Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WiP Wednesday: Finish and Start

I made some great progress this week! I had an all-day sewing day which was a lot of fun and helped me finish up a quilt that had been in the work in progress category for 1.5 years! I also did a little crochet, scrapbooking, and started on the quilt for the baby! I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

 I'll start with the finish. It is my quilt from the Skill Builder Sampler series which was run by Leila over at Sewn by Leila.
I just love how this one turned out! It was so fancy it got its own finish post. Leila did the amazing quilting on it and got to practice her long-arm skills on my queen size quilt.  It is about 96" square.

I also whipped up this super cute owl hat. I just love this one! I found the pattern here on Etsy.
 
My push to get caught up on scrapbooking continues. I did these ten layouts for my eldest son. His is the last scrapbook I have to catch up on in 2010. It was fun to switch it up to manly paper after doing two scrapbooks for the girls.

This is my favorite layout of the bunch. I love the cool circles cut out of the triangle paper.

Also this week I got to play with this lovely bunch of fabric!! It is Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I bought this bundle back in 2011 when we were trying to get pregnant and I was hoping to use it for a girl baby. After a year and a half of trying we finally got pregnant and as luck would have it we got a girl!

Now I am 28 weeks along with our little girl. We're going to name her Ruby and thus the Ruby fabric is just perfect for her!

I was so excited to finally cut into this bunch of lovelies. I'm following the All Framed Up tutorial found at the Moda Bake Shop written by the fabulous Melissa over at Happy Quilting.
This week I hope to piece the Ruby quilt, crochet another hat or two, and do a bit of scrapbooking. Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

  1. Love the Skill builder quilt with the yellow--very cheerful!!

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  2. Love your skill builder quilt! Also I love that ruby fabric so I'm sure that'll turn into an awesome quilt as well...and congrats on your pregnancy!

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  3. Your skill builder quilt is lovely. The yellow border really brings it all together

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  4. Your finished quilt is just beautiful! How exciting to be having a girl and to have the perfect materials for a quilt for her. Have fun with that project.

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  5. I love your skill builder quilt! And that hat is stinking adorable! And, oddly enough, I am also 28 weeks pregnant with a little girl :) That Ruby quilt is going to be fabulous!

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  6. Ruby's quilt is going to be beautiful, I'm looking forward to seeing your 'finished post' for that one :)

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  7. That hat is just so cute. I'm definitely going to have a go at makeing one or two of them!

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  8. Your sampler quilt is awesome!

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  9. Your skill-builder quilt has such a gorgeous colour palatte. I struggle with more muted colours but you just made them work so well! Lovely kismet with the fabric bundle and baby - congratulatioins :)

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  10. The sampler quilt is beautiful! And so is Ruby ad I'm sure Ruby will be too!

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  11. I love your skill builder quilt. The colors a great! And congrats on your new baby girl :)

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  12. Congratulations on your baby girl! Love the name Ruby and love that fabric Ruby too. Your sampler quilt is stunning!

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  13. You have been really busy, I'd say. Your sampler quilt is beautiful. And congrats on your new baby. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes like a breeze.

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  14. I LOVE the name Ruby. And those fabrics are great, too. Though not as lovely as I'm sure your new baby will be :) Congrats!

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  15. The skill sampler is STUNNING. I'm in awe!
    Love the name Ruby! It is the name of one of my favorite Aunts. My youngest daughter is named Scarlet...which is kinda like "Ruby"!! ;) Enjoy your pregnancy, and can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  16. Congrats! I love the name Ruby!!! Your fabric choices are great!

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