Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WIP Wednesday 10.3.12

The Sewing Summit nightmares have begun. Last night I had a dream that I showed up to our class 15 minutes late. Faith was trying to hold it together, but the mic didn't work and no one could hear her. Then I realized I forgot the sample quilts I made to share, plus I forgot all my fabric I'd cut to teach the techniques. I forgot my sewing machine and couldn't figure out how to use the ones in the sewing room.  I woke up in a panic for just a second until I realized it wasn't real.

I used to have dreams like this nearly every semester in college. I'd dream that I was registered for a class and forgot to go all semester or I couldn't find my schedule or log into the computer. Sewing Summit is just over a week away. I'm excited, but just a bit nervous obviously.

For sewing news, I finished this quilt this morning after dropping the kiddos off to school.  I finished sewing on the the binding and threw it straight in the washer.  It is currently in the dryer as I type.  I definitely had other sewing and projects I needed to be working on instead, but there is something so tempting about hurrying to finish a quilt once it's basted.  I just had to get it done.  I quilted this guy in one gigantic spiral.  I'm very excited to share final pictures.


One evening this week I was in the mood to work on my Chicopee quilt.  I really like how it's coming together.  Sometimes it's nice to have a project that is simple chain piecing.

Also, I mentioned in my last post that I'm participating in a blog hop for Free Spirit.  Here's the info!  I'm sure there will be many fun projects posted through the hop.  The hop consists of 12 weeks of sewing projects that would be great for gifts--all sewn using Free Spirit fabrics.  A tutorial will be posted each Monday on the Free Spirit blog.  There is also a Flickr group to share projects made from the tutorials.



WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

15 comments:

  1. The nice thing about Sewing Summit is that none of us in the class would care about any of that! We'd find things to ask Faith about and listen intently, and if you didn't have samples, we've all seen quilts with the technique before, and if you didn't have your fabric, someone would let you use theirs (I offer mine right now if you need it), and if you couldn't figure out the sewing machine, someone would show you.

    Good thing we're (mostly) a nice group, right? :-)

    I should probably go cut my fabric for your class now, though, especially if I'm offering it up already. ;-)

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  2. Hey, at least your dreams are transparent! You know exactly what they mean and don't have to analyze them. :)

    Love your solids quilt. Big time. Can't wait to see more!

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  3. LOVE that chickopee quilt!!!!

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  4. Beautiful Kati! Love your circle quilting, can't wait to see the whole quilt! You and Faith will rock your SS classes I'm sure. I wish I was going to be there to cheer you on! Enjoy!

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  5. Looking forward to seeing the full quilt reveal. I love spiral quilting. Did you do it free motion style or with a walking foot??

    The chicopee quilt is looking lovely as well.

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  6. I have those dreams too - I hate that! Your chicopee quilt looks great!

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  7. Oh Kati, you will be fabulous! You are so warm and friendly. I was sad to not get in your class, but I'm lucky enough to have you as a guild friend ;o) XO

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  8. If it helps, my current nightmare is turning up to my classes without any fabric. Which might actually happen unless I pull my finger out this weekend!!!

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  9. Oo! I am very excited to see what that quilt looks like when it is out of the dryer! As for your teaching anxiety, I am a college prof and I feel that way EVERY SEMESTER. Just remember to breathe. :)

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  10. I am sure your class will be wonderful, you will have dreamed away every disaster in advance. I love that quilt, and am looking forward to seeing it all finished.

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  11. oh the sneak peek of the finished quilt is lovely!! And hope your scary nightmares stop - it'll all be ok! Thanks for linking up to wip Wednesday which I've enjoyed hosting today!

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  12. I can't wait to see all the samples and I know you wont be late! I had the same dreams about school, I even still get to have them sometimes. Looking forward to the class!

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  13. Oh that quilt looks divine! I can't wait to see it in all it's glory :-) Good luck at the Summit. Wish I was able to go again. Maybe next year!

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  14. I have those recurring dreams too. I forget my locker combination or don't attend a class all semester and don't realize it until the final. Was college really that stressful?

    I wish I was going to the Sewing Summit and know that you will do great!! Have fun!!!

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  15. Oh my goodness. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who had dreams about being registered for a class I never attended...

    Have fun at Sewing Summit!

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