WiP Wednesday…Catch-up Wednesday

I have so many projects that I have not got to recently, and I have been feeling so behind. Today, I feel like I have made some in roads to clearing that backlog. Yippee!!!

Project 1: Triple Zipper Pouch Swap
First off, I am part of the Triple Zipper Pouch Swap going on over on Flickr, here. Posting of the Triple Zipper Pocket is due on the August 17th and it has taken me forever to get started. I finally have all the pieces cut and ready for sewing.

Fabric Choices:

  • Lining: Straw hat blue, Cloud 9 (purchased from Joann)
  • Small pocket front: Flirty Flowers Tonal Dots in Pink, Robin Zingone, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Fresh Modern Fabric)
  • Small pocket front: Crosshatch in Plum, Architextures, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Westwood Acres)
  • Back + large front pocket: Hexo in Kryptonite, Technicolor, Emily Herrick, Michael Miller (purchased from Fat Quarter Shop)
  • Zippers (purchased from Zipit)


Project 2: Kiwi Cushion/Pillow
I have promised for at least the last two months one of my blogger friends a kiwi cushion in reds and browns. The kiwi (a NZ native bird) is a paper piecing pattern designed by Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi. Her free pattern is now on Craftsy. The pillow front will look similar to this one, except I am using these red and brown improv blocks. The red block for the body and the brown for the legs and beak.

Kiwi_RedScrappyBlock Kiwi_BrownScrappyBlock

Project 3: Tula City Sampler – Blocks 1, 2, 3
So, I have started the Tula City Sampler Blocks Quilt Along…well the first three are cut. Boy, I did not realize what 6 1/2 inch blocks would mean….the pieces are tiny.

Fabric Choices:

This fabric line spoke volumes to me when I saw it. Normally, I am not a flower kind of person but the colors and design are fabulous. Perfect, in my opinion, for the Tula City Sampler project.

Block 1:

Block 2:

Block 3:

They are my current WiP’s I am catching up on while on vacation. I am linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

13 thoughts on “WiP Wednesday…Catch-up Wednesday

  1. Kimee Paradiso

    I really must try that Tula City Sampler, I am finding that I really like sewing smaller pieces together. Your fabric choices are great too, love the bright colors! Block three is just WOW! Happy vacation and happy sewing! πŸ™‚

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thanks Kimee – you will love the Tula blocks if you like small pieces, for sure. I am glad you like the fabrics, definitely not my typical color palette but I love Spring House.

  2. LauraC

    I agree with you – the fabrics you chose for the Tula Pink Sew Along are fantastic. Maybe the prettiest (unmade) blocks I’ve seen yet πŸ™‚

  3. Leigh Anne

    These are all great projects! Those zippers are amazing πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to get started on my City Sampler but I don’t know when I will get to start it 😦

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thank you for the lovely comments. I know what you mean about getting started….I think if it was not for vacation it would not have happened πŸ™‚

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      The city sampler is based on a book by Tula Pink and it contains patterns for 100×6.5 inch blocks. There are about 3-5 quilt designs/options in the back. the city sampler quilt along is for those blocks which is up to 24 right now so I am a little behind.

      Thank you for the lovely comments and stopping by πŸ™‚


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