Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday

This was a very productive week! Thanks to our first snowfall of the season, we had a stay at home snow day on Sat. With Daddy and Grandma here to watch Mikaela I got a ton of sewing done. I feel like it was a dream to get so much done. Wednesday night I taught a Grab N Go Diaper Clutch class Wed. night. I had a very full class and almost everyone got done with the bag. I had mine in steps to show, so I came home and finished it that night. It's a gift for our friends new baby.
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I also finished the changing mat that goes with it.
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Thurs. night I started cutting out t-shirts for a king size commission quilt I'm doing. It needs to be done before Christmas, so I needed to get a lot accomplished on it.
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Friday night I packed for a sewing night with friends on Sat. night. I cut out a Snapshots quilt from the Happy Hour book and a new schlep bag.  We ended up cancelling our sewing night because of the snow.
Sat. it snowed 7" or so and we stayed home. I finished all the cutting and ironing of 51 t-shirts and prepped them to go in the t-shirt quilt.
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Here's the fabric I bought to go with them.
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The pillow is the inspiration and I think the red dots in it will go nicely since there are several red t-shirts.
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I've also been working on an English paper pieced covering for a Starbucks cup using the leftover Chez Moi fabric, but I think I'll end up doing something different with the rest of the little squares. I've lost interest after doing about 3 flowers, so I'll finish the project I'm working on and then make these into something else.
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Sat. night I felt like sewing after spending the entire day working on the t-shirts, so I sewed up this Schlep Bag. I was inspired by Heather's bag that she made in class. I made mine a bit different, but with the same fat quarters. It's super big and so strong.
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The inside is a variety of different fat quarters from the same line of fabric.
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I loved the schlep bag I made so much, that I decided I needed one for work to match my key fob and lanyard that Jen made for me. I cut it out and interfaced it tonight. I got the first 4 arms made tonight.
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This is the inside. I still have enough Winding Ways fabric to make something else. I love this fabric and have stretched it out and made so many things with it.
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This is my new cell phone case. Jen designed it for me and I just love it. Some day I'll actually make the quilt or something similar, but for now I just love looking at it. I had it made at Zazzle.com.
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Started New this Week:
Winding Ways Schlep Bag - Cut out and partially sewn.
Farm Friends Snapshot Quilt - Cut out
Pink/Brown Schlep Bag
Finished this week:
Grab N Go Diaper Clutch
Schlep Bag
Ongoing projects:  (and progress this week on them)
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Wall Hanging - 2 - Finished 4 of the 4 Blocks - Waiting to embroider at dad's this weekend.
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Extra Blocks - No progress
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt - 2/3 of the way done on the last set of blocks - No progress
Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks - still sitting
Jim Shore Quilt - Quilted and binding machine sewn on -  working on hand sewing.
Linda's T-shirt Quilt - all 51 t-shirts cut/interfaced/squared up for King size quilt, ready to sew into rows.
Paul's Wolf - 2nd eye, nose and face done - No progress this week.
Farm Friends Baby Quilt - Cut out
Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Blush Quilt
No progress:
Pokey Little Puppy Book
Mom's Pink Ribbon Quilt
3 Mug Rugs
This week's stats:
Completed projects -2
New projects -3
Currently in progress - 13
Finished this year - 120 projects + 12 Receiving Blankets & 20 Burp Clothes


I'm linking up for WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!
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2 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

Cool cell phone case. And that dandelion fabric on your schlep bag--it is one of my favorites! I have tons of Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts waiting to turn into a quilt. I may have some questions. :)

Tanya said...

So many great projects......Love the diaper bag