Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WIP it - i'm a sewing machine

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Ha! See what I did there? I got a lot of sewing and crocheting done this week. A LOT! This is what happens when you have the weekend off and don't leave your apartment except to grab something to eat and work out. I could totally do that every weekend. I don't mind being home when I have things to do.


Block 8 of Beginner's Quilt Along - I kinda wish that the stripes would've either all lined up nicely or where all wonky enough to not line up at all. I probably could've made that happen, but it would've been more work than I was willing to do. I'm not lazy, I just don't feel then need to do extra work if I don't absolutely have to. There was a lot more sewing that needed to be done.


Added four more rows to Oh Lucy! I didn't want to stop sewing, but knew I had to work on other things. I did ignore my hungry tummy for an hour though. She's much bigger than I thought she was going to be. Oops. Oh well. This one has been a learning experience for sure. Also, I think I will be naming all my quilts with people type names. I don't know why, I just think it'll be fun.


Quilts for Kids - This sucker went together quick. I finished most of the top except for the borders. I thought about doing them, but wanted to get some more work done on Lucy. I think part of why this went together so quickly is because I received the kit with all the parts already cut. The only cutting I did was for the four square blocks.  My only frustration at this point is that some of the cuts they made were uneven. It's okay though because I made it work. 


Made a few more card holders and added one to my etsy shop. I'll make a few more for this weekend as well. I've had interest from one person so far for one. Hopefully I'll get a little more interest in them soon. I think they'd be good for school. Keep your money and ID in them and throw them in your pocket or back pack.

I cut some 2.5 inch squares for the Scrap Vomit Appreciation Society swap. I have to cut 100. I've got maybe 20 done. I'm using up my scraps so if there's enough left for a 2.5 inch square it gets cut. Easy peasy. Not even sure what I'll do with the squares I receive. Maybe make a pillow or two.

I've finished another cowl and a few more hats for Sew Loco. A few more to go and I'll be ready for
Saturday. Anything left after Saturday I think I'll put up on etsy. I need to find some models for them though.

No progress on the sewing machine cover, the great granny square/baby quilt or the zipper pouches. I don't expect to make any progress on the sewing machine cover until after my fabric freeze is over...unless I win some fabric in a giveaway or credit to a shop or something. 

I did end up making a dress this weekend too. It's kinda see through though, so it either needs a slip or a tank and some leggings to go underneath. I ended up making it more difficult to make then it needed to be. Lesson learned.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Also linking up with Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet, here are a bunch of things I worked on and finished this month. I think I got more done than I thought I would. A lot of crocheting too.


Lily's Quilts

Lily's Quilts

15 comments:

Mareenchen said...

Lovely cheery projects! :D

Isisjem said...

Great makes. I like the business card holders - they look pretty and useful!

AlyceB said...

Oh pretty Oh Lucy! And those business card holders are gorgeous - love the fabric! Happy Fresh Sewing Day!

Marit said...

Sounds like you got a lot made in July! Your card holders are really nice, hope you sell lots of them:)

LynCC said...

That fishy fabric is so fun!

Foster said...

You did tons in July. I love your card holders. Excellent idea for all the millions of card we all carry around.

materialgirlquilts said...

Loving all of the card holders you've made from the tutorial! I also just realized that you live in Indy too! You are the first craft/quilt blogger I've "met" from here ;-)
Amanda
amanda@materialgirlquilts.com

Sue Bone said...

You could have done the stripes all in one piece and added the end triangles, but it's still a nice block. I love your card holders.

Janice said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those card holders are awesome! I was reading about your Fabric Freeze and as dreadful as it sounds, I need to put myself on one too. Ugh!

Nat at Made in Home said...

You did so much!!!Amazing!

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful! I especially love the Lucy quilt -- such a great fabric line!

Katie B. said...

Sewing machine indeed! Love what you're doing with the Lucy quilt. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Amanda said...

Oh Lucy looks great! I like your idea of naming quilts after people and can't wait to see what other names you come up with!

Newbie Jen said...

Hi, stopping by from Small Blog Meet. I love all your projects, and I hope you are having fun with the Beginner Quilt Along - I am!

Martha said...

Hi Melissa, I'm stopping by from Plum and June blog hop. All of your projects are amazing. I love Oh Lucy and the idea of naming your quilts.