Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I was making great progress through last Thursday, then took a little break. The sewing machine is humming again, but the really hot weather is on its way to Rhode Island, so I might need to switch to hand piecing at the beach!

New & Finished:
Two quick skirts for me to wear on vacation. I'm going for cool and comfortable! One is a linen blend that I had in the stash and the print is a cheap poly from JoAnn's. I bought 2 t-shirts at JCPenney in obnoxious orange and lime green to go with the print skirt. My family won't be able to lose me even if they try!

Julia has been making friendship bracelets since she saw this tutorial listed on One Pretty Thing. It's the perfect summer couch potato project. Isn't the blue one awesome?

Wedding Ring Star progress has slowed. I have the parts for 15 more complete blocks ready to go. It will take a few hours to complete these, which I would like to do in one shot. Maybe later today. (My mother gave me permission to set it aside so I can prepare for our big vacation.)

Red & White Fabric Swap- Julia and I spent a few hours at Karen's house on Saturday helping her and her daughters sort fabric. I'll show you more later.

4 X 5 Modern Swap- I made a test block in my colors. Now I'm amassing fabrics for the other girls.

Teeny Weeny Paper Piecing Bee- 4 blocks were shipped out and I got my first block in the mail from Sandy. Love it!

On Hold (temporarily):
For the Love of Solids Swap
Girl Scout Quilt
Rockin Robin Quilt Along- Julia's still thinking about it.
Nonna's Garden- This one might come to the beach today!
Brownie Heartstrings & Tony's QOV- Still waiting.

On Hold Indefinitely:
Mod Bento
SwapSugar Wave
Super Bowl Twist
Charming Christmas
3 X 3 Swap
T-Shirt Quilts
Bears in the Farmhouse
Habitat Quilts
Sister's Christmas Quilt Repair

This Week:

Finishes- 1 (2 skirts)
New starts- 1
In progress- 20+

We're off to the beach today, finally! Off you go now to Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.


jodi said...

Good for you, off to the beach! wondering which one you favor down in South County. We've been going to Mackerel Cove in Jamestown, but NOT often enough! Enjoy your vaca!

Kelly Irene said...

Your 4x5 block is beautiful! Enjoy your time at the beach :)

Connie said...

Beautiful group of projects! It is hot here in the Midwest and if you get it you'll probably spend your time in the water instead of sitting on the beach. Love your All Paths Lead to Rome block and what a cute paper pieced block you received.

LynCC said...

oooo REALLY love the modern swap block and the Teeny Weeny! That Wedding Ring coloration is marvelous, too.

Melinda said...

Love all your blocks! That star is so adorable!

Lee said...

Oooh, I really like your 4x5 block. Very nice! The teeny star is so cute too. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )