WIP Wednesday: Brrr


I’m back from Salt Lake City and Sewtopia, just in time for the Polar Vortex, year two. Ugh. I’ll be blogging about Sewtopia soon, but for now let me just say that it was an amazing weekend, and the Sewtopia organizers rocked it—they thought of everything! Thank you, girls!

I spent most of my time at Sewtopia getting back to work on Elizabeth Hartman’s Aviatrix Medallion pattern, which I started last summer and haven’t touched in months. I got another whole round of blocks done over the weekend. No idea if I’ll be able to keep working on it now that I’m home, but I know I’ll finish it eventually! It’s nice to have a “fun” project to come back to every once in a while.

I bought a fair amount of fabric while I was in Salt Lake, but somehow I ended up spending even more on yarn! I guess the cold weather has me inspired to just hunker down and knit. I started a hat and this cowl in chunky baby alpaca yarn. As always, the challenge for me will be finishing them. LOL.

What are YOU working on this week? Here’s how to link up:

1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/freshlypieced). Please hashtag #wipwednesday and mention me, @lee.a.heinrich.
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!
P.S. Just a quick schedule note—this week’s Fair Isle Sew Along post will be on Friday, not tomorrow, because I am participating in the Robert Kaufman 30 Quilts for 30 Years blog hop tomorrow. So you should really come back on both days, right? : )
12 replies
  1. Lee Heinrich
    Lee Heinrich says:

    love the blocks, Lee! They are so bright and fun. I always enjoy sewing with light, fun fabrics in the wintertime. Somehow, it just keeps my spirits up!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. charlotte
    charlotte says:

    Love those colors Lee. And yes, I guess winter came early this year. I live in NC and we are due to get blasted with cold air this weekend. Got lots of wood at the ready, but it's 71 degrees today. Now back to my Fair Isle…see you tomorrow and Friday!

  3. Sew Stitching Cute
    Sew Stitching Cute says:

    So glad you had so much fun at Sewtopia! I will have to go one year without a doubt! It looked like a lot of fun! Loving that pink, even though I am not a pink person. I am sure it will be beautiful! It is always fun to have some 'fun' sewing in there… it will be worth all that wait once you are able to finish it up.

  4. Anne
    Anne says:

    Look forward to hearing about Sewtopia. Sometimes I wish I knew how to knit, other times I figure I have enough going on without adding another hobby.

  5. Lee Heinrich
    Lee Heinrich says:

    Funny! I just bought the Aviatrix Medallion pattern with the intent of using my Cotton & Steel basics. I had no idea you were doing the same! It will be interesting to see how they both turn out.


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