Tuesday, July 24, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

It's been quite a productive week for me so I figure a proper W.I.P. Wednesday post is in order.  First up, I have had a couple of finishes this week.


This is the "Artist Bag" made using Jeni's drawstring bag pattern, made for my 4 year old nephew to store his budding Lego collection.  It's a nice medium sized bag, perfect for a young child to tote around.  {blogged here}


I had the privilege of testing out Amber's new Family Passport Wallet design, which has now been released in her shop.  I'm also currently hosting a giveaway in which the winner will receive a copy of the pattern.  Click here for more info and to enter the giveaway!

One more small finish for this week ~ a bee block for Marian.


Progress has also been made on my summer hexagon project.  My first batch of hexies was approximately 130ish, which I sewed together into flower units and then into one big blog.  And this week I managed to crank out another 120 hexies which I'm in the process of adding on.  Ahhh, summer.  Lots of time to sit and relax and sew! 


And finally, I'm bringing out my postage stamp top and am going to get it quilted.  It's the only one left on my unfinished pile, asides from the one that Chelsea is quilting for me and the granny squares, which isn't even a finished top yet.  I pressed the postage stamp top today, have the binding made, and am piecing the back tonight.  Next will be basting, my least favourite part, ugh.  But it will be a finish sometime this summer.


Happy week everyone!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

21 comments:

Marian said...

I love the way the hexagons look, so cool! And I like the way you did your postage stamps. Not too overwhelming but still modern and awesome!

CitricSugar said...

You HAVE been busy! Great stuff - love the bee block.

Your hexes are impressive. I'd do more but I just can't find the patience for them.... Maybe someday.

And I have yet to meet a single person who actually enjoys basting. However, your postage stamp will be amazing! Amazing. Good for you for busting through your ufos, too.

Janice said...

wow, everything is beautiful. You must have a lot of patience to do all those hex's and a postage stamp quilt! My hex's are still in a tupperware waiting to be loved. I REALLY need to make that lego bag for my son.

Debbie said...

oh you are going crazy with those hexies!! It's looking great!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your hexies are looking great! I think you already know how much I love the Passport Wallet!

Dawn said...

I love that passport wallet - so cute, and of course the bag is adorable. I have to say my favorite is the hexagon project - I am knee deep in hexies myself! Love them!!! I am adding you to my must read blog list - thanks so much for sharing! :)

Colleen said...

Wow, it certainly has been a productive week! I love your postage stamp quilt, and that is a lot of hexagons. Can't wait to see that finished.

Kate said...

Basting is also my least favourite part! I love that wallet by the way. Great colour/fabric choices. Good work :-)

Toni said...

So many great projects, Heather! Your bee block looks fabulous and I can't wait to see your postage stamp quilt finished!

Patti Shanks said...

Great accomplishments, Heather!Your postage stamps will be amazing! I would have given up on hexies after doing so many. Guess that's why I don't try them!

Kate said...

That's a LOT of hexies! Looks pretty good so far - and a very productive week!

fallingforpieces said...

Love the postage stamps off set like that! It looks great.

Svetlana said...

Such great projects, Heather. I love that postage stamp quilt, it's so bright and happy and pretty!!!

Abby said...

My son would love that lego bag. I may have to try and whip one up. Love the hexies and the postage stamp quilt. Can't wait to see it quilted!

Captain StitchyPants said...

I love your postage stamp quilt! I keep coming back to these as ideas for scraps.

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

So many pretty things to look at! I love the postage stamp quilt, the bee block is just awesome and hexies, geez who doesn't love hexies. :)

LuLu said...

Considering that you are having a nice relaxing summer you sure are getting a lot done! I wish I could say the same :-)

bhafer said...

Beautiful finishes!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great makes! The hexies look awesome and I really love the postage stamp quilt, so yes finish it please ;)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Wow, I just love everything here this week!

Jess said...

Your bee block is amazing! Such gorgeous projects, good luck with the basting (my most hated part so I sympathise!)