WIP Wednesday #2

I haven't had much time to blog, but I thought I'd write a quick Work In Progress report.  Because that's all I'll have time for this week.  Is it just me, or is Spring busy?

Remember this big list I posted a while back?  I am working my way through it.  I decided not to make three dresses for Easter.  Because Melissa and Deanna have been so close in size, Carolin has more dresses than she needs.  So I decided not to make her one.  She's quite happy with her selection!
I also decided not to make Zachary a car mat for his birthday.  As much as I would like to, I will not have the time for it.  I ordered one instead. :-)

I finished Suzanne's pillow!  Here's a sneak peak, Suzanne.  I mailed it off to you today... :-)

Working on my Pretty Little Pouch Swap.  I've always wanted to do a Dresden Plate and when my partner had one in her Inspiration Mosaic, I thought I'd go for it.  I'm not sure on my background colour.  Which one do you like better - the one above or the one below?

Made Zachary's birthday shirt.  Still need to make one for Carolin.  I also made them each the bear carrier from Little Things to Sew by Oliver & S.  I'll take a photo of them modelling them after their birthday.

I also finished the birthday banner I've been meaning to make for five years.  Yeah!

I have more things to get done, specifically , Zachary's quilt, my pouch swap and the kangaroo for Carolin.  But I really want to open up this charm pack and make me a spring table runner.  But I keep talking myself out of it.  First things first!  And of course, when it's a beautiful spring day it's hard to stay inside and sew.  Life is springing forth in this part of the country and I love it!


  1. About the background color...I like the first one! Makes the colors just pop!!
    Man, you inspire me with all that you get done. Keep it up!

  2. I like the top one better too :) Great job on your list - lots of great finishes!

  3. I like the top one! I don't think you need my help tomorrow :P
    Karen Marie

  4. I like the top one best, too.

    I have two of those same charm packs. I want to make a wall hanging for me but I keep putting it off until I am caught up for everyone else. Two graduation quilts to quilt and bind, BOM stuff to do and my DIL's quilt to do (it is only cut!). It may next spring before I get to enjoy Ruby!

  5. I like the top one best. Good work on your list! I wish mine looked like that: all crossed off... - Linnet

  6. Wow! You've been getting lots done! You have the banner and the bear carriers done and it's not even the night before! :p I also like the white for the dresden plate.
    Exciting to know my pillow is on the way!! I just started yours yesterday so we'll see when that gets done :)

  7. Hi Alisa! You've been busy:)
    About the Dresden Plate...at first I liked the top one but now I like both (top makes the colours pop, and the bottom calmly blends it all together. So I'm no help:)

  8. I like the darker background because it looks more old-fashioned with the traditional dresden plate block.

  9. I like the lighter background...the colors seem brighter and more vibrant against it.:)

    Good job on working through your list and editing it where you needed too!