Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Many WIPs Wednesday

Hello everyone! I'm so thankful school is back in session after all those snow days and I have been taking advantage of my time. In fact, I have been so productive that I've had to revise and add to my to-do list! Here is what I had planned for the week:
  1. Finish trimming HSTs for my aunt's placemats. - DONE! Here is what the the front of the placemats will look like. The blue dot fabric on the right will be a border all around each placemat.
  2. Piece November blocks for my $5 quilt. - DONE! Here are all 22 blocks so far. They are in the order I made them, not the final order they'll be in the quilt. I have to pick up the fabric for the December blocks on Saturday and then I can figure out the placement of each block. There will be sashing between each block and a couple borders. This will be a good-sized twin quilt for my Grandfather. Auntie, if you're reading this, don't tell him! :)

  3. Press fabric and cut all the "scrappy" pieces for my friend's purse (x2 because I'm making a second one to list in my Etsy shop). - DONE! Look at this little basket of fun!
  4. Prepare paper pattern pieces for the apron I'm making for my aunt's coworker. - DONE! And since they were out, I went ahead and did one of my "If I have more time..." tasks. I pressed the fabric for the apron and cut out all the pieces.
Since I got all that accomplished already, I'm adding one more item to my list - make the apron! The construction seems pretty straightforward so I don't think it will take long. It certainly is different working with paper patterns but I'm glad I'm learning how to do it. I'm also learning how to gather fabric because I have to do that for the apron pockets and the ruffles at the bottom. I found a great tutorial on how to do that here at Made.

Once the apron is done, I will move on to the rest of my list and check back again on Friday.

I'm linking up today to Let's Bee Social and WiP Wednesday.
Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Have a sew crafty day!



  1. Wow, congratulations on all the great progress so far this week. :)

  2. Wow! You've been busy! I really like the fabrics in your 5$ quilt. It's looking really nice!

  3. Your grandfather's quilt will be awesome. I love the richness of the colors and your points are meeting so nicely. That's a great feeling isn't it...

  4. Phew, you have been busy and productive. Yay for school! Love all of your projects.

  5. You've got a nice row of WIPs going! The quilt for your grandfather is stunning!!


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