Wednesday, March 14, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday And A Brilliant Idea!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Today I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for Work In Progress Wednesday.  The pictures that I have show what I'm working on, but I was to lazy to take it off the machine and take a snap then put it back.  It is the same thing that I've been working on for 2 weeks though!  Actually I have been working on smaller projects along the way.  A couple of Kindle Fire covers got done while I was improving my pattern for them, I finished a baby quilt and I've been working on my Doll quilt for Doll Quilters Monthly.

My plan is to finish this Disappearing 9 Patch by the end of the weekend and I decided I'm keeping this one.  I have to retire 2 quilts from my stack since they are getting really raggedy.  I plan to, of course, upcycle them into something else, or I could always do what Gramma did and use them for batting, just building a new quilt around them, I've not decided yet.

The other thing, before the pictures, I just want to say that quilting gloves have changed my life!  I refused to spend $12 for a pair at the quilt shop and went to Walmart and found some $2.99 gardening gloves with rubbery grippy stuff on the palm and fingers that work perfectly.  The only problem I was having is I had to stop and start and take them on and off to be able to grab threads and use my wee little scissors.  Yesterday I got the bright idea to cut the tips off of the thumbs and pointer fingers.  Worked like a charm!  Now I can just carry on my quilting without having to remove my gloves a zillion times.

So now, a couple of pictures with my brilliant gloves and the W.I.P. as backdrop! :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!


Izzy said...

That is a super idea! I just might have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

Love it, my walmart gloves are pink and have the thumb and first finger missing from both gloves...LOL

MissesStitches said...

I love the disappearing 9-patch pattern, don't you?! Yours looks great.