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2.23.2012

W.i.P. Wednesday 10

Hello! Wednesday again! This keeps sneaking up on me; I took some photos last night, but I should of done it during the day. These photos aren't great.
Regardless, I have been very busy and I have a lot to show you. I just had a four day weekend which was really great. I spent most of my time working on this t-shirt quilt. I will be quilting it on Saturday. There is still a lot of work to do, I may have a late night Friday night, but it will get done. It is becoming more of a horizontal layout than I intended, I may have to take those four big pieces on the right side and line them up in a horizontal row at the bottom to create a more vertical layout.

custom order t-shirt quilt
Every so often I needed a break from this quilt, so I worked on a few other things this weekend. These are some half square triangles for my cousin's quilt that I mentioned last week. Robin and I created a layout with 90 friendship stars, which means we have to sew 180 pairs of squares and then cut them in to 360 half square triangles. So far I have sewn and cut 20 squares, and squared up two HSTs. So...there is a long way to go!
half square triangles for Ron's quilt
I also worked a little more on this Lego bag. These strips for the outside of the bag have been sewn together in groups of four, leaving me with 10 big pieces. There is still a lot of work to do on this.
Lego bag
Here is the mess next to my computer desk as I work on Robin's Save the Date cards for her September wedding. I got my desk for free (found it next to the dumpster!) and I am thinking about buying a new one from Ikea with some of my birthday money. This desk is big enough for my computer and nothing else. I don't have room to write or even set my printer. The printer lives in the closet and I get it out and set it up on the floor when I need it. I think I am overdue for a new desk.

working on Save the Date cards
I ordered this coral stamp from Stamp Out Online, an Etsy shop that was incredibly helpful and accommodating while working with me to get the coral looking just right for the wedding stationery. The shop has several great stamps and can create custom orders. I plan to order a stamp from their girly business section soon.

second draft of STDs
Recently, I joined the Scrap Attack, hosted by Stitched in Color. There I read about this scrappy piecing method. I tried it out last Wednesday and came up with this ten by ten inch block. I will eventually contribute it to the Austin Modern Quilt Guild's Block Swap, but I need to make it bigger. I really like this method and how crazy the block turns out. I pulled out scraps randomly and only paid attention to not having the same color next to each other. I plan to make more of these scrappy blocks using a monochromatic color palette.
Scraptacular block
Here is my sister's table topper. I pieced the back over the weekend without planning it out, I just added fabric until it was big enough. I am still thinking about how to quilt this and whether or not I will add heat resistant batting to it.

Christmas table topper
I am linking up today with Freshly Pieced. Stop by and take a look at some other crafty blogs!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Linking up at Jay Bird Quilts for Scrappy Sunday. I am so excited about the scrappy block that I made, and I am going to use this link up opportunity as a motivation to continue building those scrappy blocks.


I am also linking up with Lynne at Lily's Quilts. Click the button and support a few other small blogs with views and comments. If you find something that you love, become a follower!
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14 comments:

  1. I love that lego bag! I can totally relate to the "desk found in dumpster" thing. I worked on a dumpster desk for 10 years before I went to IKEA & bought myself a couple better work surfaces! I love them!

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    1. I shopped at Ikea online after writing this post and narrowed down which desk I want. Hopefully I will make the drive out to Ikea this weekend.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love that save the date card. I'm just now finding your blog through WiP -- do you have other wedding advice? I just got engaged over the weekend, and we're going to have a small wedding and would like to do things like invitations using etsy or local handmade/and on my own.

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    1. Kristina, Congratulations on your engagement! I have designed several sets of wedding stationery and it is always a lot of fun! Shopping around on Etsy or scrap booking blogs can give you lots of great ideas for how you want your invites to look. I always like to support small business owners on Etsy; you can hire someone to create and produce your invites, or buy stamps and supplies through Etsy and put them together yourself. Good luck!
      (Also, keep it simple and clean. Negative space is a great thing!)

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    1. Thanks, I am excited to see how that bag turns out. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  4. Love the lego bag and the scraptacular block.

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    1. Thanks! I am so excited about that scrappy block. I want to make a lot more, but I have so many projects going on right now, that it will have to wait in the background for a bit.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Oohhhh, I so love the coral stamp! Great job on the cards!

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  6. Of course you should get a desk from Ikea if you like - but I use a door (from Habitat Re-store, which sells used building supplies) as my desk, on a wooden frame my husband made, and I LOVE IT. It's huge (the size of a door) and lightweight and easier to move, etc. Just a thought!

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  7. Love that lego bag!! Everything looks great!

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  8. Hello fellow Texan graphic designer! :) So many great projects, I really love the scrap block!

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    1. Thank you! That scrap block is so much fun to make.

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