Wednesday, August 31, 2011

W.I.P. Wednesday #2

Alright, so since my last W.I.P. I have really tried to work on my projects... but I got bit by that bug, the one that always bites when you're looking through amazing blogs and seeing everything that people are accomplishing... I started 2 new projects.. hehehe ;)

Current Projects: 

1. Spanish Tiles
Picture from Heather Peterson's book Living Large 2
  • I have been in LOVE with Heather Peterson's book Living Large 2 for months, and after seeing her new design of this pattern it clinched it. I love how she made the center tile the focal point and built from that. So of course, I picked some fabric and am eagerly awaiting its arrival in the mail... any day now!!

2. Swoon

  • One new project is never enough and this pattern has also been sitting patiently waiting for me to dive in. This weekend was the perfect opportunity! I didn't make an insane amount of progress, but I'm loving the patten so far and i'm looking forward to continuing it.
  • I think I may have to make numerous blocks of this, i had initially thought pastel colors and dark/light hues of the same color for each block like this and this, but after seeing these and these my mind is changing.

So what do you think? 

3. Goodie Swap - 1 mug rug and 1 goodie done, 1 mug rug and 1 goodie to go...
Just a teaser because I don't want my partner to guess it's her!

My first rug mug... EVER.

 pincushion front

4. 100 Quilts for Kids

Swim, Bike, Quilt is hosting a simple quilt along to help newbies like myself get involved in this great cause! She also linked up with a fabric company to give a nice discount as incentive!
I'm eagerly waiting for my fabric to arrive so I can join in the fun!

After everything my area has been seeing on the news about the devastation, flooding, and overall destruction left by Hurricane Irene as well as the flood waters which continue to ride from the rivers, and seeing how much people have lost.. i was glad I found this quilt along and will be able to donate it to a group in my area. Help your areas as well if you can!

5. Hexagons - no progress
  • Still staring at these with NO idea what to do with them.. oh well, these seem to be my go-to travel quilting anyway, they're easy to carry and do on the go, so these will probably be perpetual.. i'm lacking motivation, so why force myself and come to not like them anyway..
Finished Projects:

1. Puff Quilt
  • Whew! After seeing it last week realizing how close I was to finishing it, I knew this would be the week. The official baby shower invitation came in the mail, further motivating me.  I DID IT! Hurricane Irene helped my situation by keeping me inside all weekend...
I finished the puff borders and machine aspect of the binding on Friday night because I had no idea when/if we'd have power the rest of the weekend.. thankfully I made the right choice and was able to finish the hand stitching on the binding Sunday during the worst of the storm.

The one thing that completely amazes me, is how heavy this quilt is?!?!?! 
Was not expecting that one, I guess i didn't process how much stuffing there is in it though either.. Also, the borders and backing are flannel, I thought this would give it a little something extra.. it's soooooo warm.

I'm beyond pleased with how this came out and will be keeping this pattern in my binder as a MUST for when I am having my own kids.... (by then the binder will be 300 patterns thick i'm sure) haha oh welllllll

2. Quilting for Kids
I decided Friday of last week to participate in a project by So Sarah Sews called Quilting for Kids. In just ONE WEEK
Sarah was able to get enough people to commit to making blocks for 2 quilts. 
The generosity of people in both their time and materials amazes me, and it was something I absolutely had to be a part of.

3. Tile Coasters

Recently my friend and her boyfriend moved into their first apartment together! 
I've been eyeing this project for a while so I decided this was the perfect opportunity.

Totals this week are a bit skewed because of my late additions after last weeks W.I.P.

Finished Projects - 3
New Projects - 3
In Progress - 2

Total projects  - 5 


  1. I'm like you - can't turn down a good, new project! I love, love, love that gray mug rug and your tile coasters. I'd love to see you link them up at my Finished it Fridays linky party this week.

  2. I love both Living Large books by Heather and that project looked a little intimidating for me so I am anxious to see how yours turns out. I made a small version of the Hip to Not Be Square or whatever it is called. She has some great patterns!

  3. What a neat Puff quilt. Haven't seen one like that before. cute!

  4. cute mug rug, love the pendants!
    I might need to check out that book.

  5. I just LOVE your puff quilt!! So cute!! And that mug rug is darling!! Great projects!!

  6. You've been so busy! That swoon pattern is just spectacular. I'd say brights, but the lighter pastels would be great too. You can't go wrong.

    Look at your pile of happy swap goodness! You're going to make someone so very happy!

  7. Bright or pastel? Hmmm.. depends on if you want it festive or relaxing. Love your mug rug!

  8. Looks like you have been busy. Thank you for visiting my link party!

  9. Lots of great projects! Bright or pastel.......I like bright! Your Spanish Tiles quilt is awesome!


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