How Many WIPs Do You Have?
Back when my only hobby was quilting, I used to have a lot of WIPs (work in progress), because I was a lot better at starting new projects than finishing (although as I became more proficient in machine quilting, it was less of problem). I don’t have the space in my condo to quilt like I used to, but that hasn’t stopped me from creating WIPs. I currently have three primary WIPs.
WIP #1 – Wire Wrapped Cabochon
This project is being made for the August Art Elements Challenge. The theme is octopuses. I was just lucky to have picked up this resin octopus cabochon a few months ago when it was on sale for a couple of bucks. Otherwise, I’d be stumped. No clear idea at this point, whether I am just going to remove the extra wires or try to use them to further enhance the octopus.
WIP #2 – Crocheted Bolero
If this looks familiar, it’s because I’ve blogged about it before. But when I was at this point last time, the bolero was too small. I frogged it all and started over. I made it a size larger, and now it fits. I’m just down to making the sleeves, and putting on a clasp.
I’m using this pattern by Jessica Cooper. Here is what the bolero is supposed to look like when finished:
WIP #3 – Quilt Panel
I have been trying to remember where I got this panel. I think I bought it at the Material Girls quilt shop in Wichita, KS. If so, that’s been at least 4 years ago. I ran across it the other day when I was reorganizing my beads. Soon after we moved into our condo, I began hand quilting it. But I was still working on my Masters degree, which required a lot of time. I stuck it in the bottom of a cabinet and forgot about it. I’m not sure what it’s going to grow up to be. I intended it to be a wallhanging, but Dan and I have filled all the premium wall space in the condo. It’s going to take me awhile to quilt it, so I have time to decide. The panel is a Hoffman called “Skylines.”
So tell me about your WIPs!