Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIPW #7 - 7/16/14 - Feeling Pretty Good

Hi all! Thanks for stopping by for WIP Wednesday. I have to say I'm feeling ok about my projects right now; I'm not completely caught up but I have made some definite progress lately. I want to start out by making an official WIP list for myself - I honestly don't have all my projects written down in one spot anywhere. I will also briefly describe the status of the item. Feel free to scroll past all this boring stuff to check out the pictures!

Full Size Quilts

  • (Big) Lone Star - not touched in a loooooong time
  • Pink/Green Diamonds - not touched in a looong time
  • PoD - back burner until my next paper piecing bender
  • Quatrefoil Hexies (Q3) - need to order a background fabric for this
  • CMM - have made 2 of each block for all months except June

Other Misc. Projects

  • Palette Bag (Q3) - still need to trace pattern for second side panel
  • Blossom Bag - a few pieces cut out, a ton left
  • (Another) Sew Together Bag - idea fermenting and some fabric pulled
  • Outdoor cushions (Q3) - started cutting!
  • Tie Dye Pillow (Q3) - see pics below!
  • TTF Bunting - nebulous idea, no fabric pulled, needs to be completed by Saturday...eek!

I've spent most of my sewing time in the past few days working on my tie dyed cushion/pillow. I still haven't gotten around to doing a batch of tie dye, but I decided to use my last fat quarter of hand dyed fabric to get this project started. I paired it with a pretty purple/red violet solid that I think actually came from JoAnn's before I turned into a Kona snob. The slice and insert piecing is a pattern I drew up in my idea notebook a long time ago. I drafted all the cutting measurements and final layout last week and finished the piecing yesterday. I'm a little hung up with what color to use for the quilting as well as exactly what I am going to do. Please leave a comment with what color you think I should go with!

Original fat quarter

Strips in first direction

Piecing completed

Potential quilting colors - please let me know what you think!

And here's a pretty begonia that hangs next to my back door and makes me smile!

I'll be linking this post up with all the usual awesome ladies - check out the new side bar (called linkies and events) where I added all their lovely buttons. Happy stitching!



  1. I like the top fuchsia or the gray color thread. It depends on what you want to do with the quilting if it will be really heavy or not? Interesting convergence though. Cool.

  2. Love this! I think it depends on how much you want the quilting to stand out. If you want it to really stand out - yellow :)

  3. I agree with Kris on the thread choices, Francesca. What a clever design!

  4. Ooh! I live tie-dyed fabrics and your idea is awesome. I's choose the shiny purple thread for quilting. Don't you love thread choice? I do too. Also, thanks for sharing your link with my blog's linky party "KISMIF" []. If you hadn't, I never would have found your blog. I'd love for you to return and share more of your great projects!--Shannon


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