Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WIP Wednesday: The Piecework Edition

This is going to be a quick update, because Levi is sleeping and I could be sewing as we speak!  The only thing I worked on this week (besides the whole koshering my kitchen adventure) was my Watch Me Grow Chart.

I snuck in some cutting time in the early evenings this week, 15 minutes here, 20 minutes there.

 Once I finished, I decided to sew a third length of jelly roll strips together. One of the fabrics in the roll had four different patterns within it, like so:

Instead of using four strips, I used five. I used a blue, green and red strip and then took half an red strip and half a yellow. I repeated a green, yellow and orange fabric floral pattern (the first and third piece below is cut from the new third strip).  My backing fabric is yellow and orange so I wanted make sure these colours were well represented. I'm going to make bias tape from the backing fabric as well.

Levi kept me company while I played with the arrangement and pinned my pieces.

And that's as far as I've gotten. I'm about to start seaming my two long strips together. Right NOW before the baby wakes up! I'm not even going to proofread because time is running short!

Sara is making cute Tie Napkins as decorations for a party. Take a look!

And be sure to check out what other crafters are doing this WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. My children are not babies anymore but I understand the frantic "sew while you can" mentality! Looks like you're making good progress. Hope you got a lot done!

  2. I'm enjoying the jelly rolls. Yesterday I put together some strips of Christmas print fabric that I already had cut. They are all different lengths because I had cut them for a string quilt. I'm planning on it coming out to be a table runner.
    I'm pretty great at starting project...finishing them is my biggest problem.

  3. Check out that Ticket fabric!! how cool is that? :D