Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I haven't done WIP Wednesday for a while so I thought I'd share a few projects I have going on right now.  I'm kind of stuck on several projects because I can't decide where to go next.
  • I pulled out this Dresden I made as a practice block a while ago for my quilting bee.  I've added a few borders and am debating on which direction to go next.  I just have fat quarters of these fabrics so I can't do anything too large.  I think I'll turn this into a square baby quilt.  I just have to decide what to do with the next row.

  • I've cut out the sashing and triangles for my FWQAL blocks.  I think I'll sew it up in the next week or two.

  • I made myself a real skirt this past weekend and did my very first invisible zipper.  I'm pretty hooked.  I love how smooth it looks compared to a regular zipper.  I've had the skirt cut out for two months and finally got the nerve to sew it up.  It was a very simple pattern, but it made me a little more excited about sewing clothes.  I might actually make make more clothes in the future.   (Edit: The pattern is Butterick B4461.)


  • I pulled my fabrics for the 4x5 Quilt Bee blocks.  With this bee I will make the same 12x12 block for the five people in my group in their requested color scheme.  I also pulled fabrics to make myself a block in the aqua and yellow.  We each have very similar color schemes so that part was pretty easy.  I just can't decide on a block to make.
  • Also in progress is my Kona charm challenge quilt.  I think I'll wait to show pictures until after it's completed.  
  • I finished my gift quilt and washed it up last night.  I love how it turned out and might consider turning this one into a quilt along.  It was a fun one.  I'll share pictures in a couple weeks. 
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

20 comments:

  1. The dresden block is gorgeous, and the borders are perfect!
    What pattern did you use for the skirt - I'm curious - because it looks lovely!

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  2. I love the borders you added to your dresden - I think a square baby quilt sounds like a super idea! And your skirt looks dynamite!

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  3. It's a cute skirt! I'm hooked on skirt-making, myself, and have made several of them using patterns from Marie-Madeline Studio (http://mariemadelinestudio.typepad.com): Route 66 and Street Fair. Their instructions always call for an invisible zipper. What pattern did you use?

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  4. Such a pretty dresden block! And that is one impressive invisible zipper (:

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  5. Love that green you added to the dresden! it's gorgeous. Your skirt looks fantastic too. Love the invisible zipper, I've never done one of those. And how funny is that - your 4x5 group all having the close to the same colors!!

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  6. Love the Dresden, the fussy cut centre is perfect and I love the borders.
    Great skirt too, and well done on inserting the invisible zipper.
    How many FW blocks have you made? You're cutting sashing etc already?

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  7. All looking gorgeous as always, and loving the skirt!

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  8. Very lovely job on the skirt!

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  9. Your Dresden block is amazing! I love your fabric choices. I love the borders too.

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  10. Amen to your dresden block. I think I want to learn to do that.

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  11. wow! Love it all, that dresden is so pretty, would make a beauty of a baby quilt! Your skirt looks great, love invisible zippers!

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  12. The dresden is so pretty! What size is it with the borders? I think it would look really good as a centered block and just make another, bigger border around what you have now in the same fabrics as the dresden (so maybe squares or rectangles going all the way around). No matter what you decide, you've got a great start!

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  13. I really like your 4x5 fabric choices! I need to get going on that too!

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  14. Check out that skirt! Looks awesome. And I'm glad your lovely Dresden is finding a home!

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  15. i really like that dresden and to put that print in the center really draws the eye. And since I have some of that fabric in two color ways, I might have to make some using that idea myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Beautiful WIPs! The skirt is fabulous!!

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  17. Great WIPs. I have been looking into doing a skirt. I really really have this desire to. Yours look lovely. Also that dresden looks wonderful!

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  18. I love your Dresden! So gorgeous. And your skirt is so nice!

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  19. Great skirt Kati...love the fabric!!

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  20. That skirt is really cute. I'm dying to make a skirt, it feels like the only item of clothing I might be able to make for myself. : ) I'll have to check out that pattern. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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