WIP Wednesday

After I finished my mini quilt for the #IGminiswap, I realized that I had stayed away from my sewing for so long over the summer I was now behind on a bunch of things I promised people!

So I got started on all of them at the same time!

Quilts for my nephews

A couple of months ago, my sister-in-law asked me if I could make twin size quilts for my nephews.  She was re-decorating their bedroom in a hockey theme as their Christmas present and really wanted matching quilts in the colours of our favourite hockey team.

A few weeks later, I got the Sew Sisters newsletter in my inbox and in there was the perfect fat quarter bundle!  So I ordered 2 plus some Kona solids in red and blue.

As soon as the fabric arrived, I started cutting and sewing.  Before long I had all the blocks for the first quilt sewn.

I hope to have the top finished by the end of the weekend.  I'll then show it to my sister-in-law and get her stamp of approval before cutting the fabric for the second quilt.

Curtains for the Island House

My sweetie loves my quilts and he's asked me to make a quilt for every bed in the new island house he built over the summer.  Before I make those quilts though, he asked me to make curtains for all the windows.  Plain old curtains won't do though...  He requested patchwork curtains!

I started looking through my books to find some fun patterns and settled on this one for the first sets of curtains.

This is from a Camille Roskelley book.  I won't make 92" panels so I modified the pattern somewhat to make it much smaller.  I'm using the Birch Farm collection by Joel Dewberry for these along with some fat quarters from my stash.

I only cut fabric for 1 panel so far and couldn't help piecing one block, just to see if I would like the look.

Marianne's Quilt

This one isn't really one of my WIPs, but so many of you asked about her progress, I thought I should add my daughter's quilt to my list.

We received many really good suggestions from you in terms of a pattern to go with.  In the end, she settled on a really fun tutorial by Melissa Corry which she found on the Moda Bakeshop.  I cannot emphasize enough how perfect this pattern is for my girl.  She loves to read!

She is using a Noteworthy jelly roll and she's done such a good job so far!

And the rest...

I've also got my Supernova quilt top to piece, along with its matching pillow.  I want to get started on piecing Scrappy Tiles using that Marmalade layer cake.  And I have to quilt my New Wave quilt.

So many quilts to make and so little time!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by.




  1. Great WIPs! I love the hockey print, it is very cute.

  2. I do hope you like making curtains- I made one pair of patchwork ones and never again! Enjoy the hockey quilt- I just bought a LV print of hockey players which I thought looked quite modern actually- the range is called Sports Life from Robert Kaufman fabrics.

  3. Thanks for the update in your daughter's project! It looks like she's really making some progress!

    The curtains are going to be beautiful. I would love for you to share some of the process of making them!

  4. What a list of WIPs, those curtains are going to be fantastic! Also love the pattern your daughter picked. Looks like this fall will be busy.

  5. You and your daughter are making wonderful progress on all your projects! Love the hockey quilts. Those are going to be sharp!

  6. I agree that the curtains will be fantastic! Oh if my sweetie only paid that much attention to my quilting.


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