Showing posts with label WIP Wednesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WIP Wednesday. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Stars and an Anniversary

With so much swirling around on this WIP Wednesday I've made a list:

1. Lucky Stars BOM: December Practice Block - happy with my first attempt at paper piecing.
 
2.  Second Year Podcast Anniversary on Friday, January 18th, 2013.  I'll be recording a podcast that day and will be embedding a special giveaway clue in the recording.


3.  QST Pinwheel Label  and binding fabric for Sea Glass Quilt - must get basting to keep on track with my January 2013 January Lovely Year of Finishes goal.

4.  Parisian Star Block for my month of Modern Blocks Bee:  Now there are seven.

5.  Student Teaching Prep:  Writing syllabi, lesson plans and unit plans to get ready for start on 1/29/13.


I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday.

Don't forget to listen to my next podcast, Episode 35 (!) where I'll be talking about Indigo and the amazing range of blues created by dying fabric with it.

Happy Wednesday everyone!
Susan

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wordless WIP Wednesday

Parisian Star from Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods
My October Block
Go visit Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP  Wednesday

Ciao,
Susan

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Teaching My Boy to Cut Fabric

Three nights ago, my youngest son and I finally began working on his quilt. (I'm making him the Varsity quilt from Jaybird Quilts) As he is a great participant in the kitchen, I figured he could learn how to cut fabric for his own quilt.  

It wasn't half as trying as I thought it might be - or take as long.  

 A success overall:  No cuts (a 14 year old with a rotary cutter makes me nervous) and now he knows how to place fabric on a cutting mat, line up a ruler and correctly place his hands.  Well, at least I hope so.  

 Two nights of cutting produced this: 

He doesn't know that I began sewing yesterday and have all of the large pieces sewn together.  

Next up is ironing, and sewing the "V"'s together into the seven rows for his quilt.  Will I teach him how to iron?  Maybe when he's 15. 

I'm linking up with Lee of Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.  She's off to Sewing Summit in Utah - happy for all of you lucky gals (like Debbie!) whom are going. 

Off to school for me!
Susan

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Senior Class/Varsity Quilt


We're going back to school in today's post. Earlier today I attended my first class of the new semester:  History 401,  a class which is all about the grades  6-12 California Social Science standards which I'm pretty sure is going to kick my rear end. Actually, not pretty sure...I am sure. 

Excited though - very, very excited!  I feel like a Senior about to graduate.
Here are all of my current WIP's:

Sea Glass Quilt needs to be basted, quilted and bound.


Quilt for the Younger Son:  I am going to use the Varsity pattern by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts.  The fabrics arrived today in the mail: Kona Steel, Lagoon, Turquoise, Cyan, Teal Blue, Glacier, Everglade and Forest.


Copious amounts of reading and lesson plan writing:

Pie testing:  I have officially entered into the KCRW 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest on Saturday, September 8, 2012 being held at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  Anybody wearing an apron to LACMA on that date will get in for free! 
Caramel Custard Pie with Graham Cracker Crust...in the testing stage
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for her WIP Wednesday feature.  It's been ages!   Thank you to Michelle of CityHouseStudio for guest hosting this week. 

Now I have to go read....:)
Susan

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Guest Posting over at Sew Bittersweet Designs

Happy Wednesday Everyone,

I have the pleasure of guest posting over Sew Bittersweet Designs today with Melissa so please go take a look.  It's my first time guest posting and better yet, it's about a cake!
As for my WIP this week, I'm almost done with the Evening Empire Dress by Anna Maria Horner.  The zipper was going in well but then I stalled out with the directions on how to finish it up.  Then I got the idea to look at the zipper construction of dresses I already own and light bulb...now I know what I need to do to finish it up.
Evening Empire Dress enjoying the morning sun
What's next? 
The T-Shirt Quilt - must get it done.

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced this week. Lucky gal is going to Quilt Market! Please go visit to see what other's are working on.

Have a wonderful Wednesday,
Susan

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Box Kite 2.0

I've done a little bit of sewing this week: Here is my second attempt at the Box Kite block by Angela Pingel from Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods.  A huge thank you to your comments and help last week when my first attempt did not work out so well. I'm very happy with this one!
Box Kite by Angela Pingel  - the 2.0 version
Next up is the April Bee Block called Potager by Yvonne Malone also in Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods.  The Nicey Jane fabric is so cute - too girly for me but fun to work on and send back to its home.

Potager by Yvonne Malone 
Next up on my WIP:
T-Shirt Quilt for Cousin - top done, backing & binding purchased
Camo bags for the boys - camo fabric in house, will use the Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern
Sew Happy Geek QAL - 12 blocks done, no further progress
Mug rugs for family and friends who have been so supportive

Dreaming of working on:
Dresses and skirts - fabrics and patterns are calling out to me to be purchased and made for summer. Yea summer is coming!

