Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIPing my BOMS

Happy Wednesday everybody.  I am sewing like a mad woman around here.  I've got...

... a little chain piecing and...

... a little paper piecing going on today.
I decided to do the Mini Summer Sample Piece Along over at Ellison Lane that started this week and to my surprise there's already two blocks posted.  This is my first time doing paper piecing via machine and boy was I confused.  I kind of dove right in thinking I would get the hang of it, thought wrong but I somehow managed and got these.
Some pink rasberry popsicles

and nice tall glass of lemonade. 

I like the way my popsicles turned out but they're both reverse of what they're suppose to be and my glass of lemonade looks like its sitting on a slanted table.  I'll probably end up redoing it later on but for right now it is what it is.  I wouldn't say that this is my favorite thing to do but it is great to learn something new and have such cute pictures to make. 

Next thing I did today was my first Modern Block "Follow the Leader".  It always amazes me the amount of work that gets put into a block from cutting to piecing to pressing.  I absolutely love this one.  I'm only making one of each in this series. 

Then I did the May block for Gen X Quilters Sisters' Ten BOM.  I love love love this one.  I love the way they all look together.  I have come to terms that April's block might not get done unless I feel like I absolutely need it in the end because I don't really like it and I can't seem to make myself make it. 
Finally I got to finish a little quilt top for the embroidery I was working on last month.  Hopefully I can finish it by Friday.  Hope y'all got some sewing in if not its alright just enjoy the great weather we're having.  I'm linking up over at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and posting my pics on flickr for each of this BOMS and QAL.  Thanks for joining me.  



  1. You have been busy! Love your follow the leader block! Well actually I love all your blocks!

    (And Sew We Craft)

  2. So fun! I love your blocks!

  3. I recognize some of your earlier Sister's Ten blocks from Flickr - It's nice to put a "face" (or blog!) with the blocks! It took me awhile to get those darn April blocks done, too. I finally bit the bullet and finished them this past week. I am doing May's today!