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.


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!


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).


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


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


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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