2.01.2012

Wednesday WIP {A Lot of Secrecy}

I feel like I have a lot of secrets going on right now... can't wait to show it all to you!
--IN PROGRESS--

Forms of a Dress -- due 14 February
This is my first guild challenge!  I am finding myself sketching and re-sketching, and I have my final design ready.  Next step is to begin layering fabric!  Starting this one on Sunday!

Spinning Starlets {English Paper Piecing} -- a.k.a. I've reached a new level of crazy!
Following along with the Block Party at Selfsewn; creating Rose Stars.  I finished my second one and you can also see my post about my overall experience with English Paper Piecing!


Private Swap with Megan from Silver Threads of Happiness
I am starting the second part of the surprise.  Closer to shipping my box!   

Name Game Swap -- due by 15 March
We are swapping a mini quilt that uses the name of our swap partner in the quilt.  Cool, no?  I have gotten my partner's information, snooped around for ideas and inspirations, pulled a bunch of fabrics, adjusted my stack, finished my sketch and I am ready to begin putting fabric to batting.  My only hint will be that it's going to start with some ticker tape quilting!

Wish Upon A Star -- star quilt-a-long by Melissa at Happy Quilting and Sparkle Punch quilt-a-long by Oh, Frannson!
Great progress on this over the the last week... and you may notice that I added a new type of star.  I kept seeing the Sparkle Punch quilt-a-long by Elizabeth at Oh, Frannson and couldn't resist.  Besides mixing star types got my mojo going and helped me figure out what I want to do. 


I am working at a frantic pace to finish by Saturday and will reserve further photos (to keep this a surprise) until it's done!  And did you know that this is the first time I've done anything (purposely) wonky... what fun!! 

--ON PAUSE-- 

Laughing Leaves with Frieda Anderson
More of the project can be seen here.  Can't wait to roll up my sleeves and dig back in!  You can also check out what I learned about using fusible in an art quilt!
Still no deadline for this one.  The way things are going, maybe I pick this up once my show pieces are done?

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This Week's Work in Progress (WiP) Stats:
Last WiP Wednesday Total: 7
New Projects: 0 (might add one next week)
Finished Projects: 0
Total WiP's: 7
And a dose of Katie and Sammy antics --a typical scene straight from my sewing room....

If I were to narrate it would go something like this...

Sammy, "Trying to catch my tail... gotta get that tail"
Katie, "Hahaha, wouldn't it be funny if I stuck my nose in the shot.  I'm so funny"
Sammy, "Hey... get your nose outta my shot.  This is a video about meeeee!"

10 comments:

Kerstin said...

You have a lot of wonderful projects going on right now. I felt the same with the sparkle punch, this one is a must!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! COOL! I guess Katie n Sammy just want your attentions ... Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

Those rose stars are lovely! and the way the sawtooths break into little sawtooths, love it!

Jessica Pierre'auguste said...

I am loving the Spinning Starlets piece! I must try paper piecing one day soon! You are involved in so many swaps and quilt alongs, that is great!

Jientje said...

I think those two doggies constantly make you laugh!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

I just love "dog talk" on blogs! One of my old friends read my blog dog talk post awhile back and said "to think I used to work for you and now you are the voice of your dog". LOL!! Love our pups! the star quilt is lookinig great!

Seaweed and Raine said...

You are tooooo busy! :) How do you do it all??? Sammy cracks me up.

Claire Jain said...

Oh yay! I've been making some Rose Star blocks, and I bought fabric for a sparkle punch quilt, too! Seeing yours really makes me want to get these two baby quilts of my WIP list so I can start something new!

Megan said...

Look at all the progress! Go you!

I love the colours of the latest spinning star, just lovely!

Wendy said...

Hey Christie, your paper piecing is awesome! And I really like the variety of color in your stars. You have been busy! Oh and thanks for reminding me...I need to put the Bottled Rainbows on my "to do" list. Haven't started them yet but definitely want to!

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