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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIP Wednesday #2

I'm linking up to Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday. So Head on over there to get inspiration from other crafters! (You can also use the button that is in my side bar ... again, this may be at the bottom of the page - anyone know how to fix that??)

So time to shamefully admit my ever growing list of new projects .... as soon as I start one - another one comes up!!!  So here it goes.

1. DWR Quilt-Along
Progress: Fabric selected, arc fabric cut out, 20/80 arcs sewn ....

As many of you know, this is an intense quilt with lots of small pieces with the added bonus of sewing curves!!

Luckily The Plaid Scottie is hosting a quilt-a-long to give encouragement, answer questions, and is providing very detailed directions with pictures!!  This will prob. be on the WIP list for a l.o.n.g. time, but I'm ok with that!

2. New Wave Quilt in Hope Valley by Denise Schmidt
Progress: Pieced and basted ... ready to hit the machine for quilting this week!!
This was intended to be a wedding present for my friend who got married in May 2011!!  Good thing you have a year to give a wedding present ... ?? right?? 

I have had a really difficult time getting this quilt done for so many different reasons - it ended up put away and in the WIP drawer for several months because it was so frustrating.  But this week I brought it back out and have had a lot of fun finishing it up.

Bonus: This quilt is BEGGING (is that possible?) for straight line quilting - so it shouldn't take that long, right?? Of course, I think it measures out to be a twin size bed quilt!! Ahh - how did it get so big?? Wish me luck!!

PS: More pictures to come once its quilted and gifted!

3. Black Sundress
Progress: minimal ...

I thought I'd try making a garment and I also wanted to practice making something w/a knit fabric.  The intention was to sew this dress and bring it with me to Italy .... but instead, it sits in my "WIP Drawer".  The fabric is washed and ready and the pattern pieces are cut out, too ....  At this point, I'm going to wait until the inspiration and motivation to work on this type of project hits me before I begin to work on it again ....

4. "Summer Quilt" ....
Progress: minimal ...  

no progress to report... no picture to show.  This will be a Summer 2012 quilt .... hopefully ;-)

5. MY turn to host a fabric Bee - - Oct 2011
Progress: Fabric ordered and it has just arrived!! 

I want to do a snow-themed quilt.  My goal is to make a test block in the next couple weeks ... Hopefully I'll have more to report in the very near future.

6. August Bee Blocks - it's the last day of August, so I guess I better get on those!
Progress: I received the fabric .... hopefully these come together quickly!!

ooo ... maybe that list wasn't so bad after all .... only 6 projects!  And one quilt that is almost done?? hmm - time to start a new project, {wink, wink}


PS: I should also mention, that I have big scrapbook plans as a present for a VIP in my life .... last scrapbook took 5 years (well, if I'm going to be honest with myself, I didn't really WORK on it for 5 years, hehe) ... this one will have to get done in 3.5 months!  Ready, set, go! 


  1. Hi Laura! Those arcs look very pretty - but not sure I have the patience for that! Hand quilting is very therapeutic and a good TV watching activity! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  2. Love your color combination for the DWR. That's going to be a beauty!



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