Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Gettin' colorful

The quilting mini break continued this week, as I finally got to work on my perfect quilted tote (pattern here by Elizabeth Hartman). This one has been on my to-do list for months, but I'm determined to have it finished before our weekend trip to Milwaukee next weekend. Of course, I guess it only half counts as a mini break since I am quilting the patchwork. But it's not a quilt!
Business in the front

Party in the back

I am love, love, loving how this is coming together, and as always with Elizabeth, the pattern is wonderfully written.

I also celebrated a wonderful mail day on Monday, when these lovely solids arrived from Pink Chalk Fabrics (FYI, they're currently clearing out their Moda Bella solids at 30% off, just sayin'). I'll be adding in a few more, but these will be the foundation for my next project, a paper-pieced(!) baby quilt, and a mystery quilt I have planned for after that. Can't wait to cut into these!

The neverending to do list (but, hey, it's getting shorter!):
Mini STL quilt 
Perfect quilted tote
Paper-pieced baby quilt
Mystery HST quilt
T-shirt quilt
Aviatrix Medallion quilt 
"Treasure" bag for B
Superhero cape for B
Sewing circle tote
Re-cover the downstairs chair
Ironing board cover
Reusable snack bags
Washi dress/tunic

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. It is looking great. I love the typewriter print more and more every time I see it. The navy looks very nice with it, too!

  2. I am really liking your mix of fabrics for your tote! It looks fabulous :-)

    Happy (not) quilting ~ Tracy

  3. Great selection of fabrics for your upcoming projects! And the tote is really cute! Love the typewriter - front and center!

  4. Love the fabric and the business in the front/party in the back motif!

  5. I made Perfect Quilted Totes a couple of years ago for my sisters and I agree that E. Hartman practically held my hand throughout the process. Yours is coming along beautifully. Can't wait to see the finish!


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