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WIP Wednesday(Lots of Pics!) & Giveaway

It’s time for another WIP Wednesday progress report. =)  My sewing goals over the last week were:

1.  To complete my stitching for Quilty Stitches this past Monday–check…you all saw the block Monday Morning.

Quilty Stitches Block 15

2.  To Complete my Metro Rings Quilt–here’s where I was at last week:

Metro Rings Blocks

And I’m happy to report that the quilt top is finished!

Metro Rings Quilt

As I was working on this quilt top and posting progress over on IG (I’m @lmshabby if you care to follow), there was a lot of talk about the difficulty of trimming up these blocks accurately.  So, I was very excited when Sew Kind of Wonderful’s, Jenny (the designer of the Quick Curve Ruler used to make this quilt), shared a wonderful tutorial on her blog just yesterday on trimming the Metro Rings quilt blocks.  If you contacted me about how to trim these blocks or we chatted on IG, you need to check this tutorial out!  If the Metro Rings quilt is on your to do list, make sure to bookmark this tutorial for future use–it is a wonderful tutorial.

Metro Rings Closeup

I really enjoyed working with the Quick Curve Ruler–I found the curves very easy to sew.  That was another question I was asked frequently..Are the Curves easy to sew?  And the answer is yes, no pins needed, very small learning curve. =p


I decided, after finishing the pieced portion of Metro Rings, to add a couple borders to the quilt.  So, this one will stay on my WIP list for one more week.

3.  The last item on my to do list was to finish my scrappy stars quilt top…here’s where it was last week:


And it’s now a completed quilt top–check!

Scrappy Quilt

This quilt top has been a WIP for years.  The blocks were made for me in one of the quilting bees I was in…it was so long ago, I don’t even remember which bee it was from.  So, if you were one of the ladies that made one for me…thank you!  I was pretty impressed as I was sewing them together, how uniform in size they were.  With all of those seams, it was not a great decision on my part to request these blocks!–with all of those seams and slightly different seam allowances–these blocks could have been off quite a bit.  I’ve learned that simple is better in regard to quilting bee block choices.

Scrappy Closeup

I didn’t have a pattern for this quilt, but I talked about the quilt block construction on my blog awhile back.  The sashing has flying geese units sewn into it to add just a few more stars to the overall design.  I am very excited to have this quilt top completed!–I knew that I was going to love it once it was complete. =)

So, I completed all of my quilty goals for the past week.  It feels great to cross some of those off the list.

For the upcoming week, I am keeping my list a little bit smaller–hubby will most likely be off for a couple days and that means less sewing time, more family time!

1.  Add the borders to the Metro Rings Quilt.

2.  Complete my Stitcheries Quilt Top

Embroidered Blocks

Embroidered Blocks 2

Embroidered Blocks 3


These blocks are from another quilting bee that I was in several years ago.  I embroidered and included all of the little stitcheries(they are my own designs) along with the fabrics which I sent to my quilting bee ladies.  It’s time to get these sew into a quilt top!

3.  Work on filling in some of the white areas on my Quilty Stitches sampler…I have been getting behind on this!

So, 3 goals for next week.

And now, for the giveaway–you may have forgotten that there was one after reading down through this post!


I have a gallon sized bag of scraps left from making my Metro Rings quilt…I’d be happy to send them off to a new home!  Just leave a comment below telling me about your current WIP or the one you are most excited to complete.

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  • Like any quilter, I have far too many WIPs. The one I’m looking forward to finishing most is an improv piece that’s about 1/8 of the way through quilting.

    I’m not allowing myself to piece anything until I have this top quilted, since I have my industrial machine setup for this project.

  • I have a small WIP today. A cover for my mixer. Then, I start tackling quilting on a few unfinished tops.

  • My sewing WIP is I’m just starting a cathedral window quilt, but my biggest WIP is trying to potty train my 2 year old daughter 🙂

  • I am currently working on a Maple Leaf and Star quilt that is for my daughter.It was to be her wedding quilt and she has been married for a couple of years already!!

  • My current WIP is my paper pieced star baby quilt. Top is almost done then quilting to get to my favorite part hand binding the border.

  • My current work in progress is a round robin I am doing with my sisters and mother. We are using the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild’s Round Robin. This is our first modern quilt round robin and I am loving it so far and we are only on round 3!! I love the simplicity and at the same time complex look of modern quilts!!

  • I’m going to be starting a cover for my sewing machine. I’m also cleaning (purging) my closet this week, so who knows what WIPs I will find! Thanks for the chance to win! I love the fabrics you use! Both of your tops are so pretty!


  • I LOVE your bee quilt. My current WIP is also a BEE quilt that I did with some IG girls. I know what you mean about seam allowances and everyone’s different sewing/pressing likes and dislikes. I chose a triple star block thinking it would be fun and easy…. OMG, the girls that I thought were experienced had no clue how to make hst’s! eek…. In the end I fixed a few blocks and pressed some seams but got the top into a flimsy and now I need to add some borders… I think the blocks you did are like the ones I did a top from early this year. I love them.

    As for your scraps…..I NEED them so I can add some variety to my own stash. Do you know the designer of that pink fabric in front with the black and white flowery design? I need that fabric!
    I’d love to win and work with your scraps…….please send them to NJ 🙂

  • I’m working on an Irish Chain quilt with Dresden plates in the blank spaces. I LOVE this quilt in a bright, cornflower blue….it reminds me of Blue Willow china.

