Munchkin Snack Bag: One week from today, I will be a serious mess. My little boy is starting pre-school next Wednesday, and while a part of me is super excited, another part of me wants to shed a tear. He feels less and less like a baby every day, and more and more like a big boy. Naturally, I felt compelled to make him a little something homemade from Mommy this past week for his big first day of school - a little snack bag, which he promptly shoved into his Captain America backpack. He's so excited about school!
Still chugging away:
Warm/Cool QAL - Someday I will finish this quilt. No, really, and I'm actually getting closer finally! I finished trimming and ironing all 300-something HSTs this weekend, and now I can finally start laying them out and sewing them together! I cannot wait to have this quilt top finished!!
Ryan's Guy Quilt - I made a ton of progress on this one over the weekend, finishing cutting all of the solids, and starting to play with the layout of this one. I've mixing up the fun character charms with some of the whimsical charms from the Japanese Charm Swap I did with Gen X Quilters a while back.
For the Love of Solids swap - Another project where I've made some good progress - I'm focusing on my big project first, which is going to be a mini-quilt. Since I didn't hear back from my partner, I'm going with my gut on the design. I've just finished up the top, which is crazy small - these blocks are less than 5" finished, eek! It's clear that my precision leaves a bit to be desired with this tiny piecing, so we'll see if I wind up chucking this and starting over. I fully intend to use the other designs you saw me share last week in a few different ways coming soon!
Farmer's Wife QAL - Moving right along here, I got two more blocks done with week, bringing me up to a total of 26 so far!
New secret quilt project - Almost done with the blocks, definitely on track to meet my Labor Day deadline for this one, yay! Here's another sneaky peek...
New this week:
String block for String Me Along - Finally, a straight-up string block! This should be a breeze to complete, but I'm trying to finish up a few other things before I work on this one.
Embroidery pouch for Sewing Summit - In the spirit of the Travel Handmade series that my two bloggy buddies Megan and Jeni are hosting this week, I've started to think about some of the things I want to travel with for the Sewing Summit, and this is definitely one of them! I've going to be making a large zipper pouch to carry my embroidery hoop, thread, and needles and such. I'm hoping to find the time to make a few more handmade things for this trip, too, like a quilty nametag and a bag of some kind, but I'm going to try to take it one thing at a time.
I'm not calling it an actual item on my list, but...:
Found UFO - I happened to do some cleaning in my sewing room this weekend, and lo and behold I found a whole big stack of 9-patch squares that I completely forgot I had. There's 52 of them, and they stem from the first real quilt project I undertook. Not quite sure what I'll do with them just yet, but I will make use of them somehow...
WiP Wednesday #40 (wow - I can't believe we've done this 40 times now!!!) Recap:
Last week's total: 5
Finished this week: 1 (but it doesn't count because it was never actually on the list)
New this week: 2
This week's total: 7
So, that's how my projects are going at the moment, how about you? Share your progress over at Freshly Pieced!