Wednesday, June 29, 2011
WIP Wednesday #1
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!