WIP Wednesday: New and Improved!


Welcome to Wednesday! Before I get to my WIPs, a little housekeeping is in order: Now that we’re topping 200(!) link-ups a week, it’s getting unwieldy to show all of them within the post. So I’ve decided to start using the new “paging” linky widget by InLinkz, which arranges the link-ups in multiple pages. What this means for you:

1. Check out the linky’s great new features. When you hover over any link, you’ll see options allowing you to pin the link, tweet about it, or mark it as read. It makes it really easy to keep track of which links you’ve visited and your favorite WIP projects by others.

2. Throughout the week, I’ll be tweeting about and/or pinning WIP Wednesday links that I find especially interesting and worthy of notice. In fact, I’ve set up a Pinterest board just for my favorite WIP Wednesday links. Follow me in both places to see what I’m loving this week!

3. At some point I hope to be able to run the links in reverse order, so that the most recent link will appear first instead of last. That seems more fair, because it would give every link a certain amount of time on the first page. That option isn’t available yet, but I’ll add it when I can. (Edited to add: InLinkz says this will be available in about a month – yay!)

I hope you like the new linky, but please comment or drop me a line if you have any feedback. Now let’s talk WIPs! I did very little sewing this week—instead I was helping both kids with their Valentines and working with my older daughter on a Daisy Scout project and two assignments for her class’s “100 Days of School” celebration.

Cutting for new pattern
But I did manage to cut into some fabric for my next pattern. I’m liking this palette, but I feel like it’s missing something. I might take out the olive crosshatch fabric and replace it with more of a lime green. Any suggestions?

Rocky Road to Kansas block
Made more Summer Sampler blocks with my ongoing Modern Sampler class. Most people in the class said this block (Rocky Road to Kansas) was their favorite so far. They thought the strip-piecing was fun and the paper-piecing was much easier for them than last week’s.

Class print
And I’ve been working on a new Spoonflower print featuring self-portraits of every child in my daughter’s kindergarten class. The fabric will ultimately become a silent auction item—maybe a pair of pillowcases for a kid’s bed, but I’m open to suggestions. What type of items made from this fabric would you want to buy? And don’t say quilt, because I’m not going there, sorry. : )

Okay, so let’s get linking! 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, you must 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 WIP Wednesday links. Because what fun is a linky party without comments?Have a wonderful week!

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  1. Tessa Marie
    Tessa Marie says:

    The new linky features are fabulous (as I type that, I hear it the way Jim Carrey would say it)!! So organized and easier to navigate through. And great idea for the Pinterest board! Thanks for your amazingness! The Spoonflower fabric is to die for – so clever!!

  2. Becky
    Becky says:

    Very cute fabric! I was thinking a back pack, but with white as the background, maybe not… How about one of your book covers? A simple throw pillow? An apron? You need something very simple that showcases the actual print. Even a small wall hanging quilt that is super simple. Also, as an FYI, I had a bit of trouble getting the new linky to work on my new ipad mini.

  3. Jen Boes
    Jen Boes says:

    Love your bold fabric choices for the new quilt as they are – more of the medium rose/pinkish/blush/peach color maybe?

    Great ideas for the fabric, I would love an apron.

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