Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I feel like this place has been a bit boring lately - I have actually not been doing all that much sewing lately. Not sure why - kid was a little sick, and there was Hallowe'en and what not. But I am going on retreat allll this coming long weekend PLUS Monday so that is definitely happy-making for me!

For now, though, here we go (with some notes since this is doubling as a Retreat To Do List):

AM/PM/Kindergarten Preschool Quilts: Tops all finished, waiting to be basted and quilted on retreat. Retreat project.

VMQG/FVMQG Potholder Swap: Project status is complete but I don't want to show them until the package has been sent to my secret partner, so here's a tiny sneak peek. I know, right? BORING! (Is that why I lost a follower, I wonder? [sad face])
potholder closeup

Habitat Challenge Project: In progress. Another retreat project. Here's where I am at with it.

habitat more progress

habitat progress

Did you notice that I am a rebel? I broke the no fabric besides solids rule with some near-solids. Spoiler alert: these are going to be cushion covers for my sister and brother-in-law so I took some liberties with the fabric constraints. I've got two other cushion covers to make and I'll be using a different design - a new favourite I found in blogland:



Stash Trad Bee: I've pulled the fabrics to make a yellow version of this block. If I don't get it done in the next couple of nights, it'll be another retreat project. Nice that I can give it to Krista in person!

Pine tree block for Pops
(Edited to clarify that the one above was not made by me, but by Lynne of Lily's Quilts).

Commission Quilt: A family tree quilt in the same style as the preschool tree quilts. In progress, another retreat project.

Mom's Placemats: Also hoping to finish these on retreat.

I implore you to go visit Lee and Monika for some far more exciting WIP Wednesday updates!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

38 comments:

  1. You WILL be busy on retreat!!! Don't forget to come home! Ha Ha!!

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  2. You sure have a lot of project options to work on at your retreat! I hope you have a ton of fun :) I love the near-solids you added to your Habitat challenge, they SO work!

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  3. holy mackerel, you've got a lot going on don't ya? NOT BORING!!!

    retreat sounds like a plan. i need me a retreat. have fun checking a ton of things off your list this weekend!

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  4. Oh my, you've got quite a line up for the weekend!! I suggest my block go straight to the top. Can't wait!!!!

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  5. sneak peeks are always fun - and how lucky you have a retreat planned! Have fun!

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  6. Wow Felicity! Everything looks so wonderful!!

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  7. Lovely work, I love Habitat and have a stack to make something with soon. Sounds like you will have fun on your retreat.

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  8. Oh, have fun on retreat. At least you won't be bored with all of those projects!

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  9. A well taken photograph can never be considered boring!!! Looking forward to seeing more of that circular project there.

    Also that on point tree type block, VERY cute.

    P.S. I think we're fellow BC'ers. I'm in Nanaimo.

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  10. Busy gal!! I'm working on my challenge quilt and potholders too. I feel like I'll never get them done...

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  11. I love your habitat challenge! Who would have thought the brown fabrics would look so good with it?

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  12. all are lovely; but I love the tree block

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  13. Boo to losing followers. :(
    Enjoy your retreat!!

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  14. Aren't those wonky interlocking star projects fun!? You sure do have grand plans for the retreat. I always find when I sew with others that I go with lots of projects and leave with hardly anything accomplished because I had so much fun gabbing :)

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  15. Can't wait to see what you get finished this weekend!!

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  16. Those stars are just darling!

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  17. That lost follower was probably me but I am really still here! I just couldn't stand reading blogs on google reader anymore so I switched to flipbook, but it's not as a public follower I guess. Love your blog and that quilt is awesome, love the colors!

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  18. enjoy the retreat! i need to try that sometime.. hm... haha

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  19. Great projects! Love the pink flamingoes!

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  20. Lots of interesting projects on the go and with a retreat you will make wonderful progress ,have fun!

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  21. Lots of beautiful work! I'm loving your Habitat quilt!

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  22. Can't wait to see the finished Habitat! I love that fabric line!

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  23. it has been so long since i've done a wip wednesday post. it keeps me organized, but also points out all of the things i need to finish :) i love that you are rebelling with your habitat challenge :)

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  24. Wishing you a great retreat and that you get to a lot of sewing time!! And being a rebel is an awesome thing!

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  26. Love love love all your projects!! Can I ask where is that gorgeous pixilated fabric from?? I NEED some! ;) Have fun on your retreat!

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  27. Ha! I got depressed one time when I lost a follower!! Kind of funny. I love the sneak peek photo. Not boring at all.

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  28. I would like to know more about these retreats. I doubt I could ever travel to one, but it sure would be cool if I could.

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  29. Boring - no way! Your blog is always so inspiring.

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  30. I'm seeing those interlocking wonky stars everywhere now and it's making me think I should turn my star WiP into an interlocking one!

    All your projects look awesome!

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  31. Have fun on the retreat! I am liking the habitat pillows.

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  32. So envy you going on a retreat - how exciting! Love the bee block and your cushion cover especially!

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  33. Everybody has a sewing slump once in a while :). Hooray for a retreat. I could use one about now for all my projects.

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  34. Hope your retreat went well, that's a lot to do!

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  35. Hi there! Do you happen to know what fabric and designer/house made the flamingo print on your secret project? I rather like it.

    The close-set wonky-stars pattern looks like it'll be awesome - a bit of careful organising, but a wonderfully dramatic result!

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  36. I am just seriously in love with all of your fabric choices.

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  37. I love your use of color in your projects! I hope you are able to decide what to bring on the retreat so much to choose from!

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