Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIP Wednesday #10

It’s that time of the week again…WIP Wednesday!

This week I’ve got a few more works in progress.  I’m also spending lots of time helping Emma’s teacher this week, so I don’t have as much progress as I’d hoped for, but progress of any kind is good!!

  Yesterday I finished up a simple skirt.  It was as simple as cut, fold, sew, model.  My kind of project lately!!

In Progress:
   I’m slowly beginning work again on my Summer Sampler quilt.  I’ve got the first of two six-pointed stars (tutorial courtesy of Kate) cut out and sewn.  I've got one more of these to cut and sew together before moving on to Faith’s Lucky Pieces block.

Ooh, some of those points are BAD!  I sewed this block up last night and didn't notice.  I think I'll be redoing some of those rows tomorrow!

   When Emma was in kg, a teacher friend asked me to sew up two blankies for her little boy.  He would only sleep with his blankie—no sheets and no covers, but he’d outgrown it.  She wanted 2  BIG blankies made—each would have a satiny fabric on the back.  One blanket would have a smooth minkee fabric, the other with raised dots.  They were a BEAST to sew because they were huge and everything involved with them was slippery.  Well, she called me over the weekend and jokingly asked me if I could make him a new blankie.  This one is for school though.  Her little boy is starting pre-k and he needs a nap blankie.  She bought this cute panel and satiny fabric at Walmart.  I should have it sewn and done by this weekend.  I’m considering just doing this blanket pillow-case style and then topstitching the edges…

  One of my favorite blocks in the Summer Sampler quilt-along is the Greek Cross.  And I'm not alone.  Almost everyone loved it.  To the point that Jennifer and Sarah decided to host a new QAL based on it.  They’re calling it the Across the Sea QAL since Sarah lives in Ireland.  I’m participating, but changing it up a bit.  I've had orange and blue fabrics for awhile now to make Oren a new quilt for his bed, but every time I decide on a style he doesn't like it or I change my mind.  But I’m set now…I’m doing Greek Crosses.  So, I’ll be cutting and keeping up with Jennifer and Sarah, just making a whole bunch more!!  (And yes, I’m already behind, so I’ll stay behind on this one too!!!)

Here's a mockup of what mine MAY look like...only I'll be using lots of different oranges and blues and possibly different whites.  Using one color for each was just easier to show Oren!!  ;)
   My embroidery sampler is going well.  I was cruising along until I decided the white I had chosen was too close to the color of the muslin and pulled it all.  I had to work from my very old stash since our Walmart no longer carries embroidery floss, so I settled on this darker blue.  If I had it to do over again, I'd go with a completely different color scheme, but...  I took the last few nights off from this project because my eyes were so tired at night...this going back to school stuff is hard on Mommas!  ;)

Bullion roses were new but fun.  And all of those french knots...whew!  That's going to be one fuzzy sewing machine!!
Poor, lonely Unfinished Projects that have been cast aside:
--"Sent with Love" postage stamp quilt.  It look so sad peeking out of my WIP basket knowing it's not far from being done and just needs a little love.

--Mosaic Swap quilt.  Actually, I think this one needs one more row sewn on before I can quilt it.  But I haven't touched it in like 2 months, so I'm not sure on that one.  ;)

--Fall Pops quilt.  This one goes back before blogging...  Oops!

Go check out Lee's linkup to see what she's been up to and all of the other great bloggers that link up too!  I'm hoping for a little more progress by next week...

1 comment:

  1. I like the color combination for the crosses quilt. And your embroidery is going to be very cute. I'm doing Embroidery 101 with Clover and Violet so I'm just getting back into embroidery again after many years!


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