Here we are at the last quarter of the year, which absolutely blows my mind. I know I say it all the time but where did the year go, my goodness! I'm keeping my list short and simple this quarter, so here it is:
1. Bee Sewcial Triangle Quilt - You can see some of my progress above. The quilt is in nine sections and I have half of the back done. I am currently waiting on yardage to arrive so I can finish up the quilt front and back. Very excited about this one.
2. Christmas Pajamas - Surprised this one carried over? I doubt it, obviously I want to get these made for my kiddos for Christmas this year.
3. Women's Waterfall Raglan - I really want to get this pattern made because I really want to have this shirt and hopefully I'll love the fit and want to make lots more.
4. Moana Halloween Costume - New this quarter, I started making tassels last month and have the majority of my supplies and I have a plan. Since this one is for Halloween this year I better get cracking!
That's it folks! Four projects, hopefully doable so I can finish out the year with a bang. You still have a few days to make your list and link up, please do, we would love to have you! Find the link up HERE.
A teaser shot to show off my latest work in progress. I designed a paper pieced pattern and am in the chain piecing a million pieces mode. Oh and have I ever mentioned that I don't really like paper piecing. I'm sure I have. But, I will say the end product will definitely be worth it! Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
My work in progress today. I can see the end of these two table runners. Once they are bound, my January goal will be met. Woo hoo! I'm off to stitch on those bindings. Finished projects here I come!
Linking up with the following:
My latest work in progress, an example block for my Always Bee Learning bee mates. I'm the "Queen Bee" this month and these are the packets they will be receiving. This block is from the book "Fresh Quilting" by Malka Dubrawsky. It is the Modern Baby Quilt pattern, and is constructed entirely out of Y seams. I will honestly say that this is my new favorite technique, and I absolutely loved putting it together. Hopefully my bee mates agree with me! The fabric is from Kate Spain and is one of her new lines, Cuzco. The "solid" is by Laura Gunn and is called Painters Canvas, I just love the look of these fabrics with such great texture. I personally think this quilt will be one of my new favorites, what do you think?
Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.
Whatever could this project be? All cut up and ready to sew. Honestly it is about 2/3 sewn together now, but I can't show it to you yet, soon enough though. Oh I am such a tease... In case you were wondering, this fabric is Fox Trails by Riley Blake Fabrics and this project just might be for the new little love in my life.
Linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday, it has been a while since I linked up because honestly my WIP list is so long it is embarrassing and I don't think you guys really want to see the same darn list every single week. I have decided to link up every now and then with just one work in progress and try to keep things a little bit simpler! Be sure to visit Freshly Pieced and see what everyone else is working on! Until next time...
Having every intention of making this a wordless Wednesday, I quickly realized that it wasn't wordless when I promptly began typing. I guess I am unable to be wordless? Maybe it is because I don't have any adult interaction during the day! Oh well....
I bit the bullet and cut into my precious Macaroni Love Story by Heather Ross. I had a plan and a pattern for quite some time now, spent an enormous amount of time doing the math and changing the pattern a tad bit, but finally last night I cut it out! It felt good and rewarding. Can't wait to get stitching!
Here it is, my precious. Macaroni Love Story by Heather Ross, I've been hoarding it, and now it is time to cut it up, stitch it up, and then love it up! I've actually decided to join in two quilt-alongs at the same time (as if I don't have enough on going projects.) I think fate threw me head first into both of these quilt-alongs and that it is meant to be, so I'm going with it! The first is the My Precious QAL hosted by the lovely Kelly over at Kelby Sews. The second is the Cosmic Burst QAL hosted by the also lovely Julie over at Distant Pickles. Both of these quilt-alongs will result in one quilt, I will be using my precious fabric to make the Cosmic Burst quilt.
I wont be killing myself to get it done by any certain deadline, but I do hope to get cutting soon. First, I have to decide on fabric placement and that is where I need your help. When you have fabric this precious, you don't just cut into it all willy-nilly...no YOU HAVE A PLAN. I have roughed up three fabric placement images, and I would love to know which of the three you like the best. Husband and I mutually agreed on one last night, but I would love to get your opinion too!
Several things to keep in mind. The orange is going to be Patty Young's Creamsicle Stitch fabric, and the Gray is probably going to be Alexander Henry's Heath. Kind of undecided on the Heath as of right now, we shall see. The scale of the fabrics is a bit off also, (this is a rough layout) and keep in mind this quilt will measure 40" x 40" and will showcase these prints nicely. This quilt is one big block. Here we go:
Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced, this is my newest work in progress, and honestly what is the point in listing the 100 other on-going projects that you all have heard about over and over again. Heck, I'm tired of hearing about them too! Maybe from now on, I'll just feature one work in progress, we shall see. Thanks in advance for your help in choosing my layout.
Wow, it has been almost three months since i have done a normal WIP post, and since I am still here, still huge and currently 37.5 weeks pregnant (full term, yippee!) I thought I would do a WIP roundup of sorts. Kind of a reminder to myself of all my current projects floating around my house that I will complete this year! And yes, I said it, I will complete these this year, or else! Just kidding, but seriously it is my New Years Resolution!
1. Block 1 QAL, 2. Block 2 QAL, 3. Block 3 QAL, 4. Block 4 QAL, 5. Petal Block - Bottled Rainbows 2, 6. Raspberry Block - Bottled Rainbows, 7. Lime Block - Bottled Rainbows, 8. Grass Block - Bottled Rainbows 2, 9. Kaleidoscope Quilt Top Hanging 2, 10. Fox Trails - Baby Quilt, 11. Baby Boy Quilt, 12. Log Cabin Block 2 - Quilting newBEES, 13. Christmas Spiderweb Block - Christmas Fabric Bee, 14. String Pieced Block - Always Bee Learning, 15. Scrapbuster Swap - Postage Stamp Blocks 2, 16. Scrapbuster Swap Round 3 - Set 3
Ongoing Projects or Works in Progress:
Row 1 - My current project, I have 2 of 4 panels quilted, using the Quilt As You Go method. This was a Lily's Quilts Quilt Along. Goal is to have it finished by March.
