Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WIP on Wednesday!

Wow! I can't believe it's Wednesday again! I have done very little this week, sewing wise. Somehow I am only just barely keeping up with Summer activities! Yikes!! But here is what I have done:

A new tutorial: Pants to Skirt

I have put together a really fun re purposing tutorial on how to change a pair of pants into a cute skirt! I am planning to post this tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Another Tutorial: 6 Point Star, Diamond/Y seam tutorial

I have this tutorial coming up too, but I need to retake a few pictures... which of course means doing it all over. hahaha! Watch for this one next week!

Skill Builder Sampler: Mini Lone Star

This one is killing me. I don't know why. I've done it twice. Here's the first one:

It's a hot mess. None of my seams would match up, it won't lie flat, it's about an inch too small... mess. So, I redid it:

Better. Still have seam matching trouble, but it's better. I still had trouble with the center wanting to bunch up. It's now about 1/2 inch too small. I have an idea to make it work for real, so... I will be doing it a third time. lol!!

Then, I will be moving on to this week's paper piecing block of awesome: a compass block! I am really excited to try it!!

Well, that's all! Be sure to check out all of the WIPs over at Freshly Pieced!!


Leanne said...

You know from a distance both those blocks look fine. I hope you get it right next time, I love this particular star.

Jennifer said...

those lodestar blocks look great, what a great design.. practice makes perfect :) haha don't go crazy though!

Melinda said...

Love the star!

Kelli said...

I think they look great. Sometimes the creator's eye is much more critical than everyone else's. And then again, sometimes my mistakes are glaring enough for everyone to notice. ;)

A Girl said...

Everyting looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa F. said...

Love your lone star.I've never done one.

Katie B. said...

I hope third time is a charm! Looking forward to the tutorials. :)

Melissa said...

Looks great. I'm pretty new to quilting. I'd love to try a star like that one of these days.

The Thompsons said...

That block gave me tons of trouble, too and I even did the easier one! I think they look great though. Love the color combination you used.

Cathy said...

Lovely block!!!!