August 10, 2011

WIP Wednesday & Giveaway Reminder

Good Morning and welcome to WIP Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

First order of business... go check out my GIVEAWAY if you have not already, those bags are dying to go to a new home - ends Saturday August 13th at midnight EST.

Now onto the sharing... here is what I've been working on this week:

1. Mini Bowtucks Bag

Re-creating this yellow bag in pink for my mom 

I completed over half of the prep work last night and I think it will be finished in time to go visit her on Saturday. I just need to make the handles, side ties, and insert the zipper pocket on the lining, then the rest is just quick assembly sewing from there.

2. Charity Quilt #4

I hopefully will sew the 6 strips together this week and have the top completely finished.
It may not look like much here but I think it will be a nice "old-fashioned" looking quilt, using some older lines of Moda fabrics. I cut 9 inch squares cut from the fat quarters someone donated to make a nice simple pattern, alternating light and dark fabrics.
I may add a pieced border using some leftover FQs to make it a bit bigger & longer once the top is all pieced together.

One more top to go and then I need to quilt all 4 tops and will have 5 total completed - due by October tho, gotta get crackin'! :)

3. A new pillow - fabrics chosed by my husband:

Front and Back panels

I think I will try an invisible zipper on this one - will be a first for me. I made 2 panels when trying out this Amy Butler pattern and thought wow, this would be fun as a reversible pillow, so we'll see how that turns out.

After seeing these next to eachother while taking pictures, I also realized what a fun quilt this would be! Sooo... I think I'm going to have to make a quilt to match the pillow :) These blocks are so easy to make, it would come together very quickly. That will have to wait until lots of other projects are out of the way tho.

4. For the Love of Solids Flikr Swap
Here is the finished pillow top for my partner - love this pattern with the colors. Now I just have to figure out how to quilt it and decide on a "smaller item" to send along.

I need to get this package completed by the end of the month before we go to Alaska, because the shipping window starts during my trip so I'll have to mail it right when I get back - yikes! DEADLINES... ahhhhhh :)

Hopefully I will have more fun things to show you on Monday after some weekend sewing. I will also be announcing the Giveaway winner then too so make sure to come back, it could be you!
Have a lovely week!


Toni said...

Your mom's bag is going to be very cute! And how fun that your husband picked out fabric? And good fabric at that! I think my husband would just point and grunt!

Elizabeth D. said...

Very cute, love your pillow for the For the Love of Solids! It's looking super fab! And your little bag is really adorable, too :)

Bree said...

Good job on your mom's bag! You got a lot of work done on it. Love the colors for your pillow, a quilt in the same pattern/colors would be great.

Jerimi said...

Your mini bowtucks bag is adorable! And your solids project... just wow. Gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing!

**nicke... said...

very cute pillows. love the bag and i think the quilt is going to be great also!

kristastitched said...

nice pillow top, your partner will LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

I agree, the colors on your swap pillow block are fantastic!

Debbie said...

The little bag is darling, love your hubby's choice of fabric, and you solid pillow top is great!

Rachel said...

Beautiful Love of Solids pillow top!

Leanne said...

The pillow top is looking great and that bag is wonderful!