Tuesday, October 23, 2012

W.i.P. Wednesday

There was a moment or two of sewing room crisis this last week when
1) the needle fell out(!) of my sewing machine while I was quilting an upcoming feature project; and 2) after switching to my back-up machine, the walking foot broke(!). Needless to say, my 'good' machine is in the shop for 10 days, getting an unscheduled checkup. And thankfully, the back-up machine is doing straight stitching just fine. W.i.P. Wednesday waits for no one, so on to what I managed to accomplish . . .

Finished projects
Metal Frame Purse - After my fun first glue-in metal frame purse, I really needed to make another right away. Seriously, I can't wait to make another one!

Sew Lux Challenge project - I did manage to finish this up. Once the tutorial is done, it'll go public.

Ongoing projects
Halloween Stitchery - Almost done, then I'll make a sweet little goodie bag with it.

Mod Pop Quilt-along - TWO blocks done!

Christmas lap quilt - Finally got the center 9 blocks sewn together, and 3 of the next set done!

Modern Crosses quilt & Dresden project - Unfortunately, no progress.

Upcoming projects
* October & November bee blocks - soon!
* scrappy Metrolink - who knows when, but I still really want to!
* more frame purses
* Polaroid block projects
* placemats
* Binary quilt using blocks from Modern Blocks Bee
* UR Priceless Blog Hop project - excited to start working on this!
* Christmas!

Linking up with W.i.P. Wednesday.

37 comments:

Cindy said...

Great fabric choice for the purse!

Anne said...

I love your ModPop quilt so much! And that Christmas lap quilt is looking fantastic. Can't wait to see that grow. :D

Svetlana said...

ooooh, I love your Christmas quilt, it looks fantastic. Hope you machine feels better soon.

Heather D. said...

That happened to me once too - the needle falling out mid-quilting. Thankfully nothing was amiss, I just put a new needle in and tightened it really good and carried on. Hope you get your good machine back soon - didn't you just have it serviced??

The purple mod pop blocks look great!

felicity said...

Everything looks so great - that purse is particularly wonderful!

Erica said...

This has happened to me before too, but luckily it happened just as I was at the end if my row and didn't cause a problem. Now I definitely tighten my needle before I start sewing every day

zafeira said...

The ModPop quilt is awesome! great work.

Chez Roo said...

That purse is so cute! I love the colours in your ModPop quilt.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Love the purse! What gorgeous fabric!

And as always - I'm so taken with the colours in your Mod Pop quilt - it's looking great!

Jennifer said...

woooohooo mod pop looks awesome, did the email help at all?

vexa said...

I love your combination for Mod pod. Awesome!

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the Mod Pop! So different from your usual style! Good luck with the sewing machine!

Shontelle said...

You have been busy! Your purse looks amazing - great fabric!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't even know that a walking foot could break! Good luck with your machines getting better quickly :) And I adore how your metal frame purse turned out!! So cute! Your embroidery is just darling, too, your stitches are so perfect and tiny!

Dorian said...

Your Mod Pop sure is interesting. Love the colors.

Nutsy Coco said...

Wow, those Mod Pop blocks are really eyecatching! Very nice!

Toni said...

Looking good!!

CityHouseStudio said...

Beautiful projects, Debbie!
Your mod pop is just stunning. And I'm completely in love with the frame purse!

heather said...

Your mod pop looks great. I love the purple and black together.

Kate said...

Love the Mod Pop! And I can't wait to see your secret project! :)

Lynne said...

Those little purses just keep getting cuter and cuter. Did you get the glue in frame from the same place as the sew-in kind? The mod-pop looks pretty cool!

Patti said...

Love your Mod Pop and your Christmas lap quilt!

Kelsey said...

I can't stop drooling over your mod pop quilt! I know I said that last time you posted it, but it's just getting better and better! Can't wait to see the final product.
kelsey @ everydayfray.com

Celine said...

lovely purse and your Mod Pop quilt will be amazing!

Allison said...

I had the needle fall out of my machine while sewing awhile ago. For about two full minutes I thought the damage was much worse & I was really starting to freak out, then I realised parts of my machine hadn't fallen off, it was just in 'needle down' mode :) I was able to put the needle back in and keep sewing. I really can't part with my machine until the end of November, hopefully it can wait that long to go to the shop :)

Kelli said...

I'm taking my machine in tomorrow because the screw-head on the screw that tightens/releases your needle broke off and I've been sewing with the same needle for months...oh, the shame! I figured it was time and I'm caught up on bee blocks, so...

LOVE your projects, especially the metal-frame purse! So cute!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Great job even with a backup machine! Hope the good machine feels much better soon...

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great looking projects Debbie..I love the color in the Christmas quilt

LC said...

Love your mod pop blocks! The purples are beautiful!

Jennie said...

Your Mod Pop quilt blocks are stunning. I seriously can't wait to see the whole thing. That pattern intimidates me - must be the curves. Great job on yours!

Cille said...

Lol.. Sounds like a rough week equipment wise but your projects look great regardless.

Live a Colorful Life said...

What is that amazing fabric in the frame purse? You still get a lot done, even with technical difficulties!

Kirsten said...

As always, so many beautiful projects - love your embroidered kitty! So handy to have a second sewing machine too.

Erica said...

Looks like lots of progress to me! I am always amazed at how much you get done and the fantastic diversity of your projects! More great inspiration from your blog, thank you!

Carla said...

Your list of upcoming projects is impressive! I would love to do the metro link some day ; )

Leanne said...

You have the best projects and now tuned up machines too.

Kati said...

Love the new frame pouch! Your mod pop quilt is going to be great too!