Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WiP Wednesday #15

I'm Back!

I had a fabulous vacation last month.  We were gone from June 30 - July 29.  Yep, an entire month.  And we hit a grand total of 15 States during that one month.

Starting in Virginia, we hit North Carolina, West Virginia (twice), Ohio, Indiana (twice), Illinois (twice), Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming (twice), Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Kentucky. 


However, now that my summer fun is over and August has arrived, I am definitely feeling the pressure to get started on my Christmas gifts/projects. 

Fortunately, I have a stack of new fabric that I bought while I was in Utah last month.  And while some of it is intended for some of those Christmas gifts I need to get a start on, I have to admit, I did purchase the majority of it just for me!

I bough most of it at my favorite little quilt shop in Orem, The Fabric Mill.

They are so friendly and helpful at that store.  I went to another one, (which shall remain nameless) and even though they were larger and even had a 20% off Christmas in July sale going on, I just wasn't impressed.  They didn't really have a lot of what I wanted, and the customer service was very poor compared to my favorite Fabric Mill.

Can you tell I love The Fabric Mill???

Anyway, the bottom of the stack is some California Girl by Fig Tree, which I am going to try another Swoon quilt with.

Above that is a little bit of Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille that my sister picked out for her Christmas gift.

On top is a mix of boy fabrics that I picked out to make some shorts for my twins with, and a few cuts of Halloween fabric that I bought to add to my small, but growing, Halloween fabric collection, which eventually will end up as a Halloween-ish quilt.
NOW - on to WiP Wednesday! 

I had a completion before I left (which I mentioned on my last WiP post, but finally blogged about a few weeks one and only post in July!) 


I also finished 2 of the three dresses I had started.  I will post about those when I finish the third one.

So here are the new stats:

WiP's finished - 1
2 of 3 pillowcase dresses

New WiP's - 0

WiP's worked on - 0
Technically nothing worked on, but bought the fabric for 2 of my "back burner" projects.
WiP's NOT worked on: 6
*ONE Key fob to finish
*ONE dress to finish
Swoon mini quilt
Denim Rag Quilt
Star Baby Quilt
Couch Pillows

On the back burner/not started yet: 4
Bed quilt (Swoon)
Christmas Stockings
Secret gift #1 (fabric purchased)
Secret gift #2

Total = 10 - Up one from last month
Linking to Lee at Freshly Pieced (button in my sidebar)


  1. I was just thinking yesterday that I haven't heard from you in a while. Glad you're back! You are prepared, I can't think about Christmas for couple more months!

  2. I'm trying not to drool over all of your fabric. :) I hadn't heard of that fabric shop in Orem. I'll have to check it out on my next pilgrimage to Utah. :)

  3. I love that California Girl and Vintage Modern fabric. You've got quite the list of WIP.

  4. That's quite a trip! Your fabric shopping sounds really fun!


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