Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WIP Wednesday What! What!

So this week I've added the Zakka Along 2.0: Patchwork Please! to my long (very long) list of things to do.  The first project started this week and its bell pepper coasters that really are fun and easy to do.  In fact it came together faster then the time it's going to take me to write this post.  I've got two down and plan to do a third by the end of the week.  This week's project is hosted by Penny | Sew Take a Hike who made hers into hot pads which I love and will definitely do later on.  At first I was all in it and I started to lok through the book to see what lovely we woud be making but then got instantly overwhelmed.  I had to take a deep breath and just remind myself one at a time but the quilts do need to be started ahead of time.  Enough said here are some pics.

  My daughters says they look more like apples and butterflies then peppers. 
Next up I wanted to shared with you my secret project I was making for the Modern Mini Challenge.

Its a Fancy Folded Star.  The problem is I showed my hubby and he really wants me to make more and make a full size quilt. I hesitated at first because I had my heart set on this for the challenge but then with more thinking I decided to just hold on to it for a bigger quilt.  The plus side to it is when my hubby likes something he's willing to spend some money on it (more fabric yea!!!)  I got to order a whole bunch of Simply Color by V and Co.  over at I don't do dishes. I also got to throw in a couple of extras for future projects.  I'll share more dets on my stash this Sunday.  The down side is now I got to come up with something else for the challenge.  I think I've got something and hopefully be finished in time. 

I got lots more blocks done for the City Sampler QAL, here's block 4-6.
Like I said before these things are addicting but I find myself always cutting something a little wrong or losing a piece here and there because the pieces are so tiny.  But I love them any how. Next step is to sash as I go like this smart lady because that might become a pain at the end. 

The final thing I am working on is this:
A baby quilt for my boss' soon to be born baby boy.  I reallly like it a lot and it came together rather quickly.  I would say this is actually the quickest one I've make yet.  Its approximately 36" x 36".  I have it quilted to binded to share on Friday but in the middle of quilting it this happen.  It's from this pattern I found on pinterest.
Lets just say that when it comes to the machine or your fingers, the machine always win.  I was being stubborn because we all know you're suppose to strat from the center of the quilt to work your way out and use a walking foot for straight lines.  Well my machine is an industrial that doesn't do walking foot so I did the lines one way okay and then when I went to do the lines going the other way it started puckering and I was busy pulling on the fabric as hard as I could to stop the puckering I didn't realize I was getting to close.  The worse of it all is I ended up ripping all of it out to start over and do it the right way luckily it was a small quilt.  The good news is I figured out a different way to quilt it and I love the way it turned out. 

So with all that going on I've decided to join a Bee that starts in July, I'm a lunatic!!!!

Busy Busy Busy plus the kids are out of school and I got to get them into a summer routine of not being bored all the time.  Hope you guys are having/had a great Wednesday.  Join me over at Freshly Pieced for more WIPs. 



  1. Wow, how do you keep track of all those WIPs?! Love the cute peppers, and the folded star is absolutely stunning. Hope the finger heals quickly!

  2. I think either peppers or apples is acceptable! your folded star is beautiful!

  3. Ouch, hope your finger's better. Absolutely gorgeous projects, the fancy star, especially. I'd hold onto that, too, it's so lovely. How great your husband let's you spend more money when he likes somehting. Hehe. Simply Color is too precious!

  4. Wow, I love your folded star -- looks amazing!