W.I.P. Wednesday {7.13.16}

Happy Hump Day!  It’s been a couple of month’s since I posted a WIP Wednesday, so I thought I’d give you an update.  Summer has kept me busy and out of my sewing room a bit, but I have been plugging away on my #apqquiltalong quilt.  I have finished piecing two corner sections which feels awesome!  If you look closely at the photo below, I have pinned my quilt sketch to the design wall and the section in the middle of the quilt that isn’t shaded out is what I have left…yep, only halfway there. 😦

It's dark here, but I finally have half of my #apqquiltalong quilt top done! 💙💚 See that section in the middle of my sketch? That's what I have left 😳 #seaglassstripesquilt #justkeepsewingjustkeepsewing

Here is a better view of how much is actually done so far.  Why I thought a king size at 102″ square was a good idea, I’m not really sure at the moment…but I’ll keep sewing!  I have no doubt when it is finished I will love it forever 🙂

And here's a shot of the whole thing (so far 😉). #apqquiltalong #seaglassstripesquilt

After I pieced those two sections, I had a real need for a quick project to actually feel a sense of accomplishment (and completion!).  So last night I pulled out this cute fat quarter (Crabtastic for Blend Fabrics) that has been in my stash for a long time and decided to make something with it.

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And the result are what might possibly be the two cutest potholders ever!  Aren’t those crabs adorable?  And I found the perfect shade of aqua in my stash for the lining/binding.  No shopping required = awesome!

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I did a quick machine binding job to finish them up (not my favorite because I’m not very good at it, but it’s great for this project).

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And the addition of the flaps to insert your fingers/thumb makes them even cuter.

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What is one of your favorite things to make for a quick finish?

Amanda

11 thoughts on “W.I.P. Wednesday {7.13.16}

  1. Those are wonderful. I like to do potholders too. Made one out of Farm Girl Vintage strawberry block. I loved it but it wasn’t necessarily ‘fast’ – so many small pieces.

  2. I guess little zip bags would be my go to thing to sew up when I need a break from working on large quilt. I have to say how much I love you king. That will be a treasure forever.

  3. A king size quilt – what an accomplishment. I like to make napkins – great gifts and we use them every night! Also pillowcases – helps me use up my stash.

  4. You are getting close to the finished quilt top. It’s going to be so cute. I love the colors. Those potholders are super cute. What did you use for batting? Is it your own pattern?

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