WIP Updates!

Another update on my works in progress!

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dear blog…

I’m not ignoring you.  I promise.  I’ve just slipped into a little slump of easy distraction and busy time that doesn’t involve sewing.  I have been doing some plotting and planning to sew, so there’s that.

I’ve got a little Superman quilt up on my planning wall right now.  It’s for a very special little friend of mine named Caleb.  He’s the sweetest little boy.  Without going into a whole lot of details, he’s in a wheelchair and always has a blanket in his lap.  I know how much he loves Superman, so I’m making this little Superman a blanket.


I’ve recently gotten a doll dress frame for American Girl dolls, and I’m trying to make something that will fit it.  It’s a little harder than I imagined.  My mom is coming up this weekend and I’m hoping to show her some sewing things, and she wants to sew doll clothes to sell on eBay.  She has an American Girl doll, and we’re going to put our heads together this weekend and see what we can make.

I’ve also gathered some of my leftover squares from the chevron quilt and put together how I can make a  baby blanket.  (yes, I had that many leftover squares!)  I still need to quilt the big brown blanket, finish the rainbow blanket top, and some other small projects.  And since I have so much on my sewing agenda, I’ve decided to make October Sew-tober!  I’m going to sew something every day.  Maybe I won’t complete a project every day, but I will work on something every day.  I’m hoping to get a couple of hours in each day, hopefully I can do it!  It’s a little difficult to find time when you work 40 hours a week, but I have hope.

Anyhow, I hope everyone has a lovely Oct…I mean Sewtober!

Rob vs. Roy: An Epic Battle

I’ve been working the past few days on a little rainbow quilt!  It’s going to be kind of an odd shape rectangle, but I keep changing things as I go.  I started off sewing a jelly roll together.  So that way it would be 80″ x around 40″ (some of my strips are 42, some are closer to 40) and they’re going to be trimmed up when I finish.  I decided to take my charm pack of Simply Color and put them on one side, 3 rows of 17.  I had to take a couple other squares and add in for some…lack of squares!  So it’ll be closer to 54″, and I’m even considering doing a white border around.  Something about rainbow quilts and white borders just goes together.  It’s like PB&J, donuts and coffee, surf and turf!

Simply Color by V & Co

Simply Color by V & Co

Here's a perfect example.  It just looks good.

Here’s a perfect example. It just looks good.

I was telling my husband about the quilt and he asked if I knew the order of the colors in the rainbow.  I thought he was kidding, I mean surely he was kidding right?!  And he says well, do you?  And I’m all yea, hello?  I remember the 1st grade…or kindergarten, or whenever it was you learn ROY G. BIV.  He says “well some people don’t know.  I learned ROY G. BIV from SCUBA lessons.” and he went on about the visible light spectrum and under water the colors disappear in order the farther away they go.  Sometimes…he just makes me wonder.


The little top is coming along nicely!  I started in the purple end (or violet…for those going strictly by the rainbow) and I’m already into the lighter greens.  I don’t really like how the greens meld into a brown then turn orange.  Where’s the yellow?!  It’s hardly a rainbow without yellow.  Brown is not a substitution.  It’s not ROB G BIV.  I grew up with Roy, not ROB!!  Are they even related?

This is basically how I see this epic Roy vs Rob in my head.

This is basically how I see this epic Roy vs Rob in my head.

Anyhow, (that got a little out of control) I’m hoping to get some more progress tonight.  It’s difficult when your “helper” just wants to play, and looks at you with those big sad brown eyes like “why are you BLATANTLY ignoring me?!”  And I don’t think he agrees with my musical selections I blare while sewing.  (Rude, right!?)  I gave him a chewy, you would think he would have appreciated the gesture.


Until next time!  Happy sewing everyone!