Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WIP {work in progress} Wednesday


I'm working on a couple pot holders and a small tote bag for Kris' Aunt who has a birthday this coming week.  I'll do a nice reveal of them later this week or next Wednesday.


Just a quick tote to practice before I make the said birthday gift.

A little mug rug and mouse pad for my mom's office.


The Lotus Quilt, still yet to be named, is coming along well.  I have completed sewing the top and trimming it, it's an odd size - 67x69.  I love how it looks though. 

I also did just a small pieced back to tie it into the front. 

The most exciting thing of the week if I made my own binding!  I was beyond scared to do this, I mean what a waste of pretty fabric if it went wrong!  It didn't though, it's so thrilling to see it all rolled up and just waiting to go on the Lotus quilt.


Same as last week...
The mini-pini quilt
Mod-Times quilt {which may eventually get scrapped}
Dutch Girl quilt for mom

This week's stats:
New projects -  3
Completed projects - 1 
Currently in progress or On-Hold - 6

Join in at  Don't Call Me Betsy this week


MJ said...

I love the Lotus quilt - the fabrics are awesome! You're right - it is cool to see the binding all rolled up - great picture!

LynCC said...

Yep - that's a very pretty binding :)

Elizabeth D. said...

Your binding definitely looks lovely, great job! That Lotus quilt looks just fantastic, I love those colors. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Becky said...

Oh, the lotus quilt is really spectacular! Can't wait to see it all finished.

Melinda said...

Love the Lotus. The binding looks like it will tie it together well.

Katie B. said...

Your lotus quilt is looking gorgeous! I love to see that binding all rolled up.

Debbie said...

congrats on the binding - I LOVE making it & stitching it on! btw, your Lotus quilt is lovely!

kwiltmakr said...

Your lotus quilt is super, love the fabrics you choose. I am slowly cutting some sheets up to use for one for myself. Congrats on doing the binding. I always do mine like Eleanor Burns does and have never had any trouble.

Marsha S said...

I recently finished a quilt that I made my own binding for, only to be told by the head of our sewing club at church that I did it wrong.
I took 2 inches of fabric, sewing the strips together, ironed it in half, and then each half in half. I have no idea what she is telling me that I did wrong, but hopefully she will show me how to do it.
She said something about sewing it on the back first and then putting it around to the front. When I've used store bought binding I just put it around and sewed.

Bree said...

Oh how I love scrumptious bindings! the lotus quilt is looking lovely as well!

Angela N. said...

oh binding with fabric is such fun!! the tutorials at http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/ are awesome for this!!
I love love the stripes quilt!

quirky granola girl said...

your binding photo is so pretty!

Kate S. said...

Your lotus quilt looks great - love the prints you picked from sugar pop!

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