Wednesday, January 25, 2012

{WiP} Wednesday ~ 3/52

I had some successes this week, but no finishes that I can show you. :)

Stick a Fork In It!
I finished the dadgum frustrating block from Friday's post. I said I was tempted to throw it out and start over...well, that's pretty much what I did! I salvaged as much of the original fabric as I could, but just started over. I like how it turned out, but I'm glad it's done! That's one thing about bees, they definitely yank you out of your comfort zone! No mercy! :)  I love my bees, though. Here's a peek at the pile of trash scraps I generated:

  1. The Harrison Quilts -- I used the Fruit Stripe binding to bind my solids challenge quilt. Last fall, I bought The Binding Tool, and this is the first chance I've had to use it. I watched the video a couple of times, and went confidently to the cutting table. I held the ruler just so, I marked where I was supposed to mark, I held my breath and cut. Much to my dismay, it was too short. I had at least 6 inches of extra binding, and I cut it too short.  Mama was not happy! :)  So I went to bed.  I should know not to operate a rotary cutter after 11pm. The next morning I woke up and realized what my problem was, and what my solution was.  Now I'm debating whether to finish the binding by machine or by hand. 
  2. Christmas Cards -- I sent two out! Yay me!
  3. Bee Blocks -- No progress. I have my plan, I just need to execute it. Here are the lovely Hope Valley prints that Janice sent.
  4. Happy Quilt -- (aka Fruit Stripe Quilt). I'm moving this to the Back Burner.
  5. Unnamed Quilt -- I got the fabric cut for another baby quilt, and I'm excited to get started. And finished! I can't wait to see what it looks like. :) I think this can be done quickly (if I can stay off the computer!)
  6. Baby Gifts -- Hi, Kelly! :)
  7. Juice -- "Juice". That's what I've decided to name the little Chinese cabbage-sized human growing in my womb. "Juice" because that's pretty much all I could drink from mid-August till about mid-November. Yesterday I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was quite surprised by this.

Look how round that bump is! I am 28 weeks along, and everything is progressing normally. :)

On the Back Burner
  1. Fruit Stripe Quilt-- the colored fabric is all cut, now I just need to cut the background.
  2. Mod Mosaic Blocks -- not urgent. Yet.
  3. Puppet Theater Backdrop -- not urgent.
  4. MQG Showcase Quilt -- I just have to get some other stuff done first.
  5. Secret Projects -- one down, at least 8 more to go! :)
  6. Maternity Skirts -- still too cold.
  7. Quilt-alongs -- I think I'm going with the Swoon Quiltalong, and I'll do the wonky star quilt for myself some other time. I just think my uncle (and aunt!) will like the Swoon quilt more than a wonky star quilt. I'm also holding off on starting Amy's Craftsy Block of the Month one because, for the life of me, I can't figure out what fabric to use!
  8. Juice's Quilt -- eh, he won't know the difference for at least 3 years. :)
  9. T-shirt Quilts -- no change.
  10. Sprout's Goodnight Moon Quilt -- gotta get other stuff done first!

Other than that, hahaha, I think it should be a quiet week around here.

I hope you have a great, and crafty week!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

(I linked up with Lee at Freshly Pieced. Check out the other WiPs out there. Intimidating and inspirational all at the same time!)


  1. I really like the fruitstripe binding. You are right about using a rotary cutter late at night.The last time I did that, i ended up in the ER!

  2. Oh man, you've got a lot of projects going on to be sure! So true about the rotary cutter. I've been known to really mess up yardage by cutting the wrong lengths of fabric in the wee hours. Always a sad tale. I hope you and Juice are doing well!

  3. Wow lots of projects happening, the binding looks awesome, and I love your stack of fabrics in the last pic.

  4. Aww, look at your cute bump. : ) I loooooove the rainbow stripey binding, it's awesome. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  5. I do most of my sewing late at night, but I am a total night owl- been there done that with the too short binding and the binding tool... funny how tools are supposed to make life easier and sometimes they just don't... ahh c'est la vie. that is a sweet bump you have going there- good luck in your quilting and pregnancy!

  6. Not much going on there then ;o) Juice is cooking nicely though :o)

  7. You are one busy mommy! I don't know how you do it all.

    1. (Here's the secret...I don't do it all! There is a LOT around the house that doesn't get done.) :)
      And since I'm very aware that NOTHING will get done after about April 9th, I'm doing what I want to do and have to do now. :)

  8. Once upon a time when I worked in an actual office setting, "juice" was a buzzword that meant "join us in creating excellence." It still fits for your little miracle.


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