Wednesday, September 05, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I have been overwhelmed with ideas for new quilts and other sewing projects lately, and I feel like I'm sewing as fast as I can to get them all out of my system!

I have been wanting to make a wonky star quilt with a bunch of dot fabrics I've had stashed. I loosely followed Elizabeth Hartman's Sparkle Punch Quilt directions, and I really like this one. the top is pieced now and I just need to decide on backing fabric and get it basted!

I finally got my hands on some Jingle. I've been wanting fat quarters, but not of the entire line. I purchased mine from Sew Love Fabrics, and she was a delight to work with - super fast shipping and swapped a FQ in one bundle so I didn't get a duplicate print. One of the sweet members of my MQG let me borrow her Go! Baby Circle Die so I didn't have to cut 88 circles out by hand! They are all appliqued to the squares and now I get to lay out my design!

And I've been wanting to make a quilt with triangles, but not half square triangles. I purchased some of the Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen from MadTosh a few weeks ago, and I've been wanting to use 'regular' linen in a quilt as well. Hubby helped me lay out a few designs, and I think this one will be the winner. Now to practice piecing these triangles!

And of course, I'm busy piecing and trimming my HSTs for the Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt-a-long! Got to keep ahead! :)

I'm busy planning some fall clothes for my kiddos too, but I also need to make room in my sewing schedule for some upcoming birthday gifts! My big girl is almost 4, and I have a long list of things I want to make for her!

Linking up with Lee atWIP Wednesday!


  1. Love the star quilt! I know what you mean about having a list of things to sew- Christmas, birthdays, etc. One thing at a time, right? :)

  2. Wow!! you have a lot of work on the go. I love how everything looks...

  3. I am impressed with all of your projects! The star quilt is adorable.

  4. How NICE not to have to cut all those circles!! I love all the projects, they look wonderful! The sparkle punch is on my wish list, I love the colors you chose for yours! I like that christmas line also and totally understand the list too! My little lady is 2.5 and I want to make so many things for her! She loves playing around with me and "help" make stuff too, I love it!

  5. Your star quilt is gorgeous! Love the polka dots!