Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Work In Progress Wednesday - Hooterville Is Off To The Quilter!

So here it is!  My Hooterville top is completely pieced and ready to go the quilter......well......almost ready.......there's one small detail that still needs to be finished.....
Pink and Green owl quilt
Do you SEE what the problem is......
Preppy pink and green owl quilt
Yeah......I almost forgot to do the little French knot eyes!  Oops! 

This will actually be my FIRST time taking a quilt to a quilter!  I normally feel like I'm cheating if I don't do every last little part of my quilt myself.  But my quilting skills begin and end with the ability to do straight line quilting.  If I try anything else more complex I want to start pulling my hair out.  And my hair is really thin so that would be bad.  Anyway......since this quilt has so much plain, white background space I thought it would be fun to let someone work their "magic" on those negative spaces. 

And do you wanna see the super awesome and totally perfect background fabric I picked out?  Of course you do......
lecien pink flower sugar fabric
I had originally planned on recovering my office chair in that fabric (so I obviously have lots of it!) but I thought it might be a little loud as a chair and just overwhelm any other decorations I put in the room.  But I'm sure I won't have any problems finding other ways to use it!

And I'm now 3/4 of the way done with those dang ties on the Living Room Quilt.  So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to add another one to the finished column next week!  Wouldn't that be crazy?!  I'm really beginning to worry that I'm becoming a more efficient and responsible person who finishes what she starts.  My friends and family will think I've been abducted by aliens and replaced with a new Jenny.

Sooooo.....non-alien Jenny will now report in with this weeks stats:

Finished Projects: The Hooterville Top is DONE!  I know this doesn't really count as One for the Finished Column until the binding is on.....but I still feel like I reached a big milestone so it should go in some sort of "Kind Of Finished" column.
Active WIPs:  5  - That number is unchanged from last week!
-Living Room Quilt:  Almost 3/4 of the way done with the ties!
-Hooterville:  Top is pieced.  Owls just need French knot eyes.  Then it's off to the quilter!

-Dollhouse:  No Progress.  Maybe I should quit reporting on this one as I think the dollhouse is going to be one of those projects that goes on for years and years.....kind of like a real's just NEVER done.  But I did find an artist who makes awesome, realistic looking dollhouse sized dogs from photos of your own dog!  My unfinished house NEEDS a mini Emma to "guard" it.
-Teeny, Tiny Hexie Project:  Almost Done!
-Zelda's Fancy Witch Hat :  No progress.  Seriously.....I finished the Hooterville top last week.  A girl can only get so much done at once!

Next In Line:  Vintage Valentine!  Currently covering the dining room table.
Back Burner WIPs:  4
Ready To Go:  22 - That number is unchanged from last week!
Must Make:  10 - That number is unchanged from last week!
New Projects:  ZERO! 

Forgotten/Abandoned Projects:  Didn't find any last week - Yay!

Happy Sewing,
P.S.  Thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my last two posts about the Granny Square quilt and the chaotic Hooterville border.  You guys are awesome!  Big hugs from me!!!  And sloppy puppers kisses from Emma Jane for those that are interested!

P.P.S.S.  And for those that are interested we have lots of Hooterville patterns in the shop.  I think there will be a riot if the manufacturer ever quits making them!


Franni said...

Your Hooterville looks amazing. I love the border fabric!!!!

Cath said...

I love your quilt. I popped by Freshly Pieced and it jumped out at me so I had to come and have a closer look!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

ps - I want to see more so now i am your latest follower!

yorkie mom said...

Love the fabric you used for Hooterville. Adorable!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the owls.

And what do your "Ready to go" and "Must make" stats refer to?

Allison said...

Love your owls! that polka dot rose fabric is so adorable, it shouldn't be hard to find uses for it :)

Mom said...

Definitely love this owl quilt and the pink flower fabric for the back. will be fantastic.
i agree, aliens have definitely replaced the old ms. sew fab!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Love those owls! It's such a cute quilt. Great job!

Rebecca said...

Those owls are amazing!!! Great job! Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday.

Billy'sgirl said...

What are you going to do with all those pretty pink and green X squares? I vote for the preppy bag!

Aubrie S said...

Sooo cute! I'm working on the same quilt, but I LOVE your fabric looks completely different. Mine's been hibernating for a while. I hope seeing your top motivates me a little to finish!

Jamie Struthers said...

Do you use your french knots to hold the layers together? If you do how to you hid that knot!