Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WIP to get up the WIP Post!!!

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Seriously,  I can't believe how long it is taking to write this post.  I keep having one distraction after another.  Oh well, what ya gonna do :)  I think I haven't shown any of my works in progress for a bit (probably as there has been a lack of them :) and thought today would be the day to remedy that :)  So here it goes :)

My first new huge work in progress is starting up my new STARS Quilt-A-Long!!  It is set to start on Monday and I am just trying to make sure I have everything ready to go.  I am so super excited about it!!!  There is already a great group of people quilting along and I know it is just going to be so much fun!!  It was even posted about at the Jolly Jabber this morning :)  Ya, how cool is it to have your name mentioned at the Jolly Jabber. I will tell you, It's Super Cool!!!

Next, is a new version of my Hugs and Kisses from the Park tutorial.  You might recall that the pattern was inspired by my grandparents so I thought it might be nice to make a version for my grandmother that will fit her room decor.  I went for Pom Pom de Paris.  I think she will love it.  I have gotten as far as pinning the original piecing and stalled.  It was suppose to be for her birthday but whereas that is in a week it will most likely now be for Christmas :)

Next, I got this little beauty all basted and it is just waiting to be quilted and bound.  I would show you the front but that would take away from the fun when I get to release it as my newest "baking project" :)

And last, for fun . . . I thought I would give an update on the Baby Bump WIP :)  This is me at 33 weeks :)  Only 7 weeks left and if things go as they have with the last 4 it will be more like 6 weeks!!  Yippee Skippee!!

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  1. The Stars quilt looks like it will be super cute! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  2. Cute stars quilt! And your hugs & kisses quilt is so cute! I love how you used the Slice. Is there a special fabric mat for that or fabric spray?

    BTW you are so cute at 33 weeks! I am the same, 33 weeks, and I am HUGE! I keep getting the "are you sure there is only one in there?" comments and disbelief when I say when I am due. People really help make you feel better about yourself.

  3. I know those last few weeks seem super long. Baby will be here before you know it! Looking forward to seeing your Moda Bake Shop project.

  4. 1I loved your Hugs and Kisses quilt (and the story) and cant wait to see the new version. I just ordered some of that mmmm..maybe this would be a good project.
    ..and love the baby bump pix too

  5. you're tiny! Are you sure this is your 5th baby??? :)

    The star quilt is going to be magical... I just know.

  6. You are looking good Melissa.WOW only 6/7 weeks to go and you are so busy with stitching. How do you do it???
    How lovely to be on Jolly Jabber.

  7. I'm excited about the QA too! Can't wait for Monday so I can get started...LOL. Linda x

  8. I also loved you Hugs & Kisses quilt and I´m so looking forward for the new version.

    You are a great looking Mama!

  9. I agree with the others - you look so cute! Love your print on the baking project...what fabric is that?
    I have a WIP for my MIL that has shifted from a bday gift to Christmas, so I am right there with you! LOL
    Jacque at Lilypadquilting

  10. You look adorable !! can't wait to see your new MBS project ! love the fabric on the back

  11. Hi Melissa, I was wondering if this Stars QAL would work with a layer cake?

  12. HI Anonymous,

    Yes, it should work alright with a layer cake :)


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