Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday..

Something about that new stack of fabric with the prospect of making some new exciting things really gave me the kick in the pants I needed to get some progress made on some other stuff, 'cause these last few days I've been a bit sew crazy, trying to get as much done as possible in the little time I have to work on it...

First up, I started and finished my blocks for this month's do.Good Stitches. This month was led by Jess @ SewCraftyJess, and she chose the Japanese x and + blocks.  I was a bit scared of these at first, but once I looked at the tutorial and started them, they were so stinkin easy!! I can see why these have been really popular...

March do.Good Stitches Block 1

March do. Good Stitches Block 2

We had free reign on color, and she said "the more vibrant, the better"...but I think I got a little TOO vibrant on my first one?  I don't know, I'm not really big on scrapiness, so it bothered me not to have any kind of started to grow on me a bit after a while, but I did decide to tone down my second one just a tad. 

Next up is some progress on my Curves projects! I finally got my pot holders and Rainbow Road runner quilted, and I'm just waiting for some more time to bind them.  I also tried out two of the other projects, both of which have been epic failures! One is fixable, I just got super frustrated and didn't want to look at it anymore, the other I totally scrapped...good thing I was using scraps for that one so no tears shed on lost fabric...apparently advanced improv curves are not my friend!

DP Pot Holder 1  DP Pot Holder 2  DP Pot holder backings...

Rainbow Road quilted  Close up of Rainbow Road
Rainbow Road backing

FINALLY I got to start on my Retro Flowers quilt! I happened to win a set of templates from the lovely Jill @ Made On Mainstreet and they came in today so as soon as I opened the package I ran back to my sewing room and got to cutting!  It was suggested to me that Lou Lou Thi might not have been the best choice to use for this due to the larger prints as they will get a little lost which unfortunately I did not even think about when choosing this, but I decided to try out my first block with one of the larger prints to see how it works...I had to fussy cut alot which stinks, but I think it will work.

Retro flower petals

I've got some big plans to get started on, but this weekend is my birthday and my parents are coming to town so I will probably not get much done for a few days, BUT I am super excited about what I've got planned!!

Anything exciting going on in your neck of the woods?? I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!


  1. Curves can drive you mad... I might have a few curvy UFOs in my closet. But your japanese X
    + blocks are lovely :-)

    1. Thanks!
      Hey BTW.. I always see people refer to "UFO"...what does it stand for? I get that it is kind of an abandoned project, but I can't figure out what the letters

  2. Here's the way I thought of it with my curves projects, if I could do them perfectly the first time, I didn't really NEED the class. I needed the class, and I learned so much! I'm sure looking forward to seeing how your retro flowers look, because what you have so far looks great.

    1. That is SO true! I'm going to re-try those particular projects once I have a bit more patience for it...I hate just giving up on stuff!

  3. I was going to ditch my large prints for Retro...but now I am rethinking!!!!!

    1. I am hoping that it continues to go well...I have about 3 or 4 prints that are going to need to be fussy cut like that. I wish that had occured to me before, but so far I'm loving it anyway. Good luck with yours!

  4. Oh my gosh! Look at you! So much progress and so many cheerful fabrics! I love the flowers and think the print is great! I seriously need to get working on some of the curves projects! I am a huge slacker anymore. So most important, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! Enjoy your fun filled birthday weekend!!!!!!!