Wednesday, July 6, 2011

WiP Wednesday!

I wasn't sure I'd make it back in time from my sister's house for this but, here goes another Wednesday!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I actually got a bit done this week in spite of being on a mini vacation in Knoxville! And, oh my, I actually made it to two LQS's while I was gone! The first one was a bit overwhelming because they didn't have things together by designer, but then we stopped at Intown Quilters in Atlanta on the way back home. Woohoo! And they had all the Riley Blake fabrics I picked up for the contest on sale. Always a plus!
Here's a sneak peek...

Yes, looks like I'm doing a Christmas quilt. I love snowmen and I thought the hot cocoa and mittens were cute. I am a bit worried about using a leaf type pattern in with Christmas but I loved the color and I will probably end up cutting it up enough that you won't really notice it so much. We'll see.

Okay, Number 1:
Before we left for our mini-vaycay, I made this bag...

Yes, those are pockets on the front and the same are on the back. I love it with a small exception, and the exception is my fault. It called for heavy interfacing. Well, I couldn't find 'heavy' interfacing but I found 'stiff' interfacing so that's what I used. Guess what? Not the same thing! Stiff is MUCH stiffer than heavy. I like the structure of mine, but the pockets don't have the room I thought they would have because of the stiffness, and the bulk was so much putting it together that it broke my twin needle (which I bought especially for this and loved!) and I couldn't box the bottom because it wouldn't fit in the machine. I will definitely make this bag again but I will lean to the softer side of interfacing rather than the heavier if I can't find what it calls for. Definitely a keeper.

Number 2:
I got a bit done on my second Embroidery 101 square but I'm not done.

Number 3:
I got more done on my hexie Grandma's Garden quilt.
Sorry for the wonky picture. I had it sort of rolled up in my bag so there are bent places. And no, there are no pinks mixed in with the solid whites. I made my hexie templates on random card stock and there was a piece of hot pink stuck in there, so it shows through a bit. I had cut out what I though was a ton of white to work on this and used ALL of it up while we were gone. Oh well, back to the cutting board!

Number 4:
I finished my Churn Dash block for the Skill Builder Sampler.
So, that's where I stand after half a week in Tennessee! Hope you had a productive week as well! Check everyone out over at Lee's!
I also decided to link up to Canoe Ridge Creation's {Sew} Modern Mondays. Check that out here.
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


Linz said...

CUTE Christmas fabric!! Those snowmen and mittens are my favorite!! (I used some last year I think! And LOVED them!!) Good luck and have fun with that!!

CUTE bag! ANd the Hexies look awesome! YEA!!

Jenniffier said...

My goodness you did make a lot of progress. I am telling you the riley blake fabrics are fun to play with. I am glad you were able to pick up some. The red leaf looks great. I have it in blue and I thought it was a perfect match before you mentioned it was a leaf print. Good work on the rest of the projects too :)

Allegory said...

I have *yet* to stop at Intown Quilters. I really need to get up there.

Those hexies are adorable. It's really making me want to do a Grandma's Flower quilt.

And I *love* that Embroidery square. Every. Single. Bit. of it. I think I have another thing to add to my to-do list.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The butterfly is sew cute! Now you have to recover from your vacation.

Happy Turtle said...

Love the Christmas fabric and it looks like the leaf will be ok coz the color is so gorgeous.

Kate said...

Cute Christmas fabric! Can't wait to see what you make with it. I think the leaf blends well with it. :)

kristastitched said...

i'm loving that butterfly embroidery square. my word verification is ilistpot. hmmm...

M-R said...

Love your Churn Dashblock! I'm going to have to look for that Christmas fabric too. So cute!

Letterpress said...

I have bags on my mind right now, as I want to make a couple for traveling, so it was great to read your post and get your input on these things.

thanks for your comment on my blog!

Eliabeth E.

Carla said...

I love Christmas and can't wait to see what you make. I've done the same thing with the interfacing. I have also learned not to try to sew it with the fabric and it helps with the bulky seams. Cut it within the seam allowance. It looks like you are plugging away on all your projects. :o)

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Your churn-dash reminded me of one of the block patterns that we had to start with in the McCall's Quilt Design Star Challenge #1. They called it shoo-fly, but very similar.