Row 2 - Bottled Rainbows Quilt Along 5 of 16 blocks completed.
Row 3 (From Left to Right) - Kaleidoscope Quilt Along awaiting basting, Fox Trails baby quilt awaiting cutting, Baby boy quilt for my nephew top halfway pieced, Denyse Schmidt Log Cabin Blocks from the Quilting newBEES group top awaiting piecing.
Row 4 (From Left to Right) - Christmas String Blocks from the Christmas Fabric Bee group top awaiting piecing, Heather Bailey String Blocks from the Always Bee Learning group top awaiting piecing, Postage Stamp Blocks from Scrapbuster Swap not sure what I will do with these, Scrappy Depression Blocks from Scrapbuster Swap top awaiting piecing.
Row 5 - Wonky Christmas Stars from Scrapbuster Swap, possibly table runners and pillows.
Row 6 (or Last Photo) - Good Fortune Fabric Bundle to be possibly used in the Swoon-Along hosted by I'm A Ginger Monkey. Currently hoping I can figure out how to make this Fat Eighth bundle work with the Swoon blocks!
This Week's Stats:
New Projects - What is new, what is old? Who knows? I lost track a long time ago!
Completed Projects - 0
Currently in Progress - 12
Dream Projects On Hold For Now:
Amy Butler's Style Stitches Blossom Handbag
Amy Butler's Style Stitches Everything Wristlet
Amy Butler's Style Stitches Miss Maven Ruffled Handbag
Amy Butler's Style Stitches Take Flight Shoulder Bag
_Head over to Freshly Pieced to have a look at what everyone else is working on!
My normal WIP Wednesday list is on hiatus for while. Between the holidays and my due date (in January) I am just focusing on what needs to get done NOW. Instead I have decided to do a special edition Christmas WIP list! The list above shows the things that I would like to get done before Christmas, all of these are gifts. Honestly, in my head this list seemed a lot longer, so it really feels good to actually put pen to paper and write the list out. It doesn't seem so overwhelming now, which is really a good thing. Most of these items have not been started yet, but some are in the works, and others are in the "pulling fabric" stage, like the pillowcase below.
Two of the items are on the "if it doesn't get done, that is ok" list. The bookbag is going to be for my son, and honestly if it doesn't get done, oh well. The other is the table runner I am considering making for my mother-in-law, once again, if I get it done, great, otherwise, maybe next year.
The one project that I am smack dab in the middle of is the pirate blanket for my son. I am making a large 25" x 26" block (seen below) from the Modern Blocks book. It is almost finished (the water is laying down and is Heather Ross mermaids and fish.) I just have to add borders so that the finished size is closer to 36" x 40." I have not decided how to quilt this one yet (machine or hand) we shall see what time permits! Wish me luck on all my projects, I may need it!
Congratulations to Lee! She has officially been hosting WIP Wednesday for one whole year now! Head over to Freshly Pieced to have a look at what everyone else is working on and a chance to win some great prizes!
Miss me folks? It has been quite a while since I have participated in WIP Wednesday, I guess it has been because I am working on my own personal WIP...my bun in the oven! Don't get me wrong, I've been working on projects, just nothing on my WIP list, all new things, and most of those I recently finished up! So, this WIP Wednesday is really selfishly for me to take inventory of how many unfinished things I really have laying around, and what I need to just finish up! Like those projects that are 80% and 98% finished - just do it, for goodness sake!
Speaking of my bun in the oven, for those of you whom I haven't shared our news with yet, we found out a few weeks ago that we are having a little boy! We are excited that our son will have a baby brother to pick on and someone to play "cars" with. The photo below was taken while we were on vacation in Destin, Florida a few weeks ago, so please excuse the frizzy hair and lack of make-up! I just wanted to show you guys my growing baby bump, and even in the two weeks since this photo was taken, I swear it seems to have doubled! Anyways.... on to my WIP rundown....
Amy Butler's Style Stitches Fringed Hobo Bag - See Post HERE
Organizing my OUT OF CONTROL Fabric Stash (98% complete)
Bottled Rainbows Ticker Tape Quilt-Along (5 of 16 blocks complete)
Lily's Quilts Quilt-Along (Using Sherbet Pips)
Making a Light Box & Photographing 150+ Items (Supplies bought, partly assembled)
Sewing (for myself) a few tops/shirts. (2 down, several more to go!)
Sock Skeletons (80% complete)
Amy Butler's Style Stitches Blossom Shoulder Bag - NEW
2 Uber Large Handbags (cut out)
Quilt Bee Blocks
Christmas Scrapbuster Swap - NEW
Christmas Table Runner - NEW
Stockings for Kids Donation Project - NEW
Baby Boy Quilt for my Nephew - NEW
This Week's Stats:
New Projects - 5
Completed Projects - 1
Currently in Progress - 15
Dream Projects On Hold For Now:
Amy Butler's Style Stitches Everything Wristlet
A Stack of Burp Cloths
Baby Boy Quilt using Fox Trails (recently purchased)
Sock Monkey Quilt
Denyse Schmidt Home Dec Fabric Wall Hanging Quilt
Making a bunch of clutches.
Head over to Freshly Pieced to have a look at what everyone else is working on!
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