Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Getting back to sewing

My last post was a week ago.  I just didn't have much to say over the last week.  I've been reading all the blogs I follow and I'm amazed at all the wonderful things I see popping up all over blogland.  There are some ridiculously talented quilters out there.  In my last post, I mentioned I had lost my sewing mojo - the weather had been beautiful and I just didn't feel like being inside.

Over the last 7 days however, I've gotten motivated to get back to sewing again.  Probably because work and home have been incredibly stressful lately and I need to spend some time doing what relaxes me most - and that is quilting and sewing.

I tried to be at my sewing machine every day for at least an hour this week and have some real progress to show for it today.

First, I spent a few hours quilting Nine-Patch Flip over the weekend.  I unfortunately forgot my camera in the city so have no pictures to show you, but trust me, it's almost done!  And it's a good thing too because I have to have it done for the end of the month (it's my LYOF goal for May).

Second, I cut into the fabric I showed you in my last post and started putting together Dylan's quilt.  I am quite literally in love with this quilt top.


I love the colours in the Meadow Friends collection and I'm super happy with the Bella Cloud I picked for the background.  I think it's perfect for my 9 year-old boy.  All that's left now is to sew on the border and then quilt it of course.

And finally, I started planning my trip to Dallas (I fly out on Saturday) and realized I didn't have a pouch big enough to fit my make-up, and other small essentials so I decided to make myself an open-wide zipper pouch.

This is the fabric I chose - some Ruby by Bonnie & Camille for Moda.


I decided to make the medium size pouch.  I will use the blue and red for the exterior and the grey is for the lining.  I also had the perfect red zipper!   I've got all the pieces cut and will be sewing it together later on today.

Linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday - click on the button in my sidebar to see all the WIPs!

I hope you are having a fantastic week and thank you so much for visiting!

Izzy

7 comments:

  1. That pouch will be so sweet! And I really like that quilt top you have finished up, what a fun pattern. Enjoy your trip!

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  2. I'm desperate to make a pouch but haven't done a zipper before... I love the fabrics you chose :o)

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  3. Glad you are back to sewing! Dylan's quilt is looking vibrant and colorful. Just love it!

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  4. I'm in love with that quilt top too!!

    Side Note - I think it is totally ok to take time off. It's much better to post something like this than something forced because you 'feel like you have to'.

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  5. Dylan's quilt is great :-) I'm glad you are back to sewing. Stress can do that to you. I know it well. I agree with Susan's side note! That pouch is amazing! Thanks for the link!

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  6. I love the quilt top! The pouch is going to be fabulous! I adore Ruby and I just started a quilt using it.

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  7. I bet Dylan is very happy with that quilt! I hope you have a wonderful trip to Dallas Izzy!

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