Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WiP Wednesday: The one with a new pattern

It's Wednesday again...already...where are the weeks going???? Thanksgiving is quickly creeping up on me, and I know Christmas is right on its heels. How is it that the last few months of the year always go by so much faster than those before them? Let's see what's going on this week in my sewing room...

Finished:
Sea of Stars pattern - available here, with quilt-along kicking off November 19th

Sea of Stars - detail 3

Still going:
Pillow Talk Swap - I'm hoping to wrap up my pillow today. I worked on the quilting over the weekend, using a bunch of matching threads and lots of micro stitching, but I still to need to add a back. Here's a sneak peek...

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4x5 blocks - I've got two blocks done now, just four more to go and I'll be able to get these in the mail to my bee-mates!

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4x5 block for me

EPP project - I've been plugging away at those little star flowers, and they're finally starting to look like something. I haven't decided if this is going to turn into a pillow or a mini or what, but it's looking really cute so far!

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New this week:
{Sew} Beautiful bee block for Lee - Lee sent some beautiful Art Gallery solids this month, and is making a quilt inspired by Rita's gorgeous Chicopee giant vintage star quilt.

And in other news this week, my Light in the Dark mariner's compass mini is nominated, along with many other gorgeous quilts at Bloggers Quilt Festival. There is some serious inspiration over there, why don't you go and see??

I'm really trying to get my pillow cover and bee blocks wrapped up this week so I can get them in the mail on time, so hopefully I'll have a few small finishes to share next week. That is, if I don't get too distracted shopping - Simply Color by V & Co has just arrived at I Don't Do Dishes, and Caitlin's offering free US shipping on any Simply Color purchase, and when you purchase 8 yds, you get one free (refunded after the fact). I am seriously tempted by this offer, I just love Simply Color!

Have a great day, and pop on over to Freshly Pieced to spy on what lots of other wonderfully inspiring bloggers are working on.

27 comments:

  1. Love the color choices and new pattern! I hope to follow your QAL for this one! Thanks!

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  2. Your bee blocks are fabulous!
    And congratulations on another pattern, it's stunning!

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  3. All gorgeous as usual! I love your new pattern and the EPP looks fantastic :)

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  4. Love the dense quilting on your swap pillow and that pillow looks amazing alone in the sneak peak!
    The quilting reminds me of safety pins :)

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  5. All are awesome.Happy quilting!

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  6. Hi Elizabeth! Your new pattern is beautiful! You have made also so many other wonderful blocks and even EPP - really beautiful! x Teje

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  7. Wow, all of your projects look great!

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  8. Boy, you've got some absolutely lovely things going on in your sewing room! Exciting about your new qal AND your nomination too - congrats!

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  9. Those are very cool blocks! And to mention the awesome FMQ...wow, you've been busy. Looks great!

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  10. Wow, wow, wow! What a gorgeous bunch of work. Love the stitching on your pillow, bet it was time consuming, but so wonderful! Love the pattern, also and pretty much everything.
    Nice work.

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  11. Great quilting! And I love those blocks!

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  12. Congrats on the new pattern! And I love your bee blocks, especially the one with the measuring tape!

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  13. Well done you for resisting asking people to vote for you. Call me old-fashioned but that's the way it should be!

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  14. You're getting so much done! Nice job. The pillow is looking great and that EPP project is going to be another show stopper!

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  15. I love your 4x5 Bee blocks, and the Sea of Stars pattern is just beautiful!

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  16. The quilting on that pillow is INTENSE. And I love it!

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  17. I love those bee blocks! And congrats on your nomination - well-deserved!

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  18. oh, wow!!! amazing projects, as usual. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

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  19. Hello.....I love your sea of stars quilt!! The colors are fantastic!! Everything else is too.

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  20. I am totally jealous of your EPP! Rainbow colors are my favorite!

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  21. I am EPP now for another Hop and I love it and I like your stars,,, I jumped over to see the fabric, love it.. it would get me a great start on color ....but gonna wait and see what you have for next week....

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