Wednesday, May 29, 2013

W.i.P. Wednesday

I was happily able to make some good progress this last week!

Completed projects
Mouse Pads - No, you're not seeing things . . . I made more mouse pads!

I actually made one more that I gifted to daughter dear before I got a picture! But in doing all that text and typewriter sewing, I did take time to write a tutorial. Hope you enjoy it!

Lined Drawstring Bag - That gifted mouse pad needed a gift bag and I turned once again to Jeni's no-fail solution. I love it every time.

Bee Freebie - I was so smitten with the paper-pieced bee that Badskirt posted over the weekend that I just had to make one! The bee was made from a variety of scraps, the background in Essex linen in denim. I'll be incorporating this block in an upcoming as-yet-to-be-determined project! (And just fyi, I copied the pattern 150%, so each side measures 3".)
paper piece bee pattern by Badskirt

Ongoing projects
Lucky Stars BOM - Just in the nick of time, I got the May block done, so I'm ready for June's!

City Sampler Quilt Along - Not sure if I'll be able to keep up along with cohosting an upcoming sew along (starting MONDAY!), but I did manage to get the first 3 blocks done on schedule. I'll share them soon.

x and + blocks {#xplusalong} - This has been the main excitement in the studio the last few days! I finished my 80th block and began piecing them together. I decided to piece in 20 block sections (4x5), and have 2 sections done! I'm super excited to have made it this far on this one!


Improv Slice and Insert Quilt - No progress here.

Polaroid quilt - Still receiving blocks. Pretty excited about this too!

Upcoming projects
* Patchwork, Please! sew along projects
* baby quilt - need to start soon!
* June bee blocks
* prepping more City Sampler blocks
* pillows for Mom/pillow for grandgirl
* mail bag

Linking up with W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

21 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

The x and + quilt is looking fab! Excited indeed! And the Lucky Stars block is a beauty too!

beaquilter said...

all looks awesome, I want to make an X plus quilt too- one day.

Ellyn said...

wow! lots of great projects. the x & + quilt is on my someday list as well

Izzy said...

Love the bee! And that x and + quilt is going to be awesome. Great WIPs.

Tina Craig said...

I love your lucky star, but I'm worried about your outer corners. Try cutting pieces a bit longer. It's easy to trim away extra and just 1/4" more will give you the full coverage that you need.

Carla said...

A fabulous line-up again Debbie. The x and + is still a favourite! That little bee. I must make one. Also you mentioned a baby quilt in your upcoming projects. Any particular reason? Might there be another grand baby on the way ? ?

Lyanna L. said...

Love the x and + quilt! keep up the great work!

Rachel said...

Love my mousepad! Can't wait to see the finished x & + quilt.

Svetlana said...

oh, I'm so in love with your x and + quilt, it's going to be such a stunner. And that bee is simply adorable.

Denise Russell said...

Woman, the mouse pads are awesome! Great idea - of course my younger boys would probably not have seen a typewriter... I also fell in love with that bee block! And your quilt is coming along roses!!!

Heather D. said...

Cute "bee" block. :) I like the french words on the wings. Very fun.

Everything else is looking great too. That X/+ quilt is going to be spectacular. Keeps on growing!

Kelli said...

busy girl...busy like a bee?? Okay--sorry. :) Everything looks great as always.

wombatquilts.com said...

Your mouse pad is fabulous. It put a big smile on my face.

Beth said...

Wow you have gotten lots done. I love that little bee, he is so cute!

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for multiplying mouse pads, or is that mice pads? ;o)

Loving all the blocks

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

Pretty blocks and I love your xplusalong quilt!

Kirsten said...

Your mouse pads are so cute - I will definitely have to make one. Your X and + is coming along very well - love your little bee too!

Taryn said...

These are such great projects! The pairing of the type fabric and the typewriter is fantastic. It is exciting to see all those 'X' blocks together! I bet it felt so good to finish that 80th block!

Camilla said...

Gosh we've worked on such similar blocks lately! Love the colours you've used in your bee. Mine measures a smidge over 3 1/2" per side. I've been paper piecing stars from Desperate Housewives Quilt and have a pile of Architextures set aside for a quilt when I've got enough energy for that much paper piecing! And I've recently made a X and + block for a Solids Bee I'm in!

claudia said...

How do you get it all in??? My goodness. It all looks so great too. Love the x and +. It's so very colorful and happy!

snips said...

Love your Lucky Stars block! the colours, prints, everything is just perfect! And you "bee" block is too cute, i might need to make one!