Tuesday, September 6, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Tropical Storm Lee dumped 8 inches of rain on us on Monday, so instead of celebrating Labor Day weekend with cookouts and trips to the pool as our forefathers intended (right?), we stayed inside wearing pajamas, napping, and sewing. And my long weekend got even longer because my work was closed Tuesday (no power), but we have power at home...let's just say I'm not complaining. I'm glad I got some projects done so I feel a bit less like a sloth.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Sew Beautiful block for AnneMarie

Sew Beautiful Block for AnneMarie
Dutch pinwheel using AnneMarie's tutorial

September do. Good Stitches blocks
do. Good Stitches blocks for September
Star blocks from this tutorial. Very fun!

VIBees block for Natalia
VIBees Block for Natalia

VIBees block for Melissa

Excavator for Melissa
And I made an excavator for Melissa. Do you like how I say "I made an excavator" like I'd say "I made toast"? It was a challenge, to be sure, but this tutorial from Teaginny was really helpful! I think the scoop thing should be bigger, but I'm pleading excavator ignorance.

Whew! That feels good.

For the Love of Solids Swap

FTLOS large item sneak
My swap package is all ready to ship out later this week! I can't wait to get this to my partner. This is a sneak peek of the large item. I'll show you the rest once it reaches its destination.

Ongoing projects:

Garden Fence Quilt

DS Quilts/Garden Fence quilt progress
I finished four more blocks after I took this photo, bringing my total to 15. I love making these!

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

To do:
4x5 blocks
Deer quilt
superhero quilt
do Good Stitches Sept block
VIBees block for Natalia
VIBees block for Melissa
Sew Beautiful block for AnneMarie

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


Elizabeth Dackson said...

Holy cow, look at you go!!! Look at all of those bee blocks, wow! I adore that FTLOS sneak, I'm really hoping it will turn up on my doorstep, it's one of my favorites in the group! That excavator sure is awesome, too :)

CityHouseStudio said...

Love all of your blocks, Katie!
The Garden fence quilt is going to be gorgeous, can't wait to see more!
Love the excavator, too!

Kerstin said...

What a great excavator, that must be every boy's dream quilt come true! But all your other blocks are equally awesome

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

wow, you really weren't kidding - you got a lot done! Love all of it. But that excavator takes the cake. I wouldn't have even known what to call that. haha!

Debbie said...

Love your Garden Fence quilt. And what a bunch of great blocks! Must say I esp. love your solids project. Very nice.

Megan said...

I love the Dutch pinwheel and the Garden Fence blocks! I'm tres jealous that you got an extra day off. I know it sounds terrible, but every time it storms here, I always check my email before I go into work (which I never do otherwise) to see if the power's out. Stupid backup generators... Hehe. Glad you put your time off to good use!

Linz said...

Oh, my gosh!!! You made an excavator!!!!! AWESOME!!!

I really love the Sew beautiful block!! So much awesomeness here! Great job!!

The Thompsons said...

That excavator may be one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time. Adorable! You've been productive- nice work.

Melinda said...

I love everything you did. I can't point out any one thing because I just love it all!

Cassie said...

I love, love, love that garden fence quilt!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

WOW you already have Melissa's block finished? I haven't even gotten the fabric yet!

All your blocks look amazing :)

Kati said...

You got a lot done! Sometimes it's so nice to just stay in when it's raining, especially 8". Love the garden rail fence quilt. That one is going to be great!

Marci Girl said...

Oh that "To Do" list is getting smaller and smaller! Everything looks great! Tropical Storm Lee got us to, but we also were very fortunate not to have power loss!

LisaAnn said...

Love your blocks, Katie, all of them are great! I'm looking forward to seeing your Garden Fence quilt when it is done!

Lee said...

Pajamas, sewing and napping sounds like me kind of Labor Day weekend. : ) All your blocks are just beautiful! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

felicity said...

"Later this week" as in TOMORROW? I hope so because that means it might be for meeeeee!:)

Meghan said...

Oh wow glad you guys are ok! 8 inches is a lot of rain. But I love sewing/napping/pj weekends. We try to have them whenever we can! I love Melissa's block it is amazing!

Leonie said...

Wow! I love the colours of your pinwheel! I've just completed one too! Love your work :)

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