Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WiP Wednesday!

Wow, it's been quite a busy week. Wrapping up a quilt along, finishing some things and starting others. I am just wiped. But I'm not out yet!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Hooking up with Lee again this week to see what everyone is up to!

Ongoing Projects:
Embroidery 101: This project is nearing its end. The end date for posting a final quilt is 10/26 so I am wrapping it up. I finished block 8...


 block 9...
and I have begun putting together the top. I know it looks crazy. I'm doing white sashing with little blocks in the corner of each block. I'm using my leftover scraps for the little blocks

String quilt: I actually finished this top!

I may add some borders or another row to make it larger.

I also did a tiny bit of work on my red and white hexie but not enough to even show.

New projects:
I am playing with some ideas for new bedding in my bedroom. I had an Amy Butler bundle from one of her previous lines but I'm thinking I will need more if I end up replacing curtains and pillows as well. So I dropped by the LQS and picked up some Soul Blossoms. Just not sure they'll mix enough to really like. I'm thinking I may have to pull out one or two of the original fabrics and use them for something else. Then I may need to add a few more of the Soul Blossom fabrics to even it back out.


Not sure it's working for me. Very undecided.

Completed:
I finished a donation quilt this week. That was my only completed quilt.

No progress:
Bottled Rainbows: My pink block still sits where I left it.
Skill Builder: I have not done my block this week. Definitely need to get to work on that one.

And of course, what post would be complete without a "my kids are so goofy" story. Got one fresh off the presses for you; this was the conversation my son had with me when he came in my room this morning (he had already been awake with his dad for a while).

Son: Mom, guess what? I've already gotten three things done this morning already!
Me: Wow, really? What have you done?
Son: I've already gotten dressed and I already ate breakfast!
Me: Whoa! That's great. What was the third thing you did?
Son: Well, I haven't done the third thing yet.

My house is like comedy hour every day!

18 comments:

Linz said...

Those blocks look amazing!! Yea!! I still need to do my skill builder block too...

Great progress!! You son is such a hoot!

Carla said...

Your embroidery blocks are so sweet! I a sucker for string quilts and yours looks great :o)

Pat said...

I love the colors in your string quilt, yummy!

Melissa said...

That string quilt is fantastice!

Kelsey said...

Your string quilt is beautiful!

KristyLou said...

Your string quilt is sooooo cool! Good for you for finishing the top.

Mitzi said...

I love love love your string quilt! Gorgeous!

Rebecca Lynne said...

The string quilt is gorgeous!!! Mmmm another row...can't wait to see if you add more.

Your son is hilarious. I love when my daughter comes out with a very matter of fact, completely wrong, statement and I can't help but laugh - she's only 2 though - I'm sure her comments will get crazier as time goes on!

Alli said...

Your string quilt looks great! :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I simply love that string quilt!!

M-R said...

Your son is hilarious! Love it! Great job with the embroidery quilt. It looks great with those sashing/borders. And you already know that I love that string quilt!

Katie B. said...

Your embroidery is incredible!

Jenelle said...

I can't wait to see your Embroidery 101 quilt finished! I love the custom embroidery design you made with the flowers. :) I also did the sashing with blocks in the corner (maybe you saw the photoshop tests on Jennie's post) and I really loved the result. Good luck with the finish!

Jenniffier said...

Congrats on the embroidery 101 blocks! Way to go!

├Žble said...

That string quilt is gorgeous. Congrats on the completion.

Kelli said...

String quilt = awesome! I absolutely love it.

Kate S. said...

Love your string quilt! I definitely have to make one of those sometime :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Your embroidery looks really cute and I love the string quilt!
My son was playing with his fisher price record player (technically mine from when I was little!) and he was playing 'twinkle twinkle' over and over. Then he stopped, told me he had a surprise song for me... and played it again.