Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WIP Wednesday #28

Hey, it's Wednesday, and I'm cracking the WIP again ...

New projects:
Bee blocks
Angela sent each of us in the Sew Beautiful Bee these cool blue lovelies. The instructions were to create a block that felt like "me." This has led to a good bit of soul searching about who exactly "I" am when it comes to quilting. I don't think I have a recognizable style, like Rita from Red Pepper Quilts—her work is usually instantly identifiable as hers. Nor does there seem to be any common design thread in the things that I make. Am I over-thinking this? At any rate, I'll let you know when I do find out who I am. Or run out of time for making the block, whichever comes first. : )

Teacher gifts - lunch bags
Hey, look what arrived the other day from Spoonflower: It's my rain boot fabric that I designed for Project Selvage! I'm not 100% satisfied with the scale of the design, so I might make some modifications there, but other than that, it turned out beautifully. It is now destined to become end-of-year gifts for my daughter's preschool teachers. I had been planning to make Ayumi's fabric baskets, which I also made for the Make Mine Modern swap, but when I went to locate the tutorial on her blog, I noticed her Lunch Bag tutorial and decided those would be perfect! Long-time readers might remember that I'm not much of a bag maker, and I need to get three of these bad boys done by Friday, so keep your fingers crossed for me.

Secret project
Inspiration struck the other night, but I'm not sure what exactly will become of this one, so I'm keeping it under wraps for now.

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Hope Valley (the original Supernova)

Completed quilts awaiting binding:
Modern Meadow

On hold:
Blockapalooza
Central Park jelly roll quilt
Figgy Pudding quilt
Wonky Log Cabin

This week's stats:
New projects - 3 (crap)
Completed projects - 1 (the final scrappy placemat)
Currently in progress - 11 (up two from last week)

Finally, just an FYI: Next week, WIP Wednesday will be taking a little trip to Elizabeth's house! Next week's linky will be at Don't Call Me Betsy, while I take a little blogging break for a few days to concentrate on a WIP I am truly dreading: Potty training. Thank you for guest-hosting, Elizabeth! I will have a link to her blog on that day, so you don't have to remember or change where your button links to or anything like that–just wanted you all to know the plan. And we'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming right here the following week.

Your turn now! 1) Please link to a post from the past week containing a work in progress. Yep, I'm the weirdo who doesn't want a linky full of finishes. : ) It's okay if your post contains finishes, but it must also contain at least one unfinished item. 2) Please link back to my blog in your post. 3) Comment on some of the other links. 4) Enjoy!


45 comments:

Kerstin said...

I love that fabric of yours, the rainboots are adorable, especially that little frog. Good luck with the bag making and the potty training!

Julie said...

We just started really concentrating on potty training our daughter the last couple of days so I'm with you there! Good luck! Can't wait to see your secret project, I hope it works out!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Love that fabric from Spoonflower, it's very cute and good luck with the bags. Also with the potty training, I hope your little one is not as stubborn as my lady, still in nappies 1 yr and 5 attempts later!!

Linz said...

I am loving the spoonflower fabric! So cute!! Aren't secret projects fun?! I love it when that inspiration hits! Good luck and I already can't wait to see it!

patchworkdelights said...

I love your welly fabric! How cute is that!! Good luck with the potty training! Fi

Becky said...

oh geez, I would have a hard time finding a block that is "ME" too. I think I would probably just do a block style that I like. Love that rain boots fabric, it's adorable.

Katie B. said...

Your Spoonflower fabric looks so great!

Good luck with the potty training. That's the ultimate WIP!

Elizabeth D. said...

That's so awesome about your Spoonflower fabric arriving!! And you can totally make three bags, I'm pulling for you. Good luck deciding on what to make for Angela's block, you'll find something that says "you." What about a kissy fish block? Oh, and I can't wait to see your secret project, hmmm...

Cindy said...

Your Spoonflower fabric is adorable! I am completely in love with the little frog next to the blue boot :)

Riel Nason said...

Very cute boots on your fabric. How great to have your own fabric to use. Thanks for hosting!

Bree said...

Your boot fabric is adorable! It was one of my favorites for Project Selvage, and I was bummed it didn't make it through.

A.J. Dub. said...

LOL Love that you are cracking that WIP! The blue fabrics are beautiful! I look forward to seeing that creation!
Good luck with your bags! Your fabrics are so cute!

Debbie said...

Your boot fabric is fun...good luck on your gifts!

rubyslipperz said...

it's been a loooong while since i was doing potty-training (don't miss those days lol). Spoonflower is so awesome...it is just the neatest thing that anyone can make their design dreams come true! your rain boots are adorable!
best wishes on all your projects =D

hugZ,
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

LynCC said...

Love the rainboots!!! Especially that cute little frog. :)

Christie, Describe Happy said...

