Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WIP: too much travel edition.

Oh, Friends. I am absolutely exhausted. We decided last Tuesday night to take a weekend trip to visit family. Folks at the airport thought we were crazy to be hauling as much stuff as we did, but seriously, for two adults and two children under the age of three, we brought two small suitcases, a diaper bag, a backpack with toys, my purse, our double stroller, and the two carseats, and that was packing lightly and knowing we could borrow grandma's washing machine if necessary. The security checkpoints on the flights were super fun, let me tell you, especially when everyone in line behind us just groaned and complained. (Why they picked our line, I don't know!)

I did get some sewing in, which is a good thing since I'm trying to conquer my massive September list!

Here is my September block for In Color Order's HST BOM

And all nine blocks together! I had left the first five back in our midwestern home, but I picked them up on my super fast trip back because I couldn't bear to have them apart! The red is a little intense, but I'm still glad I did it.

And here's block two (Angel!) from A Very Merry HST BOF over at Blossom Heart Quilts. I'm excited for the third!

Finally, here are two paper pieced blocks I'm working on for a birthday gift for a friend. White was perhaps not the best choice for background material, especially with such pungent colors, but lesson learned, right? I've made this block before for my blacks and batik quilt, but I made four identical blocks, then pieced them together. This time, I'm making each block a different color with wildly fun fabrics, and I have no idea what it will look like all together. Another lesson to be learned, me thinks?

My sister sent me this link a few days ago, and I'm thinking it's a must-have for October. I love dinosaurs, and my son likes to wear wacky clothing/costumes. Hooray!

I'm not sure what kind of sewing I'll get done this week. We seem to have brought home some sort of bug if Banzo's fever and lethargy and snot-nose are any indication, and I'm really really hoping it passes the rest of us by. 

Here is my September list!
  • Sequintastic September project--need to pick up a hoop for hand quilting
  • Finish binding on Black and Batiks Quilt
  • Finish wonky star table runner--need to finish handsewing the binding
  • Finish Marie blocks--12 of 20 done (pretty sure this isn't going to get done anytime soon.)
  • Tote--have pattern picked out; fabric and interfacing are here, squee!
  • September block for HST BOM
  • Blocks for A Very Merry HST BOF--one of two done
  • Triangle mini quilt--idea sketched--waiting on time!
  • Cut fabric for charm swaps
  • Drawstring Bags
  • Start work on Holiday gifts and a few birthday gifts
  • Another business card holder
And I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced. Love!

 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Your piecing is the BOM! ;)

    Love the Sept. block and the layout so far.

    1. Haha! That made me laugh seriously hard. Thanks, Dude! I needed the laugh! :)

  2. I LOVE the pops of color in the September blocks. So fun!

  3. I love those gray and white HST blocks, with the pops of color!

    1. Thanks, Terry! I'm so happy I went with this color scheme. I had initially planned on doing only grays and whites, but those pops found their way in. I think it's going to be a fun finished product. :)

  4. Ohhh, those nine blocks look awesome together! I'm glad you did the red, too. :)

    1. The red makes me want to sing.......

      "Cake!!!!! Oh, how I love CAKE!!!!"

      I think only you will appreciate my song. :)


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