Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIP Wednesday 8. 31. 2011


My last week's WIP Wednesday was full of new projects, 2 quilts, and 2 pillows, to be precise. Guess how much progress was made on either one of these four? None!!! Absolutely nothing!!! I did not even touch them all week long.

Not to say that I didn't sew. Not at all. I was actually pretty busy and managed to produce quite a few finished projects, there was just something about already started projects that did not attract me at all.

I made 2 new pillows for our living room. You can read more about them here.

With all 3 of my kids at school now, we're still in the "back to school" mood. I made a long promised  messenger bag for my middle daughter. I just love how it turned out. What do you think?

I helped my oldest daughter cover her textbooks and made fabric book covers for all of them.
I posted a tutorial on how to make these easy book or notebook covers here.

One last project I'm going to share today is this table runner/ wall hanging.
I had no pattern or any exact idea what I really wanted it to be when I started. I like how it turned out, I just don't think it looks good on my dining table (that was the reason I made it). 
I will probably re-make it into something else and keep on my quest to make a table runner that would be "just right" for our dining room. Any suggestions? 

I love the binding on this guy, though. It's Cherry Fizz by Barbara Jones of Quiltsoup for Henry Glass. I bought a yard at  but I have to go back and get a lot more. It might be my favorite polka dot fabric right now.

I really hope to dig into my last weeks WIPs and show you some finishes next week.

Enjoy your day, Svetlana


  1. I like those zigzag pillows behind the table and think they would look great in a table runner. I also love that Cherry Fizz binding also. I will have to look for that. They would go with some fabric I already have. Thanks for sharing!
    Your other projects are very cute too-especially the monkeys on the bag!

  2. you have been very busy...and the messenger bag looks great!!

  3. I do like the tablecover. At first I thought the green parts looked like they were "placemats" at each spot at the table.

    I was wondering what size you usually make your mug rugs. I found your blog when you entered some in a contest and I really like yours. I made my first one yesterday, but it turned out kind of small. Just curious what size you make yours. It was fun making it, and even though the binding isn't perfect, it was a challenge I enjoyed!

  4. LOVE the pillows! So very cute! And the messenger bag is adorable! There's a linky party through tomorrow over at the Sewing Summit under Travel Handmade. You really ought to post your bag over there.

  5. Great projects! You do a good job of getting things done. We will be using that book covering tutorial around here. Often!


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