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WiP Wednesday: getting ready for vacation

What do you take on vacation with you?? I am not really a beach person though the rest of my family are, so I always try to take my sewing with me.

So next week, we are off to the beach for the week….and I am taking with me a few of my WiPs. This week, is all about getting packed and preparing the projects.

First up, Phased Circles: Background fabric selected
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The plan is to balance the color, so I am using Kona Pepper, with black, white and grey Carolyn Friedlander fabrics.

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Project 2: Spoonflower Class – Row 3 blocks, plan is to finish row 3 and minimally finish the quilt top.
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Last night, I spent some time cutting out all the pieces of that 3rd row.
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Project 3: Jungle Ave Quilt. Fabrics arrived and are beautiful, so I will start to plan and cut the quilt top.
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Project 4: Of course, you need to keep a 4 1/2 hour drive interesting…so you guessed, it the hexagon quilt is coming with us.
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So, that is my plan for next week…the rest of the week is prepping and cutting. Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

It’s Alive…

…well at least a project that continues to grow. Last week, I had to fly to Las Vegas for a 3 hour meeting. It meant that I had at least 14 hours on a plane/in an airport….

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and one night in a hotel with a great view….
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and to keep me company my travel project….yes, it was my hexie quilt. Some details/reminders on this WiP:

  • It has been just over 1 year of sewing these hexies together.
  • I only really work on it at bees and traveling.
  • All the prints are unique (except for one or two where I accidentally reused).
  • It shows a great history of prints I have used for other projects as I always try to use the scraps
  • I am aiming for a lap quilt (~60″) and right now at the widest its 42″

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Do you have a travel project? What project do you take with you when you are away from your sewing machine.HexagonQuilt_fromTopLinking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (button on the right).

 

 

Bits and bobs

I have a lot of things started and some of them progressing, some of them are just sitting pretty on my to do pile. I will say with my goals from this month, I am procrastinating but in a good way. I have been working on other WiPs on the list due later in the year…oops.

Tapa Star Block Patterns – I have made up at least 1/2 of the second block and expect to have it finished this week. Fabrics are Carolyn Friedlander Architextures and Robert Kaufman Kona’s (Wasabi, Chartreuse, Bonsai, and Clover). Due date for pattern: February
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Hexagon Quilt: I managed to spend some time on this lap quilt, this week while travelling to Ikea and stuck in bed. I have slowly made progress – each row now has about 60 hexagons and all hexagons are unique fabric prints (except for the grey). Due Date: December
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Kowhai paper piecing block: I am testing a block for Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi. Fabric chosen and sewing has begun. This should also be finished this week. Extra activity
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So, the stuff I am supposed to be working on, looks like this:

Riley Blake Challenge:  No progress
Stash Bee Block: Fabrics Chosen, tutorial printed and read.
Scrap-bee-licious Blocks: Not started
Book Review Tuesday: Book decided and fabrics selected for the project. Guest host for February lined up.

That’s the bits and bobs of this week. Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.