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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Wednesday already? How time flies. Well I have been busy with the curves class, and really having fun with the impromptu curves. I feel like I am a week behind.

This weekend I finished the top for Oh Christmas Tree.

I also knocked out quite a few blocks for the string block swap.

Tonight I finished the top for my Rainbow Road... In purple.

I also finished up a scrap basic in warm colors.

No progress on bee blocks for Flickr... Must do ASAP.

Please check out WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. This was blogged from my phone so unfortunately no fancy links.

Ongoing projects:
For the Love of Solids Project
Curves Class Christmas Decoration
Curves Class Rainbow Road

Completed projects:
Scrap basket in warm colors
30 string blocks to swap

No progress:
Curves Class Improv Curves Scrap Baskets cool and neutrals
Bento Box Scrap Blocks
Santa Decoration
Knitted Sweater
Skill Builder QA
Add A Border
Tree Skirt for Norma
IPAD cover for Bryan
Curves Class Cards
Curves Class Banner
Curves Class Scallop Quilt
Curves Class drunkard's path
QUR blocks for February

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 2
New projects - 4

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hi there so it is already Wednesday and I have gotten a lot done in the last few weeks.  It is impossible to not want to do all of the beautiful projects that are out there.  With the Curves class I am taking it seems that keeping up means three new projects a week so the old ones are put on the shelf.  I am loving what I am learning, and I have made some progress on other things too!  Go check out WIP Wednesday and all the other links!

Ongoing projects:
For the Love of Solids Project
Curves Class Improv Curves Scrap Baskets

Completed projects:
Curves Class Pillow
Curves Class Bib

No progress:
  • Scrap Quilt
  • Bento Box Scrap Blocks
  • Santa Decoration
  • Knitted Sweater
  • Skill Builder QA
  • Add A Border
  • Tree Skirt for Norma
  • IPAD cover for Bryan
  • Curves Class Christmas Decoration
  • Curves Class Cards
  • Curves Class Rainbow Road
  • Hexies
  • Curves Class Banner

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 2
New projects - 3
Currently in progress - 17+

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Curves Week One

After one week of curves with Rachel at Stitched in Color I have finished 2 of the 3 projects.  I bought a bias tape maker... to finish the third project but unfortunately I bought it the wrong size!  So here are the projects as for now.

This is the one that is not quite done... Darn binding tape!

 Bib... Not sure the laminate fabric was a great idea...

This was my favorite and I am hoping to make more!

I also finished some other projects this week:

Block for Skill Builder Sampler.  The Sampler is going to be on  a few week hiatus... so I am going to try and catch up on all of the other projects I have going.

Block for the Add a Border Block Swap.

Block for Orange You Glad Bee.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Let the Curves Begin

For my birthday I bought myself an online sewing class.  I am taking the curves class through Rachael at Stitched in Color.  The class started on Wednesday with introductions.  But I can not wait until it really gets started on Monday with our first lesson and project.

 In the meantime I have been making bee blocks for the different online bees that I am in. For the Modern 99 Bee we are making the stargazing pattern and so I decided I would make a practive block with the fabric that I was going to use to make Lis's MacBook Air Cover.  I like how it turned out so boom a few more and wala the front cover was pieced.  Note:  When doing the points of the star cateful not to make them too long.  Too long results in the points getting cut off when you piece it together.

 For the back of the cover I wanted to do a fun freemotion design and some machine applique.  We call lis  bird so I thought it would be fun to do a bird on the back.  I sent it off to her on Thursday and I hope she loves it!

This is the finished block for the Modern 99 Bee on Flickr.

Last night I put together an ipad for my mother in law.  It is quite simple and I used the tutorial from
One Shabby Chic.

I also finished and caught up on my We Can Do it Skillbuilder Quilt Along.  

These are some blocks I made for my Local Quilt Guild.  We each make a block and turn it in at the next meeting.  They act as raffle tickets.  Whomevers block gets picked gets to take home all the blocks.  You can make more than one to up your chances of winning.  I am feeling lucky and going to just enter the one.  I made some practice blocks and turned them into little coasters.  I gave them away at school as part of our Send some Sunshine Club.

If you would like the pattern for this, here it is. Well I hope you all have a great weeekend and I look forward to making some ADD a BORDER blocks this weekend maybe picking out material for the CURVES class and yippee skiing and having fun with Sage.  Cheers!