Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WIP Wednesday

its nice to finally (sort of) be back into the swing of things with regards to sewing. i have gotten a few things done this past week.

i wanted/needed (what the difference?) an instant gratification project. so i made this nice large tote. its an Atkinson Designs pattern from their Big Bags, Little Bags book. i am not sure how to describe the fabric that i made it out of but i found it at Joann's & it was only $2.99/yard. it the type of material that the reusable grocery bags are made out of only tougher.

this really isn't a WIP item. it might be someday but as of now i prefer to call it a weak moment. i randomly check the Missouri Star Quilt Company's Daily Deal page to see what they have on special. needless to say one day it was a Sherbet Pips jelly roll & of course it was on sale so it found its way to my house.

not sure what i will make with it but it is yummy.
i finished my 1st quilt top for the H2H Challenge. i didn't follow a pattern. my goal was to use any much of the fat quarter's that i was given as possible. i have 2 small pieces left & they will be pieced into the back of the quilt.
my other sewing accomplishment this past week was finishing up these star blocks for my Opening Day quilt. i got the last few finished last night & laid them out on the floor. i still have some tweaking to do with the layout but overall i am pleased.

what project are you sewing on? i would love to hear about it

"It soars inside my soul because of you. All that innocence that you inspire"


diane said...

you did good on your H@H quilt. I am almost finished piecing mine. That bag is great, love the colors. I have some laminated Central Park that I want to make into bag.

Talin's Corner said...

Your tote looks great (especially since the fabric was so inexpensive). And I love the colors of your star quilt. It's beautiful.

Larissa said...

OMG! You've Already finished your first H2H quilt top?!! And made a gorgeous bag?!! And worked on those stars?!! I am in awe!! Good on you partner, lol. The batik quilt top is Gorgeous! You have done very well!! Can't wait to see what you come up with the Humingbird fabrics I sent you!
My fabric is yet to come - though I haven't been able to get onto any sewing this past week so that's okay. The public holidays over here (5-day long weekend with an extra day for ANZAC day rememberance!) will have interferred with that. I've also got a few charm packs and a jelly roll of my own that I ordered last week to come to me that I am waiting on.
Hoping them - and my car - will be here to use next week!

Brenda said...

You are so on top of it. Your star quilt is beautiful. I hope to get my May block swap done incase I leave on deployment. Then baby quilt and baby shoes too.

Brita said...

Great job on your FQ quilt! Love the colors. And Pips, oh my, can't wait to see how they end up :-)

Sara said...

You used all those FQ's wisely and that top is stunning!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Love the H2H top. Great use of the fabrics--you made a simple brick pattern look fabulous~! Can't wait to see the back. Like the bag, I have never made a bag.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great bag and love the H2H quilt top. I'm a sucker for stars, geese, and pinwheels. That quilt could find a home here. Well done.

Sarah Craig said...

I love your H2H quilt!! Such pretty colors.... Whoop whoop!!