Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday: from Pixels to Patchwork

Hi everyone! I am very excited to be guest-posting for WIP Wednesday! My name is Taryn and I blog over at from Pixels to Patchwork.

I live in Houston, Texas with my husband of six years. I was a graphic designer for six years, but I'm now a stay-at-home wife. I unearthed my unused sewing machine from a closet about seven months ago  (I knew it would come in handy one day!) and I haven't stopped sewing since!

My sewing room has actually been quite busy this past week. I am trying to finish a couple of WIPs, so I can start some new holiday projects! It really never ends :D.

In Progress:
X's & O's | 65"x82" | Ruby by Bonnie & Camille 
X's and O's Quilt Top - I have been working on this since February, so I am super happy to have the top finished! I started this quilt to help me get better at half-square triangles and to clear out some of my charm square collection (yeah,  I replaced their spot within a week). While working on this quilt, I went back and forth between hating and loving HSTs and I am happy to report that I love them again!

Patchwork Prism - (I totally photoshopped my mess out of this picture.) Since last time I posted, I finished cutting the pieces for the yellow, blue and green rings. I am now sewing the rows together. Two down, eight to go!  Even though it isn't finished yet, I love going to look at it several times a day!


  • Fat Quarter Shop 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the MonthThis month's block is 'Mint Julep' designed by Lisa BongeanI am getting used to having Vintage Modern in my mailbox every month! 
  • Handstitched Class Quilt - This is technically "no progress," but I have good intentions!
  • Super Mario Brothers QAL - Despite having so much going on, I could not resist a Super Mario quilt. SO CUTE.

No Progress:
Sew Happy Quilt | Crimson Cross Quilt

And that is what I have been up to this past week! Thanks for having me, Lee! I can't wait to see what you all have been up to! Here are the linky 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?


  1. I love your patchwork prism, such beautiful rich colours- oh and I thought that the sole purpose of photoshop was to crop out our mess, glad I'm not the only one who does it :-)

  2. The prism is gorgeous - such vibrant colours. Super Mario is going to be so cute when he's finished.

  3. Ooh, it must be the day for Ruby wips!! Mine is too. I love supermario. :)

  4. Love your Prism progress Taryn and very cool that you are hosting :)

  5. Loving the X's and O's... and the Prism... Oh who am I kidding? I love all your projects Taryn!

  6. I like your Prism! Nice coloration! I add you to the blogs I follow.

  7. Lovely pieces Taryn....can't get over the Super Mario..too cute. Reminds of a Lego man...thanks for hosting.

  8. Hi Taryn! The x's and o's looks great and I love the prism :)

  9. Thank you for hosting WIP Wednesday, Taryn!! I LOVE that X's and O's quilt! And your Mario block is AWESOME!!!

  10. LOVE the X's & O's quilt!!! Ruby is my favorite :)

  11. Thanks for hosting, Taryn! Great WIPs! They're all lovely projects. Love your Patchwork Prism colours. Your Mario quilt block is perfect!

  12. Oh my gosh! How did I miss the Super Mario Quilt-along?! That is fantastic! Thanks for hosting. I am loving all your WIPs!

  13. So glad you love hst's again. They're wonderful to work with :) Your Prism quilt though the highlight of this week. I wish I had the stash to start one...

  14. I love your work!!!!

    And I am in the Houston area...I never find a quilter blogger ACTUALLY in my area!!

  15. What awesome projects to be working on! Loving your prism quilt. Mario looks so cool! =D

  16. Your quilts are beautiful!! I love the prisms...oh my goodness!

  17. Oh my wow! The Patchwork Prism is amazing!!!

  18. Taryn, your patchwork prism quilt is so gorgeous! It's pretty enough to make me reaallly, realllly want to start one of my own! :)

  19. Taryn, thanks for hosting! I love all of your things! The Ruby quilt is yummy and that prism is so fun! I'm doing the Mario quilt-a-long too, my fabric is supposed to come tomorrow and I can't wait to make him!

  20. What a lovely Patchwork Prism quilt!

  21. Love your Prism quilt and the X and O's in the Ruby looks so pretty!

  22. wow what lovely work thanks for hosting :)

  23. I love your Patchwork Prism! Such a gorgeous quilt!

    Why, oh why do all the cool QALs come when I can't buy fabric or can't use my sewing machine? My brother has been begging me for a Mario quilt but we just moved and I don't have the fabric needed, a cutting mat, an iron, or an ironing board. We need a bed before I can buy anything to start quilting again. *wails* Ok, end of rant. ;)


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