Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday

You know what? I actually have gotten quite a bit of sewing done in the last week. 
Of course, that meant that today I had to catch up on housework and putting clothes away. Why is that always the hardest job to get done?

It is supposed to rain here tomorrow (I'm writing this Tuesday night) so I am hope, hope, hoping that our friendly workers come to finish our bathrooms. That's right, they still aren't done. There is only some sanding, mudding, and sanding again of the drywall to finish, so hopefully SOON!

Onto this week's finishes...

Quatrefoil Block for Modern Blocks Bee
Blocks for the Japanese x and + Swap
New Project:

I've started working on Wyatt's blanket. He has requested a red blanket with stripes. He explained a little more and even drew me a few pictures for reference. Basically, he just wants a rectangular blanket with all different colored stripes going down the length of the blanket. I'm not sure if this scrappiness is exactly what he had in mind, but it's what he is getting...

Three down, maybe 4 or 5 to go...
Ongoing Projects:

I also decided to make those paper-pieced hearts into a mini. I had it all basted and ready to quilt when I realized that I didn't have any ivory thread, so it will have to wait a few days. Seriously, how can I not have ivory thread? 


Honestly, I am not so much of a heart/Valentines kind of person and I'm still not sure if I like this. I had fun making it, but the whole time I was wondering why on earth I was making it. Am I the only one who does things like this?

I've also gotten quite a few more of these babies done for my Road to Tennessee quilt...


Upcoming Projects:

Mouthy Stitches Swap...haven't signed up for this one yet, but I really want to. Not sure I should this commit to this round...


Linking up to WIP Wednesdays with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

27 comments:

  1. Oh I love your WiPs! Where to start? Love your blocks and if Wyatt doesn`t want that blanket, you have my address! It`s totally and unbelievably gorgeous. Look forward to doing the FTLOS swap with you.

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  2. Lovely blocks, Toni. And I'm still loving those hearts even though I'm not usually into them either. Maybe you just had to delve out of your comfort zone? You could always sell it for Valentines. ;)

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  3. Wyatt's blanket is looking really good.

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  4. Oh my gosh, I absolutely adore your Japanese x and + blocks! They are so stunning! The hearts are really cool, too!!

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  5. I have been dying to make a word quilt! It's on my list, but my list just keeps getting longer! Everything looks wonderful, Toni!

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  6. I love that Wyatt has such concrete ideas about his quilt! Good luck satisfying him - ha! And yes, I make things I don't know what I'm going to do with! With Valentine's Day coming up, you'll surely be inspired to gift it on a whim!!

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  7. Wow, great week! Of course I love all of your projects, but I'm just drooling over Wyatt's quilt! Have a great week.

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  8. I love all of the blocks, and I especially love the colorful strips-- I'm such a big fan of improvisational piecing, and this looks amazing! I can't wait to see the rest of the quilt!

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  9. The x+ blocks are so great. The colors are just fantastic!

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  10. Great WIPs! Love those X + blocks, and that red and yellow stripe is so striking!

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  11. Love that Quatrafoil block, Toni.
    And of course, your x and + blocks are amazing. I'm still working on more of those!

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  12. I have one boy that cared a LOT about what his quilt was going to look like, and one that was far less concerned about it, but loves it just the same! Funny how they are all so different.

    Love the x and + blocks.

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  13. Oh get on with it!! You know you want another lovely pouch winging it's way to you - you can make one in an evening, go on go on go on!!

    Love Wyatt's quilt and the Love mini will look cute on Valentine's day - you will be able to get it out every year and embarrass the boys when they are teenagers!

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  14. My goodness...how do you find time for all this???? Joined Mouthy stitches....go on,

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  15. Ooh, what a productive week! Wyatt's quilt looks really neat!

    Your love mini is adorable. It's so funny that you were wondering why you were making it, though! :D

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  16. I really love all of your projects- I think it's adorable that your son had a vision for his own quilt!

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  17. I think the hearts are really sweet! Wyatt's quilt is shaping up great. I hope the workers came today!

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  18. Fingers crossed for your builders turning up!

    Great job on the blocks, and love the look of Wyatt's quilt (see, you're learning already by not asking if it's what he actually wanted with the scrappiness ;o) ) Such a cute mini too!

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  19. I really love the japanese x and + blocks all together! All this activity puts me to shame I'm afraid...!

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  20. Good thing I don't have Pinterest because I would be pinning most of these! I love Wyatt's quilt so much and it's great that you two are collaborating on it.

    Even though I am not into Valentine's Day, I also really like your mini. I would have it out all year round because I don't think there should be one day a year when more effort is put into a relationship.

    Keep up the awesome creations, Toni!

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  21. Oh i love your Japanese x and + blocks and Wyatt's quilt looks like it'll be gorgeous.

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  22. Everything is so lovely Toni, and I love your x and + blocks, so fabulous!

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  23. you have lots of great projects in progress here! i love the x and + blocks. i also like your hearts and love quilt top. i'm not a hearts and valentines kind of girl either but i can appreciate your piecing. if i made one like that, i'd probably give it to my mom. she is a heartsy kind of gal :)

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  24. Wowza! You really have gotten a lot done haven't you. I'm not a heart person either but I really like your mini. It's really fun!

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  25. Wow. I love the stripy quilt.

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