Sanity Saving Sewing Sessions

I've had lots of time to spend in the sewing room over the last week.  Here's what I've been up to:


Color Wheel Charm Swap

- Cut Charms - CHECK!

- Mail my charms - CHECK!

Sunshine Mail Swap

The Sunshine in the Mail Swap was hosted by the lovely Seaweed and Raine.

- my package is off to Australia!!!


Happy Hippo Stenciling (new!)

I showed you a sneak peak of this last Friday.  Just a little something I was playing with using the reverse stenciling. 

I put two pieces of fabric together, both facing up, stitch a design (in this case a hippo), and then cut out the inner hippo part to let the second fabric show through.  It's a really fun technique and I am enjoying working with it!

Crewel Spring Flowers
I picked this project back up because it's so easy to take it anywhere in the house and have been addicted (again) ever since.

Doesn't the yarn horse look great with the light shining through?

Here is a quick look at the whole piece -- soon to be pillow.  I have four flowers left to go... more than half way now!

And here is a closer look at the ones I have finished.  So hard to pick a favorite.  Which one is your favorite?


Star Struck

Star quilt-a-long by Melissa at Happy Quilting.

I am still deciding what size to make and haven't started any stars yet, but at least I have all my fabrics now and I am getting close to cutting!

I am looking froward to getting back to this one, but decided I needed a finish, so this one was put aside. 

Big Blue

Still waiting for one last sashing row to be cut out and attached. 

Still thinking about putting a border on this one as well.

X Marks the Spot

Haven't started quilting this yet. 

I need to clean off my desk and just give this a go!

Katie Fiber Art
No action here.

You Can Sew-a-thon!!
You haven't heard of it??... check it out here or read about our first project (Strawberry Pincushion).

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This Week's Work in Progress (WiP) Stats:
Last WiP Wednesday Total: 7
New Projects: 1 (Happy Hippo stenciling)
Finished Projects: 0 (But getting so close)
Total WiP's: 8 (up one)


Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Christie! Wow lots of great projects going on in your studio! I'll go to see all the link you gave! Have you visited Dan www.pieceandpress.blogspot.com (great stencil quilts)!
All your quilts are going to be so beautiful!
xxx Teje

Janice said...

Lovely work!

Lee said...

Wow, you did get a lot done this week, didn't you? Your crewel flowers are just beautiful. Can't wait to see how you quilt X Marks the Spot!

BTW, while I was on vacation last week, we met an actual hippo named Happy. : ) He was at a private family-owned zoo in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We got to feed him some lettuce. It was the coolest thing when he opened his gigantic mouth to eat the lettuce!

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Angie in SoCal said...

That is the cutest hippo I've ever seen. Great reverse applique project. Love your flowers also.

xinex said...

Love the hippo! So cute!...Christine

Jientje said...

That hippo is the cutest! I love the fifth flower best, the pink one!

Honey I'm Home Blog said...

Great projects. I'm impressed that you know how to do all this! Thanks so much for sharing this at my Fab Friday linky party.

Warmly, Michelle

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