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WIP Wednesday: With Guest Host Michelle of CityHouseStudio


Happy WIP Wednesday!

My name is Michelle, and I blog at CityHouseStudio. I’m delighted to be guest hosting WIP Wed this week! Thanks so much for having me, Lee!
I have found that summer is not my most productive season for quilting. Summer in Minnesota is short; we spend every possible moment enjoying the pool, the parks, and our backyard! While I’ll really miss the kids after they start school (the Tuesday after Labor day), I’m giddy thinking about a whole day to myself to sew!
Here’s what I have finished recently:
a Baby Quilt for my cousin’s new baby
(9 blocks of wonky stars, using this tutorial)
My helper, Holly—she loved helping me lay out the design!
She also requested that we make a fish to go with the quilt, but this didn’t go so well. I just couldn’t figure out how to get the tail to look right!
Another “Read” Library Tote—pattern available here.
I need to make a few more of these! Each of my girls has requested one, along with a friend with twin girls, too. Luckily the letters are really fun to paper piece!
I’m close to finishing up these projects:
Asterisk Quilt (tutorial for the scrappy asterisks is here). This was my choice for my last month as “quilter” for the Peace Circle of do. Good Stitches. I quilted this with FMQ loops, but still need to sew on the binding.
I’m working on pattern testing a bag for a friend—more to come on this project soon!
Just started project: Vintage Holiday QAL with Fabric Mutt
I’ve finished 2 blocks so far, and they were QUICK! The QAL is officially on blocks 7 and 8 (out of 12, yikes!), but I don’t think it will take too long to catch up.
These are such fun blocks to make! I’m using red and green fabrics that aren’t necessarily “Christmas” fabrics, with grey seeds from FMF for the ornament tops and binding.
Now it’s your turn to link up. Here are the 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?


33 replies
  1. Shontelle
    Shontelle says:

    The asterisk quilt is my favourite. I am really tempted by the Vintage Christmas QAL – I just know I'm going to kick myself at Christmas Season if I don't do one!

  2. Patti
    Patti says:

    Hi Michelle! I was one of your "READ"bag testers, and sure was a big hit here! Love all of your projects, especially the vintage holiday blocks. Nice to have you here hosting WIP!

  3. beaquilter
    beaquilter says:

    what a great baby quilt! and I think the fish is cute! maybe next time just do the tail without that green in the middle, don't change this one, it's funky and cute as is 🙂


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