Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WiP Wednesday: The one with lots of deadlines

Lots of deadlines are creeping up on me all of sudden, it seems. Something about it all of a sudden being June, when I've committed to finish a lot of projects, I suppose, but no worries, I've got a plan. I had a good bit of time this weekend to tackle some sewing, so I made a good bit of progress on several things, including one project I completely finished.  Here's what I'm working on at the moment...

EZ Dresden project - Done! I wrapped up this project on the couch the other night, and I cannot wait to share it with you all! Soon, I promise :)  For now, here's a sneak peek to tide you over.


Zakka Style project - I attempted a dry run for my Zakka project this week, attempting to make some pouches for the munchkin's two teachers. I misread part of the pattern, and wound up having to make it work, so I'll be making another pouch for my Zakka post next week, but in the end, I'm happy with how these turned out, and I'm hoping that the teachers will love them! I'm proud that I finally made some EPP hexagons, after wanting to for so very long. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be! Now I get to make five more for my next attempt at the pouch, need to pick some fabrics for those today.


New quilt project - I started trying to pull some fabrics together this weekend, just for fun, and as I attempted to take some photos, my husband thought it would be funny to hop into the picture. This is what you get for hopping in, honey, I now have to use the photo!! I'm really like this stack, now I just need to think of what to do with it...


Patchwork Wheel scrap quilt - I love working on this quilt. I chopped up some scraps into HSTs and squares for these blocks this weekend and managed to stitch up two entire blocks as well and lay out another. I've still got quite a few scrap buckets to dig through for this quilt, too, so there's definitely no shortage of scraps for this one!


Local MQG Guild - And yes, because I would love to have some local sewing friends, I am working on launching (or relaunching, I suppose) the Tampa Modern Quilt Guild. If you're in the Tampa area, or have a sewing friend or relative who is, please send them over to our Facebook page! Our first meeting is later this month, and I'm really excited about it :)

What are you working on this week? Write it up and share it over at Freshly Pieced, and see what everyone else is up to this week!


  1. I adore that scrap wheel quilt- makes me want to make one!
    Heather x

  2. The scrap wheel quilt is great.

  3. Someone gave me the info about the Modern Quilt Guild trying to relaunch so I applied to join the group. I'm in a larger guild in Tampa but I think I'd rather move to a smaller guild. Hope it gets off the ground this time, I heard bad things about the last one.

  4. hahaha! That pic of your hubby is awesome!!

    I love the scrappy blocks!! SO pretty!! And I can't wait to see your easy dresden!! Yay!!

  5. Amen to those deadlines! love your scrappy blocks, and arent those hexies so stinkin addicting??

  6. Funny hubby/fabric pic! Nice to see him in on things! :)

    Love those hexies!

  7. Wow! Those patchwork wheel blocks look great! I can't wait to see your EZ Dresden and craft some dresdeny goodness up myself :-)

  8. May was the month of over commitment for me - wow, it's kind of stifling! Good luck with your deadlines. Nice to see you doing some hexies & look forward to your zakka project!

  9. Love your projects! I have to try the patchwork wheel block someday soon!

  10. What a cute honey! Love the projects too ;-).

  11. Can't wait to see the dresden project! I never know what to do with my ruler outside standard dresdens.. I'm excited!

  12. Love the wheel quilt...and what a great pic of hubby! Looks like something mine would do. :) Congrats on the MQG - I'm sure you'll be successful at getting it going again. :)

  13. haha- I love the candid with the hubby. My daughter has a way of doing the same thing. Those scrappy wheels are gorgeous by the way. :)

  14. Love to see hubs getting in on the action! Too funny. I'm excited to see your Zakka project!

  15. Lovely things you are working on. Congrats on relaunching your local's definately a commitment; but something I know that I would never have traded for the world.

  16. Great projects there! Yay for hexies..they get addictive so be warned.
    Loving the start on the new quilt =D

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog. Feel free to stop by and enter (if you haven't already) =D

  17. LOVE the scrappy wheels. LOVE.

  18. I like the patchwork wheel blocks. I didn't think I want to make some in the past but I really like the way your blocks look together. So lovely.

  19. the patchwork wheel blocks are my favorite....the look so pretty. scrappy always turns out so perfect

  20. Oh no... Why did you post the scrappy wheel blocks LOL now I don't know if I can stop myself starting a new project. Self control is good and I have absolutely none right now.

  21. Whew, busy week, and giggling at the fabric pic ;o)

  22. I love your patchwork wheel scrap blocks---such a great way to use up scraps. I'm inspired!

  23. Love those hexies! And I just made a couple of those wheel blocks for my do. Good Stitches bee, and they were really fun! Can't wait to see a whole quilt made with them!

  24. Can't stop looking at the pic with your hubby in it... what a good looking man! (P.S. All the cool things my wife does with fabric is pretty awesome too! - So very proud!)


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