Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday {1.11.2012}

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Time for this weeks recap.  I finally feel like I'm back in my normal sewing "groove" after the settling down from the  business of December, and it feels nice.  It's nice to be sewing what I want to sew and not things I feel like I need to sew.  Here's what I've been up to this week!

Completed Projects

4 x 5 Bee blocks

4x5 Hive 6 Quarter 4 blocks

These were just shipped off to their new homes this morning.  More here.  

New Projects

Baby Quilt

For the past few years I've put together something hand made to donate as an an auction item for the Heart Association Heart Gala.  This (messy) stack of fabric is quickly turning into a sweet gender neutral baby quilt.

Believe it or not, I have never made a simple patchwork square quilt, and I've been wanting to put one together for some time, so I figured why not now.  I am loving the mindless chain piecing and how quickly it is coming together, I should have a quilt top put together any day now!

In Progress

Wavy Crochet Afghan

I am so so glad I made my mom taught me how to crochet.  I've always been a knitter, but I'm finding crochet to be a little more mindless, and much quicker than knitting an afghan this size!  I love that its finally getting to a point to serve as a mini blanket while I am working on it, and I am so in love with the colors.  I'm sort of meshing this tutorial and this tutorial and I think its coming together quite nicely.

This weeks progress:

New projects: 1
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 4

4x5 bee blocks
January Bee Blocks
Baby quilt
Crochet Afghan
Farmers Wife QAL

Whats on your WIP list??  Head over to Freshly Pieced and link up!


  1. Wow, I love your bee blocks! They have such a strong visual impact, and the colors are great!

  2. Love those bee blocks! And the baby quilts great. I've never done simple patchwork either, it is perfect!

  3. I can't believe that I get one of those blocks! They are super amazing! So looking forward to seeing mine.

  4. As usual everything is lovely. Those bee blocks are do striking!! Love them...thanks for stopping by to visit and comment....

  5. Wow! Those 4 x 5 Bee Blocks are so beautiful!
    I love your donation quilt for the Heart Association Heart Gala; my quilt guild and I are about to start two new donation projects. I am glad to see that others are busy with donation pieces as well.
    Keep up the good work!

  6. Your bee blocks are amazing! :)

  7. Those 4x5 blocks are just stunning. I've been following your progress and would love to try that block sometime. I've been knitting and just got a lot of yarn in the mail to start crocheting granny squares.

  8. Your squares are gorgeous! And loving the simple patchwork quilt. For whatever reason, patchwork has a comforting childlike feel to me and will always be one of my favorites! The colors are perfect!

  9. Love those blocks. I have pinned them, now I just need to give them a try sometime.

  10. Love the simple patchwork. It's so simple, yet beautiful! The basics are just as good as the complicated, don't you think?

  11. Your bee blocks are amazing, as is your patchwork baby quilt!

  12. Your bee blocks are beautiful and I am really loving the afghan! I can crochet a bit so one of those may be in my future!

  13. Oh wow, that afghan is just stunning! I didn't realize you could do curvy crochet!! Love the simple baby quilt, too, sometimes simple can be so classy and understated :)

  14. Great colors you are working with!

  15. I'm adoring that patchwork baby quilt! There's something so fabulous about simple squares sometimes. : ) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!