Tuesday, July 17, 2012

W.I.P. - Gypsies and Legos

Last week was sooo busy, the kids had stuff going on each day and we never seemed to stop going.  Thank goodness this week is a bit on the slower side where we can all sit back and enjoy the summer days.  I started another quilt this week.  I volunteered to do a pattern test for Bree over at Distant Pickles. (My first time to test a pattern.)


 It is called Gypsy Dance and will be for sale very soon.  I got all the patterned pieces cut last night.  I decided to do the baby size, since the material that I want to do the Twin size in is not available at the local fabric shop.  Her friend Julie has a very cool and retro quilt that is there too called Mod Pop.  I loved both of their quilt patterns and feel really lucky to test one of them out.  Go check out both the patterns that Bree and Julie will have for sale soon.  (You will love them both!)



I wanted to make it fun, so I picked some yardage that I had from Moda Meadow Friends.  I am excited to get it all sewn up.

I finished a tutorial this last week for a fun craft that you can do with your kiddos, Boy or Girl!


Lego shirts!  My kids loved making alter ego shirts.  It was great fun and I might have to make Lego Mommy!


I am so close to finishing my 20 potholders for Christmas, except that I think I have to make 22.  The problem is that I get so tired of making the same thing over and over that it drives me crazy.  If I don't finish them all soon, I will not get them done.  I have 15 complete and 2 in the works.


The turquoise are my favorite in this batch this week.  So next week, I will show my progress on my Gypsy Dance quilt top.  Looking forward to sewing some more on my new sewing machine.  It is so fabulous. I find more things that I love about it and to think last week I didn't even want to take it out of the box. 




The lovely places I link to......

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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17 comments:

  1. those crochet potholders are super cute!

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  2. The potholders are adorable! I know what you mean about getting tired making the same thing over and over! Sometimes you just have to take a break, which is hard when there are deadlines! I love Mr. Lego Man!

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    1. Taryn,
      Thank you for all your lovely comments on my projects! I totally agree with taking a break! I just might take your advice before I have complete burn out! Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Amy~

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  3. Can't wait to see your quilt and love the legos!!

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    1. Thanks Connie! You were right I am now doing a camouflage quilt! Not quite what my husband had in mind!
      ~Amy~

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  4. Love the lego shirts!! Your potholders look very special, I can imagine many people adore them and you will too again after a little break:) Good job!!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I did love the potholders in the beginning, I now will be ecstatic when they are complete! Thanks for stopping in!
      ~Amy~

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  5. I understand what you mean about making the same thing over and over. Maybe thats why I have so many WIP's.

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    1. Mina,
      You are probably right! I feel your pain! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Amy~

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  6. How fun! I am visiting from the Welcome Wednesday. I am a new follower! Hope your will stop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same. I also have a giveaway going on right now you might be interested in entering! Hope you have a good day!

    Robin

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    1. Robin,
      I will definitely check your blog out! Thanks for stopping by and following!
      ~Amy~

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  7. Testing patterns sounds so fun! My favorite pot jolder is the one with the bright green yarn! The Lego shirts are the coolest I think they would be fun for the kids at church!

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    1. Lisa,
      Is that a hint? LOL! I like that one also! The Lego shirts would be perfect for the kids. The best age group to do by themselves is about 7 and up, but we assisted a little on the drawing to make it to their specifications and they are super easy to get ready!
      ~Amy

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  8. I am going to pretend that I NEVER saw the lego shirt...I don't want to make one for my 10 yr old ;)!

    So exciting. Bree and Julie have great patterns and I am sure they will be GREAT!

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