Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WiP Wednesday: The one where I'm finally healthy again!

I am pleased to report that I have finally just about beaten my evil cold...only to pass it back to the person I caught it from, my little munchkin.  He's such a trooper, though, he keeps telling me, "I'm really not so sick, Mommy" after his coughing spells.  Poor kid.  I see some movies in our future today.

In other news, there's only another 37 days until Christmas.  Really!  Melanie and I have promised each other not to freak out about how quickly the holidays are coming up, so I'm going to do my best to just go ahead and add my holiday projects to my list and not panic.  Can you try to hold me to that, pretty please?  Thank you :)

A Dash of Fancy mini

A Dash of Fancy mini - full frontal

X and O quilt

A finished quilt in the street!

Red and white custom zig zag quilt


do.Good.Stitches November blocks

{Sew} Beautiful block for Lee

Tree block for Lee

Still going:
Little Apples quilt - Thanks to some helpful input from some Twitter and Flickr friends, I finished up this adorable quilt top and I'm just waiting for the binding to come in to finish this one off.

Little Apples - finished top!

Charmed Prints QAL - I have a sneaking suspicion that I'll wind up jumping ahead of this quilt-along, sorry, AnneMarie!  I'm pretty sure you guys know me by now.  When I get going on a quilt, I tend to not stop until the top is done!  I did manage to pick out some fabrics for this quilt, which will be heading to a baby boy who's due in December.  I'm really excited for his parents-to-be, and I think that excitement is positively going to carry over into this quilt!

Charmed Prints stack

Farmer's Wife QAL - I jumped back on the horse this week and made four blocks...but with the holidays coming up, I'm not expecting a whole lot of progress on this one for the rest of the year!

FW blocks all together

New this week:
Soft books for my niece and nephew - Loosely following my own tutorial, I've got some soft books to make for my niece and nephew for Christmas.  I'm still working on the themes for each book, but I think one is going to be a rhyming book...

Summer Sampler - I hung on to my Summer Sampler blocks so I could add to them and make this quilt a holiday gift for a friend, so now that I have all of my 4x5 blocks from last quarter, I can finally wrap up this quilt!  I need to make 3 more blocks, then put it all together.

Summer Sampler - and then some!

PJ pants for the munchkin - I've never made PJ pants if you've got a favorite tutorial, I'm all ears!  Despite the fact that we live in Florida, my munchkin still is obsessed with wearing flannel pants to bed, so I'm planning to make him some cute PJ pants for the holidays.  I picked up this cute little flannel print at Jo-Ann's yesterday.

Baking with Half Moon Modern - This lovely stack of fat quarters arrived this weekend and I'm looking forward to getting started on a new Bake Shop project with them real soon!

Half Moon Modern lovelies!

SS Swap - I got my partner, figured out an awesome book to buy for my mystery partner, and now I'm thinking about making something, too.  I'm thinking I'll make something festive - maybe a table runner?  A cute pincushion?  Maybe a pouch?  Hmm...

Finished: 5
Still going: 3
New: 5
Total projects this week: 8

If you're still actually reading at this point, you totally deserve a gold star.  :)  Stay tuned on Friday for a simple tutorial for the easy girlie charm quilt I shared last week, along with a fun giveaway!  Speaking of giveaways, you simply MUST visit Lynne over at Lily's Quilts today.  She is having the giveaway to shame all other giveaways, and you do not want to miss it!   Have a great day!

Super easy baby quilt


  1. Some beautiful projects there. Glad to hear you are over the cold; best wishes for a speedy recovery to Little Munchkin.

  2. You always have the coolest color combos!

  3. LOVE that Half Moon Modern - thought about writing a tutorial with it myself!

    For PJ pants, I use the easy Bandana shorts tutorial and just add enough length to make them pants. It's a really good tutorial - let me know if you haven't seen it before.

  4. Wow, Elizabeth! Fabulous work - Congrats on the finishes!

  5. Well, you sufficiently freaked me out. 37 days and I still have 6 pairs of socks to knit, 3 quilts to finish...deep breaths!

    Everything is so lovely in your post though. I love you FMF mini especially! One of my favorite patterns.

  6. WOW! So many wonderful projects! I especially like the Little Apples quilt :)

  7. Love all of your finishes. Can't wait to see what you bake up!

  8. Glad you're feeling better and the little one sounds adorable! I love the summer sampler blocks and everything else looks great too :)

  9. Yay for feeling better, you have been uber productive!! That red and white zig zag quilt is so striking, I'm sure its recipients will be so so pleased. I love the fussy cut little apples with the improv piecing, so fun! Can't wait to see what those stacks of fabric turn into...I'm sure it will be fabulous :-)

  10. Ohmygosh that zigzag quilt- I'm in love!! Everything else looks wonderful too :)

  11. Wow. That's a lot of projects! Love the zigzag, the blocks, summer sampleris beautiful!!!! Everything looks great!!

    And super YEA to being better! Sorry your boy got sick again, though! :(

  12. Sorry your little one is sick - glad you are feeling better- LOVE the zigzag quilt- lots of good work going on there E!

