Wednesday, February 15, 2012


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
I really have been working on some of my projects, really I have. I took pictures of the pieces I'd cut out for my next Carpenter Wheel so I could at least prove that I had done a little, then what did I go off and do? I sewed them together! Then I couldn't stop myself so I trimmed the HST's. Well, I couldn't keep looking at that forlorn stack of HST's that needed to be sewn into a project so here's block number 4 on my Carpenter Wheels.

I also was trying to pick a project as my next UFO to finish. I am really DYING to finish my red and white hexie quilt. I know it will take a while and I should probably pick something else but it's something I can work on while watching tv and such so I pulled it back out. Here it is all across my dining room floor (I still haven't moved my table back to the center of the room from having the Christmas tree in there).

I know. I've got a long way to go. I don't know WHY I thought it would be better to do it all in hexies instead of appliqueing it onto a white background. Probably because I have not done much applique that deals with quilting.

I also have the Girl's Twin quilt out on the guest bed so I can get the batting trimmed and get the backing done. I'm thinking of taking it to my church so I have a really big floor to pin it on. I may be able to get it on my dining room floor but I'm not sure. I know I'm going to have to buy more pins.

I am also patiently (not!) awaiting one of my swap packages. I know it's been sent and some people have reported having gotten theirs, but I will probably get mine today. It's from the Polka Dot Swap over at Craftbuds. Lindsay posted this yummy goodness yesterday!
Polka Dot Charms, Received!

Ach! I can't wait to get my hands on it! Not that I really have a plan yet, but I want it! I'm easily entertained!

And right in the middle of all this chaos? Little Man's birthday party on Friday. Which means I have to make a cake. And I'm thinking of using fondant...for the very first time ever. Not so sure how smart this is but you've got to start somewhere. And it's Ninjago. I don't know how many of you have little boys who have been hit hard by this one, but mine has! It will be at one of the jumpy places around here so we invited his class from school and a couple of other friends. So far half have RSVP'ed, all yeses. But I have heard from a friend whose daughter is in the same class that she invited the whole class, got 7 RSVP's and ended up having 14 kids show up. So I'm worried. I decided not to do treat bags because, how do you prepare for anywhere between 13-26 kids? There's no way! So that's where this week stands. Getting to work on cake today!


Patti said...

love your carpenter's wheel block! The fabrics are great. Happy birthday to your little man as well!

Debbie said...

Love your Carpenter's Wheel! And your hexies - wow - that would send me running. Good for you! ;-) And have fun with your little one's birthday!

M-R said...

Wow, your hexie quilt is going to be a stunner, Melinda! Good luck with the party. Parents who don't RSVP are a pet peeve of mine. :)

Linz said...

That Carpenter's wheel is awesome!! Way to go! The hexie is coming along!! It looks great!

Love the dots!! :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Progress looks good! The hexies are wonderful and it will look amazing when you're done and so satisfying!

sewfrench said...

Love the hexie quilt and how it's coming along!
Do you know the difference betwen a Carenters star, Swoon, and Carpenter's Wheel? I was just wondering it yesterday then you posted your block. Which is lovely.

Cassie said...

I love your carpenter's block! That is going to be a great quilt! And good luck filling in those hexies!

Michele said...

Your Carpenters Wheel is really nice. I can't wait to see it all completed.

As for the cake and the fondant, I've been a cake decorator for 20+ years so I can honestly tell you that while it looks pretty, most people don't actually eat it, they take it off first. You have to put a layer of buttercream on first, let it set up a bit in the fridge and then do the fondant. Whatever you end up doing, I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Nicole said...

Steady progress! That hexie quilt is going to be marvelous! Keep going!

Can't wait to see all those lovely Carpenter's Wheels together.