Tuesday, May 24, 2011

WIP Wednesday - new project (and a list)

Pin It I'm outgrowing my pants... my fabric storage... actually, we're outgrowing our house quickly.  We have two bedrooms, and a big boy bed and a crib won't fit in the second.  We have another little office sewing room, but it doesn't have a door, it's right off the living room and well... I'm not giving up my sewing space.

So, Jay had last weekend off (yea!!!), and we did some work inside and outside.  Part of that included Mommy organizing the fabric.  It was all over the house...

And *inspiration*

I was in a little mini Bee (last fall???), called the Quilting Divas.  The lovely Kelly was sweet enough to send the same linen to a number of us in the group.

And now I'm making a stash quilt with these blocks.

I cut some strips of various widths (2 1/2" to 6" or so)...

big pile o' strips

Started sewing a few of them together (haven't gotten very far)...

Strip WIP

Steiger was more than happy to help me keep the fabric down in the wind...

Steiger helping hold the fabric down
helping hands

My plan is to arrange these gorgeous blocks with a little sashing, and make a column toward the right side of the quilt...

Quilting Divas blocks

It's going to be gorgeous.  And (except for maybe the backing), totally from my stash. :)

Now I need to make a list (since I only have 3 days as a paid working girl left, and I can get back to sewing before the tummy gets ginormous!)

- Finish Libby's quilt (I've started on the quilting)
- Make Molly's big girl bed quilt
- If It's a Girl quilt from VIBees (I've got some of the most gorgeous blocks!)
- If It's a Girl quilt from Mommy
- If It's a Boy quilt from Mommy (inspired by Amy!)
- Pickledish (I love this one)
- Quilt for my cousin's new baby
- Quilt for my friend's new baby
- Bag for Goodie Bag Swap (this needs to go to the top of the list -- I've got the pieces cut out)

OK, I feel overwhelmed now officially! :)

Thankfully though, I am all caught up with my Bee Blocks... this one's for Corey, and I love it.

Corey's VIBees block

I'll be 20 weeks tomorrow, (I'll get a picture soon), and will be having our "big sono" very soon.  I don't think we're going to find out the gender, but I am wavering a "bittle bit." ;)

Happy sewing!

Linking to Lee's WIP Wednesday!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


felicity said...

You've got the makings of a gorgeous quilt there! Yay to being only 3 days from lotsa sewing!!

Rhanda said...

Your quilt is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see it all completed. The fabrics are beautiful. :)

Becky said...

Those strips are gorgeous! And I'm outgrowing my pants too and I'm not pregnant! ;)

Katie B. said...

Ooh, that's a beautiful pile of fabric! Good luck with that list.

Sara said...

Your quilt top is soooo pretty!!! I.LOVE. IT. What is the first block called? I have been wanting to make something like it with triangles that look like they are floating:)

Elizabeth D. said...

Holy moly, I love that Quilting Divas quilt-to-be!!! So gorgeous!

Lee said...

Holy gorgeous Quilting Diva blocks! Love love love! Good luck with your list. And I vote that you find out the baby's gender, if only because I'M super curious. : ) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Poppyprint said...

Wow, you really scored in the Divas bee - all of those blocks are so beautiful and the quilt will be amazing! I hope your fabric organizing has left you feeling better about your space. It's a big job!

Perkymom said...

Great quilt I can tell, followed your blog from BBC aka perkygurl


Midnight Amy said...

Hi Tracey! I love your list...it looks a lot like mine. You will most likely get done WAY before me though. I've been on a break from the internet and quilting for a while, so I'm late in wishing you congrats on the pregnancy! Hope it goes smoothly for you. :)

Jenniffier said...

It is looking gorgeous!

Kristen said...

Fabulous blocks!!! I adore your taste in blues and greens. You need to be my personal shopper. ;)

Erin said...

So what did you decide to do about the house? We had a similar problem. We had to give up our tiny non-closeted office to give to Liv. Kudos to you for not giving up your sewing room though, you have to keep SOME parts of yourself just for you! I understand why you're waiting to find out, but sometimes it's so hard to resist temptation and find out, especially when planning the nursery. I am thinking pink thoughts for you!

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful fabrics, Tracey- it's going to be a gorgeous quilt!!!

AllieKatMom said...

Sounds like you need a bigger house, or an addition to it!
Cant believe that you are 20 weeks already! Can time go any faster?!?

Melinda said...

Wow. I love the quilt. I am really thinking about incorporating some linen sometime soon. I love how that looks. What a great combination of colors and textures.

LynCC said...

mmmm. Love those coastal colors with the gray linen! That's going to be gorgeous.

Vesuviusmama said...

Love the bee block with this polka dots!


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