  13. Glad you're feeling better - sorry that the munchkin is sick again/still. And now I am freaking out about 37 days until Christmas! I need to go into Project Management Mode and start marking up my calendar for what needs to be done by when so I can get my Christmas gifts done on time. Eek.

  14. wow you have so much great projects in the works. Must say I love your mini and your 'x and o' and oh your summer sampler - that is so cool! Glad you're feeling better! I think our colds were on the same time frame - I'm feeling better after two weeks of a nasty one and now grandbaby is bringing her new cold over tonight! ha. The circle continues!

  15. Oh my goodness, I don't even know what to comment on, it is all so wonderful, Elizabeth!!

  16. Only 3 finishes and 3 blocks during sick week??? Oh Elizabeth, what ever will we do with you!!!

    No problem on jumping ahead of the QAL, I know the UNSTOPPABLE force that you are! :)

  17. 37 days you say? EEEEK! If you could possibly share a little of your productivity with the rest of us before then though, that would help ;o)

    Love this weeks many creations, especially the Little Apples.

  18. all your projects look so wonderful. And that Little Apples quilt, Oh I'm so in love. Hope your little one feels better soon.

  19. OMG, there is SO MUCH here! And of course it's all gorgeous! : ) That Little Apples quilt is just so pretty, it jumped right out at me. Nice job!

    But please don't tell me you're making something for your SS partner. You're setting the bar too high for the rest of us, LOL.

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

  20. Goodness, you've had such a busy week! I looooove your extended summer sampler quilt -- I want to grab it and sneak away! :)

  21. Yeah I'd say you're over your evil cold - look how productive you've been. WOW! I love each and every thing I see here. Seriously.

  22. Your work is so good. You pick great designs and great colors. Everytime I see your Farmer's Wife blocks, I want to give it another try! Thanks for keeping me inspired!

  23. oh my gosh, I think I had a mild heart attack when I read there are 37 days to christmas! ACK!
    I can't believe how produtive you've been. I LOVE the colors on your summer sampler. All your work is looking fantastic. can't wait to see your bake shop project!

  24. That sampler quilt is looking super! Great idea to combine it with your bee blocks. :)

  25. Wow, you are so productive week by week! I especially like the little apples quilt, very cute.

  26. Of course I'm still reading, Elisabeth! Your posts are always so beautiful and interesting! Even again you have so many projects going on and so many fantastic quilts finished (your last posts, too) that I'm wondering how many hours your day has?!
    Thank you for sharing your energy ... I'll go to knit some sicks. Have a lovely time!
    xxx Teje

  27. The 37 days freaks me out a little bit... I keep thinking I have lots of time to finish the projects...

    As usual you have a full plate of fantastic projects and color combos....

  28. Awesome, as usual! Love the red/white zig zag. I'm glad you're feeling better! Sorry munchkin is sick. At least kids tend to bounce back faster than adults.

  29. Um, wow. Way to make the rest of us look bad! Lol ;P Everything looks so incredible, I'm especially loving the wonkiness of your little apples quilt.

  30. Again, WOW! You've got some beautiful things going there, but gosh, why did you HAVE to mention the 37 days thing (smacking myself on the forehead). I won't panic if you don't, OK?

  31. I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope your family will be sick-free soon! Your amazing Little Apples quilt is so fun and colorful! Was this your own pattern?

  32. Your work is just stunnin, especially the churn dash mini.

  33. You have been busting it out! Go you. I am also really scared and nervous of my Xmas sewing list. Luckily my mom is coming to stay with me and she can help.

  34. I hope youdont get the cold again!! Unsick thoughts headed toward your family!
    I love the new bundle! I can't wait to see what you make!

  35. A very impressive lineup. Great job. Ouch- there really aren't very many days until Christmas, are there?

  36. Wow that was a long post! Let's see if I remember everything I wanted to comment on...Your zigzag quilt is so fantastic, and it should totally be flung over a fancy piece of furniture in a magazine...I love the pants tutorials from Dana ( and just used them to make some PJs for my older boys...ok, I've forgotten everything else, but I'm so glad you're feeling better, and totally amazed at what you've accomplished this week!

  37. You're so productive, love especially the churn dash mini.


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