Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Two finishes this week. You heard me. Two. Finishes.

Completed:
Skirt Sew-Along - I did it! I made a skirt! That I can totally wear! Like, in public! It has a zipper! That I put in! This is worthy of all seven exclamation points in this paragraph! I'll have a full post on it as soon as I can get some decent pictures of me wearing it.

Pear Tree project - also done. Also awesome. Mark your calendar for March, because that's when I'll finally be able to show it to you.


New:
I don't know how far I'll get on this one before Christmas, but I spent a little time today deciding which charms to use. I ended up with a combination of charms from AnneMarie's Spoonflower and Japanese swaps, plus some prints from my stash and Heather Ross scraps that Kelly was nice enough to swap with me.

I'm thinking of something along these lines for the accent prints in the feature blocks.

Completed tops awaiting quilting:

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 - 2(!)
New projects - 1
Currently in progress - 9

Link 'em if you got 'em! You all know the rules - link back here, comment, blah blah blah. Have a great week!



40 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Congratulations on your skirt! It is such a feeling of accomplishment when you make something you can wear! Wait til you are getting comments like..'did you really make that?!" There will be no stopping you now!

A.J. Dub. said...

Yay for garment construction! You did it!
You have a bunch of really fun charms. Swaps rock!

Tanya said...

Yeah !!!!!!!!! for finishing your skirt, zipper and all.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Wow I love that stack of fabric!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

yay for 2 completed projects. That's awesome!

Bree said...

Oh Lee, your skirt looks great, congrats! I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Kristy said...

Congrats on attempting and mastering something new!

Janine said...

Love your skirt!

Katie B. said...

Check you out, Miss Fancy Skirt! So cute!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Becky said...

Yay! Congrats on the skirt finish. Zippers aren't too bad in clothing are they? I think they might even be easier because you are dealing with a larger piece of fabric than a bag or pouch.
I love your fabrics for the charmed qal. very fun!

Elizabeth D. said...

Oh, cool!! I've been wondering about how your skirt sewing was going :) Very cool!! And congrats on getting your Pear Tree quilt all finished off too :) Happy Thanksgiving!

M-R said...

Congrats on the skirt, Lee! I have yet to make anything wearable that actually fits and looks good so I completely understand those exclamation points. Great fabric choices for the Charmed Prints QAL.

Kim said...

Love the skirt fabric!!!!!!!! Cannot wait to see it :o)

The fabric choices are awesome!

KristyLou said...

I can not wait to see this skirt on you.

The Thompsons said...

Congrats on making a skirt! That's a serious accomplishment in my book. Making clothing still scares me. :)

Jennifer said...

Yay! I come from a dressmaking background and haven't made anything since way before I got pregnant, but your skirt inspires me to dig out some voiles and give my dressmaking a go again! :)

Riel Nason said...

Congrats on the finishes! Those are pretty, pretty charm squares. It will be another great project!

Linz said...

Eeeek!! I can't wait to see your skirt!!!! Congrats on putting in a zipper!! That's awesome! And really - March? Sigh...

Love all of your projects!! Happy Thanksgiving, Lee! Thanks for hosting WIP Wednesday!!

Debbie said...

Congrats on your skirt - that's terrific!! It's really cute. And what a great idea for the fussy charms. I gave mine away, but otherwise.....oh well.

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Cute Skirt! Sometimes it is fun to make and create other things --- other than quilts! Cool! Thanks for hosting! Enjoy your day!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Lee.....the skirt is adorable....I have never made ahything to wear....

Ann - Queen of my castle! said...

I just found your blog and I'm really enjoying it so far. I just posted my first WIP. :) That skirt looks cute! I had recently bought a dress pattern with the intention of trying to make a dress...some day I'll attempt it. lol

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your skirt! Doesn't it feel good to do something new?!?

Leanne said...

I love that fabric you used for your skirt! And that new quilt is looking good.

Katie said...

I love the fabric you chose for the skirt!

Marsha C said...

I'm in for this week and now off to check out what other wonderful creations are being made.

Heidi @ Boys, Buttons, and Butterflies said...

Finishes sure are awesome, aren't they!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great to hear you got 2 finishes! I have been checking out your site for awhile, but today is going to be my first link up!

Alli said...

Oooh, yay for your new skirt! I bet it looks fabulous on! :)

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for 2 finishes, looking forward to seeing you in that skirt! Love the look of your charm collection too...

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

Love your skirt! Pear tree is so pretty, can't wait to see your project.

Poppyprint said...

Way to go on the skirt...did you make that with Anna? Love the fabric you chose. I just cannot make the leap to clothing...

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations on your finishes.

AnneMarie said...

Love your charms and fabric selections! There is just something about orange and some of the charms we all exchanged. Can't wait to see your progress!

Rebecca said...

Your charms are awesome! I loooove the colors!

Jessica said...

Can't wait to see that skirt, it looks awesome! Love the prints you picked out for Charmed QAL, can't wait to see more!!

myredbike said...

Your skirt looks great! I've only put in a zipper once and it was nervewracking, but it worked out well!

Thanks for hosting WIP Wednesdays. I've linked up for the first time today. It's scary admitting to all my WIPs!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I love the skirt. And the new quilt can't wait to see it done. I was thinking about the quilt along. I was going to post my wip but I didn't get to take photo's. I love your list of tops to finish. I need to copy you and make myself a list. I love wip. Off to see the others. Thanks for the link.
Enjoy your skirt.

Lotti said...

love those charms all laid out together

tusen said...

Your skirt looks great. Can't wait to see the photos of you wearing it :)

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