Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP Wednesday #1

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I've finally decided to start doing WIP Wednesdays!  Which is fitting, since I just started something new, that's not on my 2011 To Do List (how does that always seem to happen?), and I need to finish it soon!

Someone in my church is having her 3rd baby, and the baby shower is coming up in about 2 weeks.  At the last baby shower we were at together (the one I made the Echino Baby Quilt for), she mentioned that she was not really doing a nursery, but she seems to be drawn to greens and browns, and she likes monkeys.  I've had this yellow and red sock monkey fabric for probably 3 years (remember when I bought that, Melissa?), and it got to the point where I just thought I wasn't going to use it anymore, and maybe I should just sell it. 

But when I started to think about what to do for a quilt for this baby, I thought that maybe I could highlight the greens and browns in the fabric, so it's still fits what the mom likes.  This is the first of 3 mod mosaic blocks that I'll be making, and they'll be pieced on the dark brown fabric you see behind it. 

I did a mod mosaic block for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and really enjoyed the process.  This will be a simple quilt, with a lot of negative space, but I'm moving across the country in 3 weeks, so I kind of just need to get it done.

And this has nothing to do with WIPs, but I see some definite WIPs in my future.  I had a birthday about a week ago, and with my birthday money, I bought some books that I've had my eye on - Block Party by Alissa, The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth, and I jumped on the bandwagon and got the The Farmer's Wife, with the hopes of joining in the QAL at some point.  And my husband remembered that I said I wanted Sew Liberated, and got that for me.  Isn't he sweet?  It was a great birthday!

So that about sums up my first WIP Wednesday.  I'm not going to list all of my WIPs, because I think that would just depress me.  Check out Lee's blog to see others who linked up!


  1. Your sock monkey block is really neat! It's awesome that you found a use for a fabric that you'd almost given up on. :)

  2. Very nice mosaic block. Love the sock monkey!

  3. Yeay for quilty birthday books! Good luck with your projects. :) Those mod mosaic blocks should be fun.

  4. I love the sock monkeys.. I have quite a bit of it myself. I do not do lists either.. I would spend more time making the list.

  5. Oh, come on. List all your WiPs. Join the insanity.

    The sock monkey fabric is adorable. Yes, I do remember you buying it, and I think it'll be perfect for this little baby quilt!

  6. What cute fabric for the Mod Mosaic quilt! I love that block, I did two of those for a bee a few months back. It's a lot of work though, so kudos to you for doing a whole quilt of those! And I love that I see some sock monkeys in there - as you might have seen, I used that fabric in my first quilt! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )