Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WiP Wednesday: The 1st anniversary edition

Can you believe that it's been a year since Lee started up WIP Wednesday?  Lee started listing her WIPs on Wednesdays, and I suggested that she set up a linky, and the rest has kind of been history!  Make sure to tell her happy anniversary today when you visit :)  And in a nod to try to let go of some of my OCD tendencies, I'm going to stop numbering my WIP Wednesday posts, now that WIP Wednesday has turned one...

It's been a week full of good progress for me, a crazy busy one that has left me feeling a bit scatter-brained and fighting a head cold.  So, please forgive me if anything in this post doesn't make sense, I'm all stuffed up and quite possibly lacking good grammar and the ability to make my thoughts clear :)

Finished:
Holiday sawtooth star pillow - I felt the urge to make a little pillow last week, so I dug out my favorite holiday print by Alexander Henry and went to town.

Holiday star pillow

Girlie baby quilt - I couldn't help myself this weekend, I had to finish off this little girlie quilt.  So darling and sweet!  I might hang this one on the wall in my sewing room...

Super easy baby quilt


Still going:
Red and white custom quilt - All quilted up, a zillion straight lines, just need to work on binding this one!

Red and white quilt 

X and O quilt - I finished quilting this one yesterday, despite this evil head cold I'm trying to plow through, and cut up my binding strips.  I love, love, love the fabric I'm using for the binding, it's one of my favorite prints from Peacock Lane.


A little FMF mini - After I discovered some awesome pieces of FMF in the awesome swap package I received from my PTS partner last week, I felt the urge to use my bits and pieces that I've hoarded in something finally.  I'm not sure why exactly, but I went with a churn dash block, and I'm really glad I did, I love how it's coming together.  I think I'm going to add some kind of border around the blocks and then quilt and bind it, hopefully in time for Amylouwho's Friday Mini Quilt Challenge.

FMF mini in progress

Farmer's Wife QAL - Again, I didn't manage to get any FW blocks done this week.  I totally wanted to, though!  

Little Apples quilt - Yep, didn't get to this one either :(

New this week:
{Sew} Beautiful block for Lee - Lee's sent along a lovely package of fall fabrics for a tree block.  I've been sketching a few tree ideas and I'm hoping I decide on one soon!

{Sew} Beautiful fabrics for Lee's block

do.Good.Stitches blocks - We're doing another round of improv blocks, this time in oranges and blues, so I've dug out some scraps to start with...

Pulling some scraps together for do.Good.Stitches this month

And now, I need some serious coffee - darn this evil time change!   Whoever came up with this whole time change business clearly did not have children.  My munchkin is all kinds of messed up with the time change, and so am I, for that matter.  My body clock is all kinds of wonky, my sleeping is all fouled up (and this cold isn't helping!), and I am in need of some good old-fashioned caffeine to get going this morning.  What are you working on this week?  Are you making oodles of progress?  Write it up and share it over at this week's extra-special WiP Wednesday linky at Freshly Pieced!

55 comments:

  1. Loving the FMF mini :-) The aqua solid in the middle is just deeeeelish!

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  2. Hope you feel better soon.

    You have been pretty busy with some great projects despite feeling "under the weather".

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  3. You had a great week! I know what you mean about the time change, hope you feel better soon.

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  4. Oooo! I love how those Churn Dash blocks look together! They are beutiful!! ANd I love that Ziz Zag!! SO much awesomeness!

    Feel better!

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  5. I love your star pillow!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  6. The star pillow is so fun!
    And I absolutely love your churn dash blocks - the bright solids are a perfect match with the FMF - who would have thought?!
    Beautiful job!
    I'm with you on the time change - the originators of this idea never asked women with children!!!

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  7. i am loving that mini! looks great!

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  8. It is all wonderful work. I love those churn dashes and I too really want to make some FW blocks. I did not realize you were behind this wip link, it is a great community and thank you for encouraging it.

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  9. Wow - all sorts of wonderful here! I especially am taken with your churn dash! Anxious to see it done on Friday!

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  10. I adore Peacock Lane and can't wait to get my hands on some! I really love your Christmas pillow, what is the fabric in the star? It's really cute!

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  11. I love that churn dash! And the pillow is darling! I do hope that caffeine gets you up to speed, hope you feel better!

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  12. That X and O quilt is getting better by minute! I love peacock lane!

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  13. Excited to see your blocks. Everything is looking great!

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  14. Great projects as always! I am not a huge fan of churn dash blocks, but yours are great!
    Love your baby quilt. It is so sweet. :)

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  15. I'm really liking your sawtooth star pillow. The fabric is adorable.

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  16. love seeing those do.good stitches blocks! waiting for my turn to be called up! :)

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  17. Where to begin! I love it all, that churn dash mini is just adorable, what a perfect use of some FMF!! I cant even imagine that amount of straight line quilting that went into that zig zag quilt! I have also been thinking of some Christmas pillows, great saw tooth pillow! Love it all Elizabeth!!

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  18. FMF is awesome! You are right, the person who came up with changing the time twice a year is pure evil!

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  19. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I love your Christmas star pillow! I love that print, but haven't known what to do with it, a pillow might be just the ticket!

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  20. Love the FMF mini...those bright colours just look fantastic with the fabrics.

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  21. I want to do a Red and White quilt someday. I can't wait to see yours.

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  22. You have nothing but great projects... It's hard to pick a favourite but the pillow might just be it.

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  23. Lots of great projects on the go here! The red and white one is intriguing!

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  24. Wow, I'm impressed by all that you have finished this week and have given yourself to do! I can't wait to see what you come up with for your bee blocks, I just love coming along and seeing those posted around the web. Such an inspiration, really.

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  25. That girlie baby quilt is so sweet!

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  26. I totally hear you about DST and kids! My youngest is not adjusting either and it's messing me up big time. Love your girlie quilt, Elizabeth! So fun to have in your studio. I'm hosting TGiFF! this Friday (www.quiltmatters.blogspot.com). It would be fun if you linked this one up!

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  27. I love the churn dashes, too, and not just because that's what I'm working on at the moment!

    Oh, and yeah, the time change is a brute. The cat alarm clock now goes off an hour early and no matter how much I yell at them to go to sleep, they still think it's breakfast!

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  28. Can't wait to see that Peacock Lane quilt! It looks great already.

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  29. You amaze me every week with all you've got done, it makes me feel utterly inefficient lol (probably because I am ;o) ) And if you think you have time change problems, imagine, if you will, a young couple and their baby moving from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Nigeria, near the equator, where there is almost exactly 12 hours each of darkness and light. They carefully trained said baby to sleep when it got dark and wake when it got light again, but then, when she was a 2 1/2 year old toddler they moved back to Glasgow during the summer (which to give you a North American latitude perspective is about halfway up Hudson Bay in Canada). They fought and fought to get her to sleep when it was still light, but they weren't anticipating she would wake up again when it got light. Yes, my idiot parents did that to me, and in Glasgow in mid summer it is dark for all of about an hour... Personally I thinks it serves them right ;o)

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  30. The Holiday Sawtooth Star Pillow is darling and I completely understand the need to make up that Girly quilt - I've got three males in my house! I don't have time to comment enough but I always enjoy reading what you share with the quilting world. :)

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  31. I really love your girly quilt, its such lovely colours and beautiful quilting

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  32. Great progress, as always! I love the girlie quilt, and I'm so impressed that you only used one charm pack! So efficient!

    I'm with you on the time change. Last night at 6:30, Luke said, "I'm sleepy, mommy. Can I go to bed now?" Um, okay. Poor guy.

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  33. Love your mini! I hope you finish it for Friday! I love the colors in that girlie baby quilt too. I wouldn't mind having that hanging on my sewing wall. :)

    Right there with you on the time change. My 2.5 year olds decided that they would not nap yesterday, and they are still cranky trying to make up for it. It makes for a really long day for mommy.

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  34. haha! I hate the time change too! Love the binding too, and I'm hoping to do a churn dash quilt for my mom and MIL for X-mas this year!! Glad you're still hanging out here a year later!

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  35. I totally sympathize about the head cold. I am fighting one, too. Love your blog

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  36. Everything looks great. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  37. Loving the star pillow! I've seen a ton of different pillows on different blogs, but this one has finally pushed me to the edge of wanting to try one!

    Get better soon!

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  38. Ooo...Love the pillow! REALLY love the churn dash. I feel ya on the time change. Having a cold can't be helping. Heal quickly!

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  39. I cannot tell you how much I LOOOOVE the different backgrounds in your churn dash mini. Love.

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  40. WOW so much done. i hope you are feeling better soon .

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  41. Love the pillow! And curse you evil time change!!! We're not farmers anymore - let's just keep it the same year round. And I Hate that it's pretty much black out by 4:30. The major down side to being on the east edge of the central time zone!

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  42. Love your Girlie baby quilt! Can't wait to see the finished Churn Dash. I hear you about the time change. It threw my little one for a loop, too.

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  43. Your red custom quilt looks amazing!! Hopefully the time switch is getting easier.

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  44. I love your pillow to. How festive ?!?! Those churn dashes are such a fun pop of color too.
    ~Kimberlee

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  45. Here I am, another Elizabeth with the childhood nickname of Betsy, but I liked it, as I was named after a dear friend of my mother's. However. When I became all of 18 years old, I decided it was too juvenile and consigned it to my history. Some of my family still call me that, but most have switched over to Elizabeth. So we both have a history with that name, but I haven't yet named my sewing machine (better get on that).

    Okay, back to quilting. Oh my, all so lovely. Like others who have commented, I'm impressed that you get so much done even if you have a cold and aren't feeling well. Love the girl quilt, the Christmas pillow and the bee blocks look like they'll be a wonderful success. I've enjoyed your blog for some time now, but decided to leave a comment congratulating you for suggesting WIP Wednesday to Lee. I've really enjoyed it!

    Elizabeth E.
    occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  46. You have been working away.
    I haven't gotten my machine out since sewing club on Tuesday...when it's out I want to sew and sew. Nothing wrong with that, but then nothing much else gets done.

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  47. Is it orange and blue month at do good stitches?! We are doing orange n aqua

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  48. Wow, you've got so many beautiful projects going on. The star is great - a neat way to show off fabric. I'll have to remember that one.

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  49. love the holiday pillow! hope you are feeling better soon :)

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  50. Love the little girlie quilt and the Churn Dash!

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  51. Love your star pillow and hope you're better!

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  52. Can't wait to see what you do on the tree block!

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  53. Thank-you too for your contribution to this great invention. It has been a real eye opener for me to visit these clever women and be positively inspired by their industry. I am trying t gear myself up to get involved in some way like this too. Great source of encouragement and learning.

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  54. I love the churn dashes.
    Why is there so little time to sew?

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