Thursday, February 2, 2012

WIPocalypse & finishing challenges update but with a NEED of something else.

All week I have been feeling the pull of other things.  I have been concentrating on trying to finish all 4 blocks of Chatelaine's Dragonfly Quilt, Row A.  I am so close to the finish.  

Is it going to happen?  No.  Not at this time.  The border is done except for the beading - which is not in the original pattern but the rest was beaded so I added beads to the border pattern.  Block 4's plain X around the perimeter with assorted little bits on the inside...I can't do any more.  I keep walking away to other distractions so time to put it away for a bit.


As much as I thought the dragonfly was my favorite block I think I like Block 3, with the gold and blue beads background the best.

Meanwhile, I am being called by these other 3 projects which I kitted up this week when I needed to walk away from the almost finished piece above.  These have been calling to me for sometime I just didn't have them ready to go.  Now they are - not in any particular order:

Chatelaine's Japanese Octagon Box that will not be a box.  The cloth is a greenish 32 ct Platinum.   I am still not convinced about the color.  The other alternative is a 32 ct raw linen.  

The only thing I'm convinced about that choice is that the white will show up.  Part of me keeps wanting to try it on 32 ct Flax but I know from experience the white thread won't show up very well on that.  Since I didn't finish the Dragonfly piece I can't bring myself to start this one.

Which leaves one of these as a February start:


Lizzie Kate's Winter Alphabet on a 36 count ancient mystery Green Mountain dyed cloth.  The cloth is a grayish khaki with slight mottling and some stray marks.  1 strand over 2.  I love 1 strand work.



Lizzie Kate's Autumn Alphabet on a 36 ct tea dyed edinborough.  Different teas produce slightly different results.  This one had slightly more beige-tan than the other piece I was thinking about.


At least I waited until February.   

With the exception of the 2012 semi- BAP challenge, I finished the 2 pieces I started in January.  We will see if I can continue the trend of finishing what I start in the same month started.

23 comments:

  1. Your dragonfly quilt is so beautiful - I remember how much I enjoyed stitching those blocks. Whatever new project you start, I'm sure you'll have great fun.

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  2. Oh wow, your dragonfly quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Love that you added more beads to it (and you're so close to a finish). Beautiful!

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  3. I just bought the L*K Winter Alphabet this weekend! I settled on a light blue 32 ct linen and made some small adjustments to the threads. I can't wait to start it, but need to iron my fabric first.

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  4. Dragonfly is just gorgeous! As a Lizzie*Kate fan, I love your two choices there!

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  5. Your Chatelaine quilt looks gorgeous. I always have to take breaks when it comes time to bead. Or back stitch. Or satin stitch. Hopefully, a short break is all you will need before coming back to finish it! In the meantime, your other three projects look like they will be lots of fun.

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  6. Great work, i love to see your starts on the Lizzie-Kate.

    HUgs Yvon.

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  7. Your Chatelaine is absolutely stunning! Have fun with your new project

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  8. Lovely work, am going to have to add Chatelaine's Dragonfly Quilt, to my wish list.

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  9. That's a beautiful piece, but I understand your need to move on to something else. Sometimes you just gotta walk away from the WIP! ;-)

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  10. Pretty projects and good luck on your next ones.

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  11. Wow, some really pretty pieces. I really like the dragonfly quilt. Lovely colors.

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  12. Great projects, hmmm i like projects :-)
    mireille

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  13. Gorgeous 4 blocks! They are beautiful!

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  14. Beautiful progress!

    I am also feeling the pull of other things.

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  15. The dragonfly quilt is beautiful - nice work!

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  16. Dragonfly is looking fabulous! Have fun deciding on your next start!

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  17. The Dragonfly quilt is fab!
    Good work.
    Hugs,
    Elisa

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  18. Lovely progress and lovely new projects!

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  19. I just love the dragonfly piece; it is beautiful...definitely my colors.

    Your header is hilarious!

    Bobbi

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  20. You are moving right alog with this one. You'll have it done in no time at all. I want all the Lizzie Kate Alphabets but my DH doesn't really like them.

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