Wednesday, 4 September 2013

WIP Busting Progress

My enthusiasm has waned a bit...I am still very keen to complete some of the WIP's I have but the process is proving to be a bit slower than I first thought.

I decided to quilt my Blue Ridge Beauty with an orange peel design.  First I made a little sandwich to practice and I like how it turned out.

All enthused I started on the quilt but progress is SLOW.  It is such a huge quilt and it is taking a lot of effort to push it through my domestic machine.

Two Harry Potter movies down and I am still not half way through.  I have gone a bit wonky a couple of times as I wrestle the quilt through the machine and the stitch length is not as consistent as it should be but once it is washed and 'crinkles' a bit I hope it wont be too noticeable.

So what I thought might take one or two nights is going to take about a week to complete but at least it will be one more project off the list.  What's that saying?  "Slow and steady wins the race".

I am linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday where some not so slow quilters are sharing their awesome work.  Make some time to have a look.

Till next time.



  1. I always underestimate how long it is going to take to do something. I think that is how I trick myself into getting started! :) It will be lovely and well worth the effort!

  2. I have the same problem - I think it will only take a short amount of time. But then it takes about triple the original estimate! Your blue ridge beauty looks fantastic and I really like the orange peel quilting!

  3. I actually clicked on your blog because of your picture, thinking you were making a quilt with those blocks, because I am.

    Then I read the rest and SAW the quilt! you are awesome for doing that all (and that intricate, I only do straight lines on my home machine ;) ) on your home machine!

  4. Quilting is a wrestling match at my house. Your quilt will be gorgeous and worth it all!

  5. You give me hope. I am quilting another large quilt on my domestic machine and I wanted to do the orange peel on some of the blocks. It has been too hot though to work on it so it is just sitting on my dining room table. Beautiful quilt!