Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP Wednesday #33

So, I made a list yesterday of all the quilts I've started that are in various stages of [in]completion. After making the list and being really annoyed that I don't have all the time in the world to sew, I thought, Hey, at least I can blog about all of these and feel like I'm accomplishing something! So, I give you my works in progress.

Kona Challenge Quilt for SLCMQG

This is still on the DL since I have until August to finish this baby up. I have the top done except for an outer border and I'm really loving all the solids in the Brights pack we got.

Kona Solids Challenge

Accuquilt GO! Baby Tutorial(s)

I've been working on a couple projects cut from my GO! Baby cutter that I'll be posting in July. The two items I chose to work on are both holiday related, so I hope that doesn't scare any of you off. If you stick around, it may be worth your while...say in a free fabric cutter and three dies of your choice!

My new GO! baby

Boo to You

Figgy Pudding

Daughter's Twin Quilt

I haven't posted anything about this quilt yet. I started it a couple months back when we decided to get a bunk bed to move my kids into the same room so the baby can have its own nursery. I let my daughter pick the fabrics she wanted (Rainy Days and Mondays from Riley Blake). I combined an Oh Fransson design with Dresdens and I think it will look pretty spiffy in the end. Hopefully, I can put some time into finishing that by the end of July when we plan on moving the kids into the same room.

Sisters Quilts

I've also had two quilts in progress for two of my sisters for who knows how long. I'm making one out of HSTs (ugh!) in Blush by Moda and the other is based on this design from Film in the Fridge in a variety of grays and red and black. I really need to get on these because they have been waiting since last year!

Swirling Stars Quilt

I've had all twelve blocks for this quilt done for quite some time, but just haven't gotten around to piecing them together. Someday...

Sew Beautiful Bee Quilt

Here are seven of the ten blocks I received from the wonderful girls in my bee. I'm debating whether I want to make this into a 3x3 layout with one circle of geese block on the back, or if I should make two more blocks myself so it's a 3x4 layout.

Blocks Received from Sew Beautiful Bee Ladies

Quilt Tops Needing Quilting
  • Jellyroll sampler quilt top (from Momo's Odyssea line)

    Jelly Roll Quilt Along Quilt Top

  • Patching Up baby quilt top (from Momo's Freebird line) - I need to finish this before my baby comes.

    patching up quilt top

  • Orange and blue fish in bags quilt top (from Heather Ross' Goldfish in Bags fabric) - I've since added a border to this top so it really is ready to go.

Goldfish Squares Quilt


I usually like having multiple projects to work on, but this list is out of control. Thanks to those of you who made it through that entire post. If you have any energy left, head on over to Lee's place and check out her WIP Wednesday linky to see what everyone else is working on.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Sunday, June 26, 2011

House Block for Cara

This month, Cara asked for those of us in the Sew Beautiful Bee to make house blocks for a quilt she's making for a family with a baby in the NICU.

House Block for Cara

I've never made a house block before, so I pulled out my graph paper and set to work. My original plan was to make a castle, but after measuring everything out, the turrets were going to finish at half an inch and I wasn't sure I could pull that off. So, I decided to improvise instead.

Cara asked each of us to add a bit of fabric from our own personal stash. I'm glad Cara sent me orange, brown, and pink fabrics because I was able to use this cute Carrot bike from Heather Ross' Bikes I Have Loved line. The colors worked nicely.

Linking up to:

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Friday, June 24, 2011


So, many of you regular readers know that I'm pregnant. Well, it turns out it's twins! And one of them came early...

I'm off to start enjoying this new little bundle.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pillows Galore & Starting the Kona Solids Challenge

A couple weeks ago, I spent a Saturday making nine 20" pillows. I'm happy to report that I mastered the invisible zipper. It took me four tries to get the first zipper on, but after that, the rest came together like that (*snaps fingers). I made three more pillows over the last week, making 12 in all. Since I ran out of zippers, the last three just have envelope closures. Here are a few.

Riley Blake's All Star 2

Art Gallery's Spellbound

Momo's Odyssea Front

Momo's Odyssea Back

Lizzy House's Red Letter Day


I know I've said this before, but I need a long break from pillows. I'm learning that I need to have a nice variety of projects/techniques to work on so I don't get burned out.

In other news, the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild is having a Kona Solids challenge over the next two months. We got the Brights pack and I'm excited to try something new.

Kona Solids Challenge

I cut my charm pack into 2.5" squares.

Kona Solids Challenge

We can add in any solids that we want (so far, I've added Kona Coal), but we can't use any prints. We can make anything from a pillow to a king size quilt.

Kona Solids Challenge

I have a plan in mind and have started piecing the top of my quilt. Hopefully, it turns out the way I hope.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I don't mean to be such a slacker these days.

I've been getting a little bit of sewing in lately, but not as much as I'd like, of course. This working away from home business is for the birds.

My sisters and I are having an artisan vendor booth at a local fair this weekend so I've been trying to get pillows sewn to sell. I will be taking photos of all the goods in a couple days so I can share them here. I'm happy to say that I've mastered the invisible zipper!

I'll be around soon, so stay tuned.


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