What fun fabrics... good luck making the lunch bags!! And best of luck potty training!! Bet you will be happy to have that squared away! See you soon!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts said...

Can you put a fussy cut piece of YOUR fabric into the 'blues' block? I feel like my own style is all over the board since I like to design for other people and their interests are so eclectic on a combined basis....so I hear you when struggling to find an identity within quilting. Look forward to seeing what you come up with...just do what you love.

Candace said...

Good luck with everything this coming week, it sounds like you have a lot going on.

Kati said...

I've been going through the exact same thoughts with Angela's block. I've really struggled with what I want to make. Only a few days to go. I've got to decide.

M-R said...

Those rainboots are so fun! Good luck with the potty training. I've found that bribery works best. ;)

Marci Girl said...

It is so nice to see your rain boots fabric actually printed, it looks great! Have fun potty training, I guess I should technically do the same thing next week, I just keep putting it off....

KristyLou said...

Ohhhh, a secret project. I am excited to see it.

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Lee, I have a great potty training method that was shared with me from friends. Worked for my daughter last year in 3 days! If you are interested, I will send it to you.
:)

Becky said...

LOL I hope you don't think it's just going to take a week LOL! I had 2 in diapers for over a year, as my 2 boys are so close together in age. It's such a nice thing though when they are finally potty trained... so worth any work and accidents. Good luck!

Kelly said...

Thanks for hosting as always! you're rainy day boots turned out super cute, how cool is that to have a fabric from your imagination! Good luck with potty training!

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

I love the rainboot material where did you find it at?

Melissa said...

Oooohhh!! Those blues are SO pretty! It's hard to define "me", so I don't think you're overthinking it at all! :) For my bee month, I'm going to ask my fellow worker bees to make a block that says "California" to them because when we started, we all lived in California, and now I've moved away, so I want a commemorative quilt. :)
Oh, and good luck with the potty training. I've got to do that, too, once the weather warms up a bit more.

Cynthia said...

I just have three words for you: Dora Potty Seat. Good luck!

littlemissmk said...

oh man, potty training, peace be with you....

Kate S. said...

I adore your rainboot fabric - so cute!

Good luck with the potty training - we'll miss you next week.

Lotti said...

We have just done potty training here, I was dreading it but he took to it like a duck to water, I think if you are both ready then there is nothing to worry about, good luck.
Love the rain boots, so sweet

Leanne said...

I love that fabric, the boots are so cute! Good luck with the parenting adventures, it will work out in the end.

Linda said...
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Linda said...

I really like your rain boot fabric! Can I ask what program you used for the graphics? I would love to learn to make graphics that look that nice and clean. (sorry for the double post, blogger is giving me headaches)

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

I know what you mean about style--there are a few quilters out there that you look at their quilt and you don't even need to see a name! Good luck with the block. And congrats on almost 80 people linking up so far. :)

Kimberly White said...

Wow your spoonflower fabric is gorgeous! I'm sure the teacher gifts will turn out wonderfully! I just remembered that this afternoon ... got to think about something thoughtful for my son's teacher - she's so very great!

Rachel said...

Love the blue fabric. Can't wait to see what you make out of it. The Spoonflower fabric is lots of fun too!

Lydia said...
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Lydia said...

Lovin the blues especially the one in the middle. So pretty.
Thanx so much for the linky. I come here every week for inspiration from other blogs and yours of-course ;)

Eleni said...

Love that fabric of yours, those booties are sooo cute:)
And good luck on that potty training!!!
xo

felicity said...

Love your spoonflower boots. And what about a Supernova block for your bee? That's very "you"!

Good luck with the potty training. My unsolicited advice is don't make it a battle. If there's resistance, retreat and wait til they're ready.

Anonymous said...

Love your boots! Good luck with potty training. My daughter (now 9) trained early, then completely stopped after about a month. I always told my hubbie it was like she was saying, "Oh, you want me to do this all the time? I don't think so." She did get it, just later.
Melinda
http://tildastwistedlife.blogspot.com

Rachel Hauser said...

I fully appreciate your "3 new projects = crap" comment. A new project (complete with hand quilting) arrived on my doorstep today. But, when they're good, you just can't say no!

Marsha S said...

sheesh! I just realized I forgot to hook up in the linky but I see it's closed now. Oh well, always next week and your button is still on my blog post.
You always have so many great projects going. I see the placemat tutorial so I need to hop back over there and save it to favorites to check out when I have time.

Caitlin said...

Hi! I'd like to start participating in WIP Wednesday, and I wrote my first post and linked to Don't call me betsy, cause I guess that's who hosted it yesterday, but I don't know how to do the thing with the pictures and links of everybody else's WIPS... Can you tell me how to do that?

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