27 June 2012

WIP Wednesday

Summer sewing... I have every intention of making myself a dress.  I purchased this fabric and this pattern, with an eye towards making View B (the knee-length version).  Because of my limited experience in apparel-making, I will definitely have to make a muslin first.  And there's the rub- if I'm going to spend the time making a dress, I want the immediate gratification of wearing it right away!  So the fabric and pattern sit in a neat pile on a shelf.

Here's a recap of what actually did make it to my sewing table this week:


June's Piece Bee theme was houses.  Eva asked for small details inside the house as well as in the garden.  I'm wishing I had framed the windows to make them look more like windows, but other than that, I like how the block turned out.

For this month's Love Circle block at do. Good Stitches, Jacey asked for scrappy improv blocks with citrus colors.  I dove into the bucket o'scraps and had fun using up crumbs I had been saving for Bottled Rainbows.  When those ran out, I pulled some fabric from the stash and cut small pieces to finish the blocks.  I really like the look of these blocks:


I've also made progress binding a charity quilt.  It's been a little challenging working on this quilt because the weather's been so gorgeous and warm- I've felt a little claustrophobic underneath the weight of it.  But just one more side to stitch down on charity quilt #1 and hoping to move on to charity quilt #2.


The only box left to tick on my list is Design Camp's June project.  In lieu of a block, we are making mini-quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  I've got the design and fabric worked out, it's just a matter of finding some time.  My older children have plans to make cookies this afternoon while the little one naps- perfect time for me to steal away and sew for an hour.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced...


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

8 comments:

  1. The house block is fantastic! Clever choice of fabrics.

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  2. Love all your blocks - especially the house block. I made one for a swap and loved the process. I should do it again. Your charity quilt will warm someone's heart. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a darling house block! That would make a perfect mini quilt!

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  4. Loving the blocks, and the dress will look fab! Now suck it up and make that muslin ;o) oh, but remember it's really only the bodice you need to muslin, so that shouldn't take too long, plus it doesn't need to be finished nicely :o)

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  5. Your house is so fabulous!

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  6. Great finishes this week! I love your house block and the charity quilt looks great too!

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  7. Aw, your little house is just toooooo cute!

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  8. I second Katy on the muslin -- bodice only. If you insist on making the whole muslin, use a fabric that isn't terribly precious, but that you'd still wear. That way, if the fit is good you've got immediate gratification -- a wearable muslin!

    Love the blocks, and that you are so dedicated to the charity quilts! Thank you very much for all you're doing!!

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