Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I'm going to VMQG's all-day quilting retreat on September 15, so I'll be prepping fabric over the next week-and-a-half. I want to be ready to sit at my machine and sew, sew, sew! I started off this weekend by washing and ironing fabric for the baby quilt that I've started (yes, I am one of those quilters who always prewashes her cottons), and cutting the patches:

My plans are pretty simple. The quilt will be eight blocks wide and ten blocks long, with blocks from each fabric arranged running diagonally, like a fourth of a trip around the world. I'll finish the top off with a pieced border.

I haven't made anything new for my Etsy shop in a while, so I've also started prepping fabric for a new set of ID holder wristlet coin purses. I'm planning on half a dozen, mostly in vintage yukata fabrics. I have other projects to work on as well, although I'll be lucky if I can finish the quilt top and the wristlets.

I am so looking forward to a full day devoted to nothing but sewing, and hanging out with quilting buddies!


  1. sounds like it will be a grand time, love the prints you've put together there

    1. Thanks! I think the prints are pretty adorable, especially the elephants. I can't wait for the retreat--it will be wonderful to have a day devoted to sewing and nothing else!