Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Well, after I freaked you out with my Christmas countdown last week, I didn't actually get started on any holiday projects this week. But soon!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Modern Crosses Wall Hanging

Modern Crosses Wall Hanging
Done! And proudly hanging on my wall.

Vera bag #2
Seeing double
Luke's preschool teacher from last year asked me to make her a bag like mine. No problem. (Vera pattern from Green Bee Patterns. Fabric here.) I used the interfacing recommended in the pattern this time (the first time I couldn't remember what it was when I went to the fabric store). The recommended interfacing (Decor Bond?) worked out better (weird!) and gives the bag a little extra heft. I would've switched them out, but mine is too dirty to pass for new! Oh, and that would be wrong.

Ongoing projects:

For the Love of Solids Swap

For the love of Solids small item
I finished my small item. It's a notebook cover (tutorial here). Rachel from Stitched in Color has been cranking out journal covers, so I decided to give them a try too. My large item is well underway. I'm a little nervous about it, but I think my partner will be happy if I can pull it off.

Garden Fence Quilt

I'm going to use my DS Quilts fabric to make a Garden Fence quilt. I haven't started cutting yet, but I pulled all the fabric today, so I'm counting it as in progress! This is going to be a Christmas gift.

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Postage Stamp quilt
Kaleidoscope baby quilt #2

To do:
4x5 blocks
Deer quilt
Vera bag #2
superhero quilt
do Good Stitches Sept block
VIBees block

Head over to Lee's to see what everyone else is working on!


Linz said...

I LOVE that bag. Seriously. !!!!!!!! So cute! I love that notebook cover too! Great week! And I didn't put one thought to Christmas projects. :)

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Such a cute bag, I'll have to check out the pattern! I love the FTLOS notebook, you could definitely send that my way :) Love how the wall hanging turned out!!! Good luck with your garden fence quilt, it's going to be lovely!!

Kirsten said...

Love your Modern crosses wall hanging, and the journal cover looks great!

Kerstin said...

All your project look lovely, but I especially like the modern crosses. This is such a great pattern.

Rebecca Lynne said...

The modern wall crosses are awesome! I also love the layout you chose for journal, love the solids indeed. Thank you for sharing.

Krista Schneider said...

lol on the bag switching idea. love your cross quilt, I'm making one right now but it's a greek cross block and put together differently. that book cover is pretty sweet too!

Sadie said...

Your modern crosses is so pretty! i really like the colours :-) Love the covered journal.

Debbie said...

I love your cross quilt! And your journal cover is a perfect solids project!

Mitzi said...

Cute bag and journal cover! Looks great.

Melinda said...

such a cute bag! and love the Modern Crosses quilt!

Marci Girl said...

Everything is beautiful, as always! Can't wait to see your "large" item for your swap!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Great finishes :) Love the notebook cover!

Amorette said...

love the hand quilting on your modern crosses wall hanging. lovely.

Leah said...

Is the superhero quilt for Luke?

Lee said...

Seriously still loving your Vera bags! I really want that fabric!! That patchwork notebook cover is cute too. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

felicity said...

LOVE the modern crosses!! LOVE!

Bree said...

Decor Bond is my absolute favorite & pretty much the only interfacing I use for bags, no matter what the pattern calls for. It gives just the right amount of shape without being too stiff.

Toni said...

I'm so in love with those bags! Fun journal cover, too. Can't wait to see what your big project is!