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!

7 comments:

tinkingalong said...

Looking forward to seeing the maxi skirt. And as far as the sad machine, perhaps that means that it is time for some handwork...piece together some hexies, embroider something or knit a shawl...

a maidenhair fern said...

I love your polaroid picture top. Looking forward to seeing it's progress. It's a good way to simplify an "I-spy" quilt. Eat play sleep repeat looks good too, love the gray and yellow.

Katie B. said...

Love the polaroid! Can't wait to see pictures of your other projects!!

tiffany said...

fun stuff is going on and you can always use my machine i never use its just sitting under my bed looking pretty

Angie said...

Cute, cute baby quilt! Can't wait to see the rest. I didn't know what a Maxi skirt was, so I clicked on the link. Now I know!

Rebecca said...

Great Polaroids! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

OPQuilt said...

After your whirlwind of a summer, a little sewing break will give you a chance to reorganize your fabrics, or something like that. I have no doubt you'll be back at it in no time.

I laughed when I read your comment about missing a WIP post. That's happened to me a couple of times this summer--a sure indication that my brain has been fried!

Happy Back to School--
Elizabeth E.
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