wip wednesday

Ok so there is a decent list going on here in my work space. Lately I have not been able to focus on just one thing and have take a break from quilts to work on smaller projects. I was getting frustrated with some of the steps of quilting and needed to give it a break before I threw in the towel all together. So I have been on this that and everything else and took a much needed break and didn’t touch anything for a couple of days. This is what I have in progress:



Here is a secret project because I know the recipient actually follows along with my blog and pictures. It’s paper pieced and the second stab at what the end product will be. The first paper pieced pattern had way too many seams to be flattering.



This has been hand quilted and the binding has been partially sewn on just need to finish the rest and I’m waiting on a long car ride to finish it up.



I have begun to cut out my fabric for this donut quilt and have joined #mybooqal on Instagram. But then realized that I want more fabric choices than what it calls for so I am in need of a trip to the store.

I still have the Supernova Friendship Swap going on as well and soon will be able to reveal the next block I made for my partner. I have the pattern for a Tova cut out but have been trying to get my tension corrected in my serger before I give it a whirl. Also I’ve shown before a flying geese quilt that I have almost completed the top on but keep holding off since I just made Archer a quilt just recently. And finally the peacock feather cross stitch that will be part of a bigger project. Whew I didn’t realize I had so much going at once usually I try to keep it to one or two.

And then on my table now is a coffee cozy template from that I want to use with my Halloween scraps. Maybe I don’t need a break. Maybe I just need to tackle first what I have going on before I add something else to the list. Well until next time.


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



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wip wednesday


Today we are headed out of town to visit some friends and then heading south to visit with family for an extended weekend! I’ve grabbed a few projects to take along and I’m hoping to get some time to bust out a few 🙂

Here’s what I’m working on:

Tacking on the binding to this one. One side left!

I’ve started one color so far on this project.

Hoping to get this top put together so Archer will leave me alone for a few more days.

What are you working on today? Hop on over to Freshly Pieced to see what everyone else is working on and join the fun!


quilt: rainbow dash (complete)

The name hmm… Well after talking with Christina about the various project we have in progress I kept thinking when was the last time I did something for myself. So off to the drawing board graph paper I went and the planning began. I knew that I wanted to go small and quick. I my mind I was thinking mug rug. My first attempt was a barn star using my rainbow colors and after many failed attempts and redoing and redoing I restarted. I began to draw out a design and whala!! So I got to work during nap times, while dinner was cooking and when everyone went off to bed and here is what I came up with:






I also put up my first wip on Instagram and had fun linking up with Freshly Pieced. I’m really new at quilting but have been sewing for quite some time. I usually leave the hard stuff like quilting and binding to Gma Doris and she has been very wonderful in helping me out.
So I’m very proud of this one because I came up with the idea, put in down on paper, selected and cut all the fabric, pieced, quilted, and slapped on the binding. It’s not quite exact beautiful but I love it 🙂

Note to self:

Practice quilting
Binding-learn to sew by hand
Practice practice practice piecing hsts

quilt: rainbow dash (complete)