Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Works in Progress Wednesday

Does anyone feel like there are not enough hours in the day?!  Especially between the kids' bedtime and my bedtime -- I wish I was one of those people who only needed 5 hours of sleep.  I could get some serious sewing done in those extra 3 hours.

But anyway, I have made some progress this week.  I have 6 of 9 blocks done for the Supernova Quilt Along at Freshly Pieced.  And I love, love, love these blocks so far.  I have lots of fabric left, too (I started with a fat eighth bundle), so it's tempting to make the quilt larger than just 9 blocks.  Am I crazy?  (my husband would say yes!)

I'm starting to think about the Pretty Little Pouch Swap -- I'd like to do something with linen, maybe with hand quilting or embroidery, too.  I made this little button tree, to try out an idea for the "final" pouch.  I saw something like this on a pouch on flickr, and loved it.  Holly helped me arrange all the buttons, which she loved.  Not sure if I'll actually do button trees on the pouch for the swap, though -- maybe embroider or quilt trees instead?!  We'll see!  I'm going to make a couple of pouches for gifts for the girls' Sunday School teachers, too, as an end of year thank-you.  This was a fun project to work on with a little helper.


I'm also working on the Sis Boom Dress Sew Along.  After seeing how cute Sara looked in this dress, I couldn't resist joining in on this sew along, too.  Not that I need a sleeveless dress, in April, in Minnesota!  Usually for Easter we end up wearing long sleeved sweaters! But so far the pattern has been very easy to follow, and Sara wrote that she finished her dress in a little over 3 hours.  So finishing it up is tomorrow night's project!
Progress so far (as my kids would say, "easy peasy lemon squeezy!")

If all goes well with the olive/pink dots, in terms of how the dress fits, I'll probably turn that one into a tunic (like Kim did, here), and then make the dress (again) out of the pink Amy Butler fabric, above.

Still working on hand quilting this one.
It's slow going, but I love it.
A new project I started this week,
an idea I had for a quilt for Lexi's bed.
She's still sleeping under her Christmas quilt!
And finally, I'm nearly finished with birthday gifts for twins Ella and Zoe, who are turning 5 on Saturday.  My little artists and I have had lots of fun working on these gifts together. I'll share pictures on Saturday, after their party!

Linking up to Freshly Pieced:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

20 comments:

  1. I love your little button tree. You're quilt projects are gorgeous!!

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  2. Your button tree is great inspiration. Cor, my 4 year old, loves buttons. I'd love to see more of your tree quilt.

    The hand quilting you are doing is amazing!

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  3. I am right there with on the wishing-I-could-live-on-less-sleep!!! If you figure out how to do it, let me know!!! I love the button tree, it's adorable, and I really dig how your Supernova blocks are turning out. That's a really fun QAL, isn't it? :)

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  4. I am not participating in the Supernova QA, but am enjoying seeing everyone's creations - your blocks are beautiful. I also love your Freebird double hourglass quilt. The hand quilting is fabulous.

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  5. I love the circle quilting!!!! It's really attention getting!!

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  6. every time I see your things on WIP I drool, so cute, I love tree designs! I'm a follower now :)!

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  7. The button tree is so cute. I also like double hour-glass quilt.

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  8. I Love the button tree too!! I have to find something to do one on too! :)

    And I really love your Supernova blocks!! I made 12, and I am loving the size, so I say go for it!! :)

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  9. Very cute little button tree! It would look just as cute all embroidered :) can't wait to see the pouch you end up making!

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  10. All your work is beautiful! And there are never enough hours in the day...especially to sew!

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  11. love the button tree! I also love your supernova. I am considering making another one.I had leftover pieces but wanted to keep this fairly small,since my granddaughter is 1.

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  12. Oh wow, so many projects! I love your dress fabrics, those will be beautiful! Supernova is looking lovely!

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  13. You've got a lot of great stuff going on.

    Your Supernova blocks look great. I say go ahead & make it bigger if you've got the fabric for it!

    I hear you about the Minnesota Aprils, you just never know what to expect. You can always wear your dress with a cute cardigan!

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  14. This is all so nice! I look forward to seeing your dress all done!

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  15. I love the quilt you are hand quilting! I just started doing that on some of mine. Love the quilt and fabrics too. I got word of your blog from It's Sew Kiki and am becoming a follower!

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  16. What great projects! Love your supernova blocks. AND your button tree (wow!) AND your spool quilt. All very nice, & inspiring!

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  17. That button tree is so, so cute. I'm going to file this away as an idea to do with my kids when they get older! Great idea to have your little one help you arrange the buttons.

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  18. Your quilt looks gorgeous. I jut love the look of hand quilting, beautiful!

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  19. Wow, you've got so much going on and it's all fab! I love that button tree, what a great idea!

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  20. Oh, that button tree is darling! I love it. And your Supernova blocks are gorgeous! I say go for it on the larger quilt size! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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