Saturday, January 7, 2012

WIPocalypse January 9 report


I am posting a day or so early because I don't think I will get any further along on this between now and the report date.  So while I have time to work with the pictures here is my first WIPocalypse post.

I hauled out this really old Wip: Martina Weber's Dragonfly Quilt Row A all blocked up.  At the time I started this I was fairly new to Martina Weber's great designs.  The size of the entire quilt intimidated me so I decided to attack it in manageable chunks: arrangements in blocks of 4 with the border framing them.
 It was a good plan until I didn't get very far.  I modified the border a little bit by adding some stitching and some beads but that wouldn't have taken me this many years to complete had I stuck with it.
 Here is a close up of Block 2 where I picked up again in response to the WIPocalypse challenge.

And now TA-DA!  I have had a thoroughly enjoyable few days of working on this, loving even the parts of the stitching that I remembered hating when I put this down years ago.  

The border is not completely filled in with the funky stitches but it is marching along to the bottom half of the piece.  Block 2 is completely finished.  YAY! 

Onto the bottom half!  I can begin to imagine that I might even finally finish this this year.  This piece will be framed as soon as it can be at that point.  I am not putting this away in the map chest drawers with so many other pieces.

Thank you, Measi, for the challenge.  I don't think I would have hauled this out without it.

27 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your finish of block two. I can not wait to see the final finished piece.

    Amanda

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  2. Congratulations on your block finish!! That looks very delicate, and is sure to be beautiful when you have it finished!!

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  3. Wow, that's really pretty! I don't think I've seen that one stitched before.

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  4. Great job finishing the block, it looks terrific!

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  5. Congrats to the finished 2nd Block! That is a very pretty sampler - I'm looking forward to see the next squares :-)

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  6. Yeah on getting the section finished!
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a pile of finished stitched but unframed work.

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  7. Yeah, you go girl! Rock out the block! :-D

    Seriously, that's shaping up in lovely style. I'm looking forward to watching your progress on it.

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  8. I love Martina's designs, and I think your idea of breaking the big piece down into several smaller ones is a great idea. Congrats on your progress, it's looking lovely.

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  9. It looks amazing. Such a wonderful design. So have you decided to adapt it from a quilt to pictures - hence the framing? How many by how many blocks is the original quilt? Good luck on this!

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  10. Yay to progress and loving the stitching! Sometimes stepping away for a while is a very good thing?

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  11. That looks great now and is going to be absolutely spectacular when its completely finished. You go, girl!

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  12. Hello I'm a WIPocalypse blogger stopping by. Great Progress!

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  13. That is a gorgeous piece, nice job!

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  14. Beautiful. So glad you rescued it to give it life.

    Have fun.

    Bobbi

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  15. So good to see you picked up this work.
    I am sur it will be so beautiful.

    Mireille

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  16. I LOOOOOVE this, it is just beautiful.

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  17. Great progress - looking forward to seeing this one as it progresses through the year!

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  18. You have made excellent progress and this is looking fantastic! I look forward to watching it continue to grow!

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  19. Great WIP, I'm looking forward to seeing it grow

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  20. This piece is so pretty and delicate! I look forward to seeing your progress!

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  21. Haven't seen this one in years. Looking forward to seeing more progress. I like the idea of breaking the quilt down into smaller pieces.

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  22. Congrats on finishing block 2. Can't wait to see more.

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  23. Dragon Fly quilt is beautiful...Great progress & congrats on finishing block 2. Looking forwarding to seeing your progress through the year.

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  24. I'm not familiar with this Chatelaine - it's lovely though! Congrats on the block finish. :)

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