Tuesday, March 8, 2011

WIP Wednesday

It's that time of the week again - WIP Wednesday!

 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

 I did a fair bit of sewing over the last week, but not a lot of work on my quilts.


A new project commissioned by the junior member of the household. She doesn't like to wear Daddy's old shirt as a painting smock, and she eyeballed the smock in my library copy of Sew Liberated. Thus, we now have an appropriate artist's smock. It's a cool design that lets the child put it on independently (the neck is elasticized - no fasteners at all).

Smock 1smock 1 back
Apologies for the blurry photos. The new camera rocks the macro but not the low light regular shots.

I assume it goes without saying that she chose all the fabrics herself, and requested the enormous heart appliqué right smack dab in the middle of the front.

Here is the artiste herself (again with the grainy low light shot - sorry!):
smock action shot
I finished the last of the smock as she was in the bath and she insisted on trying it on, wet hair and all.

Edited: I linked this post up to Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day - check out all the links!!

Fresh Sewing Day @ Lily's Quilts

Oh and I couldn't make just one since G's little friend from school comes over twice a week to give her dad time to go to the gym. No special heart appliqué on this one, but all the trim matches!

Smock 2
I am fairly certain that fabric is upside down. Oops.

So that's what I did this weekend instead of working on quilts.

I also made a bee block - I was determined to be first to post my finished block this month in Sew & Bee Happy for no other reason than I was tired of being one of the last.
Mod Mosaic for racrobin (rachel) Sew & Bee Happy

Rachel asked for the Mod Mosaic style block. They look neat but man oh man are they time consuming. At least the way I did it, which wasn't too organized - just randomly choosing scraps rather than planning each section. Lots of little seams on this one. I won't be making a whole quilt of them anytime soon but I do like how it turned out.


Everything else. The end. 


  1. Love that little smock! I'm going to have to dig out my copy of Sew Liberated, I must have flipped right past that! As for your bee block, you're right, Mod Mosaic blocks are time consuming, but I just love how uniquely they turn out. :)

  2. oh my gosh, that smock is so cute. I didn't realized how big it was until you posted the peanut in it. Adorable!
    I always wondered about those mod moasic blocks and how time consuming they are. Yours looks really awesome, great work.

  3. Well the little girl and the smock are sweet...and love the bee block

  4. I love those little smocks! Perfect for the adorable, budding artists!

  5. Those painting smocks are so cute. And yes, I agree about the Mod Mosaic blocks! Not quick!

    Thanks for linking up, have a great week.

  6. How cute!!! Love the quilt block too! Great sewing!

  7. The smocks (and your fuzzy, low light model) are adorable (and very clever)! Great mosaic block, too...I never did finish mine for guild. my bad.

  8. Love the smocks you made and the fabrics your little artist chose are fabulous:) Beautiful Mosaic block- I would love a whole quilt of these blocks!!!

  9. Love your Mod Mosiac block! It looks fabulous!

  10. Your Mod Mosaic block is great, I love those colors!

  11. Those smocks are so cute and that pic of her standing in it for the photo - tooooooooooooooo gorgeous!

  12. Oh, what a cutie!! The artist will surely find inspiration in her beautiful smock! (and the other one's quite nice too, lol)

  13. Love the smocks, soooo much nicer than the ones you can buy in the shops.

  14. those smocks are adorable. I wish I would have had one when my kids were little

  15. I remember seeing the smock when I checked the book out from the library! I didn't make anything, but it's on my personal collection wishlist.

    And I love how excited she is to try it on, wet hair and all! You did a fantastic job with both smocks, and who cares if the fabric is upside down on the other one? I couldn't tell until you pointed it out, and even then I don't think I can tell very well...

  16. What a cute smock! And it will get so much use and love. A perfect project to share. I love that she got to pick her own fabrics.


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