Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WiP Wednesday

Hey y'all!  It’s Wednesday and you know what that means!

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So last week, I didn't post a WiP post, but instead I made a list of things that I'd like to get done by the end of the year (many before Christmas).  You can check out that post if you'd like to see updates.

scrappy stash top complete

So far I have gotten the sashing done and quilt top complete for the Scrappy Stash QAL quilt.  I don't have any batting handy, but I will get some today or tomorrow and then I will quilt it.  I'd like to have the binding sewn on by Friday evening.  We're planning to go to the drive-in and I'm thinking I can do the hand stitching while watching the movies (double feature - Wreck It Ralph and Hotel Transylvania).

I also spent a few hours cleaning and organizing my sewing room.  Another thing crossed off my list.  Although I feel like I have to do this every month or two.  Why can't it just stay clean?  I changed things up by putting the bulk of my stash in a plastic storage drawer unit.  I prefer to see it all stacked up and pretty on my shelves, but it wasn't practical.  All my stacks were falling over when I needed to pull fabric, contributing to the perpetual state of mess.  Now it seems manageable!

Cowboy Burp Cloths

Cowboy Burp Cloths

I had been commissioned to make some burp cloths for a friend's sister as a baby gift.  I realized I never blogged about it, but here are some photos of the finished product.  I used the tutorial on Made for the general idea, but changed the size to accommodate the motifs on the fabric that was given to me.  Which wasn't just fabric, but some sweet Texas & Rodeo themed dish towels from Moda Home.

Scrappy Sprout block for TraceyJay

I put together a sprout block for Tracey Jay.  Read her call for blocks here, and consider helping!

Hurricane Sandy blocks for Jennifer

I also helped with the call for blocks for quilts for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Read Jennifer's call for help here, and join the Flickr group here.  The block donation has been halted because there are so many, but please consider donating batting, backing, binding, or even money or quilting time.  Your donation will bring love and hope to people who so desperately need it right now.  

Lastly, I've ordered the supplies to make a ton of Christmas gifts.  As soon as I get the supplies, I'll be setting up an assembly line of sorts to get these gifts sewn up.  I've already started some with the supplies that I already have.  I'd love it if I could get these things done by the first or second week in December.  My goal is just to sit around and enjoy the holiday season with my family and friends instead of frantically shopping and sewing.  People on my gift list can expect simple handmade gifts this year!

One last thing, non-WiP related:  I've got a post coming up about the Houston International Quilt Festival.  Lots of photos in that post.  It was a great two days!

Happy Wednesday, y'all!  Thanks for reading my super long post!  Don't forget to stop by Freshly Pieced to see what everyone else is up to.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I cleaned up the sewing room here, too. Had to make room for all of that stuff I bought at Quilt Festival (oops). And I pulled a bunch of fabric to make some quilt tops for Hurricane Sandy victims- stuff that's been sitting around for a while not getting used. Just large, simple patchwork, which is enough to keep someone warm.

  2. And if anyone is interested in how to donate quilts for Sandy relief, eQuilter and Timeless Treasures are in the process of setting something up, but here are the guidelines:

  3. Ahh, look at your nice clean sewing room!! Very nice.

    And that colourful top is coming together so nicely. I like how you set the blocks a bit wonky.

  4. It always seems so nice when we get to tidy up and clean our sewing spaces. Mine is continually in a state of distress but its manageable.
    Great blog!

  5. Loving your scrappy stash quilt, very colourful.

  6. Coming over from Freshly Pieced! :)

    My craft room is in a constant state of Disarray! I think it is because it is a combined Craft/office/cat room. Can't get everything to fit in there to save my life! If only to have an extra room! ;)

    Love the scrappy stash QAL quilt! I wish I joined in on the fun! But sadly, too many projects and not enough time! There is the goal of completing stuff by the end of the year! :)

  7. Your Scrappy Stash QAL quilt is amazing. I love the way the squares are wonky and angled. It is awesome!

  8. Oooh! I love that wonky log cabin quilt. So lovely! :)

  9. I LOVE how you angled your scrappy blocks. It is so fun! I am rushing to get that one done over the next couple of days, because we are going to be in Dallas the week of the link party.

    I have trouble keeping my sewing room clean too. I try to clean after every project...but since I like to work on 1000 things at once, it doesn't always work out that way LOL!

  10. Great stuff! I love your scrappy quilt, it's awesome. And the before and after pic is awesome too, I've been in a continual state of creating/organizing my space, but haven't posted and pics yet! I'm so glad she got a wonderful response with the relief blocks, I was going to make some this weekend, but I guess I missed the boat!


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