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Monday, April 15, 2013

WIP: April 17, 2013 and Q2 Finish A Long goals

Two weeks ago was Spring Break and I was able to work on a lot of projects and even start a few new ones. I went a little crazy with fabric purchases!  I am really loving garment sewing and really can not stop thinking about it!

I was able to finish the Amy Butler Mini Dress.   I love the pattern although it makes me look a little prego... Or maybe that is my pudgy belly.  Best do some more Plank a Day sessions or go running to fix that!  Next time I make this pattern I would go down a size it fits a bit too big.

I was able to finish piecing the back of my Rainbow Quilt.  Now I just need to get it basted and quilted.  This is my goal for the Second Quarter of the Finish Along.  I am taking a class on Craftsy with Leah Day and will start another with Angela Walters.  I really love machine quilting.  I finally figured out my set up and this is such a blessing.  It is so helpful to have a large table to move the quilt on and not have it hanging over the side of my sewing machine.  I am using our massage table to hold the quilt up and this is working out perfectly.  I have quite a few quilt tops I would like to get quilted before the end of the year.  As far as a goal for the Quilt Along, I need to get something out of the craft room and I would like it to be this quilt.

Q2 Goal #1:
This is the back
These are the blocks on the front.  

The quilt is all pieced.  It needs to be basted and Free Motion Quilted.  I think I am planing on doing bubbles in all of the white space and outlining the star by stitch in the ditch.  I was thinking I would also outline the bubbles by stitch in the ditch.  Pebbling takes forever so I know I want to keep the rest pretty simple.  I think I can get this done by the end of June.

Q2 Goal #2

I would also like to finish the 3X6 Quilting.  I have already gotten started and am loving the results so far.  The boys are going out of town for the next two weeks so I am hoping to get this one done.    I have all of the quilting drawn out... Now I just need to get a move on.  I have started and have a few blocks underway.  It is a big task!  I am hoping to have this one done in time for picnics this summer!

3X6 Finished top
Q2 Goal #3

I have one of the 4 skirt panels stitched.  I now need to finish the other three and stitch it up.  I am hoping to wear this on 4th of July weekend so I will need it finished by the end of this quarter.

I also made up these adorable thomas Pants for Sage.

Added reverse applique to his Raglan top.

Finished the Sewing for Boys Easy Linen that matches my Mini dress but is way too big so we will have to save it for next Easter.

I also finished piecing the top of one of my string quilts.  I am waiting on the blocks for the other top.  They should be here this week.  Then I need to finish the backs.

These are this month's blocks for Promise Circle of Do Good Stitches.

This weekend I cleaned out my closet and decided if it was broken I needed to fix it or get rid of it.  If I was not wearing it then I need to figure out what I can do to revamp it so I will wear it.  I finished two zippers and I am wearing one of the skirts today.  I hand embellished one skirt and will take pictures soon.  I have 8 more pieces so far that either need to be fixed or forgotten.  They are in a pile in the sewing room and I hope to get them back into the wardrobe soon!

Goals for this Quarter:
Finish quilting Under the Rainbow
Finish hand embellishing Alabama Chanin Swing Skirt
Finish Closet repairing the items that need repair (8 items)
Finish Quilting 3X6

This Week's Plan:
3X6 - Stitch in the Ditch and FMQ
Hand sew Alabama Swing Skirt
Finish up repairing clothing from my closet

Projects finished over the past few weeks:
Repaired some clothing from the closet.  
Treasure Pocket Pants for Sage
Amy Butler Mini Dress
Added Owl detail to Raglan Top- Sewing for Boys
Easy Linen from Sewing for Boys
Finished the details on my Maxi Skirt
Promise Blocks
String Quilt Top 1

Projects I worked on:
Piece the back of my rainbow Quilt
3X6 quilt (I designed all of the patterns I am going to sew, and started on a few.)

Other WIP with no progress:
Hand Quilting Circle of Nine
Quilt blocks for our bedroom quilt (Fabris is now all in hand.)
Curtains for our bedroom
Civil War Quilt ( I only started one block so far!)
3X6 quilt (I finally have it basted I just need to get after the quilting.)
Felt Hat (Cut out)
Santa decoration
Medallion Quilt
String Quilt 2

Projects I have the fabric for but have done nothing:
Polka Dot Amy Butler Apron Dress (Washed the Fabric!)
Curtains for the upstairs door
Curves Quilt
Curtains for downstairs
Curtains for the laundry room
Polaroid Sleeping Bag
Pillows for students
Idea Pouch
Trip Around the World
Bottled Rainbows

New Projects!! I bought the fabric for!
5 Knit projects for Craftsy Class
Laurel Dress from Colette Patterns
Meringue Skirt from Colette Patterns
Sassy Librarian Shirt on Craftsy
Sewaholic Renfrew View A

Please check out all the other projects on:

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  1. Great looking projects!! Your list is scary, but sounds a lot like mine...lol!

    1. Thanks you so much for stopping by. The list is long but all fun!

  2. You are a very busy lady! Your quilts and blocks are beautiful though!