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The only sewing project I’ve touched in the last few weeks has been (finally!) revisiting my wonky stars quilt for my niece! I’ve made 4 new stars in the last few days, so I’m up to a total of 19 stars now, and I decided that I’m going to make 25 total. These four stars are among my favorites I’ve ever made – especially the blue and purple one! I am excited to be near to completion on these stars and I can’t wait to put them all together and finally get this quilt delivered to my niece.

Four wonky stars | Janeylulu

Here’s the in-progress inventory (I’m only counting quilts, not small projects):

Quilt tops in progress:

Blitzen Christmas quilt
Christmas Century of Progress quilt
Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Hope Valley drunkard’s path quilt
Secret solids quilt
Kieran’s robot 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

Completed quilt tops, waiting for binding:

none

This week’s stats:

Last week’s count: 10
Started this week: 0
Completed this week: 0
Current works in progress: 10

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This week’s big finish is my Sidekick Tote (pattern by Noodlehead)! I love it! I made the small size, and it’s the perfect everyday purse for me. It feels very “fall.”

I’ve finished one more wonky star, and I’ve almost finished another one. I love these stars!

I’m leaving on a road trip to Seattle with my boyfriend on Sunday, and I’ve been making a bunch of zippies and a new Pad case for the trip. I made three coordinating zippies using Noodlehead’s “open wide zipper pouch” tutorial (although I sized some of them down because even the “small” is bigger than I really like!). I used some of my precious Field Study for them. My favorite is the one with the navy zipper and hot pink lining. Note: don’t skip the interfacing! I forgot for the largest one (the “small” size in the pattern) and it’s so floppy, I definitely prefer them with interfacing.

I started another zippie but this one is more improv. I think it’s going to look awesome.

And my iPad case design is blatantly inspired by One Shabby Chick’s beautiful cases with the typewriters. I am using her iPad case tutorial as well.

Lots of projects in the works! I love having time to sew!

Here’s the in-progress inventory (I’m only counting quilts, not small projects):

Quilt tops in progress:

Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Hope Valley drunkard’s path quilt
Secret solids quilt
Kieran’s robot 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

Completed quilt tops, waiting for binding:

none

This week’s stats:

Last week’s count: 8
Started this week: 0
Completed this week: 0
Current works in progress – 8

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I am still plugging away on my Sidekick Tote. I seem to have lost some momentum! First I had to wait for some hardware to arrive, and then I ran out of thread and had to go buy more. I’ll hopefully finish it by this weekend.

On a more exciting note, I am finally returning to my wonky stars quilt! This is an (extremely) overdue gift for my niece, and I had grown somewhat tired of working on it, but after a long break, these stars seem awfully fun again! I’m finding that I really prefer the stars that are monochromatic or use two colors that are next to one another on the color wheel (I am blanking on the technical term for that). I especially love this new block with a mini string block in the middle!

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I keep changing my mind on how many stars I’ll do. I am up to 14 now, and I think I want at least 20.

I am off to Chicago for some training later today so I won’t be sewing again until the weekend. I hate it when the creative juices are flowing but I’m forced to be away from my sewing machine! I have a lot of ideas for handmade Christmas gifts that I really want to get started on!

Here’s the in-progress inventory (I’m only counting quilts, not small projects):

Quilt tops in progress:

Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Hope Valley drunkard’s path quilt
Secret solids quilt
Kieran’s robot 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

Completed quilt tops, waiting for binding:

none

This week’s stats:

Last week’s count: 8
Started this week: 0
Completed this week: 0
Current works in progress – 8

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I finished the IKEA floral-inspired picnic blanket! I wrote lots more about it here. What a fun and quick project! My only complaint is that I am not crazy about the perle cotton ties; I think I would prefer a more substantial yarn (or actual quilting).

 

I haven’t touched any other quilting projects this week, but I do have another very exciting work-in-progress: a new blog! New name, new look, and LOTS more content. More photos, more words, more crafty projects (quilting and non-quilting), more personal/meaningful journaling, more ME. And someday there will be tutorials and an Etsy shop! I’m very excited to take a more structured approach to blogging and documenting my creative pursuits.

Goal for this week: return to some long-languishing works in progress, like my wonky stars quilt. I currently have 13 stars, and I am aiming for at least 15, possibly as many as 20. (I still haven’t decided.)

 

Here’s the in-progress inventory (I’m going to only count quilts, not small projects):

Quilt tops in progress:

Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Hope Valley drunkard’s path quilt
Secret solids quilt
Kieran’s robot 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

Completed quilt tops, waiting for binding:

none

This week’s stats:

Last week’s count: 9
Started this week: 0
Completed this week:  1
Current works in progress – 8

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

It’s been quite a while since my last WiP Wednesday (March 21st was the last one!). At that point, I was nearly done with the Central Park HST quilt, and over the course of the past 5ish months, I finished binding it and have spent several heartwrenching hours attempting to bleach out the yellow lines left from an allegedly-washable marking pencil that refuse to wash out! The bleach stains just prove that it’s homemade, right?

Central Park half-square triangle baby quilt.

Other than the Central Park quilt, I haven’t done much in the way of actual quilting, but I have made lots of small projects like iPad cases and zipper pouches, and I’ve just recently re-motivated myself to work on the wonky stars quilt which is a gift for my almost-12-year-old niece. I am up to 13 stars now, and I still can’t decide how many I’m going to make. At least 15 (for a 3 x 5 layout), possibly 16 (for a 4 x 4 layout), and maybe as many as 20 (for a 4 x 5 layout). I think I am just not ready to be done with this quilt!

I am really trying to focus on current projects before starting any new quilts, but I did recently use my Go Baby fabric cutter to cut out a ton of drunkard’s path blocks out of my Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley stash! I haven’t started sewing anything, just cutting and sorting little stacks of cut pieces by color and thinking about how to lay it all out.

Here’s the in-progress inventory:

Quilt tops in progress:

Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Hope Valley drunkard’s path quilt
Secret solids quilt
Kieran’s robot 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

Completed quilt tops, waiting for binding:

none

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:

Current works in progress – 12

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced