Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Wednesday!
How do I love thee...
I'm feeling pretty darn pleased with a couple of finishes this week.
#1
It's no secret, as I've mentioned a hundred times, I loved doing the Sew Out Loud QAL!!
12 blocks all  by different amazing and extremely talented designers.
I completed my blocks and joined them with a narrow black sashing, a little outline quilting, black and white stripe binding...
and,
TA DA!

Now I get to look at it every day in my sewing room.
Mostly I am noticing all the wonky mistakes!!
But, that will pass and then I will just remember all the fun I had and the paper piecing lessons I have learned.
I am already planning to do a couple of the entry blocks submitted in the contest for the final block!
#2
My wallet is in tatters!
Well, actually I threw it out ages ago and have been using zippered pouches!
I desperately needed a new one...
found this great tutorial at Confessions of a Fabricaholic.
I did a "test run" first!!
Do you do that too??

It turned out well, but I decided to add a heavy interfacing to the exterior piece of my new pretty "real" wallet.

;
Love it!
And no, that is not fake money  ;-)
 I will still keep most of my coinage in this framed pouch I made a while back...
#3
I've been working fast and furiously using up my bundle of Summersville.
Such a great fabric line from Lu Summers.
So I made a couple of large 24" cushions for my couch.
The first one I showed you last week, so here is the second one...

 I used a tutorial from Amanda Jean at crazy mom quilts for this easy zig zag pattern.
I did re-size the pattern to make it more cushion friendly. I could have made them even smaller to have more rows, but I wasn't going to redo it!!
And again, added an invisible zipper and pieced backing.
Here are the two of them playing nice together...
they are now on my couch!

#4
I really like Jeni's tutorial at In Color Order, for her lined drawstring bag!
I'm sure you have seen all over blogland, and probably made some yourself!
I made a few this week for auction with proceeds going to The Canadian Cancer Society.
Relay for Life is in a couple of weeks, and unfortunately I won't be here for it.

So, those are my finishes. On my WIP list is:
Ocean View, which I really plan to finish quilting this week!
Also, Ironwork*, which I have NO plans to start quilting this week!
Too many UFO"s to mention!!
Maybe someday I will get to them :-(
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced
and
Monika at The Needle and Thread Network.
Have a great sewing week!



18 comments:

Susan Being Snippy said...

Seems it is a week of finishing. Your cushions look great together! and I really like your sewing room quilt. I plan to check out that wallet tutorial, even tho I don't need a wallet just yet...
Thanks for all the inspiration,this week!

tartankiwi said...

Wow! Your sew out loud quilt looks amazing. Well done for finishing it, i'm not surprised that you're chuffed to bits with it!
Thanks for the wallet tutorial link.

Cindy said...

You have been very busy. Love your Sew Out Loud quilt.

Well done!

Annie said...

You've been a very productive girl! So many all in one post that I now can't remember them all but I do remember they ALL looked really great. Well done!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Nice ...you've had lots of progress going on..love the purses and the pillows

Kelly said...

I LOVE everything on this post - gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

Heather D. said...

Oh boy, where to start? It's all so great. The paper pieced quilt wall hanging is AMAZING. You should be very proud!

And I'm totally bookmarking that wallet tutorial, I could use a new one too. "Fake money"...ha! It's nice to see some good old Canadian money on a blog. :)

And the summersville pillow is so adorable. Love it!

Sana Saroti said...

Look at all that!!! Beautiful! I love that wall hanging. So happy, to be in a bee with you ;-)
And yes, I always do "test" sewing ;-) Usually it turns out great and I am regretting I didnt use nicer fabric. I am actually gonna post about one of those "test" things later tonight.

CitricSugar said...

Great stuff! I love your SewOutLoud blocks - I'd only seen a few around the web. Very cool!

Love how we Canadians have to defend our money all the time... :-) There's hope though. Iceland is thinking of adopting the loonie. True story.

Chez Roo said...

Love love love your sew out loud quilt!

elle said...

Great stuff. The pillows are really pleasing!

quilt happy said...

you have been very busy congrats on the finishes

Cathy said...

Love your sew out loud quilt!!!!

Cille said...

Scrolling down though your post was pure ymmmuness. So many lovely insisted.... The sew out loud is fantastic!

Jeanette said...

I love everything! Love the drawstring bags, and the pillows, love the quilt from the quilt a long. It would take me a month (or more) to finish all you've done in a week!

Sew Surprising said...

I just LOVE the paper pieced wall hanging, you have motivated me to get one done, and I never notice the mistakes as I always remind myself of the Amish saying, Nothing is ever perfect except for God, so that works for me when things are a bit wonky :)

Grandma Coco said...

The wallet looks great!! I don't usually do trial runs. I just wish I had in the end. :)

Regina said...

Wonderful finishes! I am encouraged that you got so much done, hope it rubs off on me.

18 comments:

Susan Being Snippy said...

Seems it is a week of finishing. Your cushions look great together! and I really like your sewing room quilt. I plan to check out that wallet tutorial, even tho I don't need a wallet just yet...
Thanks for all the inspiration,this week!

tartankiwi said...

Wow! Your sew out loud quilt looks amazing. Well done for finishing it, i'm not surprised that you're chuffed to bits with it!
Thanks for the wallet tutorial link.

Cindy said...

You have been very busy. Love your Sew Out Loud quilt.

Well done!

Annie said...

You've been a very productive girl! So many all in one post that I now can't remember them all but I do remember they ALL looked really great. Well done!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Nice ...you've had lots of progress going on..love the purses and the pillows

Kelly said...

I LOVE everything on this post - gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

Heather D. said...

Oh boy, where to start? It's all so great. The paper pieced quilt wall hanging is AMAZING. You should be very proud!

And I'm totally bookmarking that wallet tutorial, I could use a new one too. "Fake money"...ha! It's nice to see some good old Canadian money on a blog. :)

And the summersville pillow is so adorable. Love it!

Sana Saroti said...

Look at all that!!! Beautiful! I love that wall hanging. So happy, to be in a bee with you ;-)
And yes, I always do "test" sewing ;-) Usually it turns out great and I am regretting I didnt use nicer fabric. I am actually gonna post about one of those "test" things later tonight.

CitricSugar said...

Great stuff! I love your SewOutLoud blocks - I'd only seen a few around the web. Very cool!

Love how we Canadians have to defend our money all the time... :-) There's hope though. Iceland is thinking of adopting the loonie. True story.

Chez Roo said...

Love love love your sew out loud quilt!

elle said...

Great stuff. The pillows are really pleasing!

quilt happy said...

you have been very busy congrats on the finishes

Cathy said...

Love your sew out loud quilt!!!!

Cille said...

Scrolling down though your post was pure ymmmuness. So many lovely insisted.... The sew out loud is fantastic!

Jeanette said...

I love everything! Love the drawstring bags, and the pillows, love the quilt from the quilt a long. It would take me a month (or more) to finish all you've done in a week!

Sew Surprising said...

I just LOVE the paper pieced wall hanging, you have motivated me to get one done, and I never notice the mistakes as I always remind myself of the Amish saying, Nothing is ever perfect except for God, so that works for me when things are a bit wonky :)

Grandma Coco said...

The wallet looks great!! I don't usually do trial runs. I just wish I had in the end. :)

Regina said...

Wonderful finishes! I am encouraged that you got so much done, hope it rubs off on me.