Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday: 8.22.12

We're wrapping up the summer around here.  Just a few more days until school starts.  I think we're all pretty excited about that.  The hubs has been super busy at work recently, but we were able to sneak away for the weekend.  We stayed at my mom's cabin and visited Yellowstone Park.  It was our first family vacation with just our little family--no extended family.  It wasn't as idealistic as we had hoped.  This picture pretty much sums up the weekend.

Yes, they are all screaming, and this was on the way to Yellowstone from the cabin.  We planned to stay until Tuesday, but instead came home a day early and spent Tuesday at the children's museum and ate at Cafe Rio.  It was definitely the best way to wrap up our "vacation".  Another sad part about the trip was that my DSLR started having serious personal issues.  It died on me and will soon head back to Canon for a make-over.  Hopefully they can fix it.  That meant I was stuck with my camera phone (which is less than stellar) for our little trip.


The standard bison picture from the car.  This guy block traffic for several minutes while he just walked down the center of the road. 

On the sewing front I have a few fun WIPs to share.

I cut into the Oakshott Rubies stack and have just a tiny bit left.  I won't be sharing pictures of this project for a while, but I am loving it.  I'll be quilting it up soon--as soon as I can commit to a quilting design.  In the meantime I'm thinking of making a couple pillow covers with my few tiny scraps.  I LOVE these fabrics and need to buy more.  They were so fun to work with. 

With the Rubies project off the design wall, I had room to put these beauties on the wall!  I don't know when I'll actually start sewing these, I just had to see how they look together.  Almost every bee block has arrived.


Finally at the sewing machine this week:  I'm working on quilting this twin quilt for my nephew.  My SIL requested this quilt for their little guy.  It's a very simple quilt--just a strip quilt of orange, blue, lime and grey solids.  To add some texture I'm quilting each strip different.  I plan to use about six different quilting designs.  I want to mix it up, but don't want it overly crazy.  So far so good.  I finished the grey strips last night.

Finally, in quite possibly my most exciting news of the week, go check out the cover for the first issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited that they just posted on Facebook.  That may just be my quilt on the cover!! 

Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.
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18 comments:

  1. Well, you kind of snuck that big news in there at the end, didn't you?? That quilt is awesome! Congrats!!

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  2. Oh, Yellowstone! My happy place. We went a couple times this summer while we were staying in Bozeman for a couple weeks. I took a picture of my travel sewing machine in front of a herd of bison and a man who had stopped behind us said, "That may be one of the more interesting things I've seen at this park," as I headed back to the car with a sewing machine!

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  3. Eeek! So exciting about your news!! Glad you and the family were able to get away for a few days :-)

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  4. I am so excited for the new quilt! Sorry to hear about your camera and some of crazy travel challenges. Yellowstone is so amazing, but so hard with young kids because you are stuck in the car so much. Finally, congratulations on your quilt being the cover of the magazine. Since you were already in one of the Taste of Home magazines and now in a quilting magazine I am wondering what other talents you'll discover and find yourself in a magazine for. When you learn to do something you do nothing but the best!

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  5. Congratulations on the magazine cover :) Love the quilting circles on the gray. Haven't tried this but I see it all the time. I need to add to my FMQ repertoire.

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  6. congrats on the cover Kati! That's awesome.

    Oh and aren't those little people so fun sometimes? ;)

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  7. Boo to miserable holidays, and cameras committing hari kiri, but love the oakshotts, and those bee blocks look fab!

    Congrats on the snuck in at the end news!

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  8. Sorry to hear about the kiddos and the camera! A HUGE congrats on being on the cover of the magazine!!! And the strip quilt looks like fun! It's just like when we emboss on cardstock. I love the idea of the different quilting textures. :)

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  9. GORGEOUS quilt! Wow!
    and I'm sure the other projects are equally beautiful. :)
    We just opted for a staycation for that reason... my Scarlet is a screamer, and suddenly a 6 hour trip to the coast just didn't sound appealing. :)

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  10. wow, those bee blocks look AMAZING. What guidelines did you give people for choosing blocks?

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  11. Congrats on the magazine cover! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

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  12. When all 3 are crying/screaming/demanding the white noise turns on in my head and my brain nearly turns off. Perhaps my way of protecting myself. Hope you had fun anyway. I like the star quilt, I think it's going to be a lot of fun!

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  13. Had to laugh at the "standard" bison pic. I have a ton of pics from when we encountered a whole herd outside Mt Rushmore. They simply stood in front of and right beside our van. They are as big and tall as a van! Fun for the kids.

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  14. Oh, those are such fun WIP's. I can't wait to see how your strip quilting turns out. And your bee quilt blocks are beyond amazing!

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  15. CONGRATS Kati!!!!! The quilt on the cover is awsome!! I bet you are really proud of yourself! Just great news!!

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  16. Congrats on the cover, Kati! It looks great!
    Your bee quilt is going to be beautiful!

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  17. Your yellow/grey blocks look just fabulous. And congrats on being a cover girl!!

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  18. I read this and forgot to tell you that I remember family outings like your and had a great laugh. What else can you do but laugh? You just have to "soldier on" as my mom used to say. You must "outlast" the problem. Hope all is going better now. Thanks for all you do.

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