Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I haven't done a WIP post in a little while, but this week I'm in the middle of so many - with no completed projects to show off - that I thought it would be nice to catch up. So here we go:


Scrappy Mug Rug Swap: After last week's craft fail, I recut my hexies and am working through the handstitching. Its actually quite pleasant sewing them sitting on the sofa and chatting with Himself, rather than sitting out in the kitchen by myself! Need to get this done and in the post this week so its more sitting on the sofa for me :-) I'm much happier with my hand sewn hexies, they are more even. Still figuring out how to finish this one. I think I'm going to put a cool/warm wonky log cabin block on the back of it to make it double sided, so not sure how best to quilt it to make the most of both sides.....

Sew Bee Blissful August Block: This is my very first month participating in a Bee and I'll be honest, I'm petrified of messing up!! See this lovely fabric Jenna sent me?


I never worry about messing up my own stuff, but the thought of cutting someone else's fabric and it turning out terrible is proving more nerve wracking than I imagined... Need to get off the fence and actually do it - again, by early next week.


Across the Sea Quilt-Along

Yay! I'm hosting my first quiltalong and am very excited about it. Its kicking off this week, so if you haven't checked it out, follow the button to find out more! This is a joint project run by myself and Jennifer, and we would just love if you wanted to join the fun. I'm doing the baby size quilt and have done my first fabric pull - this lovely bunch of Just Wing It FQs.


I'm considering taking away some and adding in a few complimentary FQs from other fabric ranges...need to make a decision as we'll start cutting soon!

For the Love of Solids swap: I have my fabric for this fab solids swap and I'm pretty clear on my idea now. I'm lucky to have a great partner who is commenting lots in the group and its such a help. I can't wait to get sewing with this project, it will put me out of my comfort zone but in a good way. This is the stack of solids I'm using - aren't they pretty? I have to say that I am loving this swap group - its so active, so imaginative and I'm learning lots. Definitely exactly what I think swaps are all about.



The Skittles quilt top is sitting in my basket waiting to be basted and quilted....hmm, I think it will be September before I get to it.



Lastly - don't forget to pop over and enter my blogiversary giveaway for this lovely Amy Butler fabric. You'll find it here!


So, that's my update. Want to see some other fab projects in progress? Head over to Freshly Pieced and have a browse through some of those talented ladies' blogs!



WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

21 comments:

Lynne said...

I hear you on using other people's fabric; I was given some fabric from the donations to our community quilting group and I have been reluctant to start anything - just in case!

Flying Blind... said...

You are one busy bird x

Sarah said...

Such a huge amount going on, I dont know how you fit it all in! I just cant wait to see what you do with that gorgeous FTLOS stack :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

Those solids are wonderful! Sounds like a great swap too! Think I might have to join in your QAL too!

Elizabeth D. said...

I always get nervous when I use someone else's fabric, too! Can't wait to see how your first bee block goes :) Your scrappy mug rug progress is looking great so far! And I couldn't agree more about the solids swap group, I'm having so much fun with this swap!!

Laura said...

That's such a beautiful collection of WsIP. The solids look fabulous, and I love the owl in the hexagons. So cute!

Becky said...

wow, lots going on! Glad you are enjoying the handsewing of the hexies. I found it really addicting and was kind of disappointed when I was done! Love that stack of solids too. so perty.

Toni said...

I'm going a little crazy just having two quilts being worked on at once, cannot imagine this much plus your quilt-along! The fabrics you have pulled for it are beautiful. Can't wait to see more!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Busy busy lady....everything looks beautiful. I love the solids....

Cindy said...

Goodness! Your mug rug is going to be lovely. Second time is the charm. What a lucky partner you have :)
Come on and cut into those bee fabrics. You can do it!

Melinda said...

I'm definitely liking the handsewn look better!

Amy said...

Your solids are absolutely lovely!

Jessica said...

I hear ya on the "don't want to mess up someone elses fabric" nerves! Loving your mug rug so far, I'll have to checkout the QAL! I'm a sucker for QALs!!!

Wandering Minstrel said...

What adorable hexies! And happy blogiversary!

Katy Cameron said...

Busy week for you, but love how the hexies are turning out this time round

Kelli said...

I signed up with Jennifer for the QAL. I've got a few things to finish up first, but can't wait to get started! And your hexies are SOOO cute! That little owl in the center is absolutely precious!

The Sunflower Patch said...

Happy Blogiversary Sarah :)
Just jump in and cut! I won't tell you how many times I had to rip those blocks for Jenna apart! I finally breathed a Sigh of relief when I finished them (correctly) :)

Rachel said...

Love your hexies! So cute!

Melissa said...

I promise you that EVERYONE feels the same way when they're new to a bee. Well, everyone with a conscience, that is! :) You'll do fine. Just pay attention to what the Queen Bee asks for, and do your best, and it'll all work out fine.

And I love your hexies, by the way! I'm wishing I was in the SMRS this round! :)

Good luck getting it all done.

Lee said...

Those little hexies are so pretty! And the Across the Sea quilt-along looks wonderful. I probably can't do it right now, but I'll be following along and putting it on my list for later! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Barbara said...

The hexies look great. I love the colors together (: