Thursday, April 14, 2011

WIP It... real good

Scrap Pile
I've been putting off posting something new. However, it's not because I haven't been creating. Nope. It's because all of the projects I'm doing are for swaps and I can't really show too much - at least one of my partners reads the blog so I don't want to ruin the surprise. Instead, I thought I'd list my WIPs along with some links so you can read more about the swaps. Okay, and maybe a few pictures...


* Still working on that FreeBirdGiant Quilt - I needed to take a breather but I started working on the back design this week. One day it will get quilted and finished.

* I've almost completed another quilt top using Moda's Chrysalis fabric. I initially wanted to make it for Modern Relief: Japan, but that didn't work out so now it's just a 'whenever-it-gets-done' WIP

Scrappy block samples

*Just last night I decided to make a 100% scrap quilt. I have a huge stash of scraps. They are every size imaginable but mostly small 1"x5" or are cut very irregular. Anyway, I was trying to make something entirely different using scraps but as it turned out, I liked the result better as a quilt block. I had already played around with this idea but now I know exactly what I want to do. 

* I just finished all of my items for my first swap - YAY! I just need to send out the goods. This was the HomeMade Swap sponsored by Katy of It's My World. You should check out her site - her scrapbook pages are amazing!

Some mug rugs in progress
*Mug Rugs! I've joined the Mug Rug Madness Swap too hosted by Brie at Little Creatable. Posting items is okay for this one because our partner is a secret. Check out the flicker group and while you're at it, search for other mug rug links - there are some great examples out there!

* And the most recent swap I signed up for is the  (are you ready for this?) 'I Heart the 80's: Modern Sewing Swap'. I am totally psyched for this and I already know what I'm making. Well, actually I already know what I want to make. I have to wait and see my partner's likes and dislikes before I start. This swap is still open. Sign-ups run through 4/22. Although I haven't started sewing anything for this, I did make something...
Inspiration Mosaic
It was suggested that we make an Inspiration Mosaic to give our partners better insight into what we'd like. For mine, I focused on the things that make me feel nostalgic. Things that when I see or hear them, I can remember a significant memory. Take, for example, The Smurfs and the Fisher Price record player. My best friend and I used to take our little Smurf figures, put them on the record player, then turn it on 45 speed and see who got the most air. Ahh yes, good times! 

That's all for now. If you decide to do the 80's swap, let me know. I'd love to see what you make. Next update will include what I looked like in the 80's. One word: HAIR! Remember, I grew up in South Jersey, need I say more?

\m/ Rock On,


  1. I can only imagine how awesomely HUGE your Jersey hair must've been in the 80's!! That's too cool! I graduated in 88 so I'm there with ya sister : )

  2. Wow! You have been really busy!!

  3. Getting ready to post that photo but you can see it here:

    I really want to post the swap pics but both of my partners are over seas and I don't want to spoil the surprise (I included a few extras).