Tuesday, June 28, 2011

WiP Wednesday...

We may have to call this "Princess addition" because she seems to have as much as I do! lol!!

Seriously - here are the Princess's projects:

Her first Ticker Tape block:


Turned out great! It was fun to watch her. She kept whispering "concentrate... concentrate!" as she sewed! It. Was. Awesome!!!!!

Today, my incredible friend and neighbor watched her and the little monkey for me while I got my haircut, and she came home with this:


And SHE made it with only a little help!! Awesome!!! Thank you Shelley! She is SO proud and I am tickled pink!!

Okay - now for mine...

Hex 2.

I got the top finished, got the back pieced, and got it basted by bedtime last Wednesday. Then I decided on how to quilt it. I went with stitching 1/4 inch on either side of all the seams in the hexagons. Yep. That would be 4 laps around all 42 hexagons. As I was quilting (which I only just finished yesterday, mind you...) I kept thinking, "WHY?!?!" But then I would look at the quilting, especially on the back, and say, "Oh, yes! This looks great!!!"


I just got the binding attached today. I don't have a single picture of the completed quilt top. Give me a day or two, and it'll be all done and pictures will abound! :)

Kaleidoscope Quilt a long:


Cut, and ready to go for the next set! Yea! I love this already!! I have already decided to quilt with pink thread. ;)

Skill Builder Sampler Quilt a long:
Block #2: Value 9 patch


I am pretty bad with the whole "value" thing, so I really tried to work on that with this block. I learned something about value! IT'S AWESOME! I had to go through about 4 sets of fabric picks before it clicked. And I really love how this block turned out! The only problem? I am using scraps for this QAL, and most of my scraps are out of print, so there is zero chance for me to have a whole quilt with these fabrics. *sad face* Seriously. I would love it! ;)

Well, that is all for this wonderful WiP Wednesday! Linking up to Freshly Pieced! Be sure to check it out!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

17 comments:

Lee said...

Awww, how cute is Princess? I can't wait to sew with my girls! Just another year or two, I hope! : )

Your value block looks great, I definitely think you have the value thing down now! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

Annette B said...

What a clever Princess. Luv her work.
Looking forward to seeing your Hex 2 Quilt.

Kylie Lloyd said...

Your princess did an amazing job on her projects. You deserve to be proud as punch.

Can't wait to see a finished picture of your hexagon quilt. Its very enticing.

Melinda said...

Oh Lindsay! I hope you gave your princess a big congratulatory squeeze for all that hard work! She did such a great job! Everything is so cute. Oh, and you did pretty good too! Har har! Can't wait to see your hexie quilt!

Elizabeth D. said...

Oooh, what a fanastic sewist your little girl is turning into!! Wow! I love that sneak peek of your hexie quilt, and the idea of quilting your Kaleidoscope with pink thread, that's going to be fantastic :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

she is adorable with all of her work...nice job..and the colours in your quilt; I love!!

Becky said...

oh my goodness your daughter is adorable! love her projects too, she's doing amazing already!
Can't wait to see that hex quilt, looks amazing in the sneak picture.

LynCC said...

OK - a kiddo's doing Bottled Rainbows!! That's now my favorite one. :D

Katie B. said...

Princess is going to need her own blog soon! You must be bursting with pride.

Love the hex progress! The quilting process sounds like exercise :)

Sleepless In St. George said...

I can't wait to see the finished hex quilt! I noticed when "Princess" was sewing she bobbed her head each time the needle went down....did she do that with you? She did great on the doll. On the curves she said "can you do it, I am only really good at strait?" She also said, "my mom pretty much always sews"! Love that girl!

Linz said...

Hey Shelley - she does bob her head with me too! SO cute! Hex is coming with me to swimming lessons today, so you'll get an upclose and personal look! :)

Bree said...

How cute!
That quilting will be well worth it in the end. I've been there, screaming "whyyyyyy!!!????" in my head while quilting.. but it's usually worth it!

Camille said...

I love the bright colors on the hexie quilt! I love seeing all the different varieties of colors different quilters choose. (I'm a little scared at picking colors still)

Lindsay Conner said...

Awww, her first ticker tape block!

Amy said...

Your daughter is doing great!! what a doll...I am loving the hexagon quilt peak..As for your Skill builder blocks.. they could make nice potholders or pillows.. or heck throw them in for scrappy learning quilt.

Leanne said...

She is a natural! And I am so looking forward to see your hexagon quilt quilted.

twin fibers said...

eeeekkk! You're little girl is so cute and her sewing is wonderful! :)