WIP is quilting lingo for Work in Progress.
When we were in Alaska, I shared the start of a sewing project that I was doing called La Passacaglia.
I figured it was time for an update!
Now before you get too excited, just know that…I didn’t really get that much done. I know, I know, I had the whole summer with lots of time in the car to get some good progress…but I didn’t take advantage like I should have.
But with Ben in school and plenty of time to fill, I’ve been working on it more consistently. And while the going is slow, it is coming along! I try to work on it at least every other day (gotta keep my callouses!), but normally I pull it out and do some sewing every day.
I don’t think I’ll finish before the baby comes…but I’m hoping to get as much done as possible before she’s here!
So…as per another sewer’s advice, I started off doing two small rosettes…but I got worried that I’d run out of fabric for the big ones, since they use quite a bit more fabric. So I switched gears and focused on the large rosettes.
Here’s my green/yellow one. I struggled with this one, but I really like how it turned out.
Oh, dear. So, the one on the left is *hopefully* going to turn into my last large rosette. I made the one on the right first, but I wasn’t digging it, so I scrapped it (not really, I’ll still be able to use it in the quilt), and started again, thus producing the one on the left. Truthfully, I don’t love that one either…but hopefully it’ll turn out. The one on the left also endured Jaeger spilling some of my prenatal tea on it. After swearing and doing some moping, I had to unpick and re-sew parts of it. We’ve had a rough go, which is a crying shame because I love coral and was really excited to start this rosette.
Just so you all don’t think that every rosette is a huge pain, I loved this blue one!
It came together super easily for me. I just work row by row and like on the coral rosette, it seems like every row it’s a struggle to decide which fabric looks best for the next row. But the fabric knew what it was doing on this one, and it only took me a few seconds to know what the next row would look like. Bless you, bluey.
Getting all my rosettes laid out was really good for me. When I have a hard time with a particular rosette, I need to remember that it’s part of a whole quilt. So, while the little pieces matter, they’re probably not going to make or break the end product (ha! Hopefully;).
The project is long and tedious but I totally love working on it! The quilt requires 4 large rosettes. So as soon as the coral one is finished, I can focus on the small rosettes that I need. Which, I need like a billion…but they go so much quicker because they only have 4 rows (compared to 8). And hey, it’s conference weekend! Hopefully that will help me to keep working!