Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Oops. A Mending Pile

If you quilt, you've probably dabbled in other types of sewing crafts as well. Maybe it was garment making or home decor. In any case, when some of those other sewing needs pop up around the house, the idea of farming them out to the tailor or the staff at the dry cleaners will probably bring on a wave of guilt regardless of the nominal fee you'd pay to have an item repaired.

Come on. I know I'm not the only one with a queue of clothes like this needing to be repaired. What? You keep yours in a pile?

I've got one of those, too. I just stuffed the pile in this bag.

I actually made a trip to Hancock's specifically to get thread to match these mending projects. Oh yeah. Now I remember; that's why I put the pile in the bag. I had to take the clothes with me when I went to Hancock's. Well, that trip was almost a year ago, so I really need to get on it. 

I've been getting my house and my sewing space back in order after being out of town last week. I hope to hit the cutting mat tomorrow and show these projects some attention!

Summer Sampler Series Blocks: 
- I've been making these to swap with the Austin Modern Quilt Guild for ourselves and for a donation quilt. 

Rose Star Blocks: 
- At least I finished a third one of these last week.

Storm at Sea Quilt: 
- Its issues have me pushing this off to the back burner again. 

That's all for Wednesday. On to Thursday! I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced, Sew Much Ado, and Someday Crafts.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Love your blocks! The colors are great. And the Storm at Sea Quilt is gorgeous! You really picked the right name for it

  2. Love your blocks! I am guilty. Recently I went through the mending pile and the bag and the hanging stuff to discover I could consider half of it done. My kids had outgrown them. I felt better, my husband, not so much. LOL.

  3. what "issues" have you stalling out on the storm at sea quilt? just curious. everything looks great, i especially love the third rose star. just delightful!

  4. Your mending pile is slightly larger than mine, but I do have pieces of clothing that have been in the pile for almost a year. Yikes.
    Your block swap block looks great! I hope I can snag that one at the next meeting!
    Maybe the guild forum can help you with your Storms at Sea issues. Or schedule a sewing day with a friend, sometimes those problems just need a fresh set of eyes, and some time to talk through it.