Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday 11/9/2011 (Progress on Swaps)

All of my progress this week has been for swaps.  

Hi my name is Annaliese. And I'm a swap junky.

1.) I loved the pile of charms that I got from the 1st round of the Color Wheel Charm Swap hosted by Kate (from the Blue Chair)! So much so, that I couldn't say no to Round 2.
This round, we are each assigned a color (mine is orange) and we each send in a light and a dark fabric. Here are mine! I got them cut and posted way early for the Nov. 19th deadline! Win.
Lifesavers by Connecting Threads
Life Savers in Apricot by Connecting Threads
Morse Code by Connecting Threads
Morse Code in Tangelo by Connecting Threads
     2.) Did I mention that we got our first snow out here in central PA? Ya. We did. Back on Oct. 30th.  It put me straight on into Christmas mode (much to Hubby's confusion and dismay, haha).

In the holiday spirit, I'm well underway for my progress on the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap 2011 being hosted by Susan. 

Can I just say this group is uh-maze-ing.  Truly and completey amazing. 
There is an incredible amount of positive energy and participation in the flickr group. I have to say they have set the bar REALLY high as far as swap experiences go. 

Enough bragging...

I've been turning this mock up...
table runner option 2 
...into fabric.

The 5 wonky star blocks are pieced and ready for the 'confetti border.'

I know I won't be winning any photography awards with this washed out , shadowy picture, but consider it a teaser :)

My swap partner is a pretty advanced swapper (her work is seriously amazing, but it's a secret swap so I can't tell you who it is.. yet!) so I am taking my time and trying to be as accurate and precise as possible. It makes progress slow, but so far so good. 

You likey? Me likey.

No Progress
  1.  Across the Sea QAL
  2. Dead Simple QAL
  3. Scrappy Friendship Quilt
  4. Quilt with No Name
  5. Sewing Room Pencil Holder
  6. Thomas the Tank Train Bag
  7. Log Cabin Flag Quilt (partially quilted)
  8. Quilts for Kids (2 quilt kits) 
  9. Needle Case
  10. The Great Couch Re-cover
What have YOU been up to?  As usual you should check out every one's works in progress at Lee's!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
This week's stats:
New projects - 0
Completed projects - 0
Currently in progress -11


  1. I love the wonky stars, they look great!! I'm working on something veeeeery similar at the moment.

  2. Your table runner looks great. Can't wait to see it after the border. :)


  3. I do likey! I was part of the color wheel charm swap too! I dropped out of the second round though, not sure why I didn't want to do it since I loved what I received in round one!

  4. Oh crud! I just keep forgetting to cut my charms for the colour swap. What is WRONG WITH ME??? Thanks for the reminder Annaliese!

  5. your wonky stars are loking great! :)

  6. Your tablerunner is looking AMAZING!! And yes, it is a totally amazing swap group, isn't it! Everyone is keeping the fire lit under my feet for sure!

  7. Your runner is going to look fabulous! Great job!

  8. Hi Annaliese - first time visiting but I feel I know you as we`re in the tablerunner swap together and the charm swap. I`m way behind on the tablerunner but hoping to make some progress this weekend!

  9. I love your tablerunner, it is going to be awesome!

  10. charm swap by color wheel!? love that! -- the wonky runner is so cute!

  11. I can't wait for all those charms to arrive *sigh* (my patience is probably not helped by having got Kati to cut mine, so it seems like I ordered it AGES ago lol) Loving the table runner

  12. I hope some day to find the time needed to take part in a swap as well as a QAL.

  13. I really like how your runner is coming out.

  14. Love those orange swap fabrics and your wonky stars are so cool! Good luck with your mini quilt swap!

  15. The Wonky Stars are fun. The confetti border will totally pull it together.

  16. Me likey! : ) The table runner is going to be beautiful. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

  17. Super jealous of the Color Wheel swap! I keep missing it!

  18. Lots of fun things to work on! Love those wonky stars!

  19. What a wonderful idea for a fabric swap! Super excited for you to get further on your wonky star runner; I have been thinking of giving wonky stars a try...