Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Work from the Weekend

I got to do a little sewing out in Wimberley this weekend. Mr. Pins had been working in New York all week, and I left town before he got back. I managed to leave a bag of fabric that I needed at home, though, and he met me half way on Saturday. It's a good thing he did, too. One of the things I checked off my list with that fabric was my do. Good Stitches blocks for the Cheer circle.

These blocks are from a tutorial by Jessica at SewCraftyJess. She just finished a quilt top with this pattern and I can't wait to do the same once all the blocks trickle in through the mail.

The other project I finished with that fabric was this 73" quilt sleeve. Nothing like a few yards of hand sewing to keep you out of trouble ;-)

I had already made another quilt sleeve last month for my Frost Bank mini quilt

It's pretty straightforward, just a lot of hand sewing. I used this tutorial. Just note that it's the short ends you sew first. I was confused by the language in the tutorial both times. Fail. 

Finally, I selected and cut fabric for six rose star blocks. Not too shabby! I feel like that's the hardest part. I dragged all of my fat quarters with me so that I could see everything I had when I was picking fabrics. If I can just spend a day cutting every few weekends, I think I can stay ahead of the game!

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced, Sew Much Ado, Someday Crafts, and Rae Gun Ramblings.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  


  1. Hahaha! I sewed the long edges first too! So glad it's not just me ;-)

  2. Good job Mr Pins came home to play fabric mule ;o) Great job anyway!

  3. I was just thinking about starting a quilt with these blocks. I think they're beautiful and I love yours!

  4. I love your stars, such good choice in color and design! Bravo!