Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WIP Wednesday: The Mysterious Serge in Hits Edition

So far this week, two exciting things have gone down. First, I started my new job. Woohoo! I've only attended training sessions, no actual work yet, but tomorrow is the final session and then the real work begins. The second exciting occurrence began with a mystery. I noticed that the finished quilts page of my blog had a high number of hits, all of a sudden, out of the blue. It was a weird, because I hadn't added to the page or posted a link to it recently. Then, on Tuesday, I got an email from a lovely lady named Cathy. She happened upon my Channukiah mini quilt (which I actually blogged about on my former blog, Crafting My Mama Leave) and posted a link to it to the Jewish quilting listserv she participates in.  Well, that explains the surge in blog hits.  It turns out my mini quilt led to a lively discussion on modern quilting.  Cathy invited me to join the group.  I was thrilled to be invited and have discovered that several of the members live in Toronto. One woman lives in Ottawa and knows my Nana! It's such a small world.
I've been too tired after spending the days in training to do much sewing this week, but I got loads of stuff done over the weekend. My Sew Happy Quilt is almost done (and I'm still taking suggestions for a better name for the finished quilt). I went to Quilt Sunday at The Workroom where I made Loralei's Quilting for Kids block. I've never really been drawn to I-spy quilts, but this block might have swayed me.
And, yes, no visit to The Workroom is complete without some fabric purchases. I managed to convince myself that I didn't NEED to buy a fat quarter bundle of Erin Morris's La Dee Da line. Instead, I picked up two metres of the print I loved the most from the line. I'm going to try and make an A-line skirt. I don't have any garment sewing experience really, but everyone else seems to be making clothes to wear at Sewing Summit, so I figure I should do the same, right?  If you have a favorite pattern to suggest, I'm all ears!
I also succumbed to the gorgeousness that is Liberty of London fabrics and bought this stunning print called Doctor Tulloch in pink. I'm going to attempt to make a Wiksten tank. It's supposed to be simple to make. Due to the lusciousness (and hefty price tag) of the tana lawn cotton, I think I'll make a sample out of some older, salvaged fabric before cutting into the Liberty.
New Projects
Wiksten tank with Liberty tana lawn cotton - waiting for pattern to arrive
La Dee Da skirt - searching for a pattern

WIP status report
Quilting for Kids block  - done and mailed
Flora Charm Quilt - no progress
Farmer's Wife QAL -
no progress
We Bee Learning Bee/
Levi's Bed Quilt - June is my month and I've received three out of eleven blocks so far
Sew. Happy. Quilt - almost done; binding is in progress
3 x 6 blocks for Q2 -done
Hibernating projects
Levi's Growth Chart - no progress
NY Beauty QAL - no progress

In the Queue
Curious Nature quilt - picked a pattern! Will update you soon!
Kona Sea Bundle quilt - picked a pattern! Will update you soon!

I'm linking up with WIP Wednesdays at Freshly Pieced and the Canadian Needle and Thread Network. Check out what everyone else is up to.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. My Goodness, you are one busy lady. Love the Liberty Tana Lawn (but then, I would)

  2. Love the fabrics in the I Spy block.

  3. Congrats on the new job! Training is always hard work! Good luck with it!!

  4. ooh, that last fabric IS stunning- I'd make a gorgeous v-necked shift dress out of that one!

  5. That Liberty fabric is lovely and the tank pattern looks very easy:) I do like the fabrics you used in the I-Spy block...very sweet.

  6. Great this being created! and like most I too love the Libery tana lawn fabrics! Had the opportunity years ago to work with a sample selection them for a shawl i made on commission, it was gorgeous, still wish it was mine!

  7. Brenda posted a link to a tutorial for a simple made to fit skirt here, and hers looks good:
    I also like the second fabric--it looks like it could be stacks of books!