Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I've been busy sewing and clearly not blogging!  Since I missed last week's WIP post this will cover the past two weeks:


  • Subversive Cross-Stitch-  I wrapped this up and just need to give it a good pressing and buy a cute frame to put it in.  I've decided not to post a picture since I'd like to keep things friendly here; but if you'd really like to see it just email me and I'll send over some pictures.

  • Crochet Infinity Scarf- Well this counts as a new project and a finish!  I whipped this up one night watching TV and it came together really quickly.  I am, however, going to make a new one, because I hadn't crocheted in a long time and I'm not 100% happy with the results (and the size/it's a bit too big on me).  But this one will be great to have around for shoveling the driveway and playing in the snow!  I used this pattern, if you're interested.

In Progress-

  • Jellybean- Oh the nightmare that is this quilt!  I finally got the top almost done after some seam issues which meant I got to go back and trim every single block to be the right size.  I still need to get some fabric for the border/backing/binding.  I'm going to do a white inner border and then a solid (or very subtle) outer border since it's such a busy quilt already.

  • Swoonerific Wall Hanging-  Nothing yet.  I need to add the white border, and I bought the backing/binding fabrics last week.  I also bought some embroidery floss since I've decided to try out hand quilting on the top. 


  • Rectangle Block- I mentioned this quilt back in October and I finally got to work on it.  I cut out all the triangles and have half of them sewn back together already.  Hopefully I'll have a top to show soon!

  • Pincushion Organizer-  I just got some Kate Spain Terrain in the mail yesterday (From Sew Lux Fabrics- super fast shipping!) and I'm using it whip up one of these for my mom for Christmas.  I had mentioned in my Winter Stitching list that I was going to make her a sewing kit; but then we went to some quilt shop and she kept talking about these, so now I'm making her one of them instead! 

  • Charmed Prints Quilt-a-Long- I really need to get started!  I have a bunch of charm packs, I just need to pick one to use, get some neutral fabric and get going.  A must do this week so that I don't fall behind (more than I already am!)  Check out the link to see if you may want to join in too :)

  • Long Arm Quilting-  Not a new project, but a new tool at my disposal!  My mom and I took an introductory long arm class at a local quilt shop last night, and now I can pay per hour to be able to go in and use the machine to quilt!!! I'm so excited!  The class was great, we quilted a whole charity quilt as practice during the class.  I can't wait to get a top done so I can go in and use it on my own quilt.

In Progress- 2
New- 3

I'm linking up at Freshly Pieced today- be sure to stop over there to check out what everyone else is working on this week!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Coming Home for Christmas!

Ah the joy of finishing your second quilt.  I learned so much from this one...like that you should use pins when you piece things together  :) 

I got the pattern, Coming Home, from Camille's book, Simplify.  It is listed as a table topper in the book, but at 36" x 36", I've deemed it a perfect wall hanging for our dining room.  I decided to use a mix of Christmas fabrics (all from Joann's) for the main part and I used a dark green with gold snowflakes for the border and the backing.  I pieced it opposite of the book so mine looks like Os instead of Xs. 

Coming Home for Christmas

The pattern was great, very easy to follow, and quick to put together.  I straight-line quilted it diagonally in both directions and did machine binding (solid green).  It washed up so nice and I can't wait to get it hung up for the holidays.  **Side note- does anyone have a favorite way to hang wall-hanging quilts?**

Coming Home for Christmas Stats:

Fabric- Christmas mix from Joann's 

Pattern- Coming Home from Simplify by Camille Roskelly

Finished Size- 36" x 36"

Did you finish any projects this week?


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I sewed my booty off this week :) 


  • Coming Home- Laziness banished! I finally finished sewing the binding and gave it a wash and I'm thrilled with the results!!  Here's a quick picuture but I'm planning a post on Friday with all the details.
  • Stockings for Kids- Finished my stocking up and sent it off to Lyanna this weekend.  Read all about it in my post here.
In- Progress-
  • Jellybean- I made a lot of progress here this week.  I finished cutting the rest of the jellyroll strips and have about 2/3 of them sewn up into blocks.  This week I need to finish the blocks, cut the white and add that to the blocks.
  • Subversive Cross Stitch-  Down to the final four letters (d-a-y-s)!  I should be able to finish it tonight since I love to work on it when Criminal Minds is on (side note- that's my favorite show!!)

New Projects

  • Swoonerific Wall Hanging-  Yep started something new this week and am in love with it!  I decided that I wanted to practice the Swoon pattern since it's the hardest pattern I've ever tackled before I bought nice fabric to make the whole entire quilt.  So I grabbed some fabric from my stash and set out to make a wall hanging out of one block for our upstairs hallway.  I got the whole top done and I'm in LOVE with this pattern :)  I bought the backing/binding fabric so I just need to get some batting and then put it together.

Finished ~ 2
In- Progress ~ 2
New ~ 1
I'm linking up at Freshly Pieced today- be sure to check out the other WIP Lists too!