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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I've been sewing away this week, trying to make a dent in all the projects I have. But of course, as I write this, I am debating about going to do some more fabric shopping today (why do I do this to myself?)  I should probably just stay home and finish these all up. ;)
This is just the start of the next quilt in Camille Roskelley's new book Simply Retro. The quilt is titled Retro. I'm going to try to get at least the top pieced  by next week so I can link it up with Jana's quilt along. 
I've been itching to finish up these perfect summer baby quilts using Lucy's Crab Shack prints. I've made a boy version in blues and oranges and am starting on a girl one in pinks and greens. 
And lastly, I am looking for 5 inch squares for an i-spy quilt. I've seen some cute quilts made but I've never actually cared to make one for myself until just a few weeks ago. I had taken my kids with me to a few of the shops in the shop hop and they were giving kids a little square of fabric to collect for a quilt. Of course this got my boys all excited and they decided this would be one of their summer goals; to collect the fabrics and to piece the quilt all together. I figure I should take advantage of their enthusiasm to spend time with me while they still are interested (plus give them a reason to not complain when I drag them to fabric shops). I ended up buying some fabrics at a few of the shops and then I ordered some more on etsy but figured this is going to get expensive fast if I am only using up 5 inches of each print. So if anyone wants to do a little swap-a-roo of a few fabrics that would be awesome. 

I'm linking up today at: Freshly Pieced


Anita said...

I say, go fabric shopping and work on the quilt later today. ;) Never pass up a chance to go fabric shopping. I love Camille's book but I dare not get involved in another anything-a-long this summer!

Lauren Deel said...

Oh! I just now read this re: the 5-inch squares for an I-spy quilt. I'll go collect some now and get them in the mail later this week. Fun!

cindyquiltsOR said...

I did an I-spy type quilt recently for an adult friend. Send me an address and I will send you a set of "left over" blocks.

Cindy B.