Isabella's Whimsy

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WIP…another quilter’s term!

on May 17, 2013

WIP, unlike RIP, has nothing to do with dying, or peace for that matter.

Some quilty-bloggers make lists of their WIPs, and I might too if I can find a long enough piece of paper.

WIP is Work In Progress.  To illustrate this acronym I will show you my current (most recent, because in a way, all WIPs are current, maybe) WIPs, one started yesterday and one started the day before, one quilting and one knitting, YES! you can have all kinds of WIPs!

This one is for the Project QUILTING Off Season May Challenge.

My three colors are Lemon Zest, Nectarine, and Linen.  The only thing is, I don't have those colors in my stash, so I substituted.

My three colors are Lemon Zest, Nectarine, and Linen. The only thing is, I don’t have those colors in my stash, so I substituted.

Not only did I substitute the colors, I even changed the pattern and title to suit me! I wanted to make a Star of Bethlehem quilt block, but I didn’t feel ready to attempt those weird angle seams, so I got the Carpenter’s Star block and changed the corners and called it the Star of Bethlehem.  I think that is ok to do; I hope so.

The pattern was made by Danmar of the Quilting Board and can be found here once you register: http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutorials-f10/my-carpenters-star-pattern-t38408.html

You can see how I changed the corners and all my other scribbles, including new title.

You can see how I changed the corners and all my other scribbles, including new title at the top of the page. Danmar wrote the words at the bottom of the page.

So here is the first row of the wall hanging.  My blocks are bigger than the pattern…yeah, I cannot leave well-enough alone, always messin’ with stuff.

The first row of the Star of Bethlehem project.  It will be about 22" square when finished.

The first row of the Star of Bethlehem project. It will be about 22″ square when finished.

Star of Bethlehem due May 30.

The other WIP is a knitted wash cloth for some friends from church to take to the Ukraine this June.  I’ve wanted to make these for a long time, but never just did it.  So with the pattern sent to me and the yarn and needles on hand (not to mention a due date that is closing in) I started one last night.  I like it.

Wash cloth and bar of Ivory soap will be in baggie. Goal of 50 for ladies in the Ukraine.

Wash cloth and bar of Ivory soap will be in baggie. Goal of 50 for ladies in the Ukraine.

I’m a great starter, so I have lots of WIPs.  The thing that gets me to finish seems to be a due date, an imposed due date. With that in mind, I think I will always have a good-sized collection of WIPs.

ooooh! just had this memory! In 1981 when I was pregnant with my second child I was beginning to nest and opened the closet that had my WIPs.  I estimated that it would take me 11 years to finish everything I had started! Not counting the new projects I was bound to start. So,I kept the ones I loved the most, bundled up the rest and put them in a yard sale.  That is a good way to complete WIPs before I RIP! 🙂

Blessings

~ Isabella

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3 responses to “WIP…another quilter’s term!

  1. Dori says:

    It is obvious we are related as I have 4 quilts partly done, as well as at least 3 cross stitches, table runners and who know what is hidden in the tubs in the closet. I love the Star you are doing,

  2. […] is the link to the original post about this project.  If you read it you will see why I was confused about the […]

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