Happy Wednesday! I feel like I’m juggling a lot of WIPs lately, so let’s get to it, while I try to keep all these balls in the air. : )
I finally took the plunge and started quilting Crazytown. (And yes, a Crazytown pattern is in the works! Just hold your horses!) I was lucky enough to see some quilts by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studios over the weekend, and her creative use of a walking foot in her quilting inspired me to try something similar on Crazytown. I dialed up this multi-stitch zig-zag, and away I went. I love how it’s turning out!
Speaking of Jacquie, here are my “precise improv” slice-and-insert blocks from a workshop that I took with Jacquie on Sunday. I liked the idea of slicing-and-inserting only in straight, 90-degree lines—no angles here! I made these with a gorgeous bundle of Oakshott shot cottons. Now I just need to decide what they’ll become: Pillow? Mini quilt?
Here are Faith and I with Jacquie at the workshop (photo courtesy of Faith). If you have the opportunity to take a class with Jacquie, I highly recommend it! Her tips made me feel like I could actually be an improv quilter. LOL.
And you guys: I’m starting something new today. WIP Wednesday will now have a sponsor each week!* This week’s WIP Wednesday is sponsored by Westwood Acres, a well-organized shop with a great fabric selection.
Photo courtesy of Westwood Acres
One of shop owner Amanda’s specialties is bundling, so check out her amazing bundle-of-the-month clubs, including a Liberty club for all you Liberty of London fans, and the “Inside Voices” club, offering hand-selected low-volume bundles that you won’t find anywhere else. Inside Voices is currently sold out, but Amanda tells me they’ve almost got enough people to add another set of bolts, so don’t hesitate to get on the list if you’re interested!
Okay, back to you! What are you working on this week? Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any post from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog.
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!
*You may have noticed that I added paid sponsors to the blog a few months ago. This was a decision I struggled with literally for years. I didn’t want it to look like I was “selling out” or compromising. And I didn’t want to clutter up my little corner of the web with a million ads. But the simple truth is that it takes money and time (lots and lots of time!) to run this blog the way I want to, so sponsors became a necessary part of the equation. As a result, I think I’ve got a nice little collection of good places to shop on that sidebar over there, which I hope you will use as a resource when you’re looking for fabric. And each Wednesday, I’d like to introduce you to one of my sponsors. Please show them some love for making WIP Wednesday possible!