Wednesday, January 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday ... And We're Back!

Ah, it's good to be back to the normal routine, isn't it? My daughter is back in school, the hubs is back at work, everything's right with the world again. And, I have two completions! Considering that I took a month off from WIP Wednesday in order to complete them, it's a darn good thing. 

Completed (since last WIP Wednesday):

Summer Sampler Quilt
You saw this one here—I finally got motivated to finish it off and give it to my mother-in-law, who was recovering from surgery. It's nice to get this one off the list, and I no longer have any projects in the "Completed Tops Awaiting Quilting" category! Woot!

Mystery Quilt #2
Another big completion checked off the list.

New projects:
Mini-swap mini quilt
This mini was promised a while ago, and is part of a little private mini-swap. I'm not entirely sure where I'm going with it yet, but I'm digging the colors! (Hopefully the recipient will too.)

Pumpkin the elephant
I'm starting to teach my 5-year-old to sew! She really wanted to make a softy. I've never made a softy myself, so it's a learning experience for both of us. : ) This is from a Melly & Me pattern that I bought several years ago and never used until now. I was a little confused by the legs, but other than that it seems to be turning out okay (knock on wood). I've done the cutting, pinning, and applique stitches, but E. sewed all of the seams herself, with my guidance. She's doing fantastic! 

No progress:
• Gen X Quilters' Charmed Prints QA
• 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 - 2 (sigh)
Currently in progress - 10

Link 'em if you got 'em! You all know the rules - link back here, comment, etc. etc. Have a great week—it's good to be back!


Pat said...

It is so good to have WIP Wednesday back, thank you!

Love your daughter's elephant!

@pril said...

Hey Lee, Thank God your MIL's surgery went well. She totally deserves the nice quilt you made her. I don't have a MIL but am soon going to be making one for my twin's MIL, whom I have yet to meet, soon though. You sure do have alot going on there. The elephant is really cute, I like elephants. I bet your daughter just looks so cute behind a sewing machine.


Jessica said...

Glad to be back for WIP Wednesday Lee! Thanks for hosting, as always :-) Love those strips for your mini, and how adorable is that little elephant, so fun that your daughter wants to learn to sew :-)

Katie said...

Your daughter's sewing is fantastic. I love making stuffies!

Kerstin said...

The summer sampler quilt looks fantastic, I'm sure your mother-in-law was happy about it. I hope she is recovering well! Happy and healthy new year!

The Thompsons said...

2 wonderful finishes! It makes me laugh that you also had 2 new projects - isn't that the way it always goes?! :)

Kristy said...

It's sad that this is only like my 2nd WIP Wednesday; but the days seem to get away from me. Hopefully this year will be different.

I can't wait to try my hand at making a Summer Sampler, it's been on my To-Do List for a while. Yours looks great!

Debbie said...

Welcome back!! Love that you are teaching your 5yo to sew - the best!

sukie said...

I'm a lazy ass and posted my blog for yesterday. I'll get better next week promise!

M B Pazazz said...

Your summer sampler is stunning! Is the white background truly solid white? I don't know why I resist solid white when the results are clearly so fantastic. Maybe something new for me in 2012...

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Great to be back Lee! Congrats on your FMQ and machine binding confidence!

M-R said...

That elephant is adorable! Congrats on the finishes and Happy New Year, Lee! It's great that WIP Wednesday is back!

karenfae said...

you made progress on your holiday break - glad to see you are back now for the WIP posts.

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Awww, E is doing a fabulous job with her little elephant!! Is she loving it so far? I'm super glad WiP Wednesday is back, I need the routine!! :)

Katie B. said...

Yay! I'm so glad to be back in WIP action!

P.S. There are some helpful tips and tutorials on the Melly and Me blog. She has one for those elephant legs. Probably too late, but maybe it will help if you make another!

Linz said...

I love how the Summer Series turned out! SO pretty! I can't wait to see the secret project!! And that elephant is adorable!! Way to go you and your 5 year old!! Wow!!

Glad to have you back!! :)

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

Back in action!! Yaaay!!

I am serious love with that Summer Series. Maybe one day!

I did an elephant like that two years ago and was perplexed by the legs myself! I am glad I wasn't alone!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh good to have you back; now I'll get motivated see you next week, Lee.

Becky M said...

YAY! glad you are back. Next week maybe I'll actually remember that it's wednesday. lol
Love your summer sampler, it came out beautifully. Good luck with the rest of your elephant, he's cute so far.

Alli said...

Your summer sampler quilt is so pretty and Pumpkin is adorable! That's so awesome that you're making it with your daughter. :)

Kelly said...

I love your Summer sampler quilt!

Jana said...

Your MIL is one lucky lady. That quilt is amazing. I LOVE your daughter's elephant. Too cute. It's great that she wants to sew.

QuiltinMama said...

Ah, how I wish my 7 y/o daughter had half the patience of yours! Maybe someday I'll convert her to my craft. The summer sampler quilt is lovely.

Marsha C said...

It's so wonderful to see the linky back!

Marg said...

Love your mini strips, and such a cute elephant. Great to be back and linking up each Wednesday. Thank you.

Katy Cameron said...

Love your finished quilt, and that ellie is going to be so cute!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Lee that quilt looks gorgeous! The elephant is looking adorable :)

rubyslipperz said...

This week I don't have a work in progress...well, let me clarify that statement.
I don't have one photographed and blogged. I do have LOTS...maybe BAH-sillions of WIPs. That is why this year it is one of my goals to put up at least one work in progress each Wednesday.

This will help at least 2 of my 2012 goals. Keep WIPs in focus more than 2 days per week. =)

Thanks for all that you do with this whole "WIP" project, posts, linkys, etc. Its gotta be at least a bit time consuming and I'm grateful that you put the time in. =) thank YOU!!


Something Wilde said...

This was my first WIP Wednesday! Thanks for hosting and good luck with your projects!

Sarah said...

So glad for WIP Wednesdays to be back!! :D

felicity said...

Woo hoo! Lucky #100! Happy WIP Wednesday, Lee!

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