Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Joining a few others in WIP Wednesday - I will try to post all my WIPs, UFOs, Stash busters and even stash builders [weak moment] all kinds of projects. There may be some cross over to Weekend To-Do but remember how much I LOVE lists!

This is my second Churchmouse Mohair Bias Loop - love this pattern because it's EASY. I can work on it anywhere and talk at the same time. I am using Schulana Kid Seta from my LYS Twisted. I would like to have this done to the point of Kirchner stitch so I can take into the store on Sunday and get some tips! Linked up with Petra at Sew Paint Create
Churchmouse Mohair Bias Loop
Churchmouse Mohair Bias Loop
Love making these drawstring bags from In Color Order. I purchased the pattern because of the different sizes she puts together. I make the project size for knitting project bags. There are a few that need to be finished up before this weekend!

Drawstring bags
This is my first time knitting socks...not sure I am in love yet but I am trying this from the toe up. For some reason it just makes more sense to me. Last night I knitted the first half of the toe and while I had to start over once, I think it's finally clicking. This book by Wendy Johnson - Socks from the Toe Up has been great and I am probably going to have it spiral bound so it's easier to keep open. The yarn is Madeinetosh Tosh Sock, not sure of the color. 
Both of these quilts were started some time ago - maybe two years ago??!! I made them for me so of course they have taken the back seat for other projects. I made a pact with myself - I can't buy any new fabric OR start a new quilt project until these are done.

The AMH Start quilt is a pattern called Star Struck Quilt. It was one of my very first classes and I used some of my favorite fabrics by Anna Maria Horner called Innocent Crush.The back is velvet... I can't wait to have this on the couch on a cold rainy day!
AMH Star Quilt
This Rectangle Squared quilt is a pattern by Film On the Fridge. The printed fabrics I used are by Joel Dewberry; collection is called Modern Meadow. I love the linen in this quilt and clean fresh feeling. This one might live in the guest room....
Rectangle Squared Quilt
The second [yes I made two!] Ron Swanson quilt was made right before Christmas. I actually put them together at the same time. I did go a little crazy but since I have two people in my life that are CRAZY about Ron Swanson I knew these would make great gifts. The pattern and quilt along is by Monica of Happy Zombie. I am lucky enough that she is part of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, where I get to see her [when I actually go] and chat ever so briefly because she is POP-U-LAR! But in a good way, not in a mean girl way - very funny and so talented. Plus you gotta love a gal that names her fabric line after MOCHI!.

Quilt #2 is for Kirk - I think the husbands always kind of lose out on the quilt front. I will share #1 next week.
Ron Swanson Quilt #2
I just received my order from Spoonflower - this is where I uploaded my logo to make quilt labels. They turned out amazing and I am really happy with the quality. I used this tutorial by JayBird Quilts - she even provided a template. In one yard of fabric it made around 63 labels. I chose the Kona Cotton which was a little more expensive but I think worth it. I left all blank space so I can use a fabric pen to write in all the details. Need to get these cut out!
Doxzen Quilt Labels
This post series is inspired by Freshly Pieced and linked up over there!


  1. I don't know about doing Kitchener among friends who are talking. Or anywhere that there's talking. Or distractions of any kind. Think white room with padded walls.


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