Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WiP Wednesday - Piles and Piles of Squares

So again, no actual finishes on my WiP's, but I did get some stuff done.
I finished my April block for the Virtual Quilting Bee.
Sampler - Block 3

And just for fun, I thought I would share both of my sister's blocks so far, since neither of them blog.  These photos were the ones they each texted me:

my sister Diana's block
My sister Jenna's blocks
We are having a lot of fun doing this Bee together, even being thousands of miles apart!
As for my other projects, I was able to get the backing fabric and batting for my nephew's quilt. Even better?  I got it for 50% off, thanks to a coupon on my JoAnn's app, and the sheer luck of the Denyse Schmidt fabrics not being on sale this week (hence being able to use the coupon on it).   

I am hoping to have that done by this weekend, considering he will be born next weekend! Yikes. Better get on that one...

Also, I did manage to get one of the three shirts sewn that I had cut out from my husband's cast-offs. 

It turned out a lot better than I thought!  I still have to finish the seams (as you can see on the inner neck seam), and I think I want to embellish it, so I don't consider this finished just yet.

And then I decided on a whim to start a new project.  Two years ago I made my twins some simple tied Toy Story blankets.  Well, they have since outgrown Toy Story, but my youngest son is now totally into Woody and Buzz.  So I spent an evening cutting the leftover flannel to make my 2-year-old a Toy Story blanket.

I decided while I was in the flannel-cutting groove, I would get out my stack of flannel that I bought two years ago for my (still in progress) denim rag picnic quilt and get those cut into squares, too.  So  I ended up spending the past three nights cutting approximately 375 flannel squares of various sizes, and I'm not quite done.

My carpal tunnel is paying me back for it now.

WiP's - no finishes
*New - Toy Story Blanket - squares cut

 Improv Log Cabin Pillow - no progress
 Upcycyled Tees - 1 of 3 sewn

Baby Boy quilt - backing and batting purchased
 Love baby quilt - not worked on
Bonus - flannel cut for Denim Rag

2013 BOM's & Bees -
Sister's 10 BOM blocks - April block not completed

 Virtual Quilting Bee blocks - April Block COMPLETE

 Applique Quilt -  March fused but not appliqued, April block - haven't picked it up yet

Linking with Lee @
 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Lovely blocks and beautiful piecing!! Funny thing....I'm always hoping DS fabrics are NOT on sale so I can use MY coupon!!

  2. You have been a busy lady!
    I love all of those color choices...beautiful!

    Here via WIP Wednesday.

  3. Great VQB block! Any tips for cutting flannel? I am getting ready to start a baby quilt for a friend with a flannel charm pack. Still you wash yours first or size/press?

  4. Love that block with the orange it. So pretty!

  5. I heart blue & orange. Nice VQB blocks :)

  6. How fun that your sisters quilt, too! Meanwhile - I'm impressed with your shirt. I'm still too scared to venture into the world of clothing.

  7. How fun to be in a bee with your sisters! Your blocks are (all) lovely!


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