Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIP Wednesday {11.30.2011}

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This past week was full of many things...however not many of them were quilty.  I'm also starting to just ever so slightly panic that tomorrow is December 1st.  Which means that Christmas is in 25 days.  Seriously?  I have entirely too many holiday to do's to complete for Christmas to only be in 25 days.  Anyways here's what I've been up to this past week.

Completed Projects

Tangled Windows

I actually finished up this quilt on Sunday evening, however I haven't had any daylight to snap some pics!  By the time I get home from work, its already dark out, how depressing.  More on this this weekend.

Sparkle Ornaments

glitter ornaments

Tutorial here.

New Projects

Christmas Tree skirt

My sewing room may look like it vomited Christmas fabric right now, but I've been wanting to make a new Christmas tree skirt for a while now.  I made this one last year, but its just too small for our live tree that we get every year.  

tree skirt progress

I actually did quilty geometry, yes you read that right, not just quilty math, but quilty geometry, and I *think* I have it figured out (I'm crossing all crossables that this comes out like I have planned) so that these pieced strips will form a complete circle.  I hope.  

This Weeks Stats

New Projects: 2
Completed Projects: 2
In Progress:  7

Christmas Tree skirt
4x5 bee blocks
ABC Crewelwork sampler
Birdie Stitches
Farmers Wife QAL

Blocks that need turned into a quilt:
Spiderweb quilt blocs
3x6 bee blocks

Be sure to stop over at Freshly Pieced and add your WIP!


  1. Oh man, geometry was not my best subject in school, so I can totally relate - I'm crossing all of my crossables for you too!!! I love those sparkly ornaments you made, did they make a horrible mess? I would love to try them, but I have this visual of glitter going everywhere... :)

  2. I love how the tree skirt is coming along! It's pretty! I am sure you goemetry-d just perfectly! :)

    And that tangled quilt looks wonderful!!

  3. oh boy, I can't even do quilty math most days. I hope your geometry works for you. I love what you have done of the skirt so far. And I really love those ornaments!

  4. Oh wow, I want to see that quilt you made. Isn't that Christmas tree skirt math a pain! Ha! I am working on one now too. I think I got it right!!

  5. Yay for new Christmas tree skirts! I need to get started on mine too!!

  6. Your ornaments are absolutely beautiful!


  7. YOU do the math and geometry and then you can tell me about it, because math and I do NOT get along so well. Okay? I really want to make those ornaments.

  8. Oooh, those sparkle ornaments are super pretty! Good luck with your tree skirt! Geometry and I do not get along, but my lego bag was pretty similar to this, so check out that tutorial of mine if you want to see how my math worked out. (I thought I would need 40 wedges for my complete circle, but I turned out to need 41! Not sure if it was a math error or a sewing error!)

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  9. The tree skirt looks great so far! I hope it works out for you. Math is sometimes not my friend. :)

  10. Love those ornaments! I need to try that.

  11. Yay for quilty geometry - and I bet you sat in that maths class and swore you'd never use those techniques again ;o)

  12. Your maths looks perfect from here! The quarter circle looks great!

  13. That skirt looks fabulous - I'm very impressed!

  14. What an awesome post to help put us all in the holiday spirit! Those ornaments are so pretty!