Work in Progress Wednesday

crazy quilt block

In my last work in progress report when I shared this block pieced but unembellished  I mentioned that I was probably being too optimistic to get this stitched in a week.

Well here I am waving the finished block around with glee. This is my June block made for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project. Click on the image and you will see a larger version.

Next week I will get on to the July block and hopefully get closer to catching up on this challenge

By the way of a side note through the week I got an email from someone who has just read my my Tips for managing large projects and thought, I managed my time well because I was one of those well off folks that employs a cleaner. I want to make it clear dont have a cleaner, a gardener, cook, or even a dish washing machine! I am just a regular sort of person who does their own cooking, cleaning and garden. The garden is in a mess but shush… we wont talk about that!

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14 Responses to Work in Progress Wednesday

  1. Maureen in Maryland, USA says:

    Your block is beautiful and such different colors, it does give a wintery feel to it.
    Even if you did have some domestic help, it isn’t anyone’s business nor does it lessen all that you accomplish.
    I know those kinds of comments can be hurtful.

  2. Faith says:

    I don’t remember seeing anything about having someone come in to clean. Why would anyone assume that? Wouldn’t that be loverly! (Now I’m singing!) Not that it would help me, much. My dear hubby does help with household chores — big time — and I still get distracted and disorderly. I did find the tips helpful, anyway. I need to print them out and put them where I’ll see them often… especially the one about not letting a project grow!!

    I thought I would try WIPW and was actually a bit surprised that I managed to get something done since the past couple of months have felt so unproductive. It really proves that inch by inch, bit by bit, things can get finished! Here’s my blog post http://airynothing.net/Blogs/anblog/2012/07/19/work-in-progress-wednesday (I know it’s late, but … that’s a whole ‘nother blog post, maybe.)

  3. Lyndsey says:

    Well done on completing the block it looks great. Some people do make a lot of assumptions. Just because you make time and space for stitching doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about getting the chores done.
    Here is an update on my progress this week.
    http://sewmanyyarns.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/update-on-work-in-progress-wednesday.html

  4. Annet says:

    Congrats on finishing your block, it’s just gorgeous again! This was one of the weeks it was difficult to find time to quilt, but WIPW kept me on track. I blogged about my progress here:
    http://fat-quarter.blogspot.nl/2012/07/work-in-progress-wednesday-july-18.html

  5. Marci Hainkel says:

    I wish I had a maid, cleaning is just not fun.
    I’ve posted a picture of block 7 for my ‘champagne on a beer budget’ quilt. I’ve had several blocks at the almost done stage, WIP Wednesday gives me a goal.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcih/7587519536/in/photostream

  6. I’ve been admiring your finished CQJP blocks; I too am behind — but mainly on TAST, rather than CQJP. One thing I have discovered: underpinning your embellishments, your basic blocks have more pieces than do mine! One of the criteria I have for mine is that each must include a piece (or pieces) of one of the men’s neckties I’ve stashed for some years. For each block, I close my eyes, reach into the stash, and pull out a different tie with which to work. Some of the prints are pretty wild, and I’ve found it very challenging to combine them with other-than-solid fabrics for a cohesive whole. Do you have any advice on this score? Thanks!

  7. Tee-hee! Your comment about employing a cleaner etc reminds me of when Chinese student friends come to our place and declare how rich we must be – basically because we keep the place as clean and tidy as it reasonable and also in decent repair!!

    Anyway, I hadn’t really paid attention to WIP Weds before, beyond looking at the pictures, but what a good idea! I don’t think my current nearing -completion-project quite qualifies, but I thought I’d share my latest hardanger scatter cushion cover here anyway as it’s Wednesday and it’s fun:
    http://sew-in-love.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/almost-finished-up-now.html

  8. I am so glad I enrolled in your Crazy Quilt class that start next week- I can see I am going to learn a lot!

  9. Sharon, I just want to say you a lot of thanks for all what you do and share on your web-site! it’s a lot of inspirations! and a lot of new knowledge! so please dont worry from that e-mail. it’s the “other side of medal”. don’t focus on it…
    hugs and love from Russia
    Masha

  10. queeniepatch says:

    Congratulations on finishing the block. I bet it feels good!
    It is so full of beautiful CQ elements – lace, a spider’s web, buttons, braid, beads and a stunning bouquet of ribbon flowers. Can we also spy a piece of Liberty Lawn Peacock Print?
    It’s always such a pleasure and inspiration to see your work.
    My ‘holiday’ WIP is here:
    http://queeniepatch.blogspot.se/2012/07/work-in-progress-made-on-holiday.html

  11. sharonb says:

    Batte I actually like a block that is knocked back a bit – ie dull as it allows the stitching to be more flamboyant.Its a personal taste thing.

  12. Bette Kelley says:

    Cheeky-what a great word-I concur having had a cleaner in the past, but not now. And I’m so jealous of the rain- we are parched except for the daily “10” drops.Regardless-I’m so intrigued by your block. It was fairly dark and sort of unappealing to my eye last week. I couldn’t imagine where I would start had it been mine. Of course it’s now fab! The SRE has brightened it up so that it’s hard to believe it’s the same piece. Good on you…yet again.
    Bette

  13. Sara says:

    How cheeky of someone to make assumptions about you! I always thought you were just a regular person doing a hell of a good job for all of us who love your website. Ignore her.
    Sara (in the UK where the rain and heat have turned all our gardens into jungles!!!)

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