Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WIP Wednesday 10/05/11

I skipped the last 2 WIPs (I was in the midst of an apartment cleaning,
 job searching and wiping boogery noses (my own and that of a 6 month old)).  

Stupid life getting all up in the way of my blogging, sheesh. 

Moving on, here is what I've been up to this week (and the 2 before it):

Finished Projects
1. It's not technically a project, but I didn't get to take a proper photo or thank Kati from the Blue Chair while I was in my sudafed haze.

So here is a belated but heartfelt THANK YOU to Kati! She did an a-maze-ing job of organizing the color wheel charm swap this summer! I received my envelope, did a happy dance and immediately started playing with them on the floor. 
Rainbow therapy. It works wonders :)
New Projects

My first swap was such a warm fuzzy success that I signed up for 2 swaps this week.

1. The first is the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap 2011 being hosted by Susan.
  Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap 2011  - Inspiration Mosaic

That's my inspiration mosaic (as posted on flickr). 

We find out who are partners are tomorrow or Friday, ahhh!!

2. The second is the Moody Blues Bee. It is a virtual bee with 12 quilters, spread over 6 months. Each month 2 member sends out fabric to the other 11 quilters along with information on what type of block to make. Those 11 quilters complete the block and return it by the end of the month. The theme this go around is scrap busting. It doesn't start until January 1, so I have plenty of time to get some other WIPs done before it starts.

3. Stockings for Kids - Okay. I have a confession. I can't resist sewing for a good cause. I've done Quilts for Kids, and recently made these 4 blocks for Sarah's endeavor, Quilting for Kids.

Lyanna is gathering volunteers to make a stockings for foster children to give them something they can call their own this holiday season. How sweet is that?  I'm jumping on board, are you?
You can read the story here.
Stockings for Kids

1. Dead Simple QAL - Remember this pile of fabrics?
Well, as you may know, I picked a palette and after much deliberation, I have a game plan! 

2. Across the Sea QAL - I hit a major productive road block on this one.  I had a pile of blocks just waiting for their seams to be pressed open for longer than I care to admit.  
Now it has inner borders (pictured below) and 3 of the 4 outer borders. 

Did I make the deadline? Nope. Am I lovin' what is done though? BIG Yes! 
And that makes me happy inside :)

No Progress
  1. Scrappy Friendship Quilt
  2. Quilt with No Name
  3. Sewing Room Pencil Holder
  4. Thomas the Tank Train Bag
  5. Log Cabin Flag Quilt (partially quilted)
  6. Quilts for Kids (2 quilt kits) 
  7. Needle Case
  8. The Great Couch Re-cover
What have YOU been up to? 
Have you been thinking of holiday sewing projects lately?
 Have you gone on a fall cleaning frenzy? 

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
This week's stats:
New projects - 2
Completed projects - 1
Currently in progress -10


  1. Love the colours for the Dead Simple QAL and the Across the Sea quilt! Can't wait to see how the DS QAL turns out for you!

  2. I really like your palette for the Dead Simple QAL and the Across the Sea Quilt looks great! The border really ties it together :)

  3. Everything's looking good! Love the names you have for all those pinks ;-)

  4. AW! I want some rainbow therapy too!!! So glad you are still in for the DSQAL. I need to work out my design. Hmph. Glad you are BACK!!! Now, go feel better, that is an order!

  5. Love your Across the Sea quilt!