Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WiP Wednesday: Productive

I have had a fun and productive week this week. I tried some new things, picked up something I hadn't done in a while, finished up a quilt-a-long, and started a new quilt. Phew! I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

First up... the something new. I have never made stuffed animals before but thought, how hard could it be? My kids had been wanting to learn to sew with me and these looked cute and pretty easy so we decided to give it a go. I got this cute furry fabric at Joann's and while it is so soft it is crazy messy to cut and with all the static in the air right now it was like glue. In the process of trying to brush it off it got in my nose and my mouth. Not my finest moment. It was a bit tricky to sew with so the kids got more help from me than I wanted. Maybe we'll try again with some cotton next time.

Now the something I hadn't done in a while... Booties. I am quite prolific at crochet hats but the booties happen less often. I love these with the tie because they are so great at staying on babies wiggly feet! They are available now in my shop.

Another first I participated in my first ever swap. Look at all the fun stuff I got! It was a triple zip pouch swap and we stuffed the pouch with goodies. I especially love the Hera marker. I've been wanting one of those. You can see my pouch here. I didn't get a picture of all the fabulous goodies just in case my partner read my blog. Sad thing is, she hasn't taken or posted a picture either and it's been nearly two weeks. It was filled with great stuff like a Moda candy pack, chocolate, tiny scissors, retractable measuring tape, and fabric scraps. I'd call the experience more or less a success and I'd like to try it again.

These are my block corners for the Star Light Star Bright QAL. I had a ton of fun with this one. I did finish these before the deadline for linking up but was too tired to blog about it last night.

Since I finished all the components and the baby was taking an awesome nap I figured I'd just finish these up. It flew together and I love how it finished up. However, I noticed I did something wrong! The block sides were sewn together backwards. The bit closer to the center of the star was supposed to be switched with the bit closer to the outside. It really changes the look of the block and makes what looked like bats in the corner (the whole inspiration for the Halloween fabric) totally disappear. I like the new way and once finished was really not interested in unpicking it so here we go. No one who sees them will know what the original looked like anyway, right?

Last but not least I cut up all the fabric for my commissioned quilt. I also started sewing them together a bit. I'm loving this one and can totally see more of these in my future!
 Well, that's it. I'm really loving how productive I was this week. I hope to get those pillows done quickly and more progress sewing on my commissioned quilt. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. They still look totally awesome and so fun for Halloween!!! I love how it creates a whole new block!! That is what is totally awesome about these kinds of designs, it is so fun to switch them up :) Great job on getting your 2 pillow tops all done. They are super cute!!!

  2. That was a productive week! I can only imagine how frustrating that furry fabric must have been, but at least the bear is cute! Your Star Light Star Bright blocks look great just as they are, even if that's not what the pattern said to do.

  3. Wow you were productive! Nice work on the stars. Looking forward to seeing your commissioned quilt!

  4. Great star block! And I am happy to see that I was not the only one to see bats in the corners of that design :) I also saw cats in the middle so I added some whiskers there :) it's so fun to see how people reinterpret blocks!!

  5. Love your colors in Star Light Star Bright!

  6. Love the grey and orange combo blocks! Fun! Never tried booties, very very cute!


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