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This week’s sewing focused mostly on my sister’s birthday gifts – I finished the wonky starburst mug rug and also made a gathered clutch using this Noodlehead tutorial. I struggled with the interfacing and I’m not totally thrilled with how it came out (the stripe on the front is a bit OFF), but I want to try it again because it’s so cute and a perfect size!

The yellow floral fabric used to be a Target napkin, shhh!

I made a little bit of progress on the Central Park HST baby quilt, and I also started on making some pillows for the baby’s big siblings. This disappearing 9 patch block will become a pillow for the baby’s big sister:

I’m still working on binding the Rainbow New Wave quilt.

Last but not least, the stuff I haven’t touched this week:

Quilt tops in progress:

Livy’s wonky star quilt
Colorful log cabin 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

This week’s stats:

Last week’s in-progress projects: 8
New projects – 2
Completed projects – 2
Currently in progress – 8

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I had a really productive week! Mostly small projects, working on binding a bigger quilt, and starting a new baby quilt!

I made a wonky starburst mug rug for my sister’s birthday gift using this tutorial (still need to quilt and bind it):

I had all these leftovers after trimming down the blocks:

Which I turned into a Starburst Leftovers mug rug!

I already blogged about the doggie applique potholder I made using my new Go Baby fabric cutter, which I am still totally enamored with!

I also used the Go Baby to cut a pack of Central Park charms and strips of white fabric into 3″ finished half square triangles and got started on a new baby quilt! It really made cutting triangles so quick and easy. I love the Central Park fabric so much! Hopefully the colors are gender-neutral enough, I’m making it for friends who won’t be finding out the sex of their baby until it’s born (Leap Day 2012 is the due date!). (Side note – I really need a design wall…I had to lay all these HSTs out on the floor and my dog kept walking over them and messing up the design!)

I used this pleated pouch tutorial to make two zipper pouches – one mini to use to hold my supplies for binding quilts (tiny scissors, needles, thread, binding clips) and one normal sized to give to my sister as part of birthday gift:

I’m still working on binding the Rainbow New Wave quilt.

Last but not least, the stuff I haven’t touched this week:

Quilt tops in progress:

Livy’s wonky star quilt
Colorful log cabin quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for quilting:

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

This week’s stats:

Last week’s in-progress projects: 5
New projects – 6
Completed projects – 3
Currently in progress – 8

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Thought about skipping this week, since the only thing I’ve really touched is a measly little mug rug which I didn’t even finish, but I did a MAJOR fabric reorganization and it really was an accomplishment for me. So I’m doing a WiP Wednesday (a little early cause I’m leaving on a business trip at 6am). Unfortunately I don’t really have any “before” pictures, but suffice it to say that my stash was a mess – everything was folded in different ways and some was in plastic tubs in the closet, some just stacked on the dining table, some actually stacked on a dining room chair…anyway, I folded EVERYTHING according to this awesomely helpful post on Jeni’s blog In Color Order and arranged it by color into some fabric covered boxes I got at Target and now I just get all excited when I look at it:

Oh wait…what am I gonna do with all this stuff I just bought? It never ends…Fabricworm was having a sale!

This week, I decided to try my hand at paper piecing some small hexagons and I’m making them into a mug rug. Not entirely sold on hexagons. Pros: hand stitching allows me to watch TV while sewing more easily (and would be so convenient for traveling) and I do like how they look. Cons: my hands shake a lot and it’s slow progress and I haven’t quite mastered how to keep the seems from gapping where three seams meet and a lot of the stitches show when they shouldn’t. This mug rug was a good small project to try out the technique, but I need some more practice before I attempt anything bigger! I still need to do the binding on this.

Well, I’m off to Portland, Oregon for three days of client meetings. I’m excited to spend some time in one of my favorite cities!! Are there any cool fabric stores that are located close to downtown that I should check out? (I’ll be in the convention center neighborhood and won’t have a rental car so it’s gotta be accessible by public transit and not too far out cause I won’t have too much time!)

Ah yes, the other stuff that I haven’t touched this week:

Quilt tops in progress: 

Livy’s wonky star quilt
Colorful log cabin quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for backing:

Rainbow New Wave quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for quilting: 

Delia’s Central Park log cabin quilt

This week’s stats:
Last week’s in-progress projects: 4 (I counted wrong last week)
New projects – 1
Completed projects – 0
Currently in progress – 5

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced