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For those of you who are new, Wednesdays are all about what's in progress in my sewing room. I like to try and share problems I'm having so I can get feedback and you can all learn from my mistakes. If you would rather see things that are actually complete, I've got links up top for completed projects for 2011 and 2010. Feel free to poke around!
So, here's what's happening this week:
Finished: Hopscotch knit dress
I started a baby quilt for my girlfriend who is due in July. I'd love to get your opinion on this. I'm making the "little man" pattern from Simplify. I need to choose my "neutral". I have this blue linen print:
Option 2 is Kona Medium Gray:
Also in progress this week are my curtains for our bedroom. Would you all be interested in a tutorial on basic drapes like this?
Last time I blogged about this I was having tension problems with my machine. Or so I thought. Turns out I had forgotten to put in a heavier needle. Once I switched to a Jeans Needle, everything was fine!
Here's the first panel on the floor. Why not on the curtain rod? See if you can tell...
The curtain rod is too close to the shears rod. I don't know why didn't hang the sheers with a pressure bar within the window. Either way I guess it doesn't matter. I lined the curtains with blackout fabric and they are HEAVY. So that little dinky curtain rod won't hold them anyway. I've got a heavier bar to try. Just need someone to hang them....
Another project in the works, my sister needs two new boppy pillow covers. Here are the fabric I've picked for the first one. I'll give more details on this process as I get further into it.
And always on my design wall - the Bird Bath blocks for my mom's king quilt. My spreadsheet (yes spreadsheet) tells me I have 17 done. Only approximately 55 more to go! I haven't fully decided on the size of the borders and such yet but that's a guesstimate for now.
Waiting for my attention:
Amy Butler bag - i know - this has been waiting WAY too long!
Total WIP's this week:6
I'll be linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced. Go see what everyone is up to this week.