Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WIP Wednesday...Where to Start?

Lots of new things lately and even a couple of finishes, but I'll save those for later this week.  Right now my WIPs are getting a bit out of control.

I've been trying to up my inventory for the upcoming craft shows (the first of which is this weekend, eek!).  So far I've got one e-reader cover done and six more in various stages of finish.  Most already have the background fabric attached and just need the portion that holds the actual device.  I may be spending some quality time with the glue gun today.

 I finally cut into my coveted Spoonflower fabrics to make some cute zippered pouches, too bad I forgot to actually get the zippers :)  I see a trip to the store in my future.

More chapstick sleeves already cut.  Again, more time with the glue gun :/

I've decided that for the Modern She Made Swap I'm sending my partner a covered journal using this paper pieced block.  Now I just need to finish it and whip up a couple of small items to send with it.

There has been a little bit of progress on the custom quilt.  I still need to do more cutting but decided to take a break and start sewing the squares together.

I've also made good progress on the first quilt that I'm actually making for myself!  I bought a fat quarter bundle of the entire line of Carnaby Street and am slowly making it into a lap quilt in a sort of Broken Herringbone pattern.

And cross stitch...

Three samplers in progress.  The oldest, the Winter Wonderland Sampler, is on the back burner for the time being.  But I will finish it, eventually.

My April block of the Woodland Sampler is nearly complete.

And not surprisingly, I'm falling behind on my Spring Sampler.  I just tell myself that on our trip to Colorado this summer I will have PLENTY of time to get caught up :).

More WIPs:
  • The Wedding Quilt--I've decided on the new layout but ran out of one of the fabrics so it's on hold
  • Housewarming Mario Quilt--I've almost started it a couple of times in the last week but keep holding off hoping to find a quilters grid interfacing I like.  Any suggestions?  I'm worried it will affect the softness of the quilt...
  • Lucky Stars April Block--This block has been a challenge.  First I ran out of one of the fabrics I was using.  I managed to find a fat quarter at JoAnn's but then I realized I used the wrong color in one place, and since it was the first piece of the section, I can't really rip it all out.  I need to print a new one and finish it up.
  • Monsterz Quilt--No progress.  Trying to get all the points lined up scares me :(
  • Dancing Stars Quilt--No progress
  • Scrappy Swoon Quilt--No progress
  • I'm also behind on my And Sew On blocks, my Sugar Club blocks, Riley Blake Mystery Blocks, and OKCMQG blocks.
Linking up with WIP Wednesday!


  1. That star is gorgeous! I have a basted lone star that is just sitting, waiting for inspiration on how to quilt it. I love your tiny one with lots of borders, with the linen! So pretty.

  2. I love your star! So pretty.

  3. Yes. The star caught me eye too! I love them and that one is gorgeous. All your work is beautiful!

  4. I am in love with your star. Beautiful work.

  5. The star caught my eye. I love paper pieced stars! I am resisting starting on another one because I need to stay strong and work on my WIPs... Beautiful work.

  6. I am so incredibly behind on all of the cross stitch samplers. By comparison, you look ahead of the game! Best of luck with the craft fair!

  7. Wow, Angela, you make me feel like a slacker! That is some WIP list!