Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday {3.28.2012}

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

It's been quite a busy week here!  I must be having an "on" week, as it seems one week I get a ton accomplished, and then next, zilch.  I'll take it though.  Here's whats new:

Completed Projects

retro flowers baby quilt

More on this quilt here.  But its done, and off to its new home as of this morning.

cabinets after

It felt ah-maz-ing to put the last handle on the last cabinet door in the early hours of Sunday morning and stand back and admire our handy work.  We still have quite a bit more work to do, but we've just been enjoying the new and improved lightened up look of our kitchen.  A detailed post on this project can be found here.

In Progress

4x5 Bee Blocks

4x5 Hive 10 Quarter 1 test block

Nothing like waiting until the last minute, but I finally spent some time playing around with my block for the 4x5 bee.  I had purchased Rachel from Stitched in Color's Wheel Quilt pattern a few days ago, and thought "I wonder if I could scale that pattern down to a 12.5" block" so I tried it out last night, and it worked just like I was hoping it would.  I again used Leann's pinless curve piecing technique, and I'm officially a convert, pins be gone!   

This Weeks Stats:
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 2
In Progress:  I've lost count!  

Be sure to head over to Freshly Pieced and add your WIPs!


  1. That baby quilt is so cute!!! I've got to add that pattern to my collection soon :)

  2. I love your fabric choices for the baby quilt! Off to go check out the pinless curved piecing link- I'm scared of curves and hate pinning, so this may get me started. Thanks!

  3. The baby quilt is awesome. I love the contrasting binding!

    And the kitchen, can I just say...jealous?? ;-)

  4. Gorgeous Retro Flower quilt!! That hot pink binding is great! The kitchen looks so nice and inviting :o)

  5. Hooray for a productive week!

  6. Your kitchen is beautiful! And all your projects this week are color-coordinated. Beautiful baby quilt!

  7. Beautiful quilt and block, Jessica! I'm so glad you mentioned Leanne's technique. I had never heard of such a thing as sewing curves without pins. After seeing your work and Leanne's video, I'm a believer!

  8. Love your retro flower quilt - very nice colors!

  9. Your kitchen does look amazing, what a fantastic transformation.
    Love the Retro Flowers baby quilt, really pretty.
    Your seams are perfect on the Wheel block.