WiP Wednesday

This week has been slow going.  Partly because I’ve got End-of-School-Year exhaustion, and partly because I just want to have my walking foot in hand!  Dear Mr. Postman, please come soon!

After finished my Hey, Honey Honey quilt top on Sunday I decided to add to my Scraps for Me collection of stars.  This will be star number three and I’m hoping to finish another star tonight to commemorate my first finished baby quilt.  I messed up on the last triangle tonight… of course, but overall I’m happy with how it turned out!

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I also thought I had broken my sewing machine going over the center seam… but BerNina held on and pushed through… Thatta, girl!

Other than this star block, the only other thing I’ve done is start laying out Chicopee Strips for my next top.

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I love these fabrics.

I want to make a very simple, lap-size quilt for me so that I can practice quilting a larger quilt before I work on the ones I’ve made for other people.  I decided that if I was going to make myself one it was going to have all of the fabrics that truly inspired me to start quilting.  Don’t be surprised when you see the backing and the binding.  I’m pretty sure none of it goes together, but it is mine, and I love it.

This is where I am this WiP Wednesday, but have no fear, I have an exciting post coming later this week to celebrate the kick-off of Beth’s (from Plum and June) Let’s Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop.  I can’t wait to participate in this blog hop over the summer and meet even more bloggers.  I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, and again, and again.  I adore the quilting community and I’m truly excited to be a part of it!

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I’ll even throw in some new and exciting facts for you readers that have been here for the long haul… 🙂

Happy WiP Wednesday, y’all – Hope it’s a great one!

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27 thoughts on “WiP Wednesday

    • Melanie! I don’t have a tracking number and I am so sad! Trust me, I am so impatient. It’s killing me! Today’s my last day before I call and cry 🙂

  1. Ashley- I totally sympathize with the end of school year feeling!! We got out before Memorial Day, but only because we have to go back in July, and everything will seem so much easier once you’re finally out of school!

    your star looks fabulous and LOVE the Chicopee fabric line. Good idea to practice quilting for yourself before quilts for others. I did the same thing. 🙂

    And- we’re both participating in Plum and June’s Blog Hop, so yippee! Looking forward to reading your post and getting to know you better! My post is next week!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

    • Kelly, I am counting down the hours! thank you! and, I have a slight obsession with chicopee. as in, i want to hoard it and can’t resist it when it’s on sale! i’m so excited about the blog hop and i keep thinking about my post – eeeeek. i’m trying to “narrow down” what i include 🙂

      glad you are going next week! it’s always fun to know someone 🙂

  2. Hang in there Ashley – school’s almost out and I’m sure you’ve got lots of fun things planned for your kiddos 🙂 Can’t wait to see your Blog Hop post – congrats!!

  3. I love your stars! Each one is gorgeous! Good thing I already made my daughter a quilt, otherwise I would totally getting some chicopee for her! Your quilt is going to be aweomse.

  4. Wait, are quilt backs supposed to match the front!? I’ve been doing it wrong for years I guess. Do what makes you happy and it will be perfect.

    • Ashleigh- fun fact, you spell your name how I always wished mine had been spelled 🙂 Thanks, and I’ll definitely share when they are all done!

  5. Love the star, looks very crisp and neat! Chicopee is a great one too, love the voltage dot. I’ve got some red saved up for another 241 tote which will probably get made next year or something! Good luck with the Blog Hop..can’t wait to read your post. I was the one missed off the list….glad I’m there now!

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