Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday

Hey everyone!! I thought I might try something different this week and post something I have never really posted before: a Work In Progress or WIP. 

I realized that one of my very favorite blogs in. the. world. always gives everyone a sneak peak to what she is working on and I love it! I am always waiting in anticipation for the finished project to get posted. Not that I am expecting you all to do the same {ha ha}, but I thought it would be fun to give you a little sneak peak of a project that I am working on!

Today I am up to my elbows in these beautiful fabrics. {most of them are from Lecien's Old New 30s collection} I love the sweet vintage feel of these fabrics and thought they would be perfect for a quilt for my little girls new toddler bed.

It is my first time foundation paper piecing and I am in love! 


I got the idea for my these blocks when I found this darling quilt from Kerry at Lovely Little Handmades. I seriously loved her quilt so much and I happened to have the same Sweet Life fabric that she used for the center of the quilt block- so I am totally being a copy cat and making some of these darling blocks. 
{Have you seen Kerry's blog or shop?? Definitely on my "Love it" list!} 
As for the rest of the blocks- they are still being thought up and designed in the ole' noggin at the moment, but I will keep you all posted on what I decide to do for those blocks! (I am thinking about maybe some dresden plate applique using the scraps of the fabric on some plain white blocks or maybe some hexagon flowers but I not sure... any ideas??)

I was a little intimidated at first to try out paper piecing, but I am so glad that I took the plunge and went for it! It is really easy once you get the hang of it and it has opened up so many possibilities for intricate quilts on the horizon! :)

(I only had a small piece of the fabric that is in the center of the blocks so I wasn't able to center each kid exactly due to lack of extra fabric, but I like it all the same... even if their feet or half of their head isn't showing ;)

Like I said, I got my inspiration from Kerry's quilt so I definitely can't take credit for this cute idea! I also found a great how to video for foundation paper piecing on her blog as well! Definitely check it out if you have never tried paper piecing before!

Happy Wednesday!!

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE the idea of a work in progress post!! I cannot wait to see the finished quilt...it looks amazing so far. The fabrics are beautiful and I am really impressed with your skills!

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  2. OMG I am kinda in love with that fabric! I love the sweet vintage feel. My daughter's room is shabby chic and I'm about to have to move her into a big girl bed! Your quilt a long totally got me hooked on quilting (even though I'm a slacker and still not done yet). I have had this vintage superhero looking fabric waiting for me to work up the courage to make a quilt for my son. So that's next. Then my daughter's room! I have to say I'm a little more excited about a shabby chic quilt than superhero's : ) But excited to do a "boy" quilt! Can't wait to see your finished quilt!

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  3. pretty, thanks for sharing.

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  4. I just tried my first paper piecing this week too! I must say, its oddly soothing, even though my fingers are full of needle holes! Those are sweet blocks, I can't wait to see the final product.

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  5. WOW I LOVE that fabric!! You are seriously SO cute, and I am SO glad I was able to get to know you a bit better at SNAP!! I really only saw you and Rach that first night :(
    I haven't blogged much, nor read many blogs since SNAP... I think we talked a little bit about our fertility issues.. Well we have been busy getting everything ready so we can adopt a baby. What have you figured out? if anything?
    Hopefully I have time to stop by a lot more often now!!
    Hope to run into you IRL again soon!
    XOXO
    Andrea
    Queen B and Me

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  6. I just cannot get enough of those fabrics. They're fabulously adorable! I can't wait to see it when it's finished.
    Rhiannon
    http://beingmomme.blogspot.com

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  7. I love process pictures. I always think I should do that more when I see other people's too. YOur fabrics are gorgeous. It's looking great.

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  8. It seems an excellent idea to go comment on the progress of your project. I think it's something we normally do with people with whom we live, and all will be good to see the finished product. Good luck. Lucia

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  9. I ran across your blog via Pinterest, and I've been scrolling around a bit. I smiled when I read about your "favorite blog in the world" because I had been thinking that all the pretty colors and fabrics reminded me of that blog, but more quilty. I love everything you do! And your photography is just beautiful. I have a feeling your blog may become one of my favorite blogs in the whole world. :-)

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