WIP Wednesday: Cutting, Sewing and Organizing

It took a few days after getting back from vacation to get back to the sewing machine. I think goal setting at the beginning of the month is helpful for me to focus.

I found these cool bins at Costco, made by Creative Options. I thought they would be a perfect fit for some of my WIPs.

creative options bins

My 4th of July Table Runner:

WIP 4th of july table runner

My soon to be machine appliqued mug rugs:

WIP applique mug rugs

Mystery Quilt 2005 in progress:

WIP mystery quilt

Mystery Quilt 2003(?) finished top:

WIP mystery quilt the first

I cut up some of my newest fabric (no pics yet) to start working on the party outfits this week. And I even did a little bit of piecing (for the mystery quilt):

9 patch blocksI have 10 more little (these measure 5" square unfinished) 9-patch blocks to make in a slightly different pattern to finish step 13 in this project. I'm a little concerned about my fabric choices (I've learned a lot in the last 9 years!) and wonder if some of my reds read too dark. We'll see once it's done.

Lastly, the kiddos and I stopped by my first shop for the Row by Row Experience, The Intrepid Thread in Milpitas, CA. It was my first time in their shop. (The kids loved the basket of blocks to play with while I shopped!) I had a really hard time focusing on the project I was there to shop for with all the beautiful fabric around me. I did manage to only impulse buy 2 fat quarters in addition to my project fabric (photos coming on Sunday). Here's their lovely spring leaf row. My stash of greens should work nicely.

Row by Row Intrepid Thread

I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Diana hosting Anything Goes Monday.

11 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Cutting, Sewing and Organizing

  1. Marji

    I love the line of lavender running through the greens!
    And I love your project boxes, getting very organized there!

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  2. your little boxes will be great for projects. I recently invested in a good few clear boxes to put WIPs into. Means I can keep track of where they are and what they are. Its been great to have them. I like your black and white and red project. I am currently at the beginnings of a half square triangle trip around the world in black and white with some red. I couldn't find nice reds like you have... well not enough of them at the time anyway.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Philipa. The organizational project is a long and slow one. Baby steps. :-) Lately I've been drawn to black white and a color quilts, so I might try something like green or teal next. I don't have the patience for that many HSTs though. Good luck with your project.

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    1. sarah

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      I admire, but don't understand, people who can focus on just one project at a time. ;-)

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you. It's exciting to be at the stage of seeing it all start to come together. Just a couple more steps creating blocks and I'll get to see what the finished product will look like.

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  3. Way to work on your old mystery quilts, when mine get a few years old it's hard to pull back out. I understand about old color schemes not so appealing after you styles and levels change, just finish it and surely it will look good. You have a wonderful eye for color.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you very much. I can't finish a project without starting three more. New fabric is always so alluring. :-)

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