Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WIP Wednesday - with a finish, something girly, and a request

Pin It First - the finish.  Today was the last day of school!  Hooray!  Back to being *just* a mom. ;)


And the something girly: 


I wrote about it here -- 


If it's a Girl quilt top


But I got my little "If it's a Girl" quilt top done.  


The pattern is Swoon by Thimble Blossoms (aka Camille Roskelley), and I used some Modern Meadow, City Weekend, Farmdale, Hideaway, Katie Jump Rope, DS Quilts, Meadowsweet, and Sunkissed for the fabrics.


If It's a Girl quilt top


It's really so sweet and pretty.  The only bummer thing about it is that I didn't have enough of the Bella white, and added in some Kona, and it's a *slightly* different color.  Oh well, I really wanted to finish it, and didn't want to wait for the mail to deliver more of the Bella white (for inquiring minds - I prefer using the Moda Bella solids to the Kona solids; I find the drape is nicer, and the weave seems a little tighter to me -- the Kona has such great colors though, that I still often use them). 


Smart me, I made some extra HSTs while I was piecing the blocks from the trimmings, and I'm using them for a little pieced section of the backing.  Our big sonogram is Friday, and though I'm 99% sure we're not finding out the gender, my husband was wavering a bit, and thinks we're having a boy (which so do I), so I wanted to make sure I got the girly quilt done (or at least made some good progress).  


a little zig and zag


anyway - love this quilt (in progress)... and even had to add a sweet little detail to the sashing...
a little detail


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I've also started on my "If it's a boy" quilt (part 1)


Inspired by Amy, I bought some of Ann Kelle's Ready, Set, Go! and came up with a little design.  The glitch though is that Steiger is in love with this fabric. 


"If it's a Boy" quilt start


 So I'm going to be making two of the same quilt.  I think the little man will be in a toddler bed for a while before moving to a twin, so I'll have a couple matching quilts, if this second child is in fact a boy (as Daddy suspects).


I just drew up some simple block diagrams, so there is a variety of block designs.  Here's my start.


"If it's a boy" starting blocks


And now - the request:


I've started quilting my niece's diamond quilt... and I just need a little motivation.  Would you 
mind sharing any?  It'd be really nice to finish it up. :)


need motivation to finish quilting


My other WIP is just over half-way done!  21 weeks tomorrow...


(Please, forgive the end of the day hair... it was 5:00 when I took this picture after all, and I'm standing on a toilet).


almost 21 weeks

Lots of other projects going on... here's to getting them done soon!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday... which is over at "Don't Call me Betsy's" this week. :)  
And lovely Lynne's "Fresh Sewing Day." 



Fresh Sewing Day


33 comments:

SD and EJ said...

Cute shirt! And cute quilts. I love that Ready, Set, Go fabric.

pinksuedeshoe said...

I love love LOVE your little girl quilt! And I too love the Ready Set Go fabrics. We have them at my shop and just yesterday I cut 11 strip quilt kits for our upcoming shop hop! The helicopters are my favorites, so cute!

Meghan said...

Love the quilt, fabric, and belly!!! I don't know how you do it all!!!

Melanie said...

You look great! Congrats!

I love the Ready, Set, Go fabric. I've been thinking about getting some for a quilt for my boys!

Your little girl quilt is so pretty!

Sara said...

The Swoon top is gorgeous and from the looks of it, it looks pretty easy as you had said in your email:) Get that other quilt quilted lady!!!!! Is that motivation for ya?!! he,he

Angie said...

I love that swoon quilt! Just beautiful. I have got to get that pattern. I also think you should think about how wonderful it would be to see your niece and your babies wrapped in their quilts. That would be inspiration for me...Happy Wednesday!

Cherie said...

Love your tops! And I agree--I like the feel of Bella solids better (especially the crinkles), but nothing can beat the colors of Kona.

Becky said...

Love that swoon top! That's one of my favorite patterns right now!

Bree said...

Well... my motivation isn't pregnant-person friendly. Do they make decaf mountian dew?
I bust out some Christmas tunes or cheesy dance music to get me in the quilting mood. Try that!

