Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Work In Progress Wednesday - Hand Quilting Hooterville

pink and green owl quilt
I am near the point of "jump up and down excited" because Hooterville has been sandwiched and I have decided to hand quilt it!  I fell so madly in love with hand quilting when I did my first Granny Square Quilt - it's just so soothing to do simple, mindless sewing while sipping a glass of red wine and vegging out in front of the t.v. at night.  And I love the sweet and imperfect and old fashioned look of hand quilting.  I'm using Perle Cotton again instead of quilting thread....I don't know why.....I just like the way it looks and feels.

I'm outlining all of the owls first and then I'll move onto outlining the trees.  Maybe I'll quilt a simple scallop design in the inner and outer borders.  Or maybe I'll do a leaf and vine motif.  I don't know.  I'll just see where the wind takes me on this one...

And I've made all sorts of progress on the Going Coastal Granny Square Quilt.  I'm about halfway done with the blocks and they are looking CUTE (if I do say so myself)!

And in dollhouse world, I have one piece of siding left to put on the Bakery and then it's time to paint it PINK!  Eeek - I LOVE painting and I LOVE pink and I can't wait to see how it turns out.  And I'm working on my "building materials" list for the winery so we can "break ground" soon.  There's nothing abnormal about starting a third dollhouse project when you already have two in the works, right?

And I'm proud to report that I haven't added any new projects to the list in the last week.  It's a miracle!

Here are this weeks stats:

Active WIPs:  5 -Going Coastal Granny Square Quilt - making lots of progress!  Blocks almost halfway done.
-Dollhouse Bakery - almost done putting up the siding.
-Hooterville:  Sandwiched and hand quilting has begun!
-Little White Dollhouse:  Neglected last week.
-Vintage Valentine:  I've started prepping freezer paper templates!
Must Make:  French Provincial Dollhouse Winery  - Making a supplies list
Back Burner WIPs:  4
Ready To Go:  21
Must Make:  10 - That number is unchanged from last week!
New Projects:  NONE
Forgotten/Abandoned Projects:  Didn't find any last week - Yay!

Happy Sewing,


Dee said...

How fun is this and such happy colors and owls galore! Just lovely!

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

There IS something that is so tactiley fulfilling with quilting. I love your whimsical quilt visually, too. Such cheerful colors and simple shapes!

Sallie said...

Love it!

Billy'sgirl said...

I just love this Hooterville quilt!