Here's a special WIP Wednesday Thursday edition!
1) Coffee Cup Sleeve
More info on this further in the post!
2) Mended Jeans
I fixed a tiny hole in a pair of jeans in exchange for a little shelving unit to store my fabric. A pretty good swap, I'd say!
3) Hot Pads
I actually finished these quite a while ago, but never shared them. I love to crochet hot pads, and so when I started sewing, naturally they were the first thing I made!
1) Spring All Over Quilt
Like the new name? Martha came up with it! When I was trying my hardest and not succeeding to come up with a clever name for this quilt, I wanted to somehow incorporate 'spring' into it. I love it! Martha will be receiving the coffee cup sleeve pictured above!
I finished the quilting...
...trimmed the edges...
...made the binding...
...and started sewing it on!
I didn't realize how long hand sewing the binding takes. I spent about 40 minutes on it and only got 4 feet. But it was a good excuse to sit down and watch some TV while still being productive!
2) Wedding Placemats
I haven't actually done any work on these, but I was able to order the fabric last week! Well, not all the fabric I wanted. Due to the delay and the postal strike most of the fabrics I wanted were sold out. But I still got some great ones!
3) Skill Builder Sampler QAL
I made some more progress on this! Read more about it here.
4) Olive Circles Dress
Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of this. I went over to my mom's house on Monday night and we worked on it. Well, she worked on it while I looked through and ironed her fabric.
It's coming along and is starting to look like a dress! I just need to get some wide bias tape. They were out at the fabric store. :(
Cutting instructions were posted last week, but I haven't gotten to it yet. I did finally pick out my fabrics for it, though!
I'm going to make the kaleidoscopes red and black and white with a black background. The black circly-flowery fabric is for the binding, and the white is for the back. It's actually a tone-on-tone print of leaves and ivy, but you can't see it in the picture. You can barely see it in real life!
6) Retro Trees Skirt
I bought the pattern for this one:
It's hard to tell in the picture, but it has cute pleats on the side!
2) 2 Dresses3) Cosmo Bag
1) Tinkerbell PJ Pants
I love Tinkerbell! She's my favorite Disney character. I was perusing at the fabric store the other day and found some fun flannelette for 60% off. You can never have too many pj pants! :) The remnant matches a lot better in real life than in the photo.
As usual, Cleo was hanging in the sewing room with me while I was working in there. She's afraid she might miss the action if she's not right there! Of course, no WIP Wednesday post is complete without a picture of her. The thing with her, though, is she hates pictures. Whenever I aim the camera at her this is what she does:
We have this duck and chicken jerky that is actually a dog treat. She loves the stuff, and knows the word 'jerky'. So I decided to bribe her with some jerky to get a decent shot.