Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WiP Wednesday: Busy, Busy, Busy

I feel like I have so many things going on right now.  I have a few things I'm finishing up, some I'm in the middle of and a few I'm itching to start.  It's been a crazy week!  I finished up my Tetris Quilt, worked on my project for my first ever blog hop post on Thursday, did a little bit of work on the quilt for a good friend's baby born last week, and made another friend some booties and a hat for her baby that's coming today!!

In preparation for the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop I've overhauled my blog.  It took an entire day!  I added the About Julie page.  It was a lot of work but fun to do.  There are pictures of my craft space, a bit about me, and a fun Q & A section.  I also added the Tutorial and Patterns page as well as the Completed Crochet Projects page.  Finally I updated my Completed Quilts/Tops page which has all the quilts I've ever made on it.  It was so much work going through all my posts linking them up and adding the pictures to those pages but I think they will be a good resource.  It's totally a work in progress.

My whole life seems to be one big Work in Progress right now and I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced.

Now on to the projects!

I completed my Tetris quilt and I'm in love!  I even hand quilted it using cotton perle in a running stitch.  I love so much about it and am happy to have another quilt to snuggle with on the couch.  A family of six sure takes a lot of quilts to cover them!
Here it is getting a little sun while I took a few pictures.  See the full finish post with more pictures here.

I watched my friend's four kids all day Saturday as well as my four.  It was a crazy fun day!  I thought it would be just crazy and not so much fun but our kids are so good together I didn't mind having eight at all!  While they were here I decided to make booties and a hat for the new baby that is to be born today!  I know I'm a bit crazy trying to accomplish something while watching so many kids but they really are that good!
Aren't these booties just adorable!!  I found the pattern for free on Ravelry.  It was super easy and fast to make.  I love the ties!  So often it's hard to get booties just the right size and these ties sure fix that problem!  I can't wait to see them on her!

I honestly don't think you could find a cuter baby hat!  This is the second time I've made this Sock Monkey Hat and I'm just as in love with it as the first time.  The post for the first one (found here) is my all-time most popular post.  It goes pretty quickly and is so adorable!  I love everything about it!
UPDATE:  I got a picture of the baby wearing the hat.  Seriously could she be any more cute!  It was all I could do not to squeeze her and cover her chubby cheeks with kisses. 

Finishing up my Tetris quilt and working on the blog hop post has taken most of my time this week so there's not as much progress as I'd like on my friend's pink baby quilt.  I'm making a lot of HST and I'm still in the sew them together stage.  I've been searching around for various ways to do the layout and I'm still undecided, there's just so many choices!  Here's my progress so far...

I've sewn together four of the seven stacks of HST and pressed them open.  I hope to get the last three stacks sewn and pressed this week and a layout chosen.

Tomorrow (Sept 13th) is my day for the blog hop.  The theme for the hop is novelty prints.  I've been wanting to try to write a step-by-step tutorial and thought this would be a great time to try that out.  I've made patterns before and general tutorials but never really one this detailed.  It was a lot of work but so fun.  I hope you come back tomorrow and to tempt you here's a bit of a sneak peek...

My project for the blog hop - sneak peek.  Tutorial Here.
UPDATE: The blog hop posts are up now.  For the post on all you could ever want to know about me click here.  For the tutorial that matches the sneak peak above click here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!


  1. that hat and booties are so adorable! I am stopping by from the WIP blog hop. I have my WIPs up today if you want to stop by :)

  2. Your Tetris quilt looks fantastic getting a few rays! The baby projects are so cute!

  3. The Tetris quilt is GREAT!!! Thanks for stopping by the Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild page today. :)


  4. I love the pink HST for the baby quilt. I can't wait to see how that turns out. Thanks, Jera MacKenzie

  5. Oh man, that Tetris quilt is awesome! I love it! And the fish fabric is very cute, I'll be sure to stop by tomorrow!

  6. Your tetris quilt came out wonderfully! But let's take a minute and talk about HOW AWESOME IS THAT MONKEY HAT?!?! Eeeeeeeeeeeee *LOVE* it!! Okay, sorry. But seriously, that is the cutest thing EVER.

  7. OMG, that hat!!! It's the cutest thing ever! The tetris quilt looks great too. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )


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