Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Works in Progress Wednesday - May 16, 2012

On Monday, I started experiencing a strange and rare urge to garden. It was very odd and I'm not sure where it came from. I was tempted to ignore it and hope it went away, but then I figured that I should probably take advantage of the urge and weed the out-of-control back garden. I'm half way done and I think I'm getting most of the weeds. I think I've also probably pulled a few actual garden plants -- oops. With any luck, I can finish getting the garden organized before this earth mother feeling passes. ;)

On to quilty business...

New Projects: Started and finished a fun hostess gift for one of my longtime friends. I love these coasters in the solids and I see many more in my future. I used this tutorial by Laura of Quokka Quilts. I especially love them because they can double as wine glass charms so we lushes can keep better track of our drinks. :) 

And speaking of lushes (me not her), Here is my friend Suzy and I at our grade 8 reunion. It's been 3 or 4 years since the two of us spent any significant time together, but it was like we'd never been apart. So fun!

Completed Projects: 
Micah's Growth Chart - is done and I shared it last Friday, along with Daniel and Patrick's growth charts. Woo hoo! I will do a tutorial on it in June sometime when I make my niece's growth chart.

Current Projects:
Modern Block Monday Sampler - This week was Fractured Triangles by Jessica Brown. No points cut off! Yay!

FMQQAYGQAL/QAYGFMQQAL - Done the sashing and I've started on the binding. Soooo excited about this one! :)

Spiral/Spring seta colour
Wedding quilt
Nine patch colourwash

WIP Wednesday Recap:
New projects: 1
Completed projects: 2
Current projects: 2
On Hold/UFO: 15

I'm linking in to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network and to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Thanks, wonderful women, for hosting such great parties!

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Have a great Wednesday, everyone!


  1. Wow! The growth charts look so fantastic together. Love those cute coasters too.

  2. Oh, just love the growth charts. I love the coasters too. I have an Easter set my mom made. Good to know there's a tutorial out there, as my mom didn't leave me the pattern.

  3. I have those coasters on my to do list for christmas giving! Even tho I have no one to make growth charts for, I am curious about the "how to" so will be watching for that.

  4. It was a weak moment and some free time that started my gardening. Now I have no free time and the weeds still keep coming. Happy Day. Maybe a grow chart for gardens? lol

  5. No points cut off!! That's an experience The block looks great. I love the coasters...

  6. Very nice coasters and I like your fractured triangles :)

  7. I love, love, love the growth charts! I can't wait for the tutorial! What a neat idea and so personalized! Your WIPs are so organized. I just have to get my act together! Thanks for motivating me.

  8. The first part of this post made me giggle. I am FB friends with my boyfriend from grade 7. He's bald now.

  9. No points cut off.....that has gotten me through some rough times in my life (better than drink!).

  10. Wow, your fractured triangles block is perfectly put together! And I love the growth charts - very clever. It's so great to get back with old friends and feel like nothing has changed - I rarely see my old peeps and I miss that!

  11. sounds like you're having great fun!! I love seeing old friends too.
    I don't garden at all but if your urge is still strong once you've finished yours, pop over to mine ;) xx

  12. looks like you have gotten a lot done. Everything is so pretty too!!

  13. I like the coasters in the solids. I wouldn't have thought of such simplicity in choosing fabrics. I would have loved growth charts like that when my kids were younger!


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