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I finished my 241 Tote bag! The pattern was very easy to follow. I am feeling a little emotional about how much of my Loulouthi stash I used on this (the lining is Loulouthi also), but I guess I have to remember that I buy fabric to make stuff with it, not to keep folded in a box! It was hard to get a good picture of it. My favorite part is how I added a few scraps to the strap (which you can just barely see in the 2nd photo).

 

I’m still plugging away on my Central Park HST baby quilt – the baby this quilt is intended for was born on Monday night!

It’s in serious need of some pressing. I love Central Park! This bit of patchwork is turning out a little smaller than I thought it would so I think I am going to add a big border in light purple. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with quilting – maybe just straight white lines through the white stripes?

Here’s the in-progress inventory:

Quilt tops in progress:

Secret solids quilt
Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Kieran’s robot quilt
Central Park HST baby quilt
Colorful log cabin quilt
Wonky nine-patch quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for quilting:

Delia’s Central Park log cabin quilt
Tattooed Ladies mini quilt

Small projects in progress:

Starburst Leftovers mug rug
Christmas mug rug
Ruby Star Rising zip pocket pouch
Poppy print makeup roll

This week’s stats:

Last week’s works in progress – 13
New projects – 0
Completed projects –  1
Current works in progress – 12

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Wow…not much progress to report since my last WiP (two weeks ago)! Crazy work deadlines, a weekend spent taking care of my niece and my sister’s dog, and more crazy work deadlines = not much progress.

I’m still finishing up the secret solids quilt top, and I have to finish up the Central Park HST quilt too (in fact, I may go do that right now). The only thing I really made any progress on was starting a 241 Tote bag (pattern by Noodlehead):

All I’ve done is cut out the exterior pieces (I still need to cut out the lining and most of the interfacing). I love the fabrics I chose (two of my favorite Loulouthi prints and one Hope Valley plus the solid Kona Windsor). I am not crazy about cutting out curved pieces and will be happy when the cutting is behind me and I can get onto the sewing! I’m also a little worried about selecting a print with a mostly white background for a purse, it’ll probably get really dirty, but oh well…too late now. I wanted a large scale print!

Here’s the in-progress inventory:

Quilt tops in progress:

Secret solids quilt
Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Kieran’s robot quilt
Central Park HST baby quilt
Colorful log cabin quilt
Wonky nine-patch quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for quilting:

Delia’s Central Park log cabin quilt
Tattooed Ladies mini quilt

Small projects in progress:

241 tote
Starburst Leftovers mug rug
Christmas mug rug
Ruby Star Rising zip pocket pouch
Poppy print makeup roll

This week’s stats:

Last week’s works in progress – 12
New projects – 1
Completed projects –  0
Current works in progress – 13

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I seem to be doing a bit more shopping than sewing these days, but that’s all about to change!

I was in London over Christmas and I finally got to visit the famous Liberty of London store. I definitely spent a bit of time freaking out over how the quilting fabric costs roughly 4x more than what I normally pay, but it was all so pretty and inspiring. I only ended up getting two half-metres of fabric but also satisfied my desire to have a little bit of everything by getting a precut pack of hexagons. I’ll make attempt #2 at English paper piecing soon! Not sure what it’ll all turn into, but I’m excited to touch all those little bits of liberty. I also got three handkerchiefs that I’m planning to cut up and turn into fancy little infinity scarves.

Then soon after I got back from London, I placed a big order from my favorite online fabric shop, Hawthorne Threads. I basically had thought about my recent fabric purchases and realized that I was often passing over fabric that I loved because I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, then ending up with fabric that I wasn’t totally inspired by. So I focused in on two collections that I have loved from afar but don’t have much (or any) of: Anna Maria Horner’s Loulouthi and Denyse Schmidt’s Hope Valley. I love the big, bold prints of Loulouthi and the pinky-orange-brown-muted green/blue color combos of Hope Valley. So I picked two Loulouthi velveteens (upper left corner of the photo) and a selection of six Loulouthi quilting weight fabrics. I threw in one Innocent Crush print that I’ve always wanted, too! Then I ordered two fat quarter stacks of Hope Valley (the Fiesta palette and the New Day palette) and then a few other half yards from the Piney Woods palette, so I’ve got nearly all the prints from that collection now! And then, to completely screw up the Anna Maria Horner/Denyse Schmidt dichotomy, I threw in one purple print by Jane Dixon (bottom right) because purple is my favorite color and I have hardly any purple in my stash! I kinda love how all the different prints from the three different designers all seem to work together somehow! The pinks and oranges and blue-greens all play together nicely.

So I’ve been scheming about what to do with all my AMH and DS pretties. The velveteen is definitely intended for a Noodlehead 241 tote bag, and I’m planning on using one of the other AMH prints for the lining. My current plan for the Hope Valley and some of the other Loulouthi prints is to do a drunkard’s path quilt with warm circles on cool backgrounds and vice versa. (It’s hard to explain, but I think it’s going to be really stunning.) I recently ordered a drunkard’s path die for my Go Baby cutter, and I’m not-so-patiently waiting for it to arrive! It was supposed to be here yesterday or today.

I can’t wait to get back into the creative groove!