Tuesday, August 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday #41

It's a post-vacation WIP Wednesday for me. I did many things in the past week—saw Lyle Lovett in concert (awesome), rented bikes on Mackinac Island (so fun), fed apples to bears at Oswald's Bear Ranch (thanks, Angela, for sharing that one on Pinterest!), and spent lots of quality time with my wonderful family. What I did not do in the last week was sew. So my post this week is mostly a re-run, but such is life in late August.

And don't worry, there's plenty of sewing fun in my future. Tomorrow I'll be at an all-day improv piecing class with the fabulous Malka Dubrawsky. And one of my fellow classmates will be my Summer Sampler Series co-host, Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts. Sooooo excited! I'm sure I'll be telling you all about it on Friday.

Ongoing projects:
Connecting Threads fabric design contest - with one week to go in the voting, it's a total cage match for the top 5 spots. I'm leading the field right now(!), but only by the tiniest of margins. So if you haven't voted yet, please just take a few seconds to do that by clicking here. I'm only 10 or 20 votes ahead of some of my competitors, so every vote really does count! My design is "Flourish," which is in the fourth row on the far right. Thank you!
Skill Builder Sampler Quilt-Along - still need to do this week's block

Farmer's Wife Quilt-Along - currently caught up
Didn't make any blocks this week, but I'm still on track. I might try to do one extra block next week.

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Summer Sampler Series top
Hexing Around (for Do. Good Stitches)
Hope Valley (the original Supernova)
No progress:
Kaleidoscope QA
Secret project (on hold while I reconsider fabric selections)
Figgy Pudding quilt
Wonky Log Cabin

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 0
Currently in progress - 10

Your turn! Link up any post from the previous week featuring something that is unfinished. Remember to link back here and comment on some of the other links. Happy sewing!


Marg said...

It's nice to occasionally have a week off from sewing and enjoy what's happening in the rest of the world, lol. The improv piecing class sounds fantastic, I'm sure you will have lots of fun.
Fingers still crossed for your absolutely gorgeous fabric design.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm hoping Flourish wins because I would really like some of that fabric!!! And what an exciting day you have tomorrow. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I've voted for you and I sincerely hope you win.Your fabric is beautiful.
Don't miss my blogiversary giveaway.

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, your class tomorrow sounds so awesome!!! Have a wonderful time, can't wait to hear how it goes! And feeding apples to bears sounds like a great time, too :)

Melinda said...

I voted for you Lee! And I was even trying to figure out how to vote again since I have two email addresses! Maybe I'll use hubbie's computer! I can't wait to see your line if you win. Good Luck!

Kylie Lloyd said...

Good luck with your fabric Lee. Your sampler blocks for the Skills Builder are looking great.

Linda said...

Isn't Lyle Lovett awesome in concert?! We were fortunate to see him here in Des Moines, Iowa, about three years ago. We still talk about it. If he came near here again, I'd return in a heartbeat. Did you eat fudge on Mackinaw Island?

Linz said...

YEa for leading the field!! That is awesome!!

Have fun at that class! It sounds awesome!

Melanie said...

Congrats on the success of your fabric design! It's beautiful!

Glad you had a good vacation with the family and have fun at your class!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Fun to hear about you feeding bears! And congrats on your design doing so well!! Go Lee go!! Oh and enjoy your class!

Jerimi said...

Your fabric design is so cute! I hope everyone votes, and that you win by a landslide.

two hippos said...

Vacations are important too :) I'm jealous of your class with Malka -- I'm sure it's going to b fabulous. Enjoy!

Marsha S said...

I voted for you.
If I could only have a maid I could get a lot more crafting done!! (How about not having a house full of slobs?)

Kim said...

The fabric is SUPER cute!!!!! LYLE LOVETT>>>LUCKY!!!!!!! Sounds like you are having a super busy (read FUN) end of summer!!!!!! Thanks for hosting :o)

Jessica said...

Welcome back! Your class sounds so awesome, and I can't even fathom how excited you must be about your design, I'm excited for you!!!

Diane said...

I voted for you! I love your design!! Best of luck! :)

diplofam said...

Hi Lee! We are going up north camping for three weeks starting on Saturday (that is a horrible sentence!) Mackinac Island....and that bear place are on our list of things to do :) small world--are there any quilt shops up north? Just kidding my husband would kill me if I bought fabric on a camping trip!!

Laura said...

Oh no! my first WIP and I am too late!!! drats

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

I missed the linkup...but here is my entry. http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com/2011/08/wip_25.html Please stop by and Vote !!!!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Looks like you're the clear winner in the fabric contest right now! Congrats!!

Letterpress said...

I'm a little slow on my WIP comments this week, but I did want to tell you how jealous I am that you were off to Mackinac Island. That's one place I've always wanted to go and never have--it sounds idyllic. And thanks again for hosting this. It's a real motivating tool!

Elizabeth E.

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