Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WIP Wednesday: The Nothing to See Edition

When I sat down to write this post I realized that I had NOTHING to show you this week! Nothing! It isn't that I didn't get anything done, although with all three of us being sick, my sewing time was limited. I just don't have any pictures that I haven't already posted. I thought I'd just go snap a few shots until I remembered... I dropped my camera on Sunday. With the lens extended? Yeah, it's not in good shape. I need to bring it in and see if it can be fixed. I'll attempt a photo now, but I don't have high hopes for it's quality.

Nope, my camera is shot. But I took some pictures with my iPhone so all is not lost.

Here is the next block for my Farmer's Wife Quilt, which I'm hand-piecing. I picked up Jinny Beyers Quiltmaking by Hand from the library and it has some great tips. I still would like to take a hand piecing class. Karyn told me The Workroom will likely run one over the summer.

I decided to do a quarter dresden block for my 3 by 6 hivemates. I pulled fabric a few days ago.  This is one delicious looking stack.

Here's the cut fabric for my first block. My hive mate chose aqua, dark blue and lime. I check with her to see if she was cool with my using the vintage print on the right. Her dresden block has a bit of a kitchen theme happening.

My biggest two accomplishments this week were finishing a mother's day gift for my mom (I can't share it yet) and finishing the May block for the We Bee Learning bee.  I also finished a few more HSTs for my Flora Charm Quilt.

I've moved a few projects to the hibernating list.

WIP status report
Flora Charm Quilt - HSTs are in progress
Farmer's Wife QAL - still going strong
We Bee Learning Bee - May block is finished and in the mail
Sew. Happy. Quilt back  - very close to finished
Give a Day quilt - gathering ideas
3 x 6 blocks for Q2 - block has been chose, fabrics have been pulled, cutting has begun
Hibernating projects
Levi's Bed Quilt - This should probably come off the list
Levi's Growth Chart - no progress
NY Beauty QAL - fabric has arrived!

I'm linking up with WIP Wednesdays at Freshly Pieced and the Canadian Needle and Thread Network. Check out what everyone else is up to. There's so much creativity out there!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Very ambitious to make the farmers wife blocks by hand . Love that stack of fabrics , have fun.

  2. You have a good eye for colour ... and obviously, a nice stash of fabric!

  3. So sorry to hear that you were sick the whole week, but it is fun to pull fabrics for projects even when one is not able to sew.

  4. reading through some of your posts, I can see a serious stash addiction.....take care