WiP Wednesday

13 Jun

Is it Wednesday already? Halfway through the week and I actually have the weekend off to look forward to, woo hoo! I’ve been pretty busy since last Wednesday finishing up a few projects I had on my list and powering along on my granny squares quilt. Here’s a little peak at my stitching.

I absolutely LOVE the way the hand quilting looks on this baby. My stitches are getting more consistent and I’m happy that the back is coming out consistent as well. I’m using an embroidery needle which is pretty sharp and my middle finger has taken quite a few hits, but the more I quilt the more I avoid pricking myself. I managed to cut some squares and rectangles up for my next quilt today, I have no idea yet how big I want this to be so for now I’m cutting up enough for a lap size, although that could change.

iPhone and Instagram to the rescue on this one. When there’s low lighting my phone always seems to get pretty decent shots. I got all these cut today. How did I do that with two wild toddler boys you ask?

With Play-Doh of course! I asked the boys if they wanted to play with Play-Doh while mommy pressed her fabric and they stayed interested in it long enough for me to press everything AND cut more than half of what I needed. I wish that they had stayed interested in it this afternoon as well while I was exercising but no such luck. Good news, I still finished my work out, just to the sound of crying and whining children who wanted to crawl all over me and watch Netflix. Nothing like stretching after a workout all sweaty and gross and having your kids think your making a bridge for them to crawl under. I’m just proud of myself for not making excuses and getting it done!

And lastly, I pulled some fabric to make some more wallet organizers and pressed that fabric as well. I ran out of time to cut it, but I’m just glad I got to press it. One of these will go to my sister and one for me! So sister, now would be the time to let me know if you like this combo!

I love that fish print. I picked it up at Momen+ awhile ago and if I have enough after the organizers I’m going  to use it for another camera case. If I cut it right I should be able to make it stretch. Well, that’s it for me today. I’m pooped and just want to kick back on the sofa, watch So You Think You Can Dance and continue quilting my granny square quilt. Happy Wednesday!

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2 Responses to “WiP Wednesday”

  1. MDLQ June 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    I can’t wait the finished product. You make me want to quilt too! For now, I’ll just give you ideas. You should try making long handbags for the summer. I saw these absolutely beautiful Hawaiian motive quilt bags when I was on vacation. I wanted to get one for girl in the family but was terribly disappointed, they were machine made in
    China. Needless to explain how I feel about that. I’ll try to draw a couple of samples and take pictures so you can get the general idea. BTW! I want to congratulate Starbucks for the contract made with an Ohio company to make the iconic Starbucks white mugs and a company in Chicago to make their tumblers. Each are made by American’s
    hands. Hats off Starbucks!

    • mammarob June 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

      Yes right?? Definitely proud to be part of Starbucks right now! As for the bags, did you take a picture while you were there of them? Email me samples and I’ll see what I can do 🙂

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