A W.i.P here a W.iP. there, i've got W.iP's everywhere!
As usual I have been working on a million things at one time. I have been able to make some finishes along the way as well which always feels wonderful. So today I share my works in progress and finshes with you in a very picture heavy post.
Works in Progress
First starting with my W.i.P's! I am forever grateful to Rachel Hauser at Stitched in Color for teaching me to hand stich. I seriously love it. I think I have said this before, but before I signed up for her class I was a little iffy about whether I even liked the look of handstitching and if I would even enjoy it. But, it was one of the skills on my list of things to learn, and I figured I needed to try it someday. So I signed up. I got extremely behind in class, and haven't finished a lot of the projects, BUT it was worth every single penny! I have found another love, I have been hand stiching up a storm. Here are some of my latest projects.
I am still chugging away at my embroidery on my Modern Medallion. I work on this every evening while dinner is cooking, and while hanging out downstairs with the family. I suppose watching a movie with subtitles and working on this isn't the fastest way to get it done, but I am enjoying myself!
I started working on Round 4 of my Modern Medallion. I will need to blanket stitch around the medallion flowers and finish piecing it all.
I began working on some hoop art for my best friend who is getting married in September. I designed her wedding invitations and in the design was a tree with a heart and their intials. So I continued on with that theme and I plan to add their intials to this and finish it for them to hang in their new house.
In handstiched camp we made needlebooks. At one of the recent Phx Modern Quilt Guild Meetings I was sharing all my projects from camp and they loved the needlebook. They asked if I would do a workshop or tutorial on the book for us all to make together. Well of course this was not my tutorial and it was part of our paid camp. So that was out of the question. But, after talking with Rachel she said it should be just fine if I were to create my own version of a needlebook for a tutorial. So this is inspired by Rachel's, but is a bit larger, and the inside is layed out with different pockets, organizers, and such. This will also be a gift for my niece's 7th birthday. I have shared a little about her before, but she is getting into sewing by hand and machine, because she want's to be a fashion designer, so she needed a little needle book.
This wonderful W.i.P. is the work of many wonderful ladies. These gorgeous blocks are from my Wish at do.Good Stitches group. It was my month in July to plan the quilt. I chose to do a Postage Stamp quilt using Ritas tutorial. Almost all the blocks are in and once they are I will finish the quilt. This will be going to a sick child and I couldn't be more excited to be apart of such a great organization!
Now on to some finishes!
3136 Charm Squares, 28 Charm Packs, and lots of Kona EVERYWHERE. I mailed off the Kona Charm packs for the I Love Kona Charm Swap. There will be a round two coming soon if you missed out.
As a little token of my appreciation for those who joined me, I made some little hand-stitched key fobs. Yes, I had to include my cheezy little catch phrase for the back, because I am a nerd like that! :)
I made my very first journal cover for my friend who is getting married as a bridal shower gift. I defintely plan to make more of these, what a fun project.
My Westminster Quilt Top is complete! I am so in love with this quilt. This is one I designed when I first started quilting, and even bought the fabric about 7 months ago. It came out to be way smaller than I wanted, which is a bummer, but I still love it and may make another one much larger someday. This quilt top is going to have to sit in a bin for a while until my Groove quilt is complete. I already have some ideas on how I will quilt it and I am looking forward to it.
I am linking up today with Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday. Lee is taking a much deserved break from WiP Wednesday for the summer, and each week she has a guest blogger. Today's guest post is from Bethany at Make Me A Quilt.
I am also linking up with Plum and June's Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link Up. If you are a blogger and haven't been following the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop than you are seriously missing out. All the hard work Beth has put into the hop is helping so many of us out and it is sure to help you too! Each week we get to meet four new bloggers, get advise from other bloggers, and have a chance to win awesome prizes. It's quite fantastic!
P.S. Check back tomorrow for another Groovy QAL post and giveaway. As well as a new sponsor giveaway this Friday!