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WIP Wednesday: Guest Hosted by The Busy Bean

Welcome to WIP Wednesday! My name is Colleen and I blog at The Busy Bean. I sew in my spare time between chasing after my two girls, a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. I’ve been looking forward to my turn to host WIP Wednesday all summer, and just hoping that it came on a week when I had actually accomplished something. Lucky for me…

Here’s what I’ve been up to:


(sorry for the blurry pic)
I got a quilt top pieced together for my daughter. She’s turning 3 this year, so this is for her big girl bed. I had the girls in la beeda loca (a quilting bee with some members of the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild) make me random circle blocks. Unfortunately, I gave some of them their fabric (Kona Coal), but didn’t have enough for everyone.I had to go pick up more fabric. It wasn’t until I got them all back that I noticed the Coals looked nothing alike. So, I threw in some squares of Kona Slate and Ash to make it look like it was on purpose. I made six circle blocks myself and randomly set them around plain blocks. It’s not quite the quilt I envisioned, but I do really like it. I have until the end of September to finish it, but I have two quilts to start and finish by the end of August that have to come first! No pressure.

I’ve been knitting …

Knitting right along

And I’ve been sewing a lot of zippers for zipper week on my blog last week. A whole week devoted to different ways to insert zippers, with step-by-step tutorials.


In between that, I’m working on a project for me and me alone. I loved Terri‘s pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap, so I’m working on my own. Mine is tiny, I’m working with 1/2″ hexagons, 1″ diamonds and kites, and using English Paper Piecing to make a triangle shaped pillow. I just have the rest of the grey to put around the outside, then it’s ready to sew into something pretty – probably the only thing I’ve made so far that I don’t think I will let the girls play with.

So that’s what I’ve been working on. Now it’s your turn. What have you been working on this week? Here are the rules for linking up to WIP Wednesday:

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?