WIP Wednesday #15

I am so excited about my new fall tablecloth and napkins and how well they match our Benjamin Maier dishes.  It’s a Christopher Lowell Glimmer Stripe Outdoor, with saffron, that I picked up at JoAnn’s.  Along with Kona cotton in Gold, for the border and napkins, it looks like a decorator put it together!

Okay, it’s still just a pile of fabric, that I didn’t get to this week, but later this week, for sure!

I did make and finish a pair of potholders made strictly from scraps, including using up even the last 1/4″ of this age~old yellow, bias binding.  Not one speck left.  Not even enough to connect the ends using a bias seam.

Believe it or not it’s my first time putting a binding on by machine. I didn’t know that I’ll be doing it on a full size quilt, any time soon, but it’s cool to see how easy, and neatly, it can be done!  It sure makes for a quicker finish!

The potholder center scraps came from the apron I made for me!  It’s the Daily Spice Halter Apron by Heather Bailey. I made a couple of aprons similar to this without a pattern but it just seemed like it would be quicker with a pattern, since when I make things w/o a pattern there is still no pattern for the next one, LOL! I don’t believe I’ve ever owned an apron, though many have come out of my studio.  The fabric is Moda’s Rooftop Garden with their coordinating dot.  I am ready for Thanksgiving now.  The first thing I made in it was a gluten free pie crust.  It turned out great!

Things look so different around here when there is a photographer in the house….

I’m still plugging away at hand quilting two good sized quilts and need to get back to learning to embroider, for a third top that is put together but lacking the finishing touches and quilting…..  The circle quilt has not gotten any further by itself.  And there is a Jane Austen and yet another unnamed one languishing in my studio…..  For a total of 6 Works In Progress quilts.  Among these projects…. an under~wraps quilt with 14 of 36 heavily, hand quilted blocks finished.  This one I’m going to try tracking my weekly progress on.

Jane Austen quilt

My wall hanging quilt. I’ve figured out how to hand quilt it, just not how to find the time to quilt it…

Click below and pop on over to Lee’s blog and see what everyone else is doing, so many great things, more and more every week!

And since my potholders qualify as a mini quilt, I’ll link to the mini quilt challenge, this week, too.  Check it out!

Heres hoping your week is more productive than mine!

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41 Responses to WIP Wednesday #15

  1. Julie says:

    I really love that apron! I need to check out that pattern, I can use an apron around here. Your potholders are really cute too, great job!


  2. Leanne says:

    The table cloth and napkins will be lovely, and that is a cute apron!


  3. jennifer says:

    that apron is great! just in time for holiday cooking!


  4. Heather says:

    The potholders are great! Also look how happy you look in your new apron. Lovely! 🙂


  5. Becky says:

    Wow! you have some great wip’s! I love your table set too, and I may have to send a link to that pie crust to my in-laws, who are gluten-free! Thanks!


  6. Alli says:

    Your tablecloth and napkins are going to look fantastic! And your wall hanging is amazing! 🙂


  7. Kerstin says:

    Oh, that wall hanging quilt is gorgeous!


  8. You did a fantastic job matching the fabric to your dishes, truly! I love what I see so far of your WIP listed for this week, you do a very good job! (Apron of course is super cute as well!).


  9. Cille says:

    Your Jane Austen quilt will be stunning. Love the red/pink color scheme. Gets me every time 🙂


    • sewfrench says:

      Everytime you see mine or just the color scheme, in general? Because mine has been seen a good bit, LOL! I keep second guessing how large this is going to be and then moving on to something else without making a decision… I *love* these colors, too!


  10. Rebecca Bark says:

    Hand quilting? You are an inspiration. Really love those potholders too!


  11. Maggie says:

    Your projects are impressive! Love the Jane Austen quilt!


  12. KristyLou says:

    That Jane Austin quilt is awesome. I love those colors.


  13. I really like your projects! Way to go on the apron and I especially like the circles quilt at the end!


  14. Marci Girl says:

    You ought to link up those pretty potholders to the Sew Sweetness Thanksgiving challenge! Look it up! Everything looks great!


  15. Your apron is so pretty, and i love the potholders you made with the scraps, too!


  16. Olivia says:

    you have done a really amazing job on the wall hanging quilt, can’t wait to see how you quilt it!


  17. I bought myself fabric to try an apron pattern….that was well over a year ago.
    All of your things look awesome!


  18. Valerie says:

    Love your potholders! So fun and cheery :). And that apron is awesome! – love the addition of the dotty fabric detailing!


  19. That pie crust looks really good! I am not a fan of pumpkin pie, but my husband just baked one yesterday and he and our boys really enjoyed it 🙂 (our house is also a GF zone) My two year old had his pie for breakfast though, because he was too full to eat any after dinner last night 🙂

    ~ meagan


  20. Heather says:

    So fun to see all of your beautiful projects in progress, and love those potholders! Way to use up the scraps! 🙂


  21. Ella says:

    Particularly love the wall hanging, among all your lovely projects!


  22. Toni says:

    Very cute…you, your potholders, and your apron!!


  23. Rachel says:

    The Jane Austen quilt is fantastic. Such inspiration.


  24. Katy says:

    Way to get all those kitchen accessories done, and love that circle mini


  25. Allison says:

    that is a great apron!


  26. The Jane Austin quilt is just beautiful! Love the diamonds. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )


  27. Leila says:

    Beautiful projects. I love the potholders and apron!


  28. I’m loving the Jane Austin quilt and the apron!


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