I (finally) discovered the Work in Progress Wednesday hosted by Freshly Pieced. I really like this idea – let’s feature the progress instead of just the finishes. Here’s my WIP Wednesday project:
Um, well, that doesn’t really give you a good idea of it, does it? You see I have cats, cats who like to play chase, cats who think fabric on the floor is there for their enjoyment. I need to sew these blocks together but I probably won’t get to them until tomorrow.
Here’s a much better view:
This is entirely from stash – I had a Hunky Dory honey bun laying around (Honey Buns are 1 1/2″ strips from Moda, but they’re not making them anymore), and I found three yards of the yellow solid in my stash. I wanted to sew and nothing that was already in progress was tripping my trigger, so I started this instead. I’ve been working on it for about 2 weeks.
Buttercup helped a lot.
At least here she’s out of the way. Too many times I had to stop sewing and pick her up because she didn’t want to be on the pillow I have set up for her. No, she wanted to lay on the cutting mat next to my sewing machine. This project requires constant ironing and trimming, so that was a problem.
And in case anyone’s interested, here’s how the basement looks when we have the Stitch & Bitch.
The finished part is L shaped – actually, J shaped because the wall extends a little ways into the back section. We manage to fit 11 people with sewing machines, three cutting areas, and two ironing areas into this! Okay, so one iron is set up in the back room, but still…
The fabrics you see on the table are from Connecting Threads. I purchased a 10″ square stack of their solids and then laid them all out in the order they are shown in the catalog so I knew which ones I needed to order for the Dear Jane project (I think I can, I think I can).
I’ve since received a charm pack of the same fabrics that I will write the item numbers and names on for reference. The fabrics lean toward brights, but I really like the lighter weight and smooth feel of them.