Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Catch-Up Edition

Oh my goodness, it has been almost two months since my last WIP Wednesday post! I'd say this is hard to believe, but truth be told, I'm exhausted so it doesn't surprise me in the least. Growing a new person while running after a toddler AND working full-time takes a lot out of you! Despite this, I have been sewing, although much less often than I'd like.

Participating in A Lovely Year of Finishes has ensured that I complete at least one item a month. In February, I actually finished two projects: a Triple Zip Pouch and my Wonky Star Bungle Jungle Quilt.
My March goal is to complete four blocks to round out my selection of plum and chartreuse blocks that I've collected over two quarters of the 3x6 mini-bee. So far I've completed two blocks: a Drunkard's Path:
  and a Four Patch (or what I like to call a 4x9 Patch!).
Plus I'm plugging away at my hexie block which will be block #3. I keep wavering over what to make for the final block, and filling my Pinterest Quilt Block board with tutorials. Since the end of the month is fast approaching, I really need to make up my mind!

I've been keeping up with the Lucky Stars BOM too! I tend to split the work over several evenings. Last night I cut the fabric for the March star and I hope to get it pieced over the weekend. I continue to love working with the Liberty of London quilting cotton. I'll be adding to my Liberty stash this week because The Workroom just got in the new Stiles collection and there's a fat quarter set of the blue prints waiting patiently for me to pick it up at the store!
Finally, I've added some new projects to my list, most importantly, a baby quilt for my daughter-to-be! I wrote a post about what I'm calling the Tula Star quilt which focused on ensuring I had a variety of colour values in my fabric selection. A few of the fabric choices have changed since that post and I haven't cut a single piece yet, but it's on deck (I'm due in 12 weeks!). I also want to start making some dresses for my little-Miss-to-be, but did I mention my waning energy level? 

On top of all of these quilty projects and the human growing project, I'm also engrossed in the "optimize the space in our under 1000 square foot apartment to accommodate a fourth person" project.  Here are Levi and Kivi standing beside our Ikea haul. Note: we'll be spending the next several weekends building bookcases/shelving. Or at least, Kivi will be. I'll be offering encouragement from the couch!
Please note the exhaustion on Kivi's face, mixed with mild terror at what the bill would come to, as well as Levi's fake toddler smile.

Oh wait, I almost forgot to show you the Royal Reversible Crown I made Levi for his birthday/Purim! 
You must be bored out of your minds by now!  Let's get on with it, shall we? Round-up time!

On Deck
Tula Star Quilt for baby-girl-to-be

In Progress
3x6 quilt/March ALYOF goal: 2.5 blocks of 4 done
Lucky Stars BOM - March block in progress

Hibernating projects

Farmer's Wife QAL - no new progress
Curious Nature quilt - no progress
Sew Intertwined quilt -no progress
Flora Charm Quilt - no progress
Levi's Growth Chart - no progress
NY Beauty QAL - no progress
We Bee Learning Bee/Levi's Bed Quilt - No progress

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Love that Wonky Star Bungle Jungle! I made a Bungle Jungle of my own, but a much simpler, quicker quilt! :)

  2. You do such beautiful work…

    Try not to wear yourself out, though! :-)

  3. The silver lining of longer times between posts is that it becomes really obvious how productive you are. You never cease to amaze.

  4. Great projects, Lisa. I so know where you're coming from right now. That exhaustion is permanently etched into my memory. Glad you are still finding time to do some fun quilting. Love that crown!

  5. Great finish, and I love the works in progress! (What's the Lucky Star BOM?)

  6. Wow wow wow!!!! Gorgeous projects!!! You certainly have been keeping busy! I love the Drunkard's path block =D

  7. Oh that crown is so cute! wish I had seen it before my daughter turned one last week...will save for next year! I love your green and purple blocks, very pretty. And the baby quilt is going to be well loved!

  8. Goodness, you got so much done. Don't forget to take care of yourself!