WIP Wednesday: from Pixels to Patchwork


Hi everyone! I am very excited to be guest-posting for WIP Wednesday! My name is Taryn and I blog over at from Pixels to Patchwork.

I live in Houston, Texas with my husband of six years. I was a graphic designer for six years, but I’m now a stay-at-home wife. I unearthed my unused sewing machine from a closet about seven months ago  (I knew it would come in handy one day!) and I haven’t stopped sewing since!

My sewing room has actually been quite busy this past week. I am trying to finish a couple of WIPs, so I can start some new holiday projects! It really never ends :D.

In Progress:


X’s & O’s | 65″x82″ | Ruby by Bonnie & Camille

X’s and O’s Quilt Top – I have been working on this since February, so I am super happy to have the top finished! I started this quilt to help me get better at half-square triangles and to clear out some of my charm square collection (yeah,  I replaced their spot within a week). While working on this quilt, I went back and forth between hating and loving HSTs and I am happy to report that I love them again!

Patchwork Prism – (I totally photoshopped my mess out of this picture.) Since last time I posted, I finished cutting the pieces for the yellow, blue and green rings. I am now sewing the rows together. Two down, eight to go!  Even though it isn’t finished yet, I love going to look at it several times a day!



  • Fat Quarter Shop 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the Month – This month’s block is ‘Mint Julep’ designed by Lisa Bongean. I am getting used to having Vintage Modern in my mailbox every month!
  • Handstitched Class Quilt – This is technically “no progress,” but I have good intentions!
  • Super Mario Brothers QALDespite having so much going on, I could not resist a Super Mario quilt. SO CUTE.

No Progress:
Sew Happy Quilt | Crimson Cross Quilt

And that is what I have been up to this past week! Thanks for having me, Lee! I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Here are the linky rules:

1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP)
2. Somewhere in your post, link back here to my blog. (Or grab my WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other links—because what fun is a linky party without comments?


24 replies
  1. tartankiwi
    tartankiwi says:

    I love your patchwork prism, such beautiful rich colours- oh and I thought that the sole purpose of photoshop was to crop out our mess, glad I'm not the only one who does it 🙂

  2. Holly
    Holly says:

    Thanks for hosting, Taryn! Great WIPs! They're all lovely projects. Love your Patchwork Prism colours. Your Mario quilt block is perfect!

  3. Cille
    Cille says:

    So glad you love hst's again. They're wonderful to work with 🙂 Your Prism quilt though the highlight of this week. I wish I had the stash to start one…

  4. Julie
    Julie says:

    Taryn, thanks for hosting! I love all of your things! The Ruby quilt is yummy and that prism is so fun! I'm doing the Mario quilt-a-long too, my fabric is supposed to come tomorrow and I can't wait to make him!

  5. Cassandra
    Cassandra says:

    I love your Patchwork Prism! Such a gorgeous quilt!

    Why, oh why do all the cool QALs come when I can't buy fabric or can't use my sewing machine? My brother has been begging me for a Mario quilt but we just moved and I don't have the fabric needed, a cutting mat, an iron, or an ironing board. We need a bed before I can buy anything to start quilting again. *wails* Ok, end of rant. 😉


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