Thursday, October 4, 2012

WIP wednesday: the one in which donna goes picmonkey crazy

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also hard at work on my niece’s bowtie quilt - 026 027

042and a few maple leaves for a birthday at work, that hopefully I can turn into a mug rug by Friday morning.  I have parent/teacher conferences tomorrow night, so Thursday might be a late night of sewing to get this done…   these are tiny – about 3” finished because I’m hoping to get a good number into a placemat small enough to fit on my coworker’s desk.  inspired by recent activity on flickr – this one and this one, that were inspired by this book available on amazon by Quilt Dad and a pattern in it designed by Mrs. McPorkchop.  That’s something I like about flickr – one of my least favorite Farmer’s Wife blocks was the maple leaf.  I thought I’d never want a quilt of that block, but when I saw it done up in some cool fabrics and interpreted in a different way by some fellow flickr-ers, then I could appreciate the block and immediately thought of a way to have fun with it. 

I’ve also managed to do a little bit more of the quilting on my Pickledish quilt.  I’m going on three years making this quilt now – and sure it’s been pushed aside here and there for a lot of other projects, but it really is time to get this one finished! 049 048

so, with that overly-edited photo post, I’m finally making (just barely) another linky party at Lee’s WIP Wednesday…  sure did miss you all, though your progress (and ability to find time to blog about it) has continued to keep me going on my projects.  (so thank you!)

now don’t you just want to run over to and have some Halloween inspired fun with your photos?  :-)


  1. Oh...what lovely eye candy to consume this morning! What a fun quilt in blacks and whites! a beautiful Bow Tie and the Pickle Dish is really eye catching!

  2. oh what beautifully colorful projects! wow. Thanks for linking up to wip Wednesday last week, where I had the pleasure of guest-hosting!