Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WIP Wednesday -

Its WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Here are the current projects I am working on.

I have four coworkers for whom I have been working on mug rug sets. Each one was made using their favorite colors or incorporated their favorite flower, etc.

This is the fourth one made for our newest employee. She has only been working with me for a week and a half. When I asked her what her favorite color is, she said yellow, but did not have a favorite flower. I used the yellow scraps I had on hand and thought a red cup would be nice with it. I used some of the decorative stitches on my machine to quilt it. I especially like the little leaf design. These stitches work great on a small project like the mug rugs. I plan to make some burp cloths using a decorative stitch.

I started a Spiderman fabric basket for my grandson and this is how far I got. It will have a short handle on each side. I think it will be good to use for a gift basket and then afterwards, it can be used in his room to store small toys, etc.

I pieced some quilt batting together for the fabric basket with a zig zag stitch.

Projects on hold until I can get some gardening chores done and finish taxes:

1. Bluberri Breezes: The top is done, but I need to make the backing and then machine quilt it.

2. The Grandma Quilt: Its still in the hand quilting frame and I have figured out where I can put the frame so that I can work on it while watching tv with hubby, but it won't be in the way too much.

3. The red and white double nine patch Irish Chain quilt: Still working on piecing the blocks using leaders and enders.

4. I have a couple of baby quilts to make, but don't know the babies' genders yet. I really hope there will be at least one boy, so that I can try out the Stacked Coins quilt in blues! The last 4 I have made are all pink and white.

Happy Wednesday!

Debbie J.


Impera_Magna said...

Loving all your mug rugs... and the Spiderman basket will be cool!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice...I like the decorative stitches on the mugrug...they are fun to do,eh

Granny said...

The yellow mug rug is pretty and the red cup will pick up the little bits of red from the rug. You're certainly making good use of Big Brother.

The little fabric basket will be nice for taking some small books or toys in the car also.

You certainly stay busy between working, sewing and gardening. I hope you have a blessed day.

Anonymous said...

Love your mug rugs!! I want to work with you!!

Pen Pen said...

Love the yellow mug rug with the red cup!!! It's such a "happy" set. You have been making a lot of pink baby quilts, haven't you? Fingers crossed for a boy!

Dee said...

Can I come work for you too! LOL

Because the mug rug is just so happy and what an awesome thing to do for someone else! You're a sweetie!

Debbie said...

Love your mug rugs! so fun!

Anonymous said...

That mug rug is adorable. I love the yellow in it. And the spiderman basket will be a hit if your grandson is anything like my son. Superheros are the best thing since sliced bread to little boys :)

Leanne said...

That red cup with that mug rug - wonderful!

Bree said...

The yellow mug rug is so bright & happy! That's a great idea to make them for your coworkers.

Marci Girl said...

Very pretty mug rug, I hope you co-worker appreciates it! I think your grandson will love that fabric basket!

Rhonda said...

Like your projects! The mug rug turned out nice. :)

Lee said...

Very cute stuff! I like the red mug with the yellow mug rug. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )