Thursday, December 19, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Down to the Wire

Still working on the two quilts for the twin boys and I only have essentially two days left before I go out of town for two weeks!  So, my current position is this:  quilt one about 75% quilted and the second quilt is almost done being pieced.  What is still left to do:  add applique initials to quilt one, finish quilting, and bind, then for quilt two, sew the six rows together for the top, quilt and bind.  That sounds ridiculous!  Well, there is one thing that is certain is that I will definitely be taking my machine with me.  Oh, I almost forgot, still have to bake cookies and pack...what?!?!
I ended up with 120 half square triangles from the scraps, what a shall I do with these?
Anyway, another project I started a couple weeks back was a Sew Sweetness bag, called the Petrillo bag.  I was hoping to get it finished for the Sew Sweetness Bag Contest at Sew Mama Sew, but I had my dates mixed up and missed the deadline, so I stopped the bag.  Which missing the deadline and not spending anymore time on the bag was probably a good thing since I need to be working on the baby quilts!  I am hoping to perhaps getting back to this project after I finish the baby quilts, because I am hoping to use it as a laptop bag for my newish computer.
I decided to use three fabrics from the Fort Firefly Collection by Birch Fabrics, because I really love the colors and the awesome moth print which will be the main part of the bag.

I am also planning to make a Washi Dress (finally) from the Rose Garden in coral print from the same collection.  I am pretty excited about this one.  I was hoping to get it done by Christmas, but I am not seeing that one happening, perhaps a Valentine's dress instead.

Lastly, now I am itching to make a Dresden plate using Camille Roskelley's techniques in her newest Craftsy class, Playful Piecing Techniques using these awesome jelly rolls I just got into the shop.  Focus...must focus!

This post is linked up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. You go girl! You have more than a few days - just don't get distracted by those half square triangles and the abandoned bag, Stopping by from WIP Wednesday.

  2. Focus???? What's that? It looks like you are having fun.

  3. Everybody is so busy! I can't wait to get back to business myself. :)

  4. I don't have focus! Maybe Santa will bring some for my stocking!