Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WiP Wednesday #11

I had a super productive sewing kind of weekend.  Between actually having my husband around and just getting into a good sewing groove, I got a lot done.  Or at least I thought I did, until I started this list. Sure, I made progress, but my total quilty-ADD shows here big time.  I could have probably finished a few things off entirely, had I been able to focus on just one project.  Oh well.  I'm getting awfully close to my first two finishes of the year, and I'm having a ton of fun with my son's birthday quilt.  It was a good week!

Made some progress on:
Polka Dot quilt for the munchkin's 3rd birthday - Making some serious progress here.  I'm pretty sure I've got all the blocks made, now I'm going to add some border(s) around the blocks to break up the design a little bit.  I'm thinking I'm going to use some Kona Ash here.  For those of you who asked last week, here's the tute I used to create these blocks - Oh Fransson's Crazy 9-Patch Lattice Quilt.

Robot coin twin quilts - The quilt tops are done, now I need to get to work on some quilt backs.  I've got plenty of scraps to work with and a few Kona solids that I think will do the job.

Sliced Coin quilt along twin quilts - I made the backs for these quilts on Friday/Saturday and then finished quilting these two quilts this weekend - I was on a roll.  Now, I'm in the midst of making binding. Lots of it.  I suspect my roll will come to a complete halt now.

Spicing Up the Kitchen swap - I've got my fabrics all ready to go, just debating between what kind of apron I want to make.  I was thinking about an awesome log-cabin-esque half apron from Denyse Schmidt's book, but I'm not sure it will be up my partner's alley, so I need to do some more Flickr-stalking...

Make Mine Modern swap - I finished the first part of my swap package, a selvage pincushion this weekend, but I've still got a mini quilt to make.

Urban Home Goods swap - I'm really excited about the partner I got in this swap!  Her taste is very different from mine, so I'll get to really stretch my creative muscles, I think.

Single Girl quilt - Does joining a Flickr support group count as progress?  Nova has started a support group for those of us tackling the Single Girl pattern this year, and I've jumped right in.

Sadly, no progress on these:
Sew Fresh bee
Sewing ninja
3x6 Bee blocks - I made a list this weekend, thinking I'd find some time to start shopping in my scraps for these blocks.  I didn't.  :(

New projects:
Super special pillow tute - Have you heard that February will be Pillow Month at Sew Mama Sew?  I'm getting started on a tute that I'll be sharing over there, but it's top secret.  I can give you a sneak peek at the two stacks of fabrics I'm debating using, though...

Margaret's Hope Chest birthday quilt - Have you heard of Margaret's Hope Chest? It's a quilt charity that benefits Wrapped in Hope, who provides birthday quilts to children who have at least one parent in prison.  It's a wonderful cause, and the girl who I'll be giving a birthday quilt to this year has a thing for pink.  I'm thinking I might make her quilt via the Bloggers' Block-a-Palooza quilt along.  I started pulling some fabrics and I'm pleased to report that I shopped strictly in my stash...

WiP #11 Recap
Finished: 0 
Last week's total projects: 10
New: 2
This week's total projects: 12

So, what have you been sewing?  Hop over to the linky at Freshly Pieced to share your progress and to see what everyone else is up to.


  1. I just found your blog the other day - and love looking at what you're up to!! Please tell me more about your design wall! What is is made out of - the grommets remind me of a shower curtain!

  2. Hi Beth, your Blogger profile doesn't have an email address or a blog associated with it, so here's hoping you check back here - my design wall is a Fons & Porter design wall from Jo-Ann's - I got it on super-duper deep discount.

  3. is that innocent crush in that super secret pillow stack? I started a project with it, and ever since then I've had radar eyes for it :) looking forward to the tutorial, I could totally use a matching throw pillow!

  4. all your projects look great. Can't wait to see what you come up with for your swap partners. I thought about joining the single girl quilt along too. So many cool things going on right now! I'm bummed I couldn't do you quilt along, I'm going to do it once we are settled though.

  5. Great job quilting your sliced coin quilts! They look great!

  6. thats a nice big list! looking forward to seeing your swap goodies!

  7. And I thought I had a lot of projects stewing. Love the Crazy-9 patch. I can't wait to see the final project.

  8. Wowzers! (that's all I have to say)

  9. I recently found Margaret's Hope Chest, too. I had several unused quilts that I wanted to see someone enjoy, so I sent 5 off to them. They are so sweet and appreciative! I will definitely make more donations to them in the future. :)

  10. That selvage pincushion is super cute, I'm going to have to add that to my list!!

  11. What fun WiPs! I love, love, love your stack of pinks. ♥

  12. Wow! You have a lot going on, but all of your work looks wonderful! I am very excited about the pillow month coming up over at Sew, Mama!

  13. I'm thinking of doing the Single Girl quilt also. I bought the pattern this weekend so this is good timing. Looking forward to your pillow tute.

  14. Sounds familiar! I get quilter ADD myself pretty regularly. Everything looks really great.

  15. Look at you go! You have so many gorgeous projects going on...

    Jennifer :)

  16. THANK you for the tip about the design wall - it's great - I found it at connecting threads, too. But, if it's at Joann's I can use a coupon! (I fixed my blogger thing, too - I think.)

  17. I love all these projects and you have great taste in fabric! Especially love those sliced coin quilts!

  18. Great WIPs! I just love that wonky 9 patch, and your selvedge pin cushion looks great, I need to try piping on something I think!

  19. The polka-dot quilt is just so cute. Love it. What'd you decide about the sashing? And the selvedge pin cushion turned out great! I'm so glad I recently started saving selvedges, I need to do something like that one of these days.

    Thanks for linking up, have a wonderful week! : )

  20. Binding is the slowest part. Luckily you already cut the binding, so you are making progress! Great job for all of your projects.

    Angie -

  21. Love the crazy nine patch quilt, what a great take on a classic pattern.


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