Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Home organization

This has been a very fun week of sewing. After finishing up my charity Perfect Quilted Tote, I set my sights on a new wall hanging for my hubby's office. When I saw Carolyn Friedlander's Austin House quilt debut at Quilt Market, I knew it was perfect for him, as he's a big fan of mid-century modern architecture.
The three houses came together very quickly, and the paper piecing worked beautifully. After much debate (and eventually asking the hubs for advice), I decided to make each house different, and I love the way my little cul-de-sac turned out. I used many of the fabrics from this pull of mostly Carolyn Friedlander prints.
Now I need to get them all connected and then on to basting and quilting! After finishing the houses, I took a little break to do something that wasn't even on my to do list (because I obviously needed another project) -- a few One-Hour Baskets from the super easy tutorial by Kelby Sews.
These took more than an hour (I'm a slow cutter and sewer), but they were still super quick and just the thing to help organize the fabrics I have pulled for my Patchwork City sampler quilt. The before photo:
Folding lots of fabric
Done! Side by side, they fit perfectly in my Expedit shelf unit, and they fit folded fabric just right.
Now I need to put these fabrics back to work.

The neverending to do list:
Perfect quilted tote (STLMQG charity project tote)
Austin House quiltSTLMQG charity project tote #2
Ring bearer pillow
Wedding quilt
Jewelry travel pouch
Patchwork City sampler quilt
Vintage Quilt Revival sampler project
Allie Owl quilt
Menagerie quilt
Hazel Hedgehog quilt
The Kittens quilt
Aviatrix Medallion quilt
Swoon quilt
Spiced Chai quilt (from Vintage Quilt Revival)
Sunset Tiles quilt (from Scraps Inc.)
T-shirt quilt
Sewing circle tote
Re-cover downstairs chair
Ironing board cover
Clothing for me! (Washi Dress, Sailor Top Shirt, Sorbetto Top)

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


  1. I'm stopping by from WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced. Your house blocks look great!! And I love the fabrics you used in the One Hour Baskets.

  2. Love your houses! The fabric baskets are cute too and how perfectly they fit your shelves!

  3. Oh the organization of those baggies made me giddy! Hahahah, love the way they came out and your husband's walling hanging is looking great!

  4. Your baskets are beautiful and I love how your Houses quilt is looking so far!

  5. I love the look of the houses - definitely a good idea to do them all in different prints and the prints you've chosen fit the theme. Thanks for showing the hour baskets on an Expedit, I've got one too and was wondering about making an hour basket for some fabrics I've pulled, I think I'll make a couple now you've showed us how well they fit!

  6. You've been busy! I especially love the wallhanging.

  7. Those butterflies are so cute! What a fun finish.


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