and  ready in the glassine envelopes that are left in this project box. I remember when I began the Stormy Seas project – I could barely cram all the envelopes in that little tin. This project has loads of opportunities for continuous sewing.

So now I will have three projects to work on when the Golden Wedding Ring collection is released – maybe, just maybe, I can get all three finished if I stick to a rotation.

Right now I’m going to take a break from the various Silent Garden, Harpsichord and 9-patch blocks and finish these two partially completed blocks for both of these waiting projects so that when they do get started up again, I won’t have any partially finished blocks to deal with.

Safe on Shorewtmk

“Safe on Shore”

Baxter July 23, 2018 IMG_1992wtmk

Baxter was snoozing Tuesday evening in the kitty tree.

 

14 thoughts on “Taking Stock

    • Thank you – sometimes it doesn’t feel all that organized around here, but I do try to keep unfinished projects in some semblance of order so that I can pick them up easily and not be looking for missing bits.

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  1. I love the Stormy Seas blocks and the ‘toon is so fitting. You both are so creative. Of course Baxter doesn’t care about any of that – let’s have a snooze; what’s happening on the roof garden, etc.

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    • Thanks, Liz – I’m anxious now to see the Stormy Seas blocks all done so I can start playing with the layout and see if I’m getting the effect I was after when I began it. Baxter’s only interest in my quilt stuff is when I leave a little piece of fabric within his reach – he loves to grab one and march around with it in his mouth. Silly boy!! Cathi

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  2. Stormy Seas has been a favourite of mine for some time, the pattern I have seen is for slightly larger pieces fort machine quilting. Love the way you save all the pieces, and even the binding, a super plan to save running out of that matching fabric.

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    • Because of all the points meeting at intersections I decided to do my Stormy Seas in batiks – and I am so glad I did. Even with them, there’s still a fair bit of bulk at some intersections. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like with regular quilting cotton!!

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  3. You, Cathi, are absolutely amazing! LOVE your Storm at Sea and your lovely organization. You’re the “cat’s pajamas”!

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