Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WIP Wednesday

**Don't forget about the skirt giveaway found here.  It's open until Monday, October 8.**

First off, thanks so much to everyone who commented last week with my layout issues.  After reading all of the comments and discussing some of the ideas with several of you, an idea that I had floating around in my head anyway was suggested by  Debbie.  And I couldn't stop thinking about it.

One of her ideas was to just row up all of the framed patchwork blocks in a traditional style and then offset them with some large solid sections to give it a more modern look.  I'm not sure I described that well...did that make sense??  Well--here's a mockup I made in EQ5 for you...

So, the framed patchworks (which I got tired of making all different in the mockup so most of them look exactly the same...haha) will be sashed with Kona Grass and a Connecting Threads Navy solid that I bought awhile back and then will be offset with a big section of navy on the right and bottom.  I thought it would be different and I've had the idea of offsetting something for awhile now.  This seems like the right time.  Oh, and the top and left borders--the green will go all the way to the edge of the patchwork, but EQ didn't want to do that for me and I didn't care enough to fight it...

So, that's the main project that I'm working on today.  BUT, I've also got some knits in the wash because I'm trying out another pattern from my awesome friend Jenny.  Her latest pattern is for yoga pants!  I was so excited to test this pattern out because I could honestly live in yoga pants.  And here is the opportunity to make my own in any colors and length/fit I want???  I'll let you know how it goes.

These are Jenny's yoga pants.  Isn't she cute?  I picked a dark gray for the pants and a darker pink for the waistband without realizing we'd be almost twins!  funny

Oh, and did I mention the 30 mini-aprons I've got to make by next Friday for our Fall Festival to do too?  You know how sometimes because you know how to sew and other people don't, they assume it will be easy and quick for you to just whip something out...yeah, me too.  I am crossing my fingers and hoping that they will actually be quick and easy to whip out.  Cross your fingers for me too, will you??

I'm linking up with Lee again today, and am glad to see my friend Debbie is hosting it this time!  Good for you, girl!


  1. I like your idea for the quilt! Looks great, and it won't take too much extra work! Are you the quilter again this month? The yoga pants pattern sounds fun! That isn't something I would have thought to sew, but I definitely have a need for a few new pairs! And good luck with all those aprons!

  2. 30?!?! gee whiz girl! Good luck with that!
    Your layout looks fun! Love the green & blue together - one of my favorite color combos for sure. Thanks for linking up today = it's been fun hosting!


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