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W.i.P Wednesday, Progress and Finishes

Today I join Freshly Pieced for W.i.P. Wednesday to share with you my project progress this week. For only being wednesday it has been a very busy week for me. Today my little Everett is 2 months old! And it also marks 1 month my family has been sick, yikes! But, I think it's almost over the kids seem to be pretty happy besides the sniffles. I almost feel my house needs to be quarantined with one of those huge circus tents they use when you have termites. Time to bust out the Lysol and get to town!

Anyways, I have been busy getting ready for the massive amount of events I am participating in for May and June. Sew,Mama,Sew! Giveaway Day, the Patchwork Prism quilt along, Lets Get Acquainted blog hop, Quilt Festival, the Summer Sewing Contest, and a 3x6 Bee. Whoa, thats a lot! For some odd reason I thrive on being crunched for time. My husband always says you put this on yourself you know! Well I did indeed and I love it!

I finished my appliqué Tree Pillow last week, which was a Mother's Day gift for my Mom. I plan to make her a quilt for Christmas to match.

I finished cutting my Patchwork Prism pieces! Whoa Hoo! Its funny how I was so anxious to get the cutting done, until I was actually done and realized now I have to actually put all those tiny pieces back together! We quilters must be crazy!

I started a new quilt project, which I can't share too much about yet, but I'm hoping this will be helpful for any of you beginner quilters!


Last week I designed my business cards, and yesterday they came in the mail! And, I love how they turned out!!! What do you think?

I also announced a winner from my Kona Cotton Charm Pack Giveaway, #47 Jenny S. your charm pack is in the mail and on its way! Thank you to everyone who participated! Yesterday I gave everyone a little sneak peak of the giveaway that starts Monday, so come back and try again for a chance to win some more awesome fabric!

Finally I leave you with a question, what is one quilting technique or skill you would love to learn? And what are some techniques or projects you would like to accomplish this year?


Alyssa Lichner

Alyssa Lichner

Creator of Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her tutorials, patterns, and classes with quilters around the world. She always encourages her readers and students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.