Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday: With Guest Host Michelle of CityHouseStudio

Happy WIP Wednesday!

My name is Michelle, and I blog at CityHouseStudio. I'm delighted to be guest hosting WIP Wed this week! Thanks so much for having me, Lee!

I have found that summer is not my most productive season for quilting. Summer in Minnesota is short; we spend every possible moment enjoying the pool, the parks, and our backyard! While I'll really miss the kids after they start school (the Tuesday after Labor day), I'm giddy thinking about a whole day to myself to sew!

Here's what I have finished recently: 
a Baby Quilt for my cousin's new baby
(9 blocks of wonky stars, using this tutorial)

My helper, Holly—she loved helping me lay out the design!

She also requested that we make a fish to go with the quilt, but this didn't go so well. I just couldn't figure out how to get the tail to look right!

Another "Read" Library Tote—pattern available here.
I need to make a few more of these! Each of my girls has requested one, along with a friend with twin girls, too. Luckily the letters are really fun to paper piece!

I'm close to finishing up these projects:
Asterisk Quilt (tutorial for the scrappy asterisks is here). This was my choice for my last month as "quilter" for the Peace Circle of do. Good Stitches. I quilted this with FMQ loops, but still need to sew on the binding.

I'm working on pattern testing a bag for a friend—more to come on this project soon!

Just started project: Vintage Holiday QAL with Fabric Mutt
I've finished 2 blocks so far, and they were QUICK! The QAL is officially on blocks 7 and 8 (out of 12, yikes!), but I don't think it will take too long to catch up.

These are such fun blocks to make! I'm using red and green fabrics that aren't necessarily "Christmas" fabrics, with grey seeds from FMF for the ornament tops and binding.

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. Oh wow! That library tote bag is adorable!!! Can't wait to make one!

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  2. Love that library tote -- so cute with the letters! -- and your Vintage Holiday blocks are fantastic! Thanks for mentioning the QAL!!

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  3. That quilt is so Holly! She's adorable as well as your quilt.

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  4. i love the wonky star quilt :) gorgeous :)

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  5. i just love the reading tote!

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  6. The asterisk quilt is my favourite. I am really tempted by the Vintage Christmas QAL - I just know I'm going to kick myself at Christmas Season if I don't do one!

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  7. Those ornaments will make a really cute quilt. Love the reading tote and asterisk quilt too.

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  8. What fabulous projects - love the Read bag and those ornaments are adorable. I may have to pop over and look about making a couple for my Christmas Quilt. :)

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  9. Everything looks wonderful! I love the wonky star quilt (especially the pink elephant fabric!)

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  10. you have some great projects on the go Michelle....I love them all! Especially your Astericks...if really interests me!!

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  11. Lovely project :) The Vintage Holiday QAL looks kind of fun. Something to consider.

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  12. I love that asterisk quilt! Lovely colors :) looks like you are doing a lot of fun sewing at the moment :)

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  13. Hi Michelle! I was one of your "READ"bag testers, and sure was a big hit here! Love all of your projects, especially the vintage holiday blocks. Nice to have you here hosting WIP!

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  14. Oh, I love Michelle's Farmer's Wife Quilt! Great pics on this post. I really like the ornaments.

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  15. Great projects! I am totally in love with your library tote!

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  16. Michelle those are some fabulous projects! I'm loving all of them especially the asterisk, the read tote, and the QAL. Thanks for hosting!

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  17. Loving that diagonal quilting on the wonky stars quilt!

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  18. love your wonky stars. I am such a fan of stars and your fish looks just great.

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  19. what a great baby quilt! and I think the fish is cute! maybe next time just do the tail without that green in the middle, don't change this one, it's funky and cute as is :-)

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  20. Love that tote! And the asterisks quilt is so great for a do.Good stitches quilt!!!

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  21. I cant believe how slow I am linking up today posted my post last night and went to link up and got distracted came back this morning and now I am number 84 on the list.

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  22. lovely projects you have there.

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  23. Your baby quilt is just perfect! Thanks for guest-hosting!

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  24. Gorgeous baby quilt and I love the fish!! The vintage holiday blocks look great too :)

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  25. Gorgeous quilts and I love your vintage holiday blocks...so cute!
    Amanda

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  26. oh wow what lovely work. Thanks for hosting :)

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  27. I love your tote and the Asterisk Quilt. On that quilt I think it's interesting how the polka dots give the impression of rick rack. Very fun.

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  28. Such fun WIPs, I hope some become finished projects soon =D

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  29. Sweet baby quilt! I've also got a little catching up to do on my Vintage Holiday blocks. Love yours!

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  30. THat baby quilt is adorable and I LOVE the library bag! I may need to make one of those. Thanks for hosting, Michelle!

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  31. Cute stuff! Love those vintage holiday blocks!

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