Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WIP Wednesday

The one where I can actually share stuff.  With the holidays, I really haven't been able to share much of what I've been working on.  But now the holidays are over, and I've started new, shareable projects, so I can finally participate in WIP Wednesday again.

Lucky Star BOM
First up is the first star in the Lucky Star BOM hosted by Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy.  This was my first paper-pieced block, and I think a did a pretty good job.  Only a few slightly mismatched seams.  Much better than my normal rate!
Fabrics: Dear Stella, Birch, Joel Dewberry, Kona
 Stanford iPad Case
After my success with the star, I decided to jump 14 leaps ahead and write my own paper-pieced pattern.  After seeing these iPad cases I made, a friend requested one as a gift for her mom with the Stanford "S" on it.  So this is what I came up with.  I'm simplifying it a bit and not doing the white outline, so we'll see how it goes.
Fabrics: Kona red and white
iPad Mini Case
These are all the rage these days!  It's a "manly" case for Mr. T's new toy.  I used quilt-as-you-go for the first time.  Not sure how I feel about that technique.  More on that in the full write up once I finish this (hopefully later this week).
Fabrics: Kona in several colors, Joel Dewberry, Dear Stella, Alexander Henry, Madrona Road and a small unknown swatch thrown in as a bonus with an order from The Intrepid Thread.
I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. LOVE that elephant case! Super cute :) and your pieced star looks amazing! I'll admit I'm seriously intimidated by paper piecing and have yet to try it - but yours looks so good!

  2. I love your star! Great color choices.

  3. I love that star block! You did such a great job :) And what adorable little iPad cases. Love the elephant!

  4. wow love your lucky star block, still have to do mine, but im totally scared lol

  5. I've also joined in the Lucky Stars BOM, have not started my 1st block yet, I have trouble deciding on a color scheme, that part of quilting does not come naturally to me.........

  6. love the color choices on the star...for some reason I have always been partial to sewing stars :0)

  7. Hello from a fellow Lucky Stars BOM quilter! Loving the tester block :)

  8. Great lucky stars block and I really like the fabric you pulled for your manly mini iPad case! I need to get started on my LS blocks!

  9. Great fabric choices on your Lucky Star. I'm impressed you'd try a pp pattern, way to go! The ipad case looks great too. I'm following along the BOM, lots of us aren't there!

  10. I love the paper pieced block - it reminds me of the Catherine Wheel fireworks we used to have when we were kids. I can't see any mistakes either!