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


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

  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.

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

  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)

  5. Your house is so fabulous!

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

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

  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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