Wednesday, 25 June 2014

WIP Wednesday

This post may look like I've accomplished more than I have, but it's for the last two weeks so it's not so much.  Maybe it doesn't even look like much though ;-)

A long ways back I ordered a bundle of Birch fabric basics from Fabric worm and decided to give a plus sign layout quilt a try.  I only had two grey fabrics so I ended up with similar prints together, but all in all I like it.  It's going to be a baby quilt and I'll keep it on hand for friends who may have baby boys in the future.  Just need to sew it together!

I have it on a picnic table cloth, and just roll it up to keep it laid out and out of the way.  Works great!
Below is my next Harry Potter block.  It could be a little crazy.


This mess is a *gasp, eek* bathing suit pattern and fabric.  The suit is called the bombshell swimsuit and came with the perfect pattern parcel # 3.  I am scared, but excited as I never seem to fit 1-piece suits because they're too short. Hopefully I don't screw it up! The fabric is from Girl Charlee.


This bag is also from the pattern parcel.  I bought some discount outdoor fabric from Fabricland to make it, intending to make two for wedding gifts (the other would be the same colours but reversed), and to be honest I probably won't make the second one.  It was kind of a pain to make, I found the instructions confusing, and the fabric wasn't the easiest to work with.  Also, I don't have enough interfacing left. Very colourful and fun though!


It's meant to carry water bottles or the like. After I got going, I thought it would have been neat to do the outer pocket in the same fabric as the liner.  Oh well.


In exciting news, I won a mini pack of the Allison Glass aurifil essentials thread.  So awesome!!


Look who is 10 months old!!  Hard to get her to sit still for a picture these days since she's been walking for a few weeks already!!


And lastly, I said in my last post that I would include a picture of myself wearing the Staple Dress that I made, so here is my lovely assistant helping me model it.

Staple Dress

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!


  1. Love the grey/orange combination in your plus quilt! Cute pictures of you and sprog too:-)

  2. So glad to see another sewist who dabbles here and there with several projects going at once. I like a blog post that lets you take a step back and see *visible progress* every once in awhile: like the plus sign quilt! Super cute fabric combination there.
    Also love the tote bag--sorry it was a pain to make though.

  3. What a cutie! My niece just turned 9 months old, so I am loving being able to see her monthly photos, too. :) Congratulations on winning the Aurifil thread - super sweet! I love gray and yellow as a combination, and your addition of orange looks great for the plus quilt. I'll have to keep that in mind.

  4. I love your grey and orange quilt too. You pulled off bright and muted at the same time - it's a great pattern for that. You and your daughter look fantastic together, she is adorable.