Tuesday, June 12, 2012

{WiP} Wednesday ~ 23/52

So...I missed posting last week. I'm not really pleased about that because I had really hoped to post every week this year, but it is what it is.

Plus, I didn't have anything to show you. I had no new WiPs from the week before. And the truth is, I still don't!

But I didn't post last week for another good reason -- I had just returned home from a spontaneous and very much needed trip to LA.

Rocket Man accompanied me, and it was SO GREAT to spend time with SO MANY of my favorite people again. There were lots of hugs, lots of laughs, lots of new people falling head over heels for Rocket Man. :o) And it was also so great to spend money at some of my favorite shops, like Trader Joe's and Sew Modern. Mmmm...Sew Modern. I love that place. If you're in LA, you need to go there. Lauren has everything a modern quilter could want. She's also got an online shop if you can't get to LA.

I made a quick burp cloth/receiving blanket combination for a friend having a baby shower while I was there, and I used my serger for most of it. A while back, I decided to try to make burp cloths entirely out of the flannel I have, rather than buying cloth diapers and adorning them with flannel. It worked out great, although I'm not sure it worked out any cheaper. BUT, I do believe the ones that are all flannel are much softer and will wear better over time than ones made from cloth diapers.

Here's a picture of the burp cloth:

Serged Burp Cloth ~ front, back, and edge

For grins, I used pink thread on top and white on bottom.

Here's a picture of the burp cloths and the receiving blanket:

Serged Burp Cloths and Blanket

If you look closely (or click through to the picture in Flickr), you can see the serged edge on the top of the blanket, and the top of the burp cloths.

I had intended to make hundreds of these for the hundreds of babies being born around me, but so far, I've made 2. Progress is slow around these parts. I'm still going to make a bunch more, because they're ridiculously quick, but progress is slow. :)

Now, Works In Progress.


There are too, too many. I'm doing my best, but progress is slow. Rocket Man just loves to be held, and it's hard to sew while holding a baby. I know it's a blessing. Believe me, I know how much I should treasure these times of holding his little body. And I DO!! It's just frustrating to not be able to complete even the simplest of tasks. His crying is inversely proportional to the amount of work that I do.

Here's what I need to complete before my Front Range MQG meeting on Saturday:
  1. Some 9 patch blocks for baby blankets we're making for all the new moms in the guild. We're having a baby boom over here, and I know it's common in other MQGs right now. :)
  2. Some improv pieced and wonky pieced blocks, and talking points since I'll be speaking about the history of the Modern Quilt Guild and demonstrating improvisational piecing and wonky piecing.
  3. Audrey's little house block. Right now, it looks awful! I've got more work to do, and I hope it comes together, but it looks awful. I don't even want to show you a picture, it's that awful.
  4. (maybe?) A tote bag. We're swapping tote/grocery bags at this meeting, and if I want to participate, I best get myself sewing a tote bag, eh? I've seen lots of quick tutorials, but it's not the most important thing on my list, so it'll have to wait.
And after I finish those things, I've got bee blocks galore to finish. Hah. Let me rephrase that...I've got bee blocks galore to start!!

I still consider Rocket Man a {WiP} since he's not grown, yet, so here's a sweet picture of him I took the other day for his 2 month pictures:

Handsome Little Buzz

Anyone want to come hold the baby while I sew?

(I'm linking up with Lee of Freshly Pieced for her regular WiP Wednesday blog party)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Oh man I'm right there with you....I was telling my husband 2 seconds ago that I did NOTHING but hold my baby all day LONG because I can't put her down or she cries. :)

  2. What a gorgeous wee man! I'd volunteer to do some baby cuddling for you, but I live on the other side of the world... Don't beat yourself up, more sewing time will come... I promise!

  3. oh what a cute little bubba! love that pink flamingo fabric x

  4. You know, if I could, I would rush over to your house and cuddle that cutie! You should look at it this way: I once promised to myself to make all the babies around me a quilt, but I think the burp cloth resolution is much easier to fulfill!

  5. Yay for fun, spontaneous trips, I can see why Rocket Man gained so many new admirers :o) Good luck with the list (maybe you can trade snuggles instead of your 'to do' items on Saturday...)

  6. For me; I find this time of year difficult to sew as much as I would like or should. Summer has so much yard work for me; the sewing will be there.

  7. I love the flamingo fabric! I make blankets and burp cloths for my friends' babies too. I make them 44" square and they are so nice and big and easy to swaddle. You're little guy is so cute! I would totally give up my work week to hold your adorable little man!

  8. I saw you at the meeting and wanted to say "hi" but you looked busy. Hope you had a great trip out here!


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