Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WIP: Zippy Edition

This week, I worked on conquering my insane fear of zippers, and I think I may have inched closer to neutral status. (I'm not sure I'll ever love zippers, but I'd like to not break into a cold sweat whenever I come near them.) Four zippy pouches. Woo! I did them assembly line style, and I used this tutorial, which was totally awesome.

I also finished the binding on a mini quilt I'm working on for a gift this holiday season. I threw it across the room a few weeks back because the inverted corners were driving me crazy, and my thread snapped, and I couldn't make them look pretty, and I decided I needed to step back and breathe before I destroyed all of the work I'd put into it. (I won't be working with inverted corners anytime again soon.) All I can say is, thank goodness it's finished, and I really like how it turned out, even if the corners and the back binding look like junk.

Just a peek!
As to works in progress, well, I decided to jumpstart December's HST BOM by making up my own so I could get to piecing the top. I've decided to give it away, and if possible, I'd like to be able to have it done as close to Christmas as possible. I'm planning to attach a very scrappy border, and I've already picked up backing and binding fabric. I probably won't get the quilting done before I move, so it will be yet another quilt top I'll be moving back. (That's three, friends. Three.)

I also pieced together my BOF blocks with a 1.5" finished sashing. I'm going to make a really long tablerunner! Woo!

And I am putting together a few blocks from the Super Mario QAL over at Cut to Pieces. I'm not planning to do the entire quilt--though I'd love to have one for myself--but I thought I'd take a couple of the blocks and make them into pillows for more gifts.

And that's what I've been up to this last week! What have you been doing? I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Oo, inverted corners. Very daring of you! =]

    I like the last block for the BOTM - it works really well with the quilt!

    1. Not sure if I'm EVER going to do inverted corners again. Uck! :)

      I think the block goes well, and I'm excited to be moving forward on this one!

  2. Your zippy pouches turned out super cute - well done. Ha - throwing an annoying project across the room - sounds like something I would do!

  3. Your zippy pouches are super cute! I'm afraid of zippers too, so I think you've very brave.

    Also, because I know it will make John laugh, I have to say that when you conquer your fear, we can call you A Girl Named Zippy. ;)

  4. Love those pouches! You have been very productive :)

  5. You should try the open wide pouch from Anna Graham at Noodlehead blog...awesome zippers!


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