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July Goals: A lovely year of finishes

With the crazy week last week, I totally missed the end of month goal checkin at the “A lovely year of finishes”.  I did get 3 projects finished; a coin purse, a pillow for a swap and the hexagon trivet.

I did not get the time to finish my two big projects. The two baby quilts. These will be my goals for July. I think both of these are doable (at least at a minimum the tops) since I am having 1.5 weeks vacation.

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  2. Hexagon Quilt
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I have a whole slew of other projects, I want to do over the next few months. This is more for my own records (I am still getting the chalk board into my sewing room), just so I don’t forget…

Linking up with Fiber of All Sorts and Sew Bittersweet Designs for A Lovely year of finishes.
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Also linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

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Weekend Progress

I am traveling for work this week, in theory, as it has started out with a cancelled flight and rescheduling for tomorrow. I am still optimistic, I will make it one way or another. As I will be out on Wednesday I wanted to share the progress made on the baby quilt I posted last week.

I have now completed the first row!! I love how easy this quilt is with 5 inch squares – everything I have tried so far has been much smaller.

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The second row has been put up on the design board to get a sense of look and feel. I can’t wait to have some more time to work on it. I think the combination with Simply Color and Simply Style Charm Packs look great together and I really like the single color blocks.IMG_7784

I am hoping to have this quilt top finished this weekend. In the meantime, I had 5 hours sitting in the airport today sewing hexagons and plan on more hexies over the week while out on the road (loving the hand piecing).

Linking up with Ange @ Heart of Charnwood who is hosting Plum and June’s “Let’s get acquainted Monday’s” and Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday. I hope everyone has a good week, stay tuned I have a surprise on Thursday.

WiP Wednesday {19.06.2013}

I am having one of those weeks, where I have so many ideas going through my head and just not enough time to get it all done. How do you all keep your projects and ideas straight?

I am working on writing my first paper piecing pattern, which I plan on sharing next week as part of the Let’s get acquainted new blogger, blog hop hosted by Plum and June (check out the button on the right).

Also in the works, I have a couple of quilts. One, which you have been watching it slowly grow, is my 1 1/2 inch hand sewed hexagons. I am hoping to get this finished in time to be part of A Season by Hand @ Clover and Violet, July 26th. It is now about 22″ wide and so far I have not duplicated any fabric, not sure if I can do the whole quilt with the unique fabric approach – we will see 🙂

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Lastly, this week, here is my design board…I have started a new quilt. These 4 blocks are the first row. The design came from these two quilts that appeared on pinterest….Reverse Hopscotch @ V and Co. and Elephants on Parade @ Sew Crafty Jess. The Charm Packs I am using for this quilt are Simply Style, from V & Co. for Moda, White Kona and I am thinking of adding Simply Color from V & Co. for Moda as well. I love the hexagon fabric in the Simply Style bundle.

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Close-up of the finished top blocks:IMG_7715 IMG_7716

Thanks for stopping by. Linking up today with Lee @ Freshly Pieced.

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April goals, mid month check-in

To kill two birds with one stone….My work in progress this week is for more Madrona Road blocks…I need to do 9 before the 2nd week of May. I have one complete, the chess board block, these are the next two I am working on this week.

Chevron Block:

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X and + Block (but different with the x being short and rounded ends…see the tiles posted here):IMG_7177

 

Here is where I am for my April goal check-in:

  1. Focus on stock for my Etsy Store.
    • Chair Bags (x2 sets)
      1 set is completed – posted on Etsy and blogged here
    • Oven Mitts (x1 set)
    • Coffee Cup Sleeves (x2)
      Completed and posted….A few kind folks also posted them on interest. Blogged here and here
    • Pouches/ Cases (x2)
      Not started but I have purchased the fabric
    • Set of place mats (x1 Stretch goal)
  2. Make a Pin cushion (from Patchwork Please) and a travel sewing pouch
    Pin cushion complete and blogged here, also posted on the Zakka Along 2.0 Flickr site
  3. Make a travel baby quilt for charity  (~30x20in.)
    Not started
  4. Madrona Road Challenge – Mini Quilt
    This weeks focus (see above)

My General goals continue:

  1. Try to eat and exercise to plan
    Starting to do better
  2. Blog regularly using my new schedule
    On target

Linking up for WiP and April Goals, respectively:
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WiP Wednesday {10.04.2013}

I have a couple of things that I have started or starting this week.  I actually have a deadline for one of my projects as we have a swap at our guild meeting on Saturday. The swap is for a grocery tote.

Here is my thought process for designing this project. My goal is to make the market tote from Patchwork, please.
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Market tote:

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I plan to use the black essex dyed linen blend for the main pieces and then use quilt-as-you-go method for the front pocket from my scrap bins. I was thinking warm colors to celebrate the spring that just arrived.

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The lining, I will probably do a flower print, just not sure in what color….maybe a bright green. Thats is where I am at, thanks for stopping by.

WiP Wednesday: Triple Zipper Pouch {20.03.2013}

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My work in progress this week is the triple zipper pouch, I am thrilled to finally start it. This has been on my to do list for both February and March, I had chosen out my fabric. All the pieces are cut out and I have put the web interface on the relevant pieces.

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Hoping to finish for Friday. In the meantime, I am thinking of signing up for another Craft show at a local outdoor market – Western Wake Farmers Market. They are holding a Spring Craft Fair in May, so it should have warmed up by then, and the entry fee is not that bad. That gives me 8 weeks (well, 7 as I have one business trip in the middle there), which I think I can pull stock together by then. If I sign-up then I would have meet one of my yearly goals…..I suppose that means there is not much more to think about 😉

Addicted – my work in progress

So, this is the post where I admit I am addicted to buying fabric. Yes, like many out there – I can’t help myself. I see a cool new print or fabric line and I get an idea and I just have to have it. I promise I have a plan and idea for all of it 😉

I discovered, this week, how bad it is when I decided to start organizing my fabric and workspace. This is my work in progress this week (linking up to freshly pieced)…..keep reading my admission below.

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Below, are photo’s my fabric in the middle of being organized. I am using comic book boards (which are amazing) to stack my fabric easily and allowing visibility. After going through 200 boards and still only 2/3 of the way through….I was thinking – oops, that is a lot of fabric. Now, to some this might not seem to bad but wait – I only started buying fabric sometime September or October last year (yes I am saying…no more than 5 months). Hmmmm….but it sure looks pretty.

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But wait there is more…..this is my basket full of more fabric that I am using for dedicated projects – there are at least another 50 fabrics in this basket and most of it is from spoonflower.com. Did I say addicted…..well spoonflower is my favorite shop 🙂

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So I mentioned and showed you my fabric, well the other part of my crafts include men’s neck ties…..this is my collection for making neck tie art pieces.IMG_6921

Lastly – here are my scrap jars for all my fabric scraps. I would love to here about your craft addictions (help me feel better, maybe I am part of a club 😉 ).IMG_6920

 

Oooh – I forgot, here is my most recent purchase which may have to be my last for a while….I love it – my son’s school’s mascot is a penguin and I will use this for gifts for the teachers at the end of the school year.
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