Wednesday, November 23, 2011

W.i.P. Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Alot's been going on since last W.i.P. Wednesday - a couple of features, entering my Mini 'X' in a tutorial contest, joining a new Modern Blocks bee, starting a new flickr group and a giveaway! {see here to enter} Yikes! I did manage one finish, and made starts on several new projects.

Completed projects
Scrappy Autumn Lap quilt - I've posted twice since last Wednesday about my Scrappy Super Swoon, but if you missed them, see here and here. I'm really pleased with this finish!

Ongoing projects
4x5 Quilt Bee blocks - Made two more "Missing Your Kiss" blocks. {see here} Three down, two to go.

Flannel Christmas star quilt - I cut out and managed to start piecing a Snow-Kissed Star with Riley Blake's Colorful Christmas. I have the center star done. Add two borders, and I'll be done with the top. I'm mulling over a plan for a pieced back - kind of excited about trying something new.

Wonderland Christmas tree skirt NEW - This is a pattern by Empty Bobbin. You may remember that I told you a while back that when I first started quilting, I never went fabric shopping without my quilting buddy along. Over the years I got more confident about choosing fabric myself. Well this weekend, my buddy and I had the opportunity to fabric shop together, just like old times. It was great fun, and I purchased (most of) the fabric needed for a tree skirt. I admit, my palette is somewhat unusual - definitely not the traditional red and green. But red just doesn't go well in my living room, and I always struggle with that. So brace yourself!
teal, green, gray, espresso

Red and black table runner NEW - Began cutting fabric. Will be using "Hollywood Boulevard" pattern by Atkinson Designs.
Hollywood Boulevard Pattern

Wrenly HST quilt - no progress here. Maybe when I baste up the Snow-Kissed Star, I can baste this one up too. That would be good.

Upcoming projects  
* Placemats for Christmas gift NEW - My coworker wants some placemats, so I hope to make her some Color Blocks Placemats from Sew, Mama, Sew! Should be fun!
* A light box NEW - daughter dear and I both want to make one!
* Hometown "Wild Thing" - will wait till January
* Pattern for Mango
* Quilts for siblings #2 and #3

Ok, now it's time to go over and check out what's new at Freshly Pieced! 


  1. Oh my gosh! The Flannel Christmas star quilt is too cute! Love the penguins! Also love the fabrics for your tree skirt.

  2. Love the flannel star! How was sewing with flannel. I intend to do so this weekend but I'm a bit nervous about it. I have already prewashed my flannel twice (they say it tends to shrink quite a bit), and I intend to leave a 1/2" seam, but I'm still afraid...

  3. I LOVE that Christmas star! How fun. And your Christmas tree skirt is going to be really cool. I love that you're straying from the traditional palette.

  4. You have the best projects on the go! I love that star and the tree skirt palette is wonderful.

  5. Wow, the star went together fast! I guess it's not that hard - I should go find the magazine, since I've been admiring it on a couple blogs. :) And I like your tree skirt palette. I love mixing up the traditional Christmas colors.

  6. Love the Christmas star, what a wonderful idea!

  7. The Christmas Star is so pretty! I like the little faces peeping out!

  8. Oh I love all your Christmas projects! That tree skirt is going to be fabulous!

  9. Well goodness, you've been so busy!! Love that star. Flannel is always awesome in my humble opinion.

    And seriously??? Rachel from Snippets of Sweetness is your daughter??? I had no idea!

  10. Your Christmas star quilt is beautiful! Your blogs just gets better and better all the time!

  11. Such pretty projects. I like that Christmas star.

  12. Love the Christmas star Debbie - giant blocks make such great quilts;)

  13. Wow! You've been busy! Beautiful fabrics, beautiful work!