Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Works in Progress Wednesday 9.7.11

It has been weeks since I've posted any WIPs,
but now that fall is here,
and the kiddos are in school (sniff, sniff),
I suppose it's time to start again!

I've jumped in on the Skill Builder Sampler, and am loving it.
After completing the Summer Sampler Series quilt,
I decided that I really liked having a block (or 2) to make every week.
So I'm playing catch up on Leila's quilt along.
I've finished blocks 1, 6, 7, & 8  so far, and plan to work on number 9 tonight.

I'm still working on my For the Love of Solids Swap items.
I finally have a plan, and made some great progress today--
it's AMAZING what I can get done when the girls are at school for 6+ hours!
(I had kind of forgotten what this was like!)

The block is called "That Thirties Thing,"
a paper pieced pattern I found at
The Quilter's Cache -- a GREAT source for block ideas.
My partner likes green, and on her blog recently I've seen pops of orange,
so I hope she likes this mini quilt!
Mini Quilt Top
Front and Back
I've made a couple more Farmer's Wife Blocks, too -- both paper pieced.
The only way to go, in my opinion!
Block #97 (Waste Not) and #92 (Streak of Lightning)

And finally, I'm hosting the Blogger's Dinner Party this month for Kate,
and am working on aprons.  Here's a sneak peak.

Click here to read more:
Bloggers' Dinner Party

Linking up to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Wow, you've been busy, Michelle! I love your FTLOS mini, it looks fabulous, I bet your partner is going to love it! :)

  2. Love the mini quilt, perfect colors for fall!

  3. The solids mini quilt is really cool! And I love that apron - adorable!

  4. Love your Skill Builder blocks! I'm doing that one as well and totally enjoying it! Your FW blocks are great as well. I think your swap partner will love her mini! Very cute and love the gray! Don't you LOVE Quilter's Cache? I have a list of things to do from there!

  5. Very fun solids project! Glad to see I'm not the only one racing the clock! :-)

  6. You've got a lot of fun projects going on. The SBS is a lot fun, huh. I like your mini quilt.

  7. Gret job on all those blocks. I was meant ot be doing the skill sampler one, but haven't even had chance to start it yet. Oh well!

  8. Awesome blocks!!!!! I really dig the "that thirties thing" you have one lucky partner!!!!

  9. Wow!! ALL of those blocks look amazing!!I love that thirties thing too! Awesome!

  10. I LOVE your solids mini quilt! I'll have to check out that pattern. Great job!

    It sure is nice to have that 6+ hour break to accomplish some sewing, huh? I miss my two, but man, have I got a lot done!

  11. Very cute mini quilt and your blocks are looking great!

  12. That mini quilt is fabulous, I'm sure your partner will LOVE it! That apron and the model is pretty darn cute!

  13. Wow! That mini is stunning, for me perhaps?? haha. Love those FW blocks you did this week. I also love checking out Quilters Cache every once in a while, great block ideas!!

  14. Love the mini quilt! And so glad you are joining in the Skill Builder Sampler!

  15. Enjoy some quiet crafting time and try not to miss them too much!

  16. That mini quilt is awesome. I'm sure the recipient will love it. It is amazing what we can get done when the kids are in school, eh?

  17. Cute mini quilt! And I love your FW blocks. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  18. You will be the belle of the ball at the Dinner Party thing--very cute model you've got there.

    Fun to see all your blocks and your solids mini quilt come together. That's what I like about WIP Wednesday: the chance we get to go around and see each other's blogs and catch up on what everyone's doing. And you're doing a lot!

    My house is quiet all the time without children, but I kind of miss that change in seasons and rhythms. Those changes remind you of how sweet it is to have some time to yourself! Happy sewing!

    Elizabeth E!