W.i.P. Wednesday 06

I am working on several things in the New Year. My work in progress table is stacked high with projects that were started last year, so I am hoping to work twice as much to clear out old projects while still completing new projects.

A good friend of mine is having a baby soon and these are a couple of blocks for that quilt. I fussy cut animals from Michael Miller's Zoology in Lagoon for the centers of these wonky log cabins.

When I was visiting family in Fort Worth after Christmas, my aunt and I cut out the backing, sashing, borders, and binding.

This week my Janome is in the shop having its yearly cleaning and some repairs done. I feel lost without it. But it gives me time this week to square up the 12 blocks and get my binding pinned together so it is ready to sew when my machine comes home this weekend. I am working on the assumption that it will be ready for me to pick up on Saturday, because I really want (need) to have it this weekend.

This purse was started last year in November when the quilt guild went on a retreat. I have the bottom of the purse completed. The outside fabric and interfacing as well as the lining fabric and its interfacing are put together and ready for the handles to be attached. The handles are on hold because I lost the instructions for the double sided fusible interfacing and need to go to the store to get more.
Actually the entire purse is on hold while I try to find the pattern for it.

I was packing up some work to take with me for an evening of babysitting a friend's son and I thought I put the instructions in my bag so that I could sew the flower together while he slept. But I think I may have put the instructions in my bag of recyclables instead. It was by the front door so that I could take it outside on my way to the car. When I got home and looked around the house for the pattern, I realized I may have accidentally recycled it. I went out to the bin at 11 p.m. and tried to look around but I didn't have any luck finding it. So I am going to wait a bit and see if it turns up in my sewing studio, and if not I will buy a new pattern so that I can finish this purse.

I love this flower that will go on the outside of this bag!
I cut out two types of Valentine's fabric so that I could make some more sets of kitchen towels. I made some for Christmas gifts last month. I really like the way these turn out, I am going to try to finish pinning the pleats this week so that this weekend they will be ready to be sewn onto the towels. Also, I have to go to the store and pick up some more white towels.
Valentine's Day fabric for my towels
Valentine's Day fabric for my cousin's towels

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  1. I love that Michael Miller's Zoology print! So pretty.

  2. Beautiful projects! Love the quilt blocks! I just got my machine cleaned too, it was a hard week trying to find something to do to keep me from going insane. Thankfully they got it back faster than they initially quoted, so that was nice.