Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Progress. Sort Of.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
So, if I continue on this Aviatrix Medallion at the same glacial pace I've been working under, I should be done in, oh, a decade or two.

Yes, I sewed exactly two pieces onto each quarter. Try not to be blown away by my productivity. : ) I blame it on all the various end-of-school-year activities. But the last day of school is tomorrow, so I'm sure I'll pick up the pace once summer vacation officially starts. Right? (Yeah, right.)

Today's WIP Wednesday is brought to you by Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory, which has (drumroll please) a gorgeous, brand new website! Click over to it right this very minute. In addition to the great selection you've come to expect from Bobbie Lou's Etsy shop, she's now offering better organization and categorization of all her fabric, so you'll be able to quickly find what you're looking for. And there is free U.S. shipping on all orders over $50! (Or a $5 discount on international shipping.)


To celebrate Bobbie Lou's new website, owner Chelsea is offering both a giveaway AND a discount! Woo hoo! Thank you, Chelsea! : )

One random winner will win 10 mix-and-match fat quarters—the winner gets to choose! Link up (via blog or Instagram) for one chance to win, and/or comment on this post for a second chance. And whether you win or not, you can use the coupon code FRESHLY to get 15% off any order through Monday, June 16.

And what are you working on this week? Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog.
3. If you are linking to an Instagram photo, please hashtag #wipwednesday and mention me, @freshlypieced. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon in the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL would be www.instagram.com/freshlypieced).
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!

And remember, you can participate only on Instagram if you prefer. You don't necessarily need to link up here. Just hashtag #wipwednesday—and then check the hashtag to see what everybody else is working on!


68 comments:

  1. Ha! Love the honesty. Sometimes life gets in the way of - well, life, I suppose! But, it's looking quite fabulous. Especially love the fabric choice for the background.

    ReplyDelete
  2. lol dont stress yourself, we all have a ton on our plate, and with kids there is always something busy happening around
    i totally love your center medaillon, hmm I really should start one lol

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh my goodness I LOVE your centre star. And you say glacial as if it's a bad thing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your star is gorgeous! Good luck with progress, looking forward to watching this one grow :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for the party. Your star is so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow! Gorgeous link ups already!

    ReplyDelete
  7. That block is beautiful on its own, and I'm in love with your fabric selections. I can't take on the whole quilt right now, but I'm thinking I could hack this block -- it would make a lovely pillow.

    ReplyDelete
  8. what beautiful fabric you're working with Lee!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your Aviatrix Medallion is looking beautiful, Lee. Progress is still progress!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Some days or weeks are like that :-) Looking good!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I think I'm missing something on how to link to Instagram. I click on my image and when I click done it wants a URL to my blog post. Do I just put my Instagram address there?

    ReplyDelete
  12. That is stunning!!! There are just never enough hours in the day to get everything done!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. well, it sure looks beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the colors you are using in your Aviatrix Medallion!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I quilted for the first time in a week or so last night. Felt so good to finally get down to my sewing room again. Summer is always my slowest sewing time.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Tehe - you Aviatrix Medallion quilt sounds like my Houndstooth quilt ... snails pace I tell you!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Well whenever you do finish it, it's going to be awesome. Love your fabrics!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Well, you are much further along than I am. All I've found time to do thus far is to print out the pattern and collect the fabric I intend to use. Teaching online and watching a busy toddler this summer seems to be sucking all my time. By the time the little sweetie leaves for the day, I am too exhausted to do more than sit and catch up with online teaching stuff. This weekend I did piece a quilt for her Big Girl bed but I don'thave a blog to link to.
    I do love looking at what people are making.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I don't think I could ever make one! Its gorgeous, but patience is not me!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Is that start medallion hand pieced?
    You did more sewing than I did this past week.

    Thanks to Bobbie Lou for offering the discount and giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I think you should be proud that you made progress! I am too scared to even start that quilt! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. It's still progress ;) and it's looking gorgeous! Great giveaway, thanks Chelsea!

    ReplyDelete
  23. sounds like my normal rate of sewing ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  24. The grey cross hatch is a great choice!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I haven't managed to start an Instagram account yet, so I'll just comment here. I have too many WIPs to count, so I'll just mention the two that are on my sewing table at the moment. I have the blocks from a BOM done and I am working on the setting blocks. It's going slow because I am not sure I will have enough of the background fabric to finish. Silly, huh? If I would just go ahead and cut all the necessary pieces, I would know, and could then see if I can find any more of the same fabric anywhere. The second WIP is a scrappy RWB patriotic quilt that will be a raffle quilt for my husband's international convention next August (2015). So I keep telling myself that I have plenty of time. Boy, THAT going to come back and bite me!

