Monday, September 20, 2010

Working on WISPs

Longer ago that I'm able (or willing) to admit, Juliann posted a picture of this amazing quilt she'd made: Festival of Trees.  This picture isn't Juliann's quilt (it was on her previous blog which has since been taken down); it is from the internet.  The point is, I saw that quilt and I was a goner.  I was heavily into buttonhole stitch and heavily into wool at the time.  So I ordered the whole kit and kaboodle and plunged into it.  Got eight of the big blocks and two of the five smaller blocks finished and then

Well, I don't know what then.

Absolutely determined to finish my WISPS, and with Sister's Choice the current machine project, I looked last night for some handwork to prep -- it is getting into the seasons of year where Joe and I watch Netflix at night and occasionally even the real television.  Digging around, I uncovered Festival of Trees and was surprised to find out how far along I was!  I prepped the red block with the white tree in the upper right hand corner, and then while we watched part of Ken Burns' "Civil War" I stitched happily away.  Hoping tonight to get the rest of the blocks prepped and into the basket in the living room.

On other potential finishes, there is Sister's Choice, rows waiting to be sewn together and then a decision about borders; Caramel and Indigo Baskets, awaiting border; Bill's Baskets, awaiting border; Cinnamon Latte, awaiting border.  There seems to be a pattern here.  Fortunately, Festival of Trees is borderless!




11 comments:

Steve Finnell said...
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Salem Stitcher said...

I fell in love with the pattern too and, like you, bought the whole kit & kaboodle. I did finish mine a while back and it found a wonderful home with a friend from church. I've been thinking about doing it over again though...in plaids. -sigh- I need more hours in my day.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm in love too; hey, it's contagious!

Where can I find the pattern?

NO! Don't tell me. Please.

*karendianne. said...

You are on a rockin' roll, gf! Gosh I'm so lovin' this flow you have happening. It's GREAT. In the moment, *karendianne.

Ray said...

I'm feeling so ignorant! What is a WISP? I know what a WIP is, but I can't figure out what the extra "S" represents.

Catsngrams said...

That quilt is wonderful. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing

Diana said...

Isn't that always the way...when you pull out one of those WISPs you discover that you're much farther along than you thought?

Judi said...

What a pretty pattern - and this has "Nancy" written all over it!

:)
Judi

Lori said...

That quilt has been a favorite of mine since it came out. I've resisted and will happily watch your progress.
I didn't even run into you at the show! Boo. Did you go? By that time I was a bit of a walking zombie. LOL

anne bebbington said...

Something's telling me Nancy that borders are your sticking point - with me it's sandwiching - I wouldn't like to admit how many finished tops I have waiting for the sandwich fairy to turn up - love the trees pattern, did when you first mentioned it - and a great way to make progress on it cosily in front of the tv - enjoy! :o)

AnnieO said...

That's a gorgeous quilt pattern--I'm sure I've spied it either in a shop or advertised somewhere before. How great that you were farther along than you recalled--should make for a faster finish :). I'm with you on the no borders thing...right now its pieced backings that are making my progress slow down.