Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WiP Wednesday

Well, as some of you know, I was complaining earlier this week about having had to refind my steam on some projects. Well, I finally made some progress! Oh, and if you are a fan of The Princess Bride movie, check here for my giveaway. I mentioned watching it with my daughter for her birthday party the other week and was inundated with so many comments from fans of the movie that I decided to give away the book. Yup! There's a book!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Okay, so Number 1! I finally finished the back for Embroidery 101. Just in case you don't remember, here's the front.
Uh, hmm... well, Blogger is being Blogger and won't let me post the front so here is another option

And here is the back.

And another view. Though I just realized it may be changing a bit.

See, I bought a few fat quarters, a large floral piece and 2 yards of the navy to make the back. The navy was also supposed to be for the borders and the binding. Only thing is, I don't have enough for the binding. I had resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to purchase more to finish it, when it just dawned on me that I could remove one of those large navy pieces on the back and replace it with more scraps and white. That way I would have enough to even everything out. Isn't it funny how seeing something up on a post makes you have ideas?

Rememer those cute lined drawstring bags I showed you last week that I'd picked up from our quilting guild's  Christmas auction? I didn't make those; those were made by Mitzi. But she let me in on her go-to tutorial for those over at Jeni's In Color Order and I made one this afternoon. I had a fat quarter shaped piece of Echino in one of my scrap bags I got from Pink Chalk a month or so ago. I had to fussy cut it, but I love how it turned out.

Yes, I know it doesn't look like the inside matches. I didn't have a hot pink piece that was big enough so I decided to match the liner to these red flowers that were sitting just below the birds. Whatsamatter? Whadya mean ya don't see any flowers? Oh, well, they kind of got eaten up by the bottom. That's okay. It's mine. I love it anyway. But I see more of these in my future. Many more! Mwahahahahahaha!
How is my owl project? Hmm,...

well, it still hasn't moved yet, but it will get done. In case you missed this one this week, I'm making a fleece blanket for one of the girls who came to my daughter's birthday party so she will get the blanket to go with her pillowcase.
What did you get done this week? Check out everyone else at Lee's!


Linz said...

Oh, I love those little bags!! SO cute!! And love the back of the embroidery quilt!! So cute!

Pat said...

Well the back is super cool and I just love those drawstring bags! Looks like you had a good week!

M-R said...

Those bags are so cute, Melinda! Great job on the backing. Looking forward to seeing the Embroider 101 all together. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mitzi said...

Your bags look great! I can't quit making them!

Marsha C said...

I need to learn a different type of bag to make.
I have yet to piece the back of a quilt except to piece the same type of material to fit.
I won some fat quarters on listia. I never thought of putting them together for a backing....great idea!