Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WiP Wednesday: All Over the Place

This week I just couldn't decide what I wanted to work on and I jumped from project to project and from craft to craft. It was fun and really helped the burnout feeling I've been getting. I did a lot of scrapbooking, then I basted and quilted Ruby's quilt (LOVE!) and then some crochet. I also got a bunch of fun new fabric in the mail! I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

Let's start off with the quilt because I'm the most excited about that one...

Here it is all spray basted right after I took the painter's tape off. Seriously love painter's tape for this job! I probably should have put a pin or two in but I'm getting big pregnant and really didn't want to get up off the floor again. It worked out okay.

Here it is all quilted up, LOVE! I did an all over meander with my free-motion quilting foot. I've never done a meander on a whole quilt before, just a few blocks or a mini, and I was a bit nervous. It started out okay but by the middle I was totally confident and having a lot of fun with it. I kept thinking of all the money I saved not taking it to a quilter and how I got to practice something new to me at the same time.

Here's a closer up shot of the quilting. Once or twice the quilt slipped from my hands and I crossed over a line or two but really it went rather well. I'm very happy with how it turned out and I can't wait to try this again on another quilt.

I got this fabulous fabric in the mail yesterday. I'm so excited about it! It's two and a half bolts of Kona white!! Seriously, twenty yards folks! That's the love of a hubby right there. You see, the plan is for me to go on a fabric diet and not buy any more until I finish at least three projects I already have all the fabric for but haven't started. This should help along the way. I have so much stash to make stuff I just needed a bunch of white, check!

Here's some of the other fabric goodness I got in the mail this week. The purple chevron is from the Simply Color line by V. and CO. for Moda it will become a maxi skirt for me, so excited! The other is from Comma, by Zen Chic for Moda. It will become a tote bag for church.

I didn't get as far on this during the week as I wanted to but I did a ton of other stuff so the three colors I did finish feel like a pretty big deal. Just two more until I'm halfway.


I did a ton of scrapbooking this week. So much that they got their own post. I made 30 two-page layouts and those 60 pages finished out the year for my oldest child. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment with this and don't have very much to go until I finish my other four scrapbooks for that year.

Well, that's it for last week. It was sure fun and relaxing to work on all of that. This week I hope to bind Ruby's quilt and get some more work done on the pirate quilt as well as make the tote bag. It should be fun! Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

  1. You did a fabulous job with the quilting on Ruby. It's beautiful. I've been meaning to try spray basting for a while, but I was told you really need to do this outside because of the fumes. Unfortunately, I don't really have a good spot outside where a big quilt can be laid out. Do you do this indoors or outdoors?

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  2. Beautiful quilt! Love maxi skirts and chevrons, looking forward to seeing your skirt!

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  3. Your quilt is just beautiful! I am stopping by from the WIP post, hop by if you get a chance! http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/06/wip-wednesday-june-12th-edition.html

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  4. LUCKY RUBY! That is a gorgeous quilt - great job!

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  5. Great job on the Ruby quilting! It looks amazing! You are so lucky to have all that white fabric, I'm very jealous ;-)

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  6. Love love love the ruby quilt!!

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  7. What a fun pic of you holding the kona white. I wouldn't want to let it go either!! lol

    Love,love, LOVE the Ruby quilt!!

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  8. Quilt is beautiful, very nice! I love the scrapbooking, too! I have been distracted from my quilting because I am trying to catch up with my scrapbooking. Fantastic work all around!

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