Wednesday, July 23, 2014

No WIP Wednesday Today

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
WIP Wednesday is on summer vacation! WIP Wednesday will be back on August 6. I expect you to use this time to finish at least 10 WIPs. Totally doable, right? ; ) See you on the 6th!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Pre-Vacay

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
So I've got a little vacation coming up, which of course means three times as much work while I get ready for the vacation. That's always the way, right?

But when I'm not hard at work on my preparations to relax, here's what I've been doing ...

... some straight-line quilting (can't show you more than this, sorry)

... using Monica Solorio-Snow's Sew Yummy fabric line for Cloud 9 in a fun little block (more on that in a bit)

... cutting into this lovely stack of Emmy Grace by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics

... and admiring my Aviatrix Medallion in Cotton + Steel (though not necessarily making any progress on it).

And speaking of vacation, WIP Wednesday is going on one too, while I'm gone! There will be NO WIP Wednesday the last two weeks of July. But feel free to carry on, on Instagram—you guys don't really need me over there, do you? : ) WIP Wednesday will officially be back on August 6 with guest host Cori of Let's Eat Grandpa, and then I'll be back in the saddle on August 13. (And don't worry, I'm leaving you with some other pre-written, pre-scheduled blog posts while I'm gone!)

This week's WIP Wednesday sponsor: 
Today let's thank my newest sponsor, Shabby Fabrics! Shabby Fabrics is having a huuuuuuuge Christmas in July sale, July 18-21, with ALL Christmas fabric 30% off—including the brand new collections! Head over there now to check out their newly redesigned website and add to your wishlist so you're ready for Friday's sale. Remember, if you love WIP Wednesday, you can say thank you by supporting my wonderful sponsors!

This week's giveaway: 
Shabby Fabrics is offering a FQ bundle of Jolly Christmas by Debbie Mumm, to get that holiday sewing kicked off! To win, do either of the following (or do both for two chances): 1) Link up your own WIP Wednesday post or Instagram photo below; and/or 2) sign up for Shabby Fabrics' newsletter, like Shabby Fabrics on Facebook, or follow the Shabby Fabrics blog. Then comment below that you've done so.

Here's how to link up:
1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/freshlypieced). Please hashtag #wipwednesday and mention me, @freshlypieced
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Slow and Steady

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
My progress this week: I am continuing to work on my Aviatrix Medallion, at the slowest pace humanly possible. : )

Okay, I suppose I could do it a little slower if I really tried. In fact, maybe that will be on the agenda for this week!

This week's WIP Wednesday is brought to you by one of my newest sponsors, Dragonfly Fabrics. Dragonfly always has a weekly sale (this week it's 10% off Eclectic Elements by Tim Holtz), and they have a great customer loyalty program! Don't forget to follow Dragonfly on Instagram at @dragonflyfabrics and on Facebook!

And Dragonfly is kindly offering all you WIPpers 15% off all purchases through July 13! Up Parasol by Heather Bailey and Emmy Grace by Bari J. are just in, to name a few, so head over to Dragonfly to take advantage of this great deal. Enter code Freshly15 at checkout!

What are you working on this week? Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog.
3. If you are linking to an Instagram photo, please hashtag #wipwednesday and mention me, @freshlypieced. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon in the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL would be www.instagram.com/freshlypieced).
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!

And remember, you can participate only on Instagram (without linking up here) if you prefer. Just hashtag #wipwednesday—and check the hashtag to see what everybody else is working on!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday: With Guest Host Lindsey

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Hi there! My name is Lindsey and I am really excited to be here for WIP Wednesday! I am a mother of three little ones, and in my spare time (which isn't much with the littles running around) I love to quilt, blog, run, bake, and binge on Netflix. (My current addiction is House.) Although I am a fairly new quilter, I have completely fallen in love!

I have two bloggy homes where I share a lot of fun stuff! You can find me sharing my latest quilts, sewing projects, and tutorials at both the Fort Worth Fabric Studio blog and Inspiring Creations. 

Here are just a few projects you can find from my blogs:

Right now I have two quilts that I am working on. Believe it or not, I have never made a patchwork quilt before, and decided I needed to take care of that right away! So I have pieced this fun little patch work quilt! I am in the process of quilting it right now.   

The other WIP I am working on right now is a quilt from Lori Holt's book Quilty Fun: Lessons in Scrappy Patchwork.  It's a very slow process, but I can't wait to finish this baby! The butterflies are just a small piece of what will go into this quilt!

I want to thank Lee for having me today, and I look forward to seeing what you all are working on!

This week's WIP Wednesday is brought to you by Canton Village Quilt Works. Canton Village is owned by Jackie Kunkel, a fantastic teacher, long-arm quilter, shop owner, and podcaster. (You can find her podcasts here or on iTunes—you can also check out her YouTube channel here.) Check out her amazing selection, including a huge range of Kona solids and precuts

This week, Jackie's offering one lucky winner her Black and White and Bright fat quarter bundle! Yay! To enter, just link up below for one chance to win, and/or do one of the following for a second chance: Follow the Canton Village blog, subscribe to their newsletter (click here to subscribe), or like their Facebook page, and comment that you've done so.

What are you working on this week? Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished Work-In-Progress (WIP).
2. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog.
3. If you are linking to an Instagram photo, please hashtag #wipwednesday and mention me, @freshlypieced. (To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon in the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link—for example, my URL would be www.instagram.com/freshlypieced.)
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!


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Can I make a quilt that looks just like one of yours? Of course! You don't need my permission for that. But remember, it's polite (and helpful to others) to credit your source of inspiration.

Can I share one of your photos on my blog or website? Probably! But please contact me for permission first. Use of my photos for commercial purposes is prohibited.

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Can I sell individual items made from your tutorials or patterns? Yes! But please don't open a factory and start churning out hundreds of them. : ) And please do not reproduce or sell the patterns or tutorials themselves. Thank you!