Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WIP Wednesday {10.5.2011}

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Happy WIP Wednesday!  This will likely be my last post for a week or so, no worries, I haven't fallen off the face of the bloggy world, the hubs and I are headed on vacation :-) 

Completed

September Bee Block

Simply Strings September Jonquils and Ladybugs

Nothing like the last minute, right?  I'm down to one monthly bee (I think I need to do something to remedy this!), and this block is for Stephanie in the Simply Strings Bee. I absolutely adore this block, and now have an "X Strings Block" quilt on my list.  I cannot wait to see how Lindsay puts these blocks together, it is going to be a stunner!

In Progress

baby boy quilt

Sanctuary Squares baby quilt top

While this past weekend brought weather entirely too cold, and rainy to boot, I did manage to get this quilt top pieced together.  Does anyone else have a terrible time coming up with names for your quilts?  I'm stuck with "baby boy quilt" how generic.  Anyways, for now, more on baby boy's quilt here.

Birdie Stitches

Birdie Stitches-May

Birdie Stitches-June

I finished up May and June's Birdie Stitches blocks.  I just love June's typography block, I tried my hand at some satin stitching on some of the words for added visual interest, and once I got the hang of it, it turned out pretty nice.  I know I say it every week, but I just love working on these blocks.

Travel Handmade



  
I decided at the last minute that I should make a new makeup bag and make up brush holder (I'm a Bare Escentuals gal, and you really rack up the make up brushes using that stuff!) for our trip.  I had a few scraps of fabric from my weekender bag left over, and thought it was meant to be.  Now my makeup and brushes will be traveling in style :-)

This Weeks Stats:
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 7

FWQAL
Birdie Stitches
Baby Boy Quilt
October Bee Blocks
September Bee Blocks
Blocks that need to be turned into a quilt top
3x6 bee blocks
Spiderweb blocks
UFO Quilt tops (maybe, someday)
Postage Stamp Quilt top
Central Park squares

See you in a week or so!  Stop over at Freshly Pieced and add your WIP (and check out Lee's fabric line, Kaleidoscope Lane if you haven't already, it's amazing!)



20 comments:

  1. Holy cow, your satin stitch looks fabulous! So cool!!! I love your make-up roll, it turned out so cute! I am still crushing on your baby boy quilt, thanks for the inspiration to use some brown!

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  2. I love the Stripey X block- great colours and fabric! I always think a quilt is not finished until it has its own name- how about "Chocolate Zoo"? The animals look like they are in their enclosures!

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  3. Love your embroidery - it looks wonderful!

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  4. love it all! I have hard time naming my quilts too. I usually wind up incorporating the pattern or fabric name. That makeup bag and pouch are so cute. I just love that fabric!

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  5. Love your little make up case! And your bee block is just gorgeous! Still loving the birdies!

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  6. Wow! so many fun things. Love th baby boy quilt. And what a fantastic travel case. The Birdie fonts look awesome with the satin stitching!

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  7. oh my - every one of your projects looks so fine! Love your string block - so striking. Hope you & hubs have a great vacation!

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  8. All of the Birdie Stitches blocks are so sweet! They are on my to do list. Enjoy your vacation!

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  9. Your embroidery is fantastic! I love the colors in the baby boy quilt and the string block is awesome too!!

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  10. I just love that baby boy quilt. The colours are just calling out to me! Love it.

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  11. Jessica, I love the X block! It shows off so many different fun prints.

    Are you using a stabilizer or anything else behind your embroidery on the Birdie Stitches blocks? They look so perfectly smooth! I wasn't all that happy with my stabilizer on the first block and so I haven't moved on to the others yet. I was thinking about trying just a piece of white fabric behind the block. Would love to hear abouy your technique.

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  12. What's the pattern for the brush roll?? Love that! Need me one:-)

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  13. Great job this wee, and love those embroidered blocks

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  14. OOh, love your make up bag and brush roll. I made one last year but gave it away - must do another. Your X block is fab too. Have a lovely holiday :-)

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  15. great projects! love the embroidery, LOVE the baby boy quilt. found you via wip wed, glad i stopped by!

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  16. You have some wonderful projects going on. I particularly love your X block!

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  17. That baby boy quilt is so cute! I love it! And the travel bags too! Have fun on vacation!!

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  18. Everything looks so wonderful!

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  19. Love that string block. Gorgeous! You are right, a whole quilt of these should definitely be on the list. Yum! I also love that baby boy quilt, thank you for sharing...

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  20. No matter what you call it, it's gorgeous!

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