Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WIP Wednesday (Late Edition)

I am suffering from a rotten cold, so I came home early from work and slept all afternoon. I still don't feel 100% but now I'm not tired anymore!

So I did a little sewing, and made some headway on my WIP goals for this week which were:

1. Finish quilting the Tree Skirt. I exceeded my goal! Not only did I quilt it, I cut and pieced both bindings. I say "both" because I need bias binding for the hole, but I find bias binding to be annoyingly wasteful of fabric (that big triangle you get at the beginning and end!), so I just made some straight-grain binding too.

2. One more row of blocks for the Quilt Along. Did not meet expectations. No blocks sewn. I realized that I really needed to be working on things that were due in December. Maybe next week?

3. Cut out at least one teacher mug rug. Exceeded - the top is pieced.

Other stuff I did this week that wasn't on my WIP list:

1. Completed cup cuff for secret recipient (click to see it bigger):
Cup Cuff
My first photo edited in Picnik. I like!
2. Two cup cuffs to match mug rugs for teachers are sewn and just need buttons.
3. All the stuff I posted yesterday.

All in all, I'm happy with my results. By next week, I hope to:
1. Complete teacher cup cuffs.
2. Complete teacher mug rugs.

Just two, since I've got some Christmas wrapping and shipping to do, and a 3-year-old's birthday party to host.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. The tree skirt is really coming along and looks great! I wish I had done one of those this year.

    That cup cuff is very cool too, and such a fabulous gift idea. Did you use a tutorial?

    Thanks for linking up - have a productive week! :)

  2. You're so impressive, Felicity! Is this all from 20 minutes a day?

    Have a great birthday party!

  3. I love the cup cuff!! Not only is it cute, but very eco friendly! No more throwing away those ugly brown ones you get at the coffee shop! I was wondering the same thing as Lee, did you use a tutorial? If not, could you post one? I absolutely love the idea!

    I hope you get over your cold quickly.

  4. I hope you are feeling better soon. We have all been sick over here too.

    I love the rug mug. What great fabric! And the tree skirt is looking so beautiful!

  5. I love those cup cozies. Cute and eco friendly. I don't get that much stuff done when I'm feeling top-notch!

  6. Congratulations on your quilting blog Felicity,
    I read the article about the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild and Ethel told me you had a link with them.

    You've been very productive, your daughter is adorable. I can't believe she was born on our guild day three years ago next week!

    Looks like you both are very creative.

  7. Love the cup cuffs! They are on my to-do list this Christmas. What pattern did you use?


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