Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WIP :: 5/30/12

Wow!  It' been a few weeks since my last WIP post - can't keep track of the days apparently.  Hope ya'll had a great Memorial Day weekend - I certainly did.  It was jam packed with fun: contra dancing, road trips, Improv shows, day off, sunshine & biking.  :)
I'm also 2 posts away from my 100th post!!  wow! 

-Mother's Day gift:  I knew I wanted to make a handmade gift for Momm this year, and it got sent out a bit late, but was still pretty awesome.  I followed Faith's tutorial for the iPad case and it was so easy! Great directions and I wasn't worried about putting in my first ever zipper.
The hardest part was choosing fabrics, even when it was narrowed down to just my stack of batiks!  I was especially pleased that the iPad fits inside the case! [since it was crossing state lines]

- Swap blocks: I also made 20 more X & + blocks for the 2nd round of the swap on flickr.  Sent them on their way this week & will be excited to see what comes back!
-Picnic quilt: I got the itch to start piecing a new quilt/blocks over the holiday weekend. I decided to make a quilt for picnics & things for summer using the Roman Stripe pattern.  I put together a couple test blocks and really like them!  They will be shades of grey triangles & teal/aquas w/a pop of pomegranate/cerise.

I mocked up my idea using EQ6 and really love it! I see more of these colors coming home with me from the fabric store.  

-Wonky Blocks: I also pieced together my first wonky star blocks.  They were so cute & begged me for some friends, so I have 4 wonky blocks now and am thinking of making it around 6-9 for a quilt inspired by Faith's Liberated Sampler.  

in progress
-Summer Sampler: backing is pieced finally!  now to baste it all together.  that will need to wait until the workshop is over so I can use the tables at work.  :)

 no progress
-Swoon - so sad there's no progress on this one.  It's my summer goal to have this baby finished.  Better get cracking now that summer has unofficially started!
-GS quilt
-Yellow Brick Road
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

linking back up to Lee's at Freshly Pieced!  Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the iPad cover my bee. It was a good surprise to get in the mail. Very nice job!