Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday: My First of 2012

I have a slew of items on my to-do list that are in various stages of completion. I really really really want to get them done so I can work on one of my 2012 goals: working on one project, start to finish, before beginning anything new. So, here are a few WIPs and a couple finishes for this week to get the ball rolling.

In Progress

1001 Peeps Supernova

My local bee mates helped me put the blocks together for this one back in August before I had my baby. I made two more blocks earlier this month and then pieced the top together. I love that mitered border! Read more about this quilt top here.

My Supernova Quilt Top

Quilt for my mom

I've cut most of the printed fabric for my mom's quilt, but need to finish cutting about three more fat quarters and then I'll get started on the solid. Her quilt will be really similar in design to my dad's quilt.

Quilt for my oldest daughter's bed

I started this quilt back in the summer in preparation for moving my middle child out of the crib and into a bunkbed. I have the top half-way pieced and just lost motivation in getting it done. I WILL finish it up.

Quilt for another sister

I started a quilt for my sister, who's right above me in the family line, forever ago. At least a year ago. Maybe more. Despite it being red, black, gray, and white (I'm not a huge fan of the red and black color combo), I really love the blocks. I'm determined to get this one done at least before the year is half over.

Finished

Drawstring bag

I made this bag on Sunday to hold my daughter's first set of Legos.

Drawstring bag for my daughter's Legos!

Appliqued Name Pillows

I spent Saturday appliqueing letters onto fabric for pillow fronts. My sister-in-law asked my sister to make 16 pillows for girls in her church who are advancing to the Young Women program. Since my sister has been watching my kids for me, I told her I would help out with the pillows. I appliqued eight of the names on Saturday. And I am sure glad to be done!

Appliqued name

Bee Block for Colleen

Colleen asked for circles way back in September for our local bee, but she let me have an extension since I had my baby and didn't make it to a couple meetings afterward. This circle piecing was difficult for me. I need to give the block to Colleen on Saturday, so if I have any time before now and then, I'll try adding another circle or two. I think her quilt is going to turn out awesome, especially because she is hand-quilting around each circle with different color thread.

Circle for Colleen

I'm hoping to be more productive starting next week. I've rearranged my work schedule, which starts soon, and I think it'll give me a little more time for sewing!

Linking up to:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

10 comments:

Jessica said...

LOVE your supernova! The applique looks great, and your circle piecing looks good to me!! Great WIPs!

Janine said...

Your making some beautiful things. Love the supernova:)

Debbie said...

Your supernova is just so wonderful! I really love it! And cute bag you made! I just got a pattern & need to try my hand at it too! Good luck on your w.i.p. list!!

Katie B. said...

Lots of progress! I can't wait to see your Supernova finished up. It's gorgeous!

The Thompsons said...

The name applique pillows is such a cute idea for the girls. I do activity days in our ward and you're giving me ideas for my 2 girls that graduate to YWs in March. Hmmmmm

Threeundertwo said...

Beautiful quilt! Good work on your WIPs.

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see Colleen's quilt all finished up, that sounds gorgeous! I think your circle looks great, for the record :) I love your drawstring bag for your daughter's Legos, that's a great idea!

Marg said...

Your Supernova looks awesome. The bag is really cute, love the fabric, and it's a great idea.

Lee said...

That drawstring bag is ridiculously cute! Good luck with your list. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

felicity said...

All your projects are fabulous! I love me a Supernova for sure!!

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