Wednesday, April 18, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

Before I get to my list, I have to tell you about my most triumphant finish of the week. On Saturday evening, we were outside, and my neighbor ran over with his daughter's prom dress in his arms. The zipper broke, and they needed my help. And, oh by the way, her date was due to arrive in five minutes. The dress had two layers--a satin gown with a chiffon overlay. Or something like that. I don't really know, because I know nothing about sewing clothes! We decided the best plan was to sew the zipper closed--she *thought* she would still be able to get her dress over her head. So I made like a Project Runway contestant in the work room, with Tim Gunn urging me to make it work! Of course, my sewing machine needle broke, my bobbin thread got jammed, and I sweat profusely, but I finished it before the date arrived, and it held up all night. I got a text the next day saying I'd saved the prom! I'm still patting myself on the back.

Okay, on to my mortal feats of the week.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Kaleidoscope quilt
Kaleidoscope baby quilt
Done. Hooray!

In progress
Graduation quilt
Orange & Navy chevrons

Orange & Navy chevrons close
I finished up this orange/navy chevron quilt top this week using AmandaJean's tutorial. It's going to be a graduation quilt for my neighbor. (Yes, the same neighbor with the prom dress. I'm the best neighbor ever.)

Birthday quilt for Wrapped in Hope
Not going to lie...I let this deadline sneak up on me. But I have the fabric I need, and this is now a top priority.

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Postage Stamp quilt

To do:
Half Moon Modern quilt
Block for Brooke
do. Good Stitches April
Swoon (Sigh.)
teddy bear sleeping bags
Tracey's French Kisses
Zakka sew-along (I WILL make the pincushion!)
Echo quilt

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


Toni said...

Super Katie to the rescue! Your chevron quilt looks fabulous, too! I've been wanting to try that tutorial. Are these the same neighbors whose yard you invaded the other day to take pictures?

Betty said...

Love the kaleidoscoop! great colours
The Zig Zag looks great too.
Well done

Elizabeth Dackson said...

I love the mental picture of you rushing around with Tim Gunn on your shoulder to cheer you on :) You are the best neighbor ever, my goodness!! And I love the quilt you're making for the lucky graduate, what's the orange ikat fabric? Is that Annette Tatum fabric?

CityHouseStudio said...

Great story, Katie!
And I love the zig zag quilt!

Katie said...

Great job on the prom dress!! I LOVE the colours in your zigzag, I've really into orange these days!

Leah said...

Lucky to have a neighbor like you!

Is she going to Auburn, by any chance? :)

Kate said...

Yay for saving prom!

sukie said...

Your graduation quilt reminds me of. . Charlie Brown!! (it's a good thing!)

Jessica White said...

Love the kaleidoscope quilt!

Good for you on fixing that prom dress! I'm sure you did save the day...I know if it was me I would be freaking out if my dress broke with 5 minutes to go!


Tracey Jacobsen said...

you are the best neighbor.
I would have freaked about the zipper! But you saved the day!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Hail the conquering hero! Way to go!
LOVE the zigzags. Great colors!

Lee said...

Oh, how funny about the broken zipper! Way to make it work! I love the zig zag quilt. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Molly said...

That is such a great story- I think it is funny when people know us quilters "sew" they assume we can fix anything- it has happened to me several times now too. My sister in-laws wedding dress shared the same fate moments before the wedding was supposed to start and someone had a hotel sewing kit in their purse and made a mad dash looking for me to solve the crisis- I sewed her into it while she was wearing it and only poked her once- it was beyond stressful, but also great to know I had saved the day! You are definitely an amazing neighbor! these quilts both look great by the way.

Heather D. said...

Congratulations on saving the prom!! I think I would have been sweating too. Zippers are not my forte.

Love the zig zags!

Teresa F. said...

Great finish. Your caleidoscope quils is fantastic.The Graduation quilt is also very beautiful.

Angela Nash said...

High Five for the most awesome neighbor. Great dress work and very nice graduation gift!

Linz said...

First off - WAY TO SAVE PROM!!!! You go girl!!

Second... LOVE love LOVE the orange/navy zigzag!! The firs thing I thought when I saw it was, "I want one!!" :) Those colors are amazing!!!

Way to go on everything!!

Debbie said...

awesome save for your neighbor!! Love your kaleidoscope!!

felicity said...

Kate Saves the Prom! Yay, you!