Tuesday, June 4, 2013

WiP Wednesday: Pirates and Other Progress

 I've had a lot of fun sewing the pirate quilt this week. My little man has been pretty jazzed about it too.  He loves to come in my craft room and talk to me while I sew but he loves it even more now that I'm working on something for him. I also made some great crochet projects too. I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

I got the pirate quilt all cut out this week! As a bit of trivia my hubby always likes to know how many pieces go into a quilt. This one has 653.

I detest when patterns tell me I need too much fabric. I don't know why but it just seriously rubs me the wrong way. This pattern gave me a whole extra yard of the border fabric. Seriously, a yard! So I made a pillow case out of it. At least it was enough to do something with, right? There was also an extra yard of the white but at least that is super useful.

The pattern also wanted me to draw a line on the back of all 236 white squares so I could sew them corner to corner. I wasn't really feeling that so I used the fabulousness that is painter's tape and put in on my machine lining up with the needle. Then I just had to keep the corners lined up with the tape. It was a breeze and probably ended up being more straight than if I would have used the line on the fabric.

I didn't really have a goal for sewing this week but then my bobbin ran out and I could see the core of my spool of thread. I thought, okay, I just sew until the spool runs out. Little did I know how much thread these Gutermann 1000m spools can hold when it looks like they're running out! I did about 69 more feet of sewing. That is nearly all you see here. 42 are on the right and I did all those. The middle pile has 24 and I sewed all 48 squares to those. Then I also did 2 sides of all 59 in the last pile before I ran out of thread. CRAZY!

I also whipped up this adorable sheep hat for the baby. I thought I was done making hats for her but I saw this pattern and couldn't resist!

I'm also making good progress on her crochet blanket. The pattern goes from blue to pink six times with an extra blue row on the end so I'm just over a third finished.

Also I reached the seven month mark this week. I take belly shots once a month and just couldn't resist sharing the cuteness. I love how round I am and while I never get really big you can sure tell she's in there! As of this post only 56 more days until baby!
This week I hope to finish all the components of the pirate quilt and land on a layout. I also hope to make more progress on her crochet blanket and do a bit of scrapbooking. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for the painter's tape trick! I hate having to mark those lines so I usually end up eyeballing it... Not always with very good results. :-)

  2. I love the progress on your crocheted blanket, it is so very pretty and that hat is just adorable! The baby bump is adorbs!

    I am stopping by from the WIP hop, hop on by if you can! http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/06/wip-wednesday-june-4th-edition.html

  3. Oh I have crochet envy! That blanket is going to be adorable with the ruffly bits (sorry I don't know the technical term!) And what a lovely neat bump you have! Exciting times :o)

  4. I love that pirate fabric!
    And isn't painter's tape fantastic? I've also used it on my machine.

  5. Love that little sheep hat and congrats on your baby bump;)

  6. All of your projects look wonderful! Terribly cute! :-)
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  7. Your bump is adorable! And that sheep hat is killing me with cute :) Also, I think I need to try that little tape trick there.....

  8. Good luck with the home stretch of pregnancy. The lamb hat is perfect for my new granddaughter due to arrive in a few months because that's their theme - I'd love, love, love the pattern if possible - if I get stitching now it might get done!!


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