Wednesday, February 10, 2010

w.i.p wednesday parade

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Thank you to all that sent in pictures and comments about your “Works in Progress”.  Here’s this months contributions to our w.i.p. wednesday parade.

Janet in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
What Comes Next
Quilting Gallery Winter Mini Quilt Swap – she has the background done, still needs to applique, quilt and embellish.  She used hand dyes and fabrics from her stash.  She’s also finishing the binding on a baby quilt, also made with fabrics from her stash.

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Connie in Vallejo, CA
Connie belongs to the Carquinez Straits Stitchers Guild in Benicia, CA.  They sponsor a UFO challenge and she decided to work on this one.  She did purchase a few reds, blacks & whites, but the remainder came from her stash.  The pattern is Ladybugs on Parade by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. 

120_2011SP_SweetiePie_StitchedRicRac2 Judy from Westbank, British Columbia, Canada
This is a denim quilt that Judy is making for her daughter and her family (she’s already finished one for her son.)  Finished size will be about 93” x 77”.  It started as a project to use up the denim she had laying around because she just couldn’t throw the good bits away.  The flannel is from her stash.

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Confessions of a Craft-a-holic
Pattern:  WIld Thing Quilt by Thimble Blossoms
Fabric:  SImple Abundance from Moda

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Ann from Clarkston, WA
Blog:  Renegade Quilter
.Ann is currently working on a bag from Favorite Things called “An Everyday Bag”.  She’s using Michael Miller fabric.

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Edie Cochran & Delynda Terrell from Paris, TX
Edie & Delynda have been working on these quilts since September ‘09 and just finished them.  They collected fabrics from all over including some Etsy shops, using almost every line that was out last year including Chic or Treat, Scribble Monsters, Spooktacular, Halloween Town, Pumpkins Gone Wild, Trick or Treat Street, Witches in Stitches, and many others.  They combined several patterns from Amy Bradley Designs, Dandelion Seed Designs, many magazine patterns and a bunch out of their own heads.  They had enough fabric to make 10 king-size quilts!  (They think they have a fabric addiction :))

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They are also making a Valentine’s Day throw using Sandy Gervais’ L’Amour for Moda.  It’s a mock cathedral pattern.  Dee is doing hers in denim and Edie in brown and red flannel.

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Louise Foster from Las Cruces, NM
Louise loves to quilt!  This is from a class she is taking.

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Sheila from New Hampshire
My Empty Nest is Full of Cat Hair
Sheila just pieced this.  She calls it “Pinwheels in the Sun”.  Fabrics are from her stash.

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Deb from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Blog:  Mountain Musings
Deb is working on a twin size quilt for her son (it’s a surprise!)  She’s always making things for the girls, but not for him!  She’s not sure of the fabric … possibly from RJR.

IMG_0308_1 Her second quilt is simple squares made with Figgy Pudding by BasicGrey for Moda.



Darlene from Geneva, OH
Darlene is making an Ohio State Log Cabin Star wall hanging, celebrating the 2010 Rose Bowl Champions!  She’s using fabrics from her very large scarlet and gray stash.


Grace from Pikeville, KY
Grace has a few projects in the works … a tabletopper, a tablerunner and two baby blankets.

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Fran from Seelyville, Pennsylvania
Fran has 16 unfinished projects right now and charm squares cut for lap robes for wheelchair bound patients.  She makes pillowcases out of 100% cotton for ill children also.

She has a flannel quilt top she just put together, table runners and 5 or 6 queen size tops to do.  She also has two or three baby quilts in progress.  She like to do things for family, friends and charity.

Fran also told us that her sewing table looks just like our pic--actually so does the two rooms she uses for quilting.

She didn’t have a chance to send in any pictures, but that’s okay.  She’s one busy lady!

Thanks Fran :)


Moneik from Black Hawk, SD
Moneik Quilts
Moneik is working on a signature quilt from quilt retreat friends using Rosie the Quilter fabrics.

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Stephanie Hoffman from Coldstream, British Columbia, Canada
Stephanie is working on the Jelly Roll Stars pattern from Fig Tree.  She using fabrics from the Allspice Tapestry collection by Fig Tree for Moda.  In these pictures, the stars are arranged on her design board.

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Mary from Buffalo, MN
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Mary is working on a baby quilt using Swanky by Chez Moi for Moda.



Me … Lani from Elk Grove, CA
In Stitches (this one)
As shown in yesterday’s post I have way too many projects burning in the fire.  But the three that are currently in the pot are …

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Fabrics:  Background - Celebration by Brenda Riddle for Lecien
               Snowman – Fairy Frost Snow from Michael Miller
               Cupcake top – Close to My Heart from Marcus Fabrics
               Cupcake bottom – 3 Sisters Simplicity Diamond Tuck Specialty from Moda

January Block copyHGTV 2010 BOM – Stars!
This has been a fun one to participate in.  I met many of the participants through our Holly Jolly Blog Bingo.  Each month we make a star-themed 12” block and a mini 4” block.  My large blocks are made with fabrics from the “Glory” collection from Moda, and my mini blocks are from Mill House Inn, also from Moda.  Here are February’s blocks.  The mini version will end up being a wall-hanging in my master bedroom.

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My 3rd project will probably take me all year.  I’m make a California King size version of the Cobblestones pattern.  It was the first exclusive pattern for Fig Tree Club members.  I’m using the Mill House Inn Fabrics from Fig Tree. Two rows down … nine to go!


SP_SweetiePie_StitchedRicRac3Thank you for joining us for our first parade!  It is so fun to see what everyone is doing.  Keep sending in your pictures, as we’ll have another parade in March!  And keep your eye out for our new monthly Finished Friday on the last Friday of the month.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

w.i.p. wednesday

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Does the corner of your craft room look like this?


Yep? i thought so!

wouldn’t you just love to get a few of those projects done?

yep? thought so, again!

now’s your chance to show off your

w.i.p.’s … “works in progress.”

it’s easy, peasy …

1. grab your camerA

2. take pictures of what you’re working on (nothing finished … we’re doing something for that on the last friday of the month … tba)

3. send us your pictures! email them to

4. in your email, tell us

… who you are and where you live (city, st, country)

… what you’re working on (quilt, tablerunner, dress, skirt, etc.)

… what fabrics you’re using, if you know. if you don’t, just tell us it’s from your stash

… if you’re a blogger, send us your blog addy too

that’s it!

tomorrow, wednesday, february 10, we’ll post our very first w.i.p.wednesday parade. if you don’t get your email sent in on time, don’t worry, we’ll save it and post it next month.

and … keep them coming! we’ll have a parade each month on the 2nd wednesday of the month.