Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday 1.18.12

Slash the Stash:

I loved reading everyone's ideas last week for the stash group, but Jessica wins with Slash the Stash.  It just seemed perfect.  So here's the deal.  On the last day of the month, we'll do a link up party.  Just link to any stash project you've made during the month.  The majority of the fabrics must be from your stash.  I'll create a button that you can add to the end of a blog post. These don't have to be scrappy projects just stash.

I really dove into my stash fabrics the past few weeks.  I realized how much I love the fabrics I have.  I've had a lot of fun coming up with projects to use what I have on hand.  I have more WIPs and project ideas in my head than ever before.  Our two local quilt shops I usually frequent are both having 30% off sales this weekend.  I admit my first thought when I saw the sale info was "Oooh, nice!"  Then I remembered I don't need anything.  I'm not super tempted.  Well, maybe just a bit....

So onto those WIPs

DS Quilt:
I'm halfway through piecing these blocks.  It's nice, easy sewing when I'm not in the mood for something super technical.


Brrr Quilt:
I haven't started piecing, but everything is cut.

Strings Quilt:
I started piecing the blocks together.  I have rows almost complete.  Just need to iron and sew the rows together, and I'll have a finished quilt top.  Then to start the back.

Scrappy Aqua, Orange, Yellow and Grey Quilt:
Remember this box from a few weeks ago?

I really got going on it and finished the top and got it basted.  I used some minky I had on hand for the back.  I'm starting to really love minky quilts.  This is only my second one for us, but my kids love the bee quilt I backed in minky.
I also realized I really need to find a new favorite color combo.  I think I've overdone this one.

Toy Bags:
Here are pieces for five toy bags in a few sizes using Jeni's pattern, all cut and ready to sew.  I've had this fabric on hand for a very long time.  I made Little Dude a quilt from it, but the rest sat in the box way too long.  I'm looking forward to having a few bags to help contain the toy mess.

Heather Ross Quilt:
Okay, so this quilt is in the very beginning stages of creation.  I won a fun 1/2 yard bundle of Heather Ross fabrics from Kim at My Go Go Life a while back.  I wanted to pair them with some other HR prints and create a fun quilt.  I asked my friend Leigh if she had a few scraps I could use.  This is what she brought for me!  Leigh is the biggest HR fan I know.  These are her scraps.  I'm floored and so excited to get started, especially with such a great collection.

Finally, my last WIP I'll share in this post is my most recent bee block.  This is for Lynne at Lily's Quilts, using her own tutorial for the Lynnebobsquarepants block.  I was a little unsure of how it would look with the charcoal fabric she selected as the background.  I don't usually do dark like this, but I really like it.  I might have to give charcoal a try again soon.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

33 comments:

  1. I think you will be busy!!! Good luck resisting the sales, I know I can't!

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  2. I love Slash Your Stash!! Great name! I should definitely join in with that, I need to use my stash more, too :) That is one heck of a friend to share all that HR fabric with you! Can't wait to see what you do with it all! I've been hoarding my HR fabrics for a while, just waiting for the perfect project to pop into my head. How has quilting on minky gone for you? Haven't tried that before... :)

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  3. Oh you have nailed this stash busting!

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  4. Hi! Oh you have so many wonderful projects and beautiful fabrics there around! And your Colour quilt - wow it's going to be an other amazing quilt of yours! I enjoy so much watching those colours ... wondering what there will be in the other corner!
    x Teje

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  5. Oh my gosh, all your WIP projects are amazing! I love the "slash the stash" idea - I think that will be my mantra for this year!!!

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  6. all sorts of great projects . . . love the polar bears peaking out of the bin! ;-)

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  7. Where to start Kati, its all looking fabulous!! Love the name for the stash group, I will most certainly be partaking :-) Also drooling a little bit over all that amazing Heather Ross fabric, that quilt will be stunning. I've been hesitant to use anything but quilters cotton or sheets for backing, do you find that a particular way of quilting works best when you use minky on the back (straight line vs. free motion)? I'd love to give that a try, would make the best snuggle quilt.

