Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Weddings

It's been fun to read about everyone having time to sew again now that their kids are back in school. Unfortunately, it's just the opposite for me! There are papers to grade, lessons to plan, dissertation chapters to write, and committee members to avoid. :) The semester has started off well, though I am amazed by a couple of things in the course that I'm teaching. The first is how much time it takes to plan it all--I've been responsible for sections before, but managing all of the minutiae is overwhelming me a bit right now! I don't know how high school teachers do it with so many classes per day, every day of the week. The second amazing thing is how very different freshmen are than juniors and seniors. I think the jury is still out on whether it is a difference I enjoy or not.

In the midst of that, however, I decided to start another quilt. Because that makes sense, right?

My hands are really tied, because yet another one of my friends is getting married. Very few are on the wedding quilt list, but this is another one who is on it. Fortunately, after her, pretty much everyone I know is married, so then it will just be baby quilts.

Pretty excited about the back. Got a bunch of this "Nesting" by Simon + Kabuki off of eBay for $5 a yard. It will be perfect!

I'm hoping to make a good chunk of progress on it this weekend while watching the first weekend of college football!!! (So excited!)

The color scheme was new for me, and not something I would ever pick. I had no browns at all in my collection! Initially I was going to leave out the green, but I like having that third color in there and think it brings it all together. I like it a lot more than I thought I would!

I've also continued to make slow progress on my other wedding quilt for the friend who got married in July (oops). I've got most of the rows together. In a perfect world, I'd finish that top this weekend, but we will see--honestly, for right now, the blue/brown/green quilt is of a bit higher priority. Because that wedding is September 8th.

A beautiful day, but weird shadows everywhere! Ah well.

I am awesome at time management. :) Linking up at Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday to take a look at others who are a little better at it than I am. ;)

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  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color pallette! I have the same thing with all of my friends from college getting married and they are all already having babies! My list of people who I would make a wedding quilt for is rather short as well, but the baby quilt list is a lot longer, because I love other people's babies. :)

  2. Oh good grief, Sept. 8! That will be a quick one! Love the fabrics you chose. Good luck with it!

  3. Haha, time management is a joke to me right now, I sort of feel like I'm falling apart at the moment. :P I really like the color scheme! I will be speed sewing right along with you - my sister's birthday quilt is due by Sept 22! Good luck!! :D

  4. what is this time management you speak of?? haha! Love the fabrics for the new quilt!

  5. Haha, what it this time management you are talking of? I have managed to fill in my diary from the start of term until the end of October, but that's the closest I get!
    The quilt looks like it's going to be beautiful, good luck getting it finished on time! Either way, I'm sure it'll be appreciated x

  6. Good luck juggling! I'm not teaching yet, but I have tons of respect for people who manage to teach and dissertate at the same time.

    I love the colors for that second wedding quilt -- good luck making progress on it! And hooray for baby quilts after that. ;)

  7. Oh goodness - I do the same thing. A gazillion things going on but just have to start a new project!

    Love the fabric choices - looks like you'll be sewing like a madwoman for the next week ;)

    Oh and that Nesting fabric - seriously cute!!