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Not much progress this week – it’s been a very hectic week! (Unfortunately, next week isn’t looking great either in terms of creative time…)

Most of my progress came in the form of fabric shopping! I finally got a Kona color card which I am SO excited about, and I stocked up on some solids. And I finally got my hands on some Ruby Star Rising Viewfinder! I’ve been craving it for months…I have to figure out something amazing to make for myself with it!

I did complete a couple small projects this week – starting with a zipper pouch to hold a gift card/thank you note for my wonderful friend who helped out with dogsitting (I love that Joel Dewberry tree fabric):

And then I made a cute little iPhone sleeve for my brand-spanking-new iPhone 4S! I used this super-easy tutorial¬†from Apple Blue. (I think I’ll make another one with some fusible fleece lining to add a bit more protection, but this one is good enough for now!)

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

Completed quilts, waiting for binding:

Rainbow New Wave

Quilt tops in progress:

Kieran’s robot quilt
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: 7 (I keep counting wrong…I need a better system of counting in-progress projects!)
New projects – 2
Completed projects – 2
Currently in progress – 7

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Today I finished the bookshelf mini quilt/wall hanging that is an (overdue) birthday gift for my mom. I used Don’t Call Me Betsy’s awesome tutorial, although I changed the proportions cause I wanted something a little smaller and more square. I used scraps from some of my favorite fabrics on this one – some Central Park Cobblestone, Jane Dixon Desert Bloom, Joel Dewberry Herringbone, and of course I had to use the books fabric from the Victoria and Albert Grand Tour collection!! (Looks like Grand Tour is on sale at Fabricworm – I might need to buy more. We have lots of bookish people in our family!) I also used several colors of Timeless Treasures Solid Crosshatch for the background, the bookshelf, and the peach book. I really like those crosshatches as a solid alternative.

I’m really proud of my mitered corners on this one’s binding – it’s definitely the best I’ve ever done on these! I still have so many basic skills I need to master (for instance, some of my hand stitches on the binding showed through on the front – oops!), but I’m glad I managed to do a relatively neat job on these corners.

One thing that was kind of special was that I dug into a huge ziplock bag of thread that my grandmother (who passed away 9 years ago) used in her quilting and found a perfect match for the binding! Those are her scissors, too. It makes me feel connected to her and also makes me wish that I had taken more of an interest in quilting during her lifetime. Also, I get a kick out of the price on the thread – 45 cents!

Here’s the back of the mini quilt.