Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WiP Wednesday: The one with my new obsession

It's been a busy sewing week at my house with lots of progress all around, especially on the vacation front.   We're all excited for the trip now and I'm just trying to check a few sewing projects off my list before we head out of town.  In between sewing this week, I have jumped on the Downton Abbey bandwagon.  Have you seen it yet?  I finished up season 1 last night and I'm looking forward to getting caught up on season 2 now.  So seriously addicted!  I am so pleased that it actually lives up to all of the rave reviews I've read online as of late and I'm even more happy that I am now "in the know" about all the Downton drama!  I highly recommend it :)

Done:
4x5 angel blocks
Off in the mail today!


Still going:
For the Love of Solids swap
My big project is moving right along, but I'm still at a loss as to what to do for my second smaller item for my partner.  Just some binding to finish and my mini will be all done!

FTLOS progress!


Star Crossed Stitch blocks
Made a few more this week, and gosh, I'm loving this block more than ever now.  I'm really enjoying putting this quilt together so far!

Star Crossed blocks coming together!

Modern Mini tutorial
I'm putting the finishing touches on my Modern Mini post and tutorial for Friday as a part of Jennifer's Modern Mini Challenge and I'm really excited about sharing this one with you all.


New this week:
Sew Beautiful block for Emily
Emily sent along some gorgeous fabrics for her block, and has given us an interesting block to work on, so I'm excited to work on this one soon.

Sew Beautiful yummy fabrics

Stash Trad block for Lee
Lee has asked us to make her Arkansas Traveler block from the Summer Sampler using beachy tones of blue and green with some sandy tones thrown in.  Need to pull some fabrics and get this one going so I can maybe bring this block with me to Wisconsin next week!

What are you working on this week?  Write it up and share it over at Lee's WiP Wednesday linky!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

39 comments:

  1. you made some headway this week. I love the star crossed blocks. I would like to see more.

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  2. productive week, now I need to go and do some work!! Fi

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  3. Wow! Beautiful work. Enjoy your vacation.

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  4. I love those star crossed blocks. Very pretty! I too am obsessed with Downton Abbey! I watched the first season over the Christmas holiday and waited anxiously for season two. It is living up to it's reputation! I love Maggie Smith so much, and I hear that Shirley McClain will be playing Cora's mother in season three. If you want to read some great, funny, reviews, check out T-Lo's blog. They are a riot!http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/
    But don't read the current ones until you are caught up!

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  5. Gorgeous! The angel blocks are stunning!

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  6. Those Star Crossed blocks are looking gorgeous! Can't wait to see your mini!

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  7. A post full of gorgeousness! Love everything you're working on especially those Star Crossed blocks.

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  8. What delicious projects! I especially love your Star Crossed blocks!

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  9. Wonderful stuff! And love those star crossed blocks!

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  10. I did the same thing this week! I watched the first season of Downton Abbey on Netflix Instant and the second on the PBS website. Late to the party, too.

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  11. I really do love the star crossed stitch blocks. Just beautiful

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  12. Downton Abbey is amazing - very addicting. I'm hoping there's a 3rd season coming. :) You have some very lovely projects going. Have a fun trip.

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  13. I keeping hearing about Downton Abby. I guess I should buckle down and watch it. I love your blocks!

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  14. What pretty blocks! Love your Angel and Star Crossed blocks: the designs and the colours and fabrics you have used. Beautiful.

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  15. Great projects! So fun that you get to hang out with Lee on your trip!! Those star crossed blocks look so awesome, and cant wait to see more of that modern mini!

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  16. I love those star blocks! THat is one of my favorite patterns! They look great! I can't wait to see the solids in all it's glory!!

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  17. Wow you have had a cracking sewing week!

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  18. I love seeing what you are working on! The Love of solids is looking good.
    I keep meaning to check out that show. Maybe today while I fold laundry.
    Have fun on your trip!

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  19. i haven't watched downtown abbey yet. i am kind of worried about getting too hooked! will probably try it out soon. everyone is raving!

    the solid colors you chose are great. they look very pretty together!

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  20. The 4x5 angel blocks have such dimension! Great color choices to create that effect.

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  21. Your WIPs are so cute. Those angel blocks are beautiful :-)

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  22. Love the Star Crossed blocks all together, they look great! And if you want to wait and make your Arkansas Traveler while you're here, that's fine! : )

    Oh, and I've totally jumped on the Downton bandwagon too! We're on episode 6 of season 1.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  23. I love Downton too!! I got all my coworkers hooked on it. I am having a dinner party this Sunday to watch the latest episode with recipes from this blog:
    http://downtonabbeycooks.wordpress.com/

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  24. Wow, you've been really busy, can't wait to see your modern mini :o)

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  25. I'm loving that star-crossed block, too! Your colors are fabulous and I can't wait to see the whole quilt.

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  26. your makes are always so pretty and colorful. they always make me happy!

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  27. Your star crossed blocks are so awesome! Can't wait to see that one finished up

    I'm in the same spot in Downton Abbey. Wish I'd been smart enough to start recording season 2!

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  28. Stars seem to be very popular in blogland at the moment!

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  29. I love the colour in all of your projects....I really really like the solids

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  30. You have some great things going on, as usual. You get to hang out with Lee? How fun. (how did I miss that....?)I'll be starting on Downton Abbey soon.

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  31. Sometimes being late to the party is a blessing - I've been a Downton fan from the beginning and it was AGONY waiting for the second season. Consider yourself lucky!
    Love your cross-stitch stars. Lovely!

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  32. I adore your star crossed stitch blocks Elizabeth! This is DEFINITELY on my to-do list this year- very cute!!!

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  33. Love the star crossed blocks! I'm a recent Downton addict as well! Did you know you can stream them on your computer via the Netflix app? I didn't even have Netflix but got it just to watch Downton season 1. I streamed season 2 thru PBS app ( free ). Now I have to wait for Sundays! :(

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  34. Ooh! Loving those star crossed stitch blocks! Definitely putting those on my list!

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  35. Okay, I pinned your star crossed stitch block tute on my pinterest and it's already been repinned 4 times in the past 20 minutes! Expect some bloggy visitors girl! Oh, and I totally missed your Downton Abbey comments before. I am T-totally addicted as well!

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  36. I just became a follower, coming over for modern mini! Did you use a tutorial for the angel blocks? I would love to make somem thanks!

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  37. What great progress you've made!

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  38. it's always nice to see what you made. You got around to do a lot. I'm not that successful ;)

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  39. what a beautiful bunch of projects...those star crossed blocks are stunning

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