Tara said...

you're so cute! You rocked that swoon quilt! The sun shining through is brilliant! Motivation--picturing her face when she gets it. Knowing how much love she's wrapped in when she sleeps.

msmcporkchop said...

ughhhh!!! could you be ANY CUTER?! I think NOT!!!!!!!!! I've been dying to make that swoon quilt, yours is SO cute. So, last day of school...that means sewing date soon right? right? You can make some farmers wife blocks...you are a farmers wife!!! <3

felicity said...

Nice belleh, lady! :) Motivation to keep quilting? How about a nice audio book or some fun music on the iPod? I am love LOVING Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs. Folky, bluesy and really nice.

Kate S. said...

Wow, love both your girl and boy version quilts! So cute, great work!!

Katie B. said...

Hooray for summer! Love your Swoon quilt!

Now that you're finished with school, you'll get the diamond quilt finished in no time.

P.S. Do they make color cards for the Bella solids like they do for Kona?

Debbie said...

I took one look at your little linky pic & recognized SWOON! Very nice! How was it to put together?? I bought the pattern last week too, along with Camille's sewing machine cover, which is coming along nicely!
Darling baby quilt! Fun times for you!

Kate said...

Someones been busy! Loving your "if its a girl" quilt. I think Swoon might be a new fave of mine too.

anne said...

Oooh you bad bad girl get down off that toilet right now.....love the diamond quilt I think you should finish it asap and then write the tutorial lol...only coz I wanna make one too. Good luck with your scan.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

I'm half way through a quilt for my sister's friend and I make my self do a whole block of that (and they're big, involved blocks) or quilt a block of it (QAYG) before doing anything more fun first each day - I just want to get it done and out of my sewing space. Your swoon quilt is just perfect!

The One and Only said...

you look absolutely fabulous and even though your hair might be slightly desheveled (spelling?), you should see mine on a daily basis; you are absolutely GLOWING!! Please tell your hubby you have loyal fans that are DYING to know the sex of the baby....

Sunnybec said...

Love your little girl quilt, keep seeing Swoon appear all over blog land..I like yours because it looks like a stained glass window..beautiful.

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, that Swoon top is looking all...well...swoon-y! I love it!! Your boy fabric choices are super fun, too. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Leanne said...

I love that Swoon quilt! I am looking forward to seeing that beautiful quilt for you niece finished! Maybe knowing that we are excited to see it done will help you to finish it?

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Tracey, you are amazing!!! The girl quilt looks adorable and the boy quilts will be equally cute!! And your nieces quilt, I have always loved it. Can't wait to see it finished :)

Melinda said...

You can do it! I've got one that i need to finish as well so I'm motivating me too. We can do it! Your projects are just beautiful!

Angela {fussycut} said...

First of all, you look adorable! What a cute prego lady you are. :)
And your quilts look beautiful. I just got my swoon pattern in the mail yesterday, I can't wait to get started on it! Best of luck on the quilting. :)

Jenniffier said...

Your version of swoon is amazing. I put the pattern in my cart last night, so it should be here soon for me. :) All your projects look amazing. Can't wait to see finishes.

holly | bijou lovely said...

The quilts are both beautiful! Can't wait to see the boy ones come together. Also, you are looking super cute standing on that toilet :)

a little bit biased said...

Love your scrappy swoon quilt. It's so pretty! My SIL and I just divided up our Ruby FQ's from Market and are going to start ours soon, but I love your fabric choices and the zig zag strip that will go on the back. So cute!

Andrea said...

I love the fabrics for children ..many projects in addition to the tummy

Manda said...

Your "If it's a girl" quilt is gorgeous! And your "If it's a boy" quilt is looking good so far!

amandajean said...

i LOVE the swoon quilt. it's perfect with 4 stars. and i love the little star in the middle. you did so great!

lindseykelly said...

i LOVE your swoon 'if it's a girl' top! love. hope it's a girl : ) good luck!

lindseykelly said...

lol, i came here from flickr, then went to your newest posts and just saw you did indeed have a beautiful girl. congrats!

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