Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday #16 a finish, and two starts

Wednesday is again upon us and I have gotten a bit done this week.  I finished up my Lark quilt by binding it and just love the sweet daisy print framing up the edge.



 I decided to make a quilted bag next and so I got some fabric out that I have been stashing for almost a year now- it's a few Anthology prints from a collection called Bryant Park.  I chose some gray to pair with it and pulled out my trusty Dresden Plate template- I had been wanting to try to use it to make wavy looking blocks- and my vision turned into a reality when I made the back piece.  I then made side pieces and a front piece with a traditional Dresden Plate.  I got as far as quilting the front Dresden Plate and haven't yet found any time to get the rest quilted so I can assemble the bag.  I think this bag will be for me as it is my Birthday on Sunday and every year I try to sew myself something - a little Birthday gift to myself.  Last year I made a pincushion, which I still use daily.




I got a quilt in the mail today from my second customer- and it is so lovely!  Check out all those great prints from Kate Spain's line Terrain.  I love the colors and the way she incorporated words and the sea turtles- which are very personal to the person she is giving it to.  I am only giving you a sneak peek right now- but I will be blogging about my progress, so follow along if you would like to see how I quilt this.   I am quite certain we will be seeing lots of watery flowy designs for this quilt.  I can't wait to get started.

Lastly a winner - comment #17- Ginny- you have been randomly selected as the winner of a free $25 half apron of your choice from my etsy shop - I will email you as well.  Thanks for all of your great comments, there were definitely lots of great ideas for how to use the spice vial roll up!  Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there- and hope everyone has a fabulous week!
I am linking to Lee @ Freshly Pieced  WIP Wednesday

12 comments:

  1. Your dresdens look amazing. I'm anxious to see how you quilt Terrain (I LOVE that line of fabric!!)

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  2. The bag is going to be fantastic!! Love the dresden.

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  3. Great quilting on the Dresden! You really make me want to try some quilting myself...

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  4. I love that daisy binding as well - it's so happy!

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  5. Beautiful fabrics. Your quilting design so nicely complements the lark quilt. Happy Birthday! I think a present for yourself is a great idea!!

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  6. The Dresden plate bag looks amazing and the turtle quilt must be precious.

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  7. Beautiful projects. I love the fabrics on your first quilt. The dresden look wonderful,too.

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  8. Your projects are all lovely.... And the Anthology back is amazing:)

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  9. I like the pretty flowers on the gray.

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  10. Happy early birthday to you! I love your Dresden bag! Gorgeous fabric!

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  11. Thank you so much for the giveaway Molly! Here is my choice of apron: http://www.etsy.com/listing/85565418/half-apron-atomicaprons and I will be emailing you also!

    Love the Anthology backing and your dresden is looking great!

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