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  8. Love the idea of Slash the Stash. It certainly is one of my resolves for this year!

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  9. Ooh, I love the aqua, yellow and gray combo! I participated in the charm swap for these colors on LindsaySews and can't wait to get mine all put together!

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  10. So many great color combos!! I can't wait to see all these quilts put together! And I like the block. Gives it a really strong contrast!

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  11. Great idea! You've really got a lot going on in your sewing room!

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  12. Some great projects ongoing and I love the Bee block :)

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  13. Love the strings quilt! I'm totally in for Slash the Stash. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  14. Slash the Stash sounds perfect!
    And I'm so jealous of those adorable HR scraps!

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  15. great projects... all of them! (and goodness knows I need to slash my stash too). ;)

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  16. Yay! I'm in for slash the stash too! great name! I love everything you've got going on! Excited to see more of your brr quilt.

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  17. I am also in for Slash the Stash - can't resist buying more fabric, but love the idea of using us some of my rapidly multiplying stash.

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  18. Ooh these all look so pretty and interesting! Looking forward to your finished products!! It's so great to have so many different projects going so you always have something that suits the creative mood you're in right? :-)

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  19. Fab idea for the name. I'm aiming to use the stash for most things this year, so I should be all set for this one!

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  20. I love the name for the new stash group. I certainly could use the motivation to work through my stash. You are doing so well to resist the big sales. I have a hard time saying no to discounted fabric.

    You've got some lovely projects in the works. I can see why the aqua, yellow, orange and grey combo is your favorite. Those colors go so well together.

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  21. I'm really liking your yellow, orange, aqua combinations. So happy!

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  22. I love the fabrics in your Brrr quilt. I can't wait to see what you make with them.

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  23. I love the idea of a "Slash the Stash" link-up! I'm really trying hard to only work from my stash this year, and if I *have to* buy fabric from a line (A Stitch In Color? Yes Please!), then I have to already have a project in mind.
    I'm currently working on 3 baby quilts using the solids from the Bottled Rainbows quilt-along I'm never actually going to start, and I'm pretty excited that I'm going to use it up. :)
    I'd also be interested to hear your hints on quilting on the minkee. I've done it, and feel like I'm sewing a poodle.

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  24. I really like the dark background in the lynnbobsquarepants block, it really is strinking!

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  25. Wow! When you slash your stash, you really go for it! I love your bee block and that scrappy orange, aqua, yellow and gray. If you decide you are tired of that color palette, I'd take that one off your hands! ;-)

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  26. Awesome projects! I'm definitely not tired of your favorite color combo yet. I'm excited about Slash the Stash! I decided to start a quilt last night using my Loulouthi stash. It has to be finished by the end of the month, so I'll be ready for the link-up!

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  27. Wow! I love the colors you use (I don't think you need to change them). I haven't thought about a minky quilt before. I'll bet they're fun!

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  28. Such beautiful projects. I really like the bee block on the dark charcoal.

    Michelle (LemonadeGal)
    ~visiting from Freshly Pieced

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  29. Your projects are coming along 'sew' well, and just look gorgous. I certainly am having some fabric envy issues looking at all your lovely fabrics, LOL! Would love to have you come link-up at Finished it Friday! Have a fabulous weekend! ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

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  30. oh my! you are really working away!
    I got a start on another quilt

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  31. Three cheers for Slash the Stash! I finished a 100% from-the-stash project just this week!! I totally agree with you about being able to say no to sales when you realize you just don't need any more fabric.

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  32. Kati! Total amazingness, as usual. You have so many projects going on!
    Please share what you're planning for your HR scraps. I have my own little collection I won from Aneela over a year ago, and have been hoarding them ever since. I can't quite settle on a design.

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