Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WIP: Getting Back in Gear Edition.

Before we get started on WIP goodness, have you entered my blogiversary giveaway for some Aurifil and some Timber & Leaf? If not, get a move on that!

I spent this last weekend in Chicago with one of my best friends (who I call Sissy because I adopted her as a third sister) and my two kids and her two kids. Let me set the stage a little bit: one hotel room, four kids under four with both babies suffering teething pains. I'm sure our neighbors LOVED us. But everyone survived, and we all had a grand time. I saw the Picasso display at the Art Institute, I bought shoes--woo!--and we even managed to fit in some fabric shopping for a quilt I've promised to make my Sissy.

Since this quilt will be using linen, quilting cottons, and flannel, I'm pre-washing everything to avoid crazy shrinkage problems. Hopefully all of the textiles will play fairly. Instead of finding a fun design, Sissy fell in love with the pieced back of a quilt from One Shabby Chick. Sissy wants something very minimalist in fabrics and design, relying heavily on texture to add additional flavor so I am making her a quilt back...for her quilt front.

Hot pink? Yes, please!

Sissy is known for her intense bargain shopping abilities, and when I'm with her, I get amazing deals too. I picked up these shoes for a song! And I shouldn't be so surprised, but we wound up purchasing all of the fabric for her quilt for $30. This will be at least a 50" x 70" quilt. $30. I'm in shock. The woman just attracts bargains. For example, she found some end of bolt Kona coal that was discounted, then an additional 50% off. Nearly a yard for under $3. (I don't know how she does it.)

I did polish off my February Lucky Stars block and pick out fabric for March's block.

I've also finished one Sisters' 10 block, and I'm working on the second. I'm really excited about both of my blocks for the Make It Modern bee, and I've got so many fun things to do this month. It's a shame it's already the fifth and I've spent the first four days of the month playing around Chicago!

What are you up to this week? I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday which is being hosted this week by Claire of Sewing Over Pins. I'll leave you with the view from my front door. Yuck.....and now, it's back to work!


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    1. It was a truly lovely weekend! I should have mentioned there was also a lot of delicious food.... :)

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    1. They are awesome. I want to dance around a lot whenever I'm wearing them. Unfortunately, I'll be stuck wearing them around my house ONLY until the weather looks up. C'mon, spring!

  3. I think I need to find myself a bargain hunting friend like that! My friends always convince me to spend more!

  4. Those shoes are amazeballs!

    Just don't wear them to the co-op. Keith who works there, and who wears all kinds of awesome colorful pants, shoes and socks, will want to steal them. ;)


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