Wednesday, August 3, 2011

WIP Wednesday #38

It's Wednesday. Again. Already. How in the heck did it get here so quickly?!?!

Last week I mentioned that I HAD to finish something. Anything.

It. Didn't. Happen. Que Sera, Sera.

Here's what DID happen:

I finally got the templates right for a 12.5 inch (unfinished) block for the NuBees swap I am in. My first block came to only 11 inches unfinished. It's cute, but too small. Sometimes I overthink things and this time it only caused me grief. But I persevered, and got it right. Whew. Easy peasy from here on...

I tried my hand at hand quilting. My stitches are BIG and UnEvEn. At least I was smart enough to mark the lines, so they are pretty straight. I loved making every single stitch. I will most certainly do this again.

I added more rounds to my Giant Granny Square Blanket. I am now up to 39 rounds. I'll stop when it feels big enough. Or I run out of yarn.

I am linking up to Lee's WIP Wednesday #38 over at Freshly Pieced. You should too.

It's a great way to see how much you have accomplished.

Or not.


Anonymous said...

The first block is so great!

Rosemary said...

Oh, I love the bright colors you use and the handstitching is good. There is something very calming at handstitching. Also, years from now it will make the viewer feel very happy to see a work of heart.

LynCC said...

Wow! That Granny Square takes me back to my 70's childhood with a smile. :D

Melinda said...

I think your projects are looking great. I tried hand quilting and just go so frustrated at myself that it wasn't perfect. I think you've inspired me to try it again.

Electra said...

In my case it would be not, but in your case, it's not not and it's lovely!

Kristen said...

I love this afghan! I had my mom make me a granny square scarf! VERY warm!!!

I love the photos of the yarn balls too... that is so cool looking!

I just may have to pin that!

Melissa said...

I also like your first block! I have lots of too-small-for-the-swap blocks! Maybe we should organize a swap for those! They're still lovely, just not quite big enough! Great job on all of these!