Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WIP Wednesday: The Still Recovering from Summit Edition

You guys, it's killing me that I haven't blogged about Sewing Summit yet, but I am still SO TIRED from the trip. Seriously, I'm exhausted. It probably didn't help that my journey home took over sixteen hours due to a tornado warning in Chicago.  The storm led to a cancelled flight and extended layover at O'Hare, the worst airport I've ever spent time in.  Remind me never to fly through Chicago again!

My show and tell piece for this week's WIP Wednesday is from my favourite Sewing Summit class, Christina Lane's Curves class. She blogs at The Sometimes Crafter which I encourage you to browse just as soon as you finish reading my post. I learned to sew curves in my Sampler Quilt class at The Workroom, but haven't attempted them since so this class was a great refresher. Plus, Christina showed me how to sew curves without pinning! Which is awesome, because do you know how many pins to need to use to sew a nice curve? Too many! 

Christina designed a mini quilt for the class and last week I showed you my fabric selections and the backing I pieced.  She plans to post the pattern on her blog, so definitely keep an eye out for it.

At first I wasn't thrilled with it but the more I look at it, the more I love it.

I finished the ten curved blocks during class time and the rest of the quilt top was completed during open sew on Saturday night. I really wanted to come home with it done. This weekend I'd like to quilt and bind it. I haven't decided on a quilting design yet. Any suggestions?

One of my other favorite classes was a lecture on blog design by Melissa Esplin. I gleaned a ton of information. Bear with me as I work on cleaning up Modern Balabusta to make it more readable!

And now my bi-weekly stats:

All sorts of Sewing Summit projects like the Tula pouches, my name tag and my 241 tote

In Progress
Curves mini-quilt - to be sandwiched and quilted
Curious Nature quilt - no progress
Sew Intertwined quilt -no progress
Flora Charm Quilt - no progress
Farmer's Wife QAL - I
hand-pieced a block and a half on the plane
October We Bee Learning Bee - I need to get cracking on this one!

Hibernating projects
Levi's Growth Chart - no progress
NY Beauty QAL - no progress
We Bee Learning Bee/Levi's Bed Quilt - No progress

I'm linking up with  Freshly Pieced and the Canadian Needle and Thread Network. Head on over to see what everyone else is working on.


  1. Great the colors.

  2. Lucky you being able to go. It's on my wish list one year.

  3. nice little block.... as for quilting Get yourself a heavy piece of clear plastic large enough to cover your block , cover the edges with duct tape and grab a dry erase marker and audition a few designs , you can use a scrap of batting to wipe the plastic clean. The duct tape gives you a visual of the edge sew that you do not go over and mark you quilt with the marker( not a good thing :( )
    Hvae fun with your quilting
    in stitches

  4. I think your curved block is awesome.

  5. Very nice curves! I've been working on conquering them myself, and it just feels so good to sew them without pins.


  6. Sewing curves without pins? Teach me! Teach me!

    (and I think I'd like to come to sewing summit with you next year...)

  7. I'm with you on Chicago airport.
    The curved block is adorable, just the right 'scrappy' look for me.

  8. Great block & nice recap. I agree about the TIRED! wow. Totally worth it though! Glad I got to meet up with you!