Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WiP Wednesday #10

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Wow. Hmm. Yeah, um, I don't know that I have any real progress to show. Well, just a little, but most of it I already showed earlier this week. Oh yeah, Lee is busy potty training this week so WiP is being hosted over at Don't Call Me Betsy this week. Don't forget to go check out everyone's work!

New Projects:
Well, yesterday I received my Giveaway Day prize from Clover and Violet: supplies for their Embroidery 101 quiltalong which I am going to start this week.

Isn't it yummy? I love that Just Wing It fabric. The only thing I don't have is thread, but I used to be a cross-stitcher. And even though I haven't cross-stitched in YEARS, I still have three cases of thread down in my craft room. I think I can find some thread to use!

I also played a little with Lee's new Hexing Around Block. LOVE IT! I did mine quickly with scraps cause I just wanted to see how it would come together. Now, I will say, I messed mine up. See the green stripes on the top and bottom rows? Yeah, it ended up being only 1" instead of 1.5" so it shortened those sides and made it more like Wonky Hexing, but I love how easy it came together.  It's also missing a row but I ran out of colors (I seem to use some of the same colors in my quilts; I need to branch out!). I can't wait to see how this design can be used! I think it would make a gorgeous pillow! Next time I will choose fabrics a bit better as well. Like I said, this was just scrappy.

Ongoing Projects:
I already posted about it this week, but I DID end up putting the 1 inch green border and 4 inch black border around my X Marks the Spot quilt. You can see that here. I feel like it's all I've blogged about lately so I need to finish up some other projects.
I did a little more quilting on my sister' quilt but haven't been able to spend as much time on that as I'd like. Considering her birthday was May 12th, I need to get that done.

Completed Projects:
Well, since I spent the week getting teacher's gifts done and getting an upcoming 4th grader and kindergartener acclimated to being at home for the summer, not a lot got finished. But I did finish all the mug rugs for teachers' gifts.

Goal for this week:
Finish something!


Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love this little block! So bright and cheery!

Elizabeth D. said...

Fun, I love those fabrics you won and I love what you did with Lee's tute! Looks like you had a great sewing week :) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Katie B. said...

I'm jealous of your giveaway win! Have fun with that!

Mitzi said...

The giveaway fabrics are awesome! So happy for you. So glad you got your laptop back. Great little hexy block, too. Have fun today!

Jenniffier said...

I like your goal! I agree with that one. That would be nice to do. I am excited to see your Embroidery 101 quilt along. I was thinking about joining too.

kwiltmakr said...

I went back and took a peek at your X marks the spot quilt.I love how it turned out, it is so awesome! I also took a peek at the embroidery 101 that you are going to do, looks like it will be a lot of fun. I really enjoy doing embroidery.

noga quilts said...

I love your hex, and it's wonkiness makes it more interesting! Good job

Bree said...

love the hexie! I've been eyeing that block.

Linz said...

I LOVE that hexie block! Those are my favorite!!

I can't wait to watch your embroidery project!! Good luck!! :)

And thanks for changing this to pop-up! I feel like a gag has been taken out of my mouth! ;)

qwiltnknitnut said...

That hex block is so fun! I love your blog, this is my first visit, but I'll be back!

Allison said...

I like your Hexing Around block - bright and cheerful :)

Bree said...

Luck you, you got some great fabrics! I like your big hexie block. I've added that one to my list to try out as well.

Kylie Lloyd said...

loved the hexing around block.