    ReplyDelete
  26. HI Lee,
    Thanks for the give away and I like Bobbie Lou's fabrics as well. The star is looking great! Where do you find the time to create so much? Where do you find all these ideas?

    Ruth
    ruthq@rogers.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. oh my! your aviatrix star looks fantastic! I have been vacillating on whether to make this...I really want to.

    ReplyDelete
  28. The Aviatrix Medallion might take a while, but it's going to be beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  29. What patience you must have... but it will be worth it. It is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Nothing wrong with slow and steady . . . a summer pace with time for relaxing and giving ourselves a well deserved break.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I checked out Bobbie Lou's this morning. It was new to me- I hadn't found her shop on etsy yet! :). Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  32. A Linky party AND a giveaway?! Yay!!! I will visit Bobbie Lou's right now! THANK you!!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. This week has been slow for me, too. I've just been feeling really bad (migraine, yuck!). I keep telling myself any progress is good progress.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I LOVE the fabrics you're using for your medallion! I figure any progress is a step in the right direction!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Yay for Bobbie Lou's! I found them through your blog a few months ago. Thanks! notwendy gmail

    ReplyDelete
  36. The Aviatrix Medallion may be slow going but it'll be stunning when it's finished :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Slow going or not, it's looking amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I'm amazed at what you do get done with little children. I have ordered from Bobbie Lou's before, excellent service. Thank you for the chance to win. cjudygo at hotmail

    ReplyDelete
  39. I'm not very fast at projects either!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I feel that way about some of my projects. They take forever to put together. That's why I would never make it on Project a Runway! Lol. Mhart037 at gmail

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'm loving your progress! And slow and steady wins the race ;)

    ReplyDelete
  42. I would love to start the Aviatrix quilt but need to finish some UFOs first! There's never enough time...
    k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love this block - enjoy the journey and don't worry how long it takes!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Beautiful! Going to have to add the Aviatrix to my wish list!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Your star is so beautiful with these bright colors! Thank you for the party!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Fabulous giveaway! And your star - delish!

    ReplyDelete
  47. My sister and I are working on two QOV quilts for our two oldest brothers who served in the military in the 1950s and early 1960s.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Any progress is progress, so I say, Celebrate it!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Se você sacar os oculos, parecem pássaros, adorei, está lindo
    bjs
    Marlene from Brasil

    ReplyDelete
  50. Love your progress so far! Beautiful choice of fabrics.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Such fun facts, Lee! So many lakes, WOW! Thanks for joining the hop and for counting me in.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I'm not linking up (no blog), but I think I read this to say that I can still comment for a chance to win. Thanks! I always like seeing what everyone's working on.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Your medallion is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Loving what everyone is working on. Very inspirational!

    ReplyDelete
  55. I love the colors in your Aviatrix Medallion.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Your medallion looks great - at least you have started. I have printed the pattern and that's it!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Love the start of your medallion!

    ReplyDelete
  58. The medallion is very pretty. I'm currently working on a quilt as you go, practicing free motion quilting and trying so hard not to start too many other projects. tweetyb936@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. I love that you can purchase a fat quarter on any yardage...plus the free shipping!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Your Aviatrix Medallion is wonderful. And thanks for the link to Bobbie Lou's

    ReplyDelete
  61. Congrats to Chelsea! The new website is gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  62. i love seeing what everyone else is working on, even when I'm not making any progress on my projects!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I love the colours in your medallion!

    ReplyDelete

I love comments and read every one of them! : )

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

Disclosures

In addition to my paid sponsors, I sometimes accept free fabric, notions, or tools in exchange for posting about it on this blog or my other social media platforms. But I pledge that this practice will never change one of my product reviews or lead me to use fabric or other items that are not "my style."

I also am an Amazon Affiliate and receive compensation for items ordered via my Amazon links.

Copyright and Permissions FAQ

Can I make a quilt that looks just like one of yours? Of course! You don't need my permission for that. But remember, it's polite (and helpful to others) to credit your source of inspiration.

Can I share one of your photos on my blog or website? Probably! But please contact me for permission first. Use of my photos for commercial purposes is prohibited.

Can I pin your photos to Pinterest? Yes, please do! I love Pinterest!

Can I sell individual items made from your tutorials or patterns? Yes! But please don't open a factory and start churning out hundreds of them. : ) And please do not reproduce or sell the patterns or tutorials themselves. Thank you!