Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snowpocalypse YAY

I'm sure everyone is posting about the SNOWPOCALYPSE, and I, for one, am quite pleased about the whole thing--classes at the university have been canceled tomorrow, so my girl Zoe and I are going to be camped out at home. Fortunately she really likes watching DVDs on the little portable player on the guest bed, so I will have some time to sew! (We won't spend all day in the sewing room. But more than I usually get on a Wednesday!)

So, even though I'm a little early for WiP Wednesday, here's an update!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Over the weekend, I got the Sliced Coins baby quilt stacked together (click for bigger):

Sliced Coins: Stacked!

One thing I decided to do was work on increasing my sewing speed--I usually 'drive' the machine fairly slowly, although I've noticed I've increased my speed some since I started the TweetyGigs quilt last fall. This time I consciously added some gas, and these stacks went together AMAZINGLY FAST! I especially love that wee bird on this print:

Sliced Coins

And on Sunday, I finished the last seam of the center for Zoe's TweetyGigs:

TweetyGigs: The Center Seam

I don't use all the fold-outs on my cabinet very often, but for this much fabric, they come in handy!

TweetyGigs: The Center Seam

And I apologize if anyone's tired of seeing this, but here it is, all seams together and awaiting borders!

TweetyGigs: All together!

(Would it help if I promised no more pics until it's quilted? I may be able to restrain myself...)

Since that last photo, I've cut borders (so intimidating! but I did it!) and have sewed one on. I should be able to get the rest of the borders on by tomorrow night, and then it's just piecing the back and I'm off to the races! Well, the long-arm quilter's. :)

I forgot to do stats last week, which meant I forgot to count the two mug-rug finishes I had a couple weeks ago and *also* that I forgot to add the Sliced Coins as a new project. And I've started playing with designing a block, so, stats:

This week's stats:
New projects: 1
Completed projects: 0
In progress: 5

Do go check out everyone at WiP Wednesday, and the Sliced Coins Quilt-Along (link in the sidebar), and hopefully next week I'll have that new-block mug rug to share...


  1. Fun sliced coins. I can't wait until I finish mine - they are looking great. I also like the colors in your pinwheels :)

    Angie - http://craftedAngles.com

  2. I love the sliced coins fabric -- so bright and cheery! I need to get to work on mine!

  3. I love your fabric choices! Looks like you have some beautiful quilts in progress!!

  4. Your Sliced Coins QA looks great! I always sew with lots of "gas", it is just more fun that way! :) Happy WiP Wednesday!

  5. Your quilts are BEAUTIFUL! I really like the fabric you chose! Happy WIP wednesday!

  6. Love your fabrics for the sliced coin! Very fun!

  7. Love that fabric for your sliced coins QA - what line is it?

  8. That pinwheel quilt is gorgeous! It's going to look amazing when it's all quilted!!

  9. The sliced coins looks good as does your pinwheels!

  10. I love the name, TweetyGigs, so cute! And I love how your sliced coin stacks are coming along, great job so far!!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabric you chose for your coins! And the pinwheel quilt is awesome too!

  12. That TweetyGigs quilt top is fantastic :)