Please visit Lee at Freshly Pieced to see what others have in their WIP for this week.  Go see her Going Coastal quilt - I just love it.

Have a great day!
Susan

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Work-In-Progress Wednesday: A Quilt Along

I am currently participating in Jenna's Sew.Happy.Quilt.Quilt Along and when I say participating I mean that I am actually keeping up!  She posted Block 10 yesterday in which I will get to by the weekend but for now here are Blocks 1-9:
Blocks 1-9: a bit crooked
Block 8:
Diamond Peek A Boo

Block 9: Like the design but not my fabric choices...may do this one over. What do you think?
Churn Dash Redux
A shot of all nine inspired by Debbie:
Two more items:
I'm picking up my School Yard quilt from a local quilter tonight.  Cannot wait to see it, sew the binding on and have a finish.  
I start mentoring today.  I'm nervous and at 6am already have a stomach ache but I know I will do fine once I'm there.  

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today for the first time in ages! 
Enjoy your Wednesday,
Susan

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

An Anniversary WIP Wednesday

Lee at Freshly Pieced is celebrating the one year anniversary today of the WIP Wednesday link up.  She surprised me this past Sunday by sending me and seven others an email thanking us for being her first to link up last year. I was honored that she asked me to be involved in her post about her anniversary and shocked that it had already been a year.  Time sure does fly by.  What was I doing a year ago?

I was bogged down in some serious history research about the Bosnian War of the 1990's.  Not happy, uplifting or a feel good kind of research - not at all - but it was highly satisfying when I finished up that last 30 page research paper to cap off my Bachelor's Degree in December.  And what got me through all that research misery - quilting and quilting blogs!   Let's see what did I talk about on that first link up.....

Wow - cracked myself up going back and reading that first WIP Wednesday post.  I had eight items on that post, (go ahead and check it out and laugh...)  one of which I still have on my WIP list - the Christmas Tree Skirt fabric.  Going to ditch that fabric as I am making Christmas Tree Pants.  My tree is getting pants this year.   LOL

WIP Wednesday list:  
From left to right:
Skirt fabric for Niece, Blocks for Best Bud, Sliced Coins QT, Italian Sorbetto QT, Christmas Tree Pants fabric, School Yard QT and Christmas BOM 2010 Blocks.  
All seven in one shot - how's that for efficiency?  
While looking around for all of my WIP's to get an accurate count I found a little book bag I made up a few months ago.  I used Heather Baily's Smarty Girl Book Bag Pattern and Mezzanine fabric by Patty Young with a little bit of Nicey Jane on the ruffle.  This was a very easy pattern that sewed up very fast.  One of my nieces will be receiving this for Christmas.

Smarty Girl Book Bag 
Now for a food WIP - give me a guess as to what you think I'm cooking up in my crock pot for dinner tonight. The winner will get some.   maybe
Mystery dinner
Do I need to tell you to go visit Lee at Freshly Pieced to see what others are linking up to this week?

A bit chilly here in So Cal...stay warm.  :)
Susan 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WIP Wednesday: When Bad Rotary Cutting Happens to Good People

The last ten days:  work + school + life = no crafting therefore no blogging.  

Today:  lots of free time = crafting and blogging.  Yea!  So I sewed up two new pouches - one for me and one for a friend who is going on a little vacation.  

For a friend
Could not resist Going Coastal fabric in a local fabric store (M&L) yesterday. Wanted to make myself up a new pouch and walked around and around looking for the perfect fabric.  Could not believe it when I spied this as I have almost bought it online many times.  Lining is Hullabaloo by Urban Chicks from the Dots Swap hosted by Debbie from A Quilter's Table earlier this year.  Love it Debbie!  

For me


Works in Progress: 
T-Shirt Quilt - earlier this week I was ready to start stitching up the t-shirt quilt.  The t-shirt blocks were squared up and ready to go and I decided to go through the solid Kona Light Grey fabric just to make sure those were squared up as well.  Well....they were NOT.  I had cut the Kona squares while I was sitting on the floor - big mistake.  (If you are a Stash Resolution Podcast listener - my title is respectfully taken from one of her segments in her show.)  All of the Kona squares are at least 1/2 inch off.  What the heck was I doing that night while cutting?  Must have been a rare night that I was actually watching what was on TV.   That project is back on hold until I have time to go buy more fabric.

Quilt for my best bud - Minimal cutting and no sewing.  Her birthday is coming soon so this needs to be first on my list for next week.

Latte Quilt update:  My quilt top has now been quilted by Nena of Nena's Quilt Shack and is now in Houston, TX!  I pulled this photo off the FB account Nena.  You can see the binding she sewed on the front.
Latte Quilt
I'm so anxious to see photos of the Latte Quilt up in the Hoffman Fabric's booth at Quilt Market.  

Please visit Lee at Freshly Pieced to see what others are working on this week.

Have a super fun Wednesday evening - wherever you are.
Susan