Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WiP Wednesday: Springing into Action

I'm loving spring this year, probably more so than in years past, because with the warmer weather my craft room is no longer the frozen tundra.  You see it doesn't have a heating vent leading to it and while it is nicely insulated it doesn't stay warm without the influx of heat.  My sweet hubby recently bought me a space heater and that combined with the warmer weather has made my craft room a happy place to be.  As a result I've done a bunch this week and I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

I'll start with paper crafting...

I've been feeling the scrapbooking bug for quite some time but all my stuff was in the frozen room so I couldn't really go in there.  I think I made up for it with these fourteen two-page layouts.

This is one of my two favorite layouts.  It's my littlest back when his was six months old.

Here's my other favorite layout.  I love the circles behind the picture on the left.

I added a few more rows to my crocheted blanket for the baby.  I'm nearly halfway now!  It goes fast when I sit and work on it which I like to do while watching TV.

The Russian quilt top is done!!  I'm so excited about this one and I just love how it turned out!  I already have a plan on quilting too.  I'll be using my walking foot and doing 1/4" on either side of each seam.  I can do it in rows so it won't be as crazy as it seems.

Here's a closeup of the Russian quilt.  I'm seriously loving this one - especially the fabric.  This is Little Kukla by Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman fabrics.

Yesterday I wrote up a tutorial for how I wind up my binding.  It involves the binding and a pen and is so easy.  Take a look here.  These three bindings go to quilts I hope to have finished by the end of the month.  The green on top is for the Russian quilt.  The black is for my Nancy Drew quilt that needs to be quilted still.  Finally, the gray is for my Starburst quilt that just needs the binding.
I hope you all have a great and productive week and enjoy Spring!


  1. Your Little Kukla quilt is so cute! My daughter would really enjoy this one! Thanks for the tutorial on winding binding...clever to use a pen cap to hold the binding in place while winding.

  2. Those Russian dolls are adorable!

    I'd say you've certainly been productive!
    Here via WIP Wednesday


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