Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday WIP once again!

Where did that week go? It just slipped away, one leisurely day after another! So without further ado, here we go with the WIP report for this week.


Completed:

A few small, fun projects, including, just tonight, this Central Park wedge pincushion, lightly quilted from the scraps I had after cutting my lovely, yummy, scrummy half yards which arrived in the post today. I'm going to be including this in my scrappy giveaway tomorrow so stay tuned :-)


I also did this blanket for my friend's baby girl - its backed with lovely soft minky dot fabric and has a few of my fave fabrics in there.


And this little zipped bag with some scraps:


Work In Progress:

I'm surprising myself with the amount of projects I have on the go at the moment. The list is starting to freak me out ever so slightly, particularly since I have a commissioned quilt I need to start next week. I'm kind of wondering why I joined 2 quiltalongs this week - the Bottled Rainbows (finally!) which I am doing in a mini version - with smaller sized individual blocks as placemats. Here's my red block, I think I like it! Just need to figure out what to use to bind it and it'll be done.


 



I also joined the Crazy Scrappy quiltalong. I attempted my first block last night and really, its a good lesson in why you shouldn't sew late at night. I'm not that happy with the construction of this block but like the look of it so I'm going to leave it for the moment. I did it entirely from my small scrap basket and really, it would need some wider, longer scraps too. I'm looking forward to doing another and seeing how I get on!



Let me just say that I blame all you bloggy friends who are doing these quiltalongs and cajoled me/inspired me into them! When I fall down with exhaustion I'll blame you! You know who you are!

In other WIPs - I got my mini Dresden quilt basted and started to quilt it with a meandering FMQ which is looking interesting on the poly batting but didn't get far as the kids needed their dinner :-)  I'm thinking this will finish up as a wall hanging.


Finally, my backing and binding fabric arrived (with the Central Park) this morning so I'm hoping to get moving with the It's a Hoot quilt later in the week, I'm keen to get it finished in good time.

Started:


I cut my Central Park fabric as soon as it arrived. Isn't it just gorgeous? I love the cool shades and can't wait to get piecing with it. I'll be making Kate Conklin's Skittles pattern with it. So now I have two quilts in the cutting stage (also my Sherbet Pips Pinwheels).

And a little extra.......

So, I take it from all the comments on my last post that a giveaway is in order. Check back in tomorrow for your chance to win some of my lovely scraps, big and small and the little Central Park pincushion in the top photo!

I'll be linking this up to some great blogs including, as always,

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

29 comments:

Elizabeth D. said...

I love your crazy scrappy quilt block! I've been eyeing that quilt-along myself, and now that I'm nearing the end of two, I suspect I might find myself joining in. I love your first Bottled Rainbows block, just lovely! I can't wait to see your Central Park skittles quilt, I love that pattern. And Central Park, too, double swoon!! :)

Becky said...

Love that wedge pincushion, so cute! I can't believe you already dove into the Central Park. i always need time to pet my fabric before I slice it! HA!
I love all the projects you have going, such gorgeousness!

Leanne said...

All your projects look great!

Beezus said...

Looks like you're making a lot of progress. Funny how you said you shouldn't quilt late at night - I find that the best time for me. For some reason, I just feel at peace and it's much easier to become one with the sewing machine! lol

Flying Blind... said...

Tee Hee - I knew the scraps would get to you in the end!! Yours looks fantastic - I wish I had had some bigger better fabric to make mine larger than 6", but hey ho!

Amy said...

I love the scrappy block.I have been wanting to make one.

Eleni said...

I think I'm having a panic attack with ALL your projects in progress!!! hehehehe I'm just joking!!!
I love all your projects!! I love the fabrics... drooling here:) and I ADORE your mini DRESDEN quilt!!! I think it would be my next project on my to do list:)
xo
Eleni

kwiltmakr said...

The little zippered pouch is too cute with the owls on it. And I love the Central Park fabric.

abby said...

I love all your projects, but if I had to pick a favorite, I'd go with the zippered pouch. The owls are too cute!

CityHouseStudio said...

I LOVE your little pincushion, how cute!
And I love how you described falling down with exhaustion . . . I feel the same way . . . very often lately!

Diane said...

You had a productive week! Love the quilt, pincushion and the pouch! Those are all great, and youve still got lots going on too! Rainbow block looks great.

Riel Nason said...

What a great assortment of cheery bright things you have on the go! Happy Quilting!

Megan said...

It looks like you've had the BEST time this week - All your fabrics are adorable!

patchworkdelights said...

LOVE LOVE the crazy quilt along block Sarah it looks wonderful! Fi

Katie B. said...

WOW! Such great projects! I am in love with your mini bottled rainbow. So cute! And Central Park + Skittles pattern? Perfect! I need to back a quilt with some minky too. Sounds so luxurious.

Why have I never visited your blog before??? Well, I'm following now, so I'll be back! :)

Crimson Lily said...

Green scrappy block = my favorite

Jessica said...

Oh my I love all those little teensy tiny scraps!! And Central Park, you just can't go wrong!! Great WIPs!

KimT said...

my gosh I love you color sense! I am drawn to all of your projects! But I really really love the dresden. Nice Work

Hollie said...

I love that sweet little pincushion.

Fabric Bows and More said...

Very Cute! come and join our party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/

Val Campbell said...

Wow, you have been so busy! I love your first ticker tape block and scrappy pouch!

Rachel Hauser said...

What a cool idea to make the Bottled Rainbow placemats. Fun!

Ashley said...

ahh i love the fabric/ all the projects are awesome

Lose It Right Fitness said...

Okay, I'm in Kansas City! (That's 1)

Lose It Right Fitness said...

I chose to follow via RSS feed - hoping it will show up in my RSS updates on my droid! (That's 2)

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Judy said...

Loved these projects. I am featuring you over at my Swing into Spring party. Please drop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. The party will open tonight at 8pm EST.

Lee said...

That crazy scrappy block is awesome! Love it. And what a cute little pincushion. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )