WIP Wednesday #41


It’s a post-vacation WIP Wednesday for me. I did many things in the past week—saw Lyle Lovett in concert (awesome), rented bikes on Mackinac Island (so fun), fed apples to bears at Oswald’s Bear Ranch (thanks, Angela, for sharing that one on Pinterest!), and spent lots of quality time with my wonderful family. What I did not do in the last week was sew. So my post this week is mostly a re-run, but such is life in late August.

And don’t worry, there’s plenty of sewing fun in my future. Tomorrow I’ll be at an all-day improv piecing class with the fabulous Malka Dubrawsky. And one of my fellow classmates will be my Summer Sampler Series co-host, Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts. Sooooo excited! I’m sure I’ll be telling you all about it on Friday.

Ongoing projects:

Connecting Threads fabric design contest – with one week to go in the voting, it’s a total cage match for the top 5 spots. I’m leading the field right now(!), but only by the tiniest of margins. So if you haven’t voted yet, please just take a few seconds to do that by clicking here. I’m only 10 or 20 votes ahead of some of my competitors, so every vote really does count! My design is “Flourish,” which is in the fourth row on the far right. Thank you!

Skill Builder Sampler Quilt-Along – still need to do this week’s block

Farmer’s Wife Quilt-Along – currently caught up

Didn’t make any blocks this week, but I’m still on track. I might try to do one extra block next week.

Completed tops awaiting quilting:

Summer Sampler Series top

Hexing Around (for Do. Good Stitches)

Hope Valley (the original Supernova)

No progress:

Kaleidoscope QA
Secret project (on hold while I reconsider fabric selections)

Figgy Pudding quilt

Wonky Log Cabin

This week’s stats:

Completed projects – 0

Currently in progress – 10

Your turn! Link up any post from the previous week featuring something that is unfinished. Remember to link back here and comment on some of the other links. Happy sewing!


21 replies
  1. Marg
    Marg says:

    It's nice to occasionally have a week off from sewing and enjoy what's happening in the rest of the world, lol. The improv piecing class sounds fantastic, I'm sure you will have lots of fun.
    Fingers still crossed for your absolutely gorgeous fabric design.

  2. Melinda
    Melinda says:

    I voted for you Lee! And I was even trying to figure out how to vote again since I have two email addresses! Maybe I'll use hubbie's computer! I can't wait to see your line if you win. Good Luck!

  3. Linda
    Linda says:

    Isn't Lyle Lovett awesome in concert?! We were fortunate to see him here in Des Moines, Iowa, about three years ago. We still talk about it. If he came near here again, I'd return in a heartbeat. Did you eat fudge on Mackinaw Island?

  4. Kim
    Kim says:

    The fabric is SUPER cute!!!!! LYLE LOVETT>>>LUCKY!!!!!!! Sounds like you are having a super busy (read FUN) end of summer!!!!!! Thanks for hosting :o)

  5. diplofam
    diplofam says:

    Hi Lee! We are going up north camping for three weeks starting on Saturday (that is a horrible sentence!) Mackinac Island….and that bear place are on our list of things to do 🙂 small world–are there any quilt shops up north? Just kidding my husband would kill me if I bought fabric on a camping trip!!


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