Wednesday, March 21, 2012

{WiP} Wednesday ~ 11/52

I swear, the Earth must be rotating around the sun faster than normal, or something, because time is just flying by!! It's so hard to believe that it's already been a week!

I finished Julie's quilt today, and washed it and took it to her. It is far from perfect, but that's okay. It is supposed to comfort her, and I think it will.

Here is the front:
Julie's Quilt ~ The Front

Here is the back:

Julie's Quilt ~ The Back

And here is the label:

Julie's Quilt ~ The Label

When I took it to her, she was genuinely amazed. She even said "How do you MAKE things like this?"  Which, I must say, I was very glad to hear, because if she doesn't even understand how a quilt is constructed, she will NEVER see all the mistakes and goof-ups!! Woo. :o)  She was really glad to have it, though.

Oh, and I had to laugh at her because I told her the print was designed by Ty Pennington, and she whipped her head up and said "What? Why would he do that?" She and I are clearly living on separate planets! :o)  I really thought the Ty Pennington fabric would be the perfect choice for her because we have always shared a mutual...ummm...shall we say admiration for his particular brand of eye-candy??  Mmm-hmmm...

I also finished the pin cushion I had to make for the FRMQG Pin Cushion Swap. And...I can't find the camera with pictures of it!  I used this tutorial, and tried my darndest to make a similarly adorable prickly pear cactus pin cushion...and it looked more like an alien. And it weebled and wobbled in the pot. I had to use some styrofoam and some sand paper to make it look halfway right! And, as luck would have it, Randi won it!  She said it was cute, but she's RANDI, for pete's sake! And she had to get my wobbly alien cactus? Maybe her daughter will claim it and I won't feel so bad. :o) 

I'll put the picture in as soon as I find that camera! I'm certain one of my darlingest of daughters has relocated it for me. :o)

So, what's actually a WiP for me this week??  Haha!! What ISN'T?!?!

  1. Sea Glass quilt ~ serge edge, bind, wash, MAIL.
  2. Bee Blocks ~ I've got quite a few that I need to work on. Quite a few.
  3. Receiving Blankets/Burp Cloths ~ For myself and others. Now that I'm done with Julie's quilt, I can bust out the serger and get these things done!
  4. The Harrison Quilts ~ yeah. Hide thread tails, bind the mama's, and hand them over. MUST do this before the baby comes!!
  5. Car Seat Privacy Canopy ~ I've got the fabric, now I just need to make the time to do it.

I'm sorry this post is so boring, and not filled with colorful photos, but if I could just find that other camera... :o)

I'm very late for the link-up, but I'm gonna do it anyways, and hopefully get over there tomorrow to leave some comments on the other lovely WiPs linked up. Go to Lee's Freshly Pieced WiP post to see what everyone else is in the middle of this week.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Lovely quilt, Melissa! I love the colors in it, and what a nice gift! Btw, you should check out my WIP this week...

  2. I'm so proud of you for finishing that quilt! It turned out great, and I know she'll love it. So nice to hear such positive feedback!!

  3. Love the outcome of your "ladder" method- what a beautiful gift for your friend!

  4. The list is getting shorter anyway lol And giggling just slightly at the alien pincushion :oD The quilt is fab though!

  5. The quilt turned out beautifully! I don't see any imperfections.

  6. The quilt is wonderful, Melissa! I am so impressed you got it done so quickly. I loved your cactus pincushion; it was so cute! Your list really is getting closer to being done, and some of your projects you can do so quickly. You can do it!:)

  7. Beautiful quilt! Just perfect. And Ty... I am in the same boat with that mutual admiration. Good luck with that list, it's looking shorter! Add "rest" on there, you are going to need it, very soon!

  8. Oh yay! What pen do you use to write on your quilts? I need to make note of some permanent pens/markers to make labels with.


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