Tag Archives: Work in progress

WiP: Book Review Tuesday

Yes, I am late for Book Review Tuesday,  this week. It is likely to be a Book Review Thursday, as the project for the book, is running a little behind. This is my first week back at work. Did it shock your system to go back after the Christmas break? It sure has been a shock to me 🙂

My project for the Book Review is a mini appliqué quilt, that I am calling “Hothouse Orchids”. This is my first all over appliqué quilt, and I am learning a lot while I try out this new method.

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I am hoping to post a finish tomorrow, so stay tuned for the finish + giveaway. I will say the book I am posting about is a new favorite!!! Love it!!

For now, I am linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see right hand side menu for button/link).

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.

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:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  My

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.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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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Materials for Triple Zipper Pouch + Madrona Road Challenge

I have several projects on-going for this week’s work in progress – most of them relate to my February goals. I am linking up with Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

#3 – 4 sets of Potholders:
I am still working on finishing the set of two pot holders. The chicken ones are completed (and being sent to ClumsyKristel this week) and the blue teapot ones are closer to being finished.

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#5 – Triple Zipper Pouch Tutorial (at A Quilters Table)
I wanted to complete a triple zipper pouch, well I have finally decided on my fabrics (Les Amis Fabrics by Patti Sloniger for Michael Miller) and zippers (Red-brown, Taupe, and Orange-Pink).IMG_0855

Finally a project not on my February goals – Our chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild started the Madrona Road Challenge this week, and I finally have the fabric. I am so excited to get started I have been seeing so many great projects. I know the design I want to try, and it should involve my #6 goal for trying paper piecing. I will be trying to also design my own template….ambitious you might say since I have never paper pieced – well we will see :-). If the blocks turn out I will be sharing the idea and the templates (paper pieced) /designs (for non-paper pieced blocks)IMG_0862

WiP Wednesday: Odds & Ends

This week I am working on small projects which I need to finish off to get more items for my Etsy Store.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

  1. Coffee Cups Sleeves for my Etsy store. Tops are done, now for the quilting, shaping and binding/piping.
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  2. Gift Card holders for a custom order (1 black, 1 maroon/greens) and my store. I also started writing up a tutorial  (using the black pictures) on how to make them as they are a nice quick and simple project.
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  3. My Christmas stocking which I did not start/finish in time for Christmas. Fabric chosen, purchased and arrived.
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  4. Chair Bags for my store. I really need make some girlie ones as the ones listed at the moment are more boy friendly. Fabrics are chosen – these three will be appearing in my store soon.
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WiP Wednesday: Children’s Cushion Part 2

I have one late Christmas gift I am finishing up. I started it last week in this post, and I am almost finished it. It is a 32 in. x 16 in. cushion.

The front is almost done, I have sewn all the squares, added the center white Kona cotton center and started quilting using a dragonfly template. The quilting is changing color as it progresses – white –> pale pink –> pink.

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I have finished the back – I have added an additional fabric from Heather Mulder Peterson from Anka Treasures (the teal/aqua fabric).

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I still have the quilting to finish, sew the sides together and add the invisible zip. I am hoping it’s all done by Friday.