Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Whose Echo?

First, a big huge thank-you for making my WIP Wednesday anniversary celebration so fabulous! I'm overwhelmed by the number of links we got last week, and by the numbers of comments on those links! You guys really brought it. Not that I would expect anything less from you, the most fabulous blog readers in all of cyberspace! And I think the "most comments" giveaway was a big success, so I'm now actually considering doing that every so often, just to get everybody reinvigorated about commenting. Fun, right?

Anyway, what have I been up to? Let's take a look.


Skirt Sew-Along - Well, I've now made it through Day 3 of Anna's sew-along, and I'm very pleased with my skirt so far! Next up is that darned zipper. I think I've been avoiding this step, but I'm hoping to tackle it soon.

Completed tops awaiting quilting:

Completed quilts currently being bound:
Secret Pear Tree project

No progress:
• Halloween quilt
• Farmer's Wife QA
• Skill Builder QA
• Kaleidoscope QA
• Figgy Pudding quilt
• Wonky Log Cabin

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 1
New projects - 1
Currently in progress - 10


Now let's find out who gets a bundle of Echo FQs!

The winner of the first bundle, which goes to a random WIP linker-upper, is link #136, Tami of Tami's Tiki Hut! Yay, Tami! Enjoy the Echo, I can't wait to see what you do with it.

The second bundle goes to one of the readers with the most comments on other links. There were 17 amazing ladies who went around and commented on every single WIP Wednesday link. Great job, you guys! This is what WIP Wednesday is all about! I wish I could give every one of you an FQ bundle, because you all totally deserve it. But according to the random number generator, the winner of this bundle is #14. The fourteenth person to tell me that she commented on all the links was Allegory of {sew} Allegorical. Which is awesome, because when I commented on Allegory's WIP post, I told her that if I had a bundle to give away for best WIP post title, she would win it with her "WIP Wednesday: Robots and Bacon Edition." Unfortunately I had no such giveaway this week, but it looks like she got the bundle anyway! Allegory and Echo were clearly meant to be together. : )

Speaking of comments, I really tried to get around to all of the links myself this week, but I just couldn't manage it. I ended up commenting on about 100 of the 145 posts. So I just want you all to know that even if I don't make it to your post every week, I really do appreciate you linking up. But with so many links to get to every week—and with husband, kids, sewing, and other blog posts to write—that's just gotten unmanageable. I wish I could get around to all of them, but something had to give, and I guess it's been this. But I do try to hit at least a few posts each week from people who are new to me. And even if you don't see me, please know that I appreciate your being there!

Thanks again for making last week's celebration so much fun! Here's to another year—now let's link 'em up!


  1. Oh my goodness! I'm so excited!! Thank you so much!

  2. Congratulations to the winners, the fabric is so wonderful! Thank you again for hosting this link, I agree that some of the best quilters on the internet appear here regularly.

  3. Gorgeous skirt Lee! Hope you'll be modeling it for us soon!
    Congratulations to the winners :)

  4. Yay for binding your Pear Tree quilt!! And you are going to rock that zipper, I can't wait to see your finished skirt :)

  5. Lee, that skirt is going to be adorable! Thanks for the linky party as always!

  6. Lee, congratulations on a year of WIP Wednesdays. It's a wonderful link up. Great fabric choice for your skirt -- it's going to look fabulous.

  7. I used to make costumes (Medieval drama type stuff) and clothing, so what I am seeing so far seems pretty good. Especially since you say you do not do this all the time! One tip I have used when putting in zippers is to use a little bit of Iron on adhesive to keep the zipper from shifting while you are adding it to the seam, like stitch witchery. Remember that it is okay if you have to rip out a seam here and there, I would have no patience for quilting if I had not first been tested by things like Zippers!

  8. Your skirt is going to be beautiful1! Way to go on the gathering!! Zippers are easier than gathering. Trust me.

    Happy WIP Wednesday!

  9. Thanks for a fun week of looking at such amazing projects! The skirt looks fabulous!

  10. Is you secret project a magazine quilt? Or a Christmas present? I'm dying over here. :)

  11. wow, sounds like a missed a fun week last week! Congrats on the one year anniversary!
    Your skirt looks great, love the fabric and don't sweat the zipper. You've done them in pouches, you can do this!

  12. Yea Allegory! I'm glad one of my bloggy buddies won!
    Love the skirt Lee! Ooh, a secret project. Can't wait!

  13. your skirt is just adorable! Love that print. Can't wait to see it completed!!

  14. Your skirt is super cute and I love your summer sampler top!

  15. Your skirt looks great! Good luck with the zipper!

  16. Trust me, the zipper is EASY! You won't have any problems with it at all!

  17. Sorry I missed the anniversary last week, congrats on a fabulous year!

  18. Please do share any zipper tips you pick up, they are evil things sent from unmentionable places to try and make me curse.

  19. I love that skirt! Great fabric choice. Black and white is such a classic combo that you will always be able to wear it.

  20. Your skirt is looking cute! :)

  21. Just stopping by to 'link up' and am always in awe of all the talent you have at your blog! Love the skirt! :)

  22. The skirt is looking very cute, Lee...fresh fabric

  23. It was cool getting so many more comments than usual last week!

  24. I also loved the extra comments I rec'd.
    Time is not on my side either to look through all of the blogs. I do try to do several each week as I link up.
    I hope I get comments this least to answer my question---is it ok to use corduroy on the back of a quilt?

  25. Phew, in just under the wire! It was fun last week getting to hop round all the blogs, although I was a tad bit short of time to really look around past the WIP posts. Hopefully I'll get some free time soon for that :o)

    Yay on getting so far with that skirt, it's going to look fab when it's done!

  26. Love the fabric you picked for the skirt. It is great!

  27. Your skirt looks great so far! My daughter (17) recently made her first skirt with a zipper. I said "Oo, can you do the zipper?" She said "It's not a big deal, Mom. I'll just follow the directions." Be fearless! You can do it!

  28. Look at you go with your skirt! Great job!

  29. I Won! That is so great, I love the Echo fabric and cant wait to get my bundle of FQ's. Thank You so much. I will send you an email. You Rock!


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