Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday!

Last week I missed my WIP Wednesday post. It was Friday before I even realized it!!! Why? School started last week!!! It was a busy week! I had actually gotten a bunch done last week, and even more this week, so I have lots of fun stuff to show you!! Let's get to it!

Game Night Quilt

I finished the back! It's a GIANT chess board! I am loving how it came out!!

**my computer isn't loading pictures at the moment. I grabbed a few from my flickr, but the other will have to wait until later! Sorry!**

Maxi Skirt

I have been wanted a Maxi Skrit for some time, but kept putting it off or whatever. I almost bought one, but the $25 price tag wasn't really my speed - especially as I wasn't totally sure I would wear it much if at all! So, with a 50% off coupon in tow, I went and bought some jersey knit and set out to make one. I used THIS tutorial from Elle Apparel. It only took me about an hour!

(picture to come!)

And the verdict - I may never stop wearing this! It is SO comfy!! Total WIN!

Life Baby Quilt

A friend asked me to make THIS baby quilt for her to give to a friend, in yellow and greys. I was so excited, as this is a quilt I have wanted to make!!

eatplaysleep quilt top

Beejeebers August Block

**Shake it like a Polaroid Picture**

Beejeebers August Block

Isn't this fun?!? I love this block! The "pictures" are only 2 inches finished! Such a fun block to make!! Tutorial can be found HERE!

Niece's Baptism Dress

My sister asked me to make a baptism dress for my niece and I am only too happy to do so! I have the pattern and fabric, but that is as far as I have gotten! I am planning on cutting it out today! :)

So, now for some tragic news... as I began quilting the Life quilt, something happened to my machine. The bobbin case broke!! It isn't a huge problem, but the part will take 2 weeks to arrive!! AUGH!! So, I took the machine in for cleaning/service and that little repair. I've got nothing for 2 weeks. Well, that's not true. I have my old machine (if it still works... really, who knows...) and my neighbor offered to let me borrow hers (and I probably will!). But as it stands now - I am on hold for a while! Yuck.

Well, that's all for now!! Happy WIP Wednesday!! Linking up to Freshly Pieced!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday... sort of...

So... I did get some done this week. I got the back of the game night quilt started... But that's all.

So, in lue of a real WIP post, I am going to share some of what I've been doing instead of sewing...

Fact about me: I love the Olympics. I mean, I love the Olympics. I love the Olympics the way most people love Christmas. Every 4th year, I want to buy a giant TV and never stop watching the epic display of human awesomeness. LOVE!!!

So, with the 2012 London games starting, I found myself in full Olympic fever. And, because I was unable to pack up and move to London for two weeks, I settled on hosting our own family Olympics instead!

***Que Theme Music***
The Events:




Marble Racing! (I think this one could be running?)

Shot Put! (Which, as you can see was really just a water ballon fight...)


Finally, our own Olympic Torch!

Cupcake cones! With a frosting flame! Yes, they were really, really good! :)

Here's to all the Olympians!!! Next time - I'm totally going to Rio...

Happy WIP Wednesday, everyone!! Be sure to head on over to Freshly Pieced!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday!!

This has been a GREAT week for sewing!! Not that I spent as much time sewing as I would have liked, but I did get some things done that I am super duper excited about!! :)

But first - a few little bits...

This week I did some fabric shopping! It's been a while, and I am glad I got to buy a few things...

I just loved these fabrics for my stash!! I also got some fabric for a dress! I'm so excited!

Second - this is M. She is my sewing student. This week we went over how to put in a zipper. This picture is of her FIRST try...

I know. I still don't do it that well! She's a natural!

Finally - and this is the BIG one!! I finished the top of my Game Night Quilt!!!! It. Is. Amazing! I cannot thank the ladies of Beejeebers enough for the amazing blocks that they did for me! So, here she is...

I know. Amazing, right?!?  Once I get it all the way done, I will do a little feature on each block, because they all deserve one! They are truly wonderful! I am now planning out the back - which will be a chess board! Too fun!

 Also, be sure to check back on Friday! I am hosting a GREAT giveaway!! Yipee!

Thanks for stopping in! Be sure to check out all of the WIPs at Freshly Pieced!