Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekend Work

My todo list at the start of the weekend looked like:
  • Mystery Round Robin borders
  • Modern She Made Swap items
  • Custom Quilt Layout
  • Mario Quilt cutting
  • Wedding Quilt
  • Lucky Stars April block
 I must say that I'm pretty happy with everything I accomplished.

My Mystery Round Robin borders are done and I will be putting the block in the mail this afternoon.  Since it is a mystery I can only give you a sneak peek.  It was my first time attempting wonky stars.  They were fun, but time consuming!

Next up were the items for my Modern She Made Swap partner.  I decided to go with a covered journal for her main item.

And an Open Wide Zippered Pouch for her second.  She's a chemist so I thought she might appreciate the cross stitch.

I actually completed the layout for the large squares on the custom quilt on Thursday night (sorry to those of you who are seeing it for a second time).  I signed up the Sit and Sew at the LQS on Wednesday and this will be my main project while I'm there.

There was no progress on the actual Mario Quilt but I did manage to cut, piece, quilt and finish the first cushion.  Kirby was the first one, and Megaman is not far behind.  He is about 1/4 of the way pieced.  When I sent my brother the photo of the cushion he informed me that he was on his way over :) so I was lucky enough to get a photo of him with his new prize. 

There was no progress on the Wedding Quilt since I never made it to our LQS to pick up more fabric.  It's on the agenda for my lunch break today.

My Lucky Star April block is finally finished.  After many mistakes on my part.  First I ran out of the black fabric.  Then after finding more of it, I mispieced my final section and had to completely redo it.  But I must say I love the way it turned out (especially the chevron) and that it was totally worth it!

A few additional finished this weekend...

My hatboxes are now recovered.  From shabby chic to fun and bold.  The lids are a little bit of a tight fit now so they will unfortunately be for decoration only.  I had hoped to store items in them to and from the show but I'll figure out something else.  I have also gotten a promise from the hubby that he will spray paint the items I need for upcoming shows tonight.  Spray paint is another item on my lunch break list!

I am attempting to get licensed to sell our local collegiate items so I had to whip up a few earbud pouches to send in for their review.

And a chomper necklace.  I originally made one at the request of a friend last year and have wanted to add them to my craft show inventory ever since.  This is the first step...

Btw, for more in progress pictures you can follow me on Instagram under the user name SewingWithSqueak. ;)

 Linking up with Let's Get Acquainted, BOMs Away Monday, Creative Mondays, Craftastic Mondays, Make It Wear It, and Pink Hippo Party.


  1. Wow! You have so many fabulous projects going on!! Your journal cover is amazing!

  2. Sew many pretty projects! I love the journal cover. Thanks for sharing on Monday Link-Up ... :) Pat

  3. Wow you have been busy ! I have so many projects going at once I never seem to get them done LOL I need to finish more before I start them , but I am always fearful that unless I start it when I get the idea I will forget the idea all together !

  4. Lovely projects... Pistol Pete caught my eye, as I am on OSU graduation (2002)! Good luck on getting licensed.

  5. Wow, you have a lot going on! I love the fabric in that quilt on the floor...and you did a great job on your kirby too. Beautiful work this week. Visiting from "Let's Get Acquainted."

  6. I thought I had a lot of projects on the go. :) I've also made the I Lu V U cross stitch.

  7. You have SO many gorgeous projects going. I especially like the covered journal with the star on the front; is that paper-pieced? It's incredible. (And I love the yarn-dyed linen or the chambray or whatever is the background, it's so lovely.)

  8. Oh, I love the journal cover!

  9. Great stuff going on over there! I really love your star! Too bad it had to be a bit of a diva, but in the end it turned out really terrific. LOVE that journal cover. :D

  10. I haven't made any progress on my super mario quilt either! But your cushion looks great and I love your cross stitch too, I'm sure your swap partner will love it :o)

  11. So many lovely projects - I really love the cross stitch! Thanks for linking up this week.