Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Sukie Style

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Hey everyone, Lee's decided to taking a little well-deserved R&R from WIP Wednesdays this summer, and today I'm up to bat as this week's guest host.

Here's a tiny intro, if you don't know me:
Real name - Amy (I like to go by sukie because there are just too many Amys in the sewing community) 
Here's a link to my blog
I've been sewing for a little over 2 years
Married 
Two kids (Pepper, 2, and Lucas, 13) 

I officially met Lee at Sewing Summit last year and we've been chatting with each other ever since.  I credit her for taking one of the best profile pictures I have out there:


No explanation needed

Everyone in the sewing community has WIPs right? Yeah, so here's a little glimpse into my world and what I'm working on.

First off, I'm trying harder to be better organized ... meaning I have a notepad portfolio that holds a planner, notepad, and pen.  This is "suppose" to keep me from over committing to projects and it's small enough to keep in my purse.  I really tried to go to my phone for keeping dates and things but I must be hella ole' skool cause I'd rather do the caveman method and write it down.
How I keep track of WIPs

Another thing I do is try to keep my WIPs in one bin ... and when I say "try," I really mean it—ha!  
My creation
I keep each project in ziplock baggies so I'm not losing pieces here and there.  Bigger projects like finished blocks, I just keep in the tote.

So what's taking my attention this week?  Well, I'm working on my Sophia bag for Purse Palooza. Make the bag and review the pattern ... that's not hard, right?  Yeah, I've only made one other bag in my life—eek!  But so far the cut outs look so promising, right? (sarcasm)
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I've got 20 bee blocks to make ... um, yeah, that's insane ... 

Gotta finish quilting my Prince Joel Small Plates quilt ... 

My Dresden Challenge quilt needs a back and then I'm sending it off to get quilted ...

Gotta put together my Carpenter's Star quilt (tutorial can be found here... 
Carpenter's Star block

Yeah, I don't over commit at all! So what are ya'll working on this week??

Now it's your turn to link up! Here are the rules:

1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP)
2. Somewhere in your post, link back here to my blog. (Or grab my WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other links—because what fun is a linky party without comments?

33 comments:

  1. Hey there, Sukie. Thanks for running this WIP Wednesday - you are really busy and your quilts are lovely!

    However, I can't see the linky party. Maybe it's just me?

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  2. Not just you - no linky party yet :-)

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    1. It's not Sukie's fault, it's mine. : ) It's there now!

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  3. Thanks for hosting this week Sukie! Loving that Carpenter's Wheel quilt! Gorgeous

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    1. It should be Carpenters Star - my bad. I had wheels on the brain

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  4. Thanks for hosting WIP this week - love your Carpenters blocks!

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  5. Love those carpenter's star blocks. So pretty!

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  6. Nice to see a face sukie! can't believe THAT sign/block you made.... LOL

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    1. I was going to do the f-bomb but I didn't want ladies to be too shocked! ha

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  7. Hi Sukie - thanks for hosting. Your carpenter star quilt looks great. Looking forward to seeing what happens with the purse!

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  8. hahaha! Sukie!! I love that profile picture!! Awesome!! I love the carpenter's squares! Those are amazing!!

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  9. Good to see you Sukie - thanks for hosting! Love your Carpenter's blocks - sashing or no?

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    1. Sashing for sure! I think I have another 3 blocks to make. . It will be a huge quilt!!!

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  10. Wow Sukie you have a CRAZY amount of stuff going on!! And there's nothing wrong with the caveman method! It's the only thing that works for me right now, write it down!

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  11. Carpenter's squares look great. I love all the colors.

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  12. Hey lady! Crazy seeing you here :-) great WIPs, love those carpenter stars!

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  13. The carpenter's stars are fabulous :)

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  14. The carpenter's stars are just flat amazing and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with a problem for overcommitting...although I thought my 8 bee blocks was bad. 20--I don't think I'd make it! ;)

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    1. See my 20 is making your 8 feel better right? It's like watching hoarders and feeling that your house is perfect even if it's a disaster in your mind.

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  15. Nice to meet you, Sukie!
    I'd go broke keeping my WIP is ziplocs, besides I'll have it finished quicker than *that*! Right.... Great idea.
    I like to see you calling them Carpenter's Squares. So many people are using fancy names for an old school pattern!

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  16. Love loving the Carpenters' Stars! All the different backgrounds really float my boat.

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    1. Yeah I had my local bee help me make the blocks, I asked 3 girls to make their blocks in different back ground colors.

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  17. Great to meet you Sukie and I love your post!
    Most of the time I really don't even want to talk about how many WIP's I have.
    I would get so bored only working on one thing though! But, at the same time, more might get completed if I didn't jump from one project to another.
    This week I didn't mention all the WIP's that are in my drawers in my craft room.

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    1. If I mentioned all the WIPs I had - this would possible be the longest blog post eva!

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  18. Your purse is looking great and I over commit just like you! And again, I LOVE those Carpenter Star blocks. My bee had better be prepared to make these! :)

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  19. Oh, Sukie. Always a pleasure! :)

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  20. OMG..you are a CUTIE PATOOTIE!!!!

    Carpenter Stars...awesome!

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  21. Over commit, no, never, not in my vocabulary *ahem* Maybe it should be ;o)

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  22. Thanks for subbing Sukie! I love your writing voice and your work is so wonderful!

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  23. WIPs are a funny thing! Writing it down is a lot easier than having it on the phone! I have a mini notebook with various lists and sewing related things in there =D

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  24. Great post, Sukie. Lovely to meet you. The carpenter squares are BEA-U-TI-FUL!! I like to keep a notebook, too. I can't resist a pretty cover and a nice pen. I am going over to check out your blog now...

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  25. great post thanks for hosting :)

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  26. Wow! Your carpenters stars look amazing! I only have 12 more to make for my quilt :-)

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