  • I’m in the middle of a wall hanging for an online challenge, a charity quilt, and a couple Christmas gifts. I like to have a few things going at once. Your scraps are lovely, thanks for the chance to win!

  • I’m working on an EPP hexagon star quilt. 20 stars down, 180 to go. The block for your bee quilt is one of my favorites. It looks great!

  • I always have an epp project I’m working on as well as a granny square quilt that I have 10 blocks to finish. I adore scraps and scrappy quilts….thanks for the chance!

  • I’m in the middle of completing a quilt as you go cargo bag. Would love to win your lovely scraps! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Wow, what a fun giveaway, and an inspiring post. Those finished tops and blocks are too gorgeous! I am trying to get motivated to finish 2 Tinker Totes that just need binding, and 2 more that need some fixing. It’s the fixing that’s killing me- do you ever just totally lose steam for a project when it doesn’t go as you’d hoped? That’s the problem here… But I’ve got a new-to-me machine sitting in the garage, I’m hoping that the thrill of a new toy will help me get over the drudgery of picking stitches!

  • I am waiting for two of my friends to have their babies so that I can make a quilt for them!! But as I wait I am making table runners to gift for birthdays!! I would love your scraps!!!

  • I’m anxious to put the binding on a quilt that I am entering in our local fair.

  • I’m working on many WIPs right now, but the one I’m itching to get done is my “all fruits” mini quilt top. Just need to add borders, yum!

  • I’ve got 6 quilts started and I’ve got to get the 2 baby quilts finished by the end of the month. I want to start a double wedding ring or lonestar!!!!!

  • I’ve been purging my scraps and have one flimsy finished and a second started yesterday! You can never have too many scraps, can you?!
    Thank you for the chance 🙂

  • I’m finishing up a spool quilt made of floral fabrics, which are not my usual couch of fabric.

  • Current wips are Joan’s DS swoon quilt, and my 4th of July quilt for the second year! Also an epp diamonds, and flower garden. Better stop starting new things. Love your Metro Rings.

  • HI, I’d love your scrap bag!
    Working on a baby charity quilt in pinks this week!
    Thanks for your Blog+Giveaway!

  • Fabulous quilt finishes, those are two gorgeous quilts. I am working on clothing and quilts at the time. My main quilt project is an Oh, Fransson pattern. I would love the scrap bag, just started a hexie quilt for car rides.

  • Working on my Quilter’s Choice today

  • I’m working on a quilt for my daughter that’s been a long time coming. Can’t wait to finish!

  • I like the boarder you picked out for your Metro quilt! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your stitchery quilt blocks. Can’t wait to see how you finish it. 🙂
    I’m working on a gray & yellow quilt that I’m loving how it’s coming together. Have a happy time sewing!!

  • I am cutting fabrics to make the majestic mountains from Bonnie Hunter. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  • I would love to finish a quilt for my sister that is just 2 different blocks (bear paws and 7 grid chain) and 2 different fabrics (essex linens). Your projects are all so nice! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I am finishing up a Jacqueline De Jonge wallhanging for friend’s daughter’s wedding quilt – they’ve only been married coming up on 3 years now. When I get that done, I would love to try a metro rings quilt, starting with your scraps!

  • Working on my own Metro Rings. Loved Jen’s tutorial on how it trim the blocks, saved my quilt from being thrown in the UFO pile.

  • I am currently working on an X’s and +’s quilt, and a Farmer’s Wife, and I have two more quilts waiting for sandwiches! Oh boy. And I was thinking about starting a new project. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Working on a lap sized quilt for myself, just can’t decide on the quilting.

  • Your cross stitch and quilts look good. Must feel great to have them completed. What is the difference between Metro and wedding rings?

    My project is to complete my 2nd hand sewn queen size top. Then baste and finally quilt it. Hopefully before the summer is over the basting will be done.

  • I cant wait to finish my Kaffe Fassett Imari plate quilt. I’ve done it in all Denyse Schmidt fabrics, very carefully planned.

  • WIP??? Which one? I have quite a few of those sitting around..but the one I am most excited bout finishing is a lavender and green radiant star. It reminds me of lilacs so maaaayyyybbbeee…..I can have it hangin in the shop by next spring:):):) Btw..I really think I need to get some fabric for the Metro Rings quilt!!!!

  • My current WIP is an appliqued bird quilt. The birds are done. Need to do the fancy borders surrounding the blocks and put them all together. Doesn’t sound too hard … what’s wrong with me??? Hahahaha!!!!

  • I have a WIP rag quilt in sweet soft greens, blues, and oranges. My favorite patterns are the old-fashioned bicycles and the kite tails. Reminds me to slow down and enjoy these remaining days of summer.

  • I have a lot of clothes to finish sewing up. And a baby quilt that needs binding! And I’d love those scraps. 🙂

  • Which WIP do you want to hear about? The one that gets mentioned most often is my Swoon. I need to get sewing.

  • I sadly don’t currently have a true WIP but I need to get crackin’! I have a ton of ideas and a lot of fabric or math in waiting, until then I’ll live vicariously through you 🙂

  • Only 5 WIPs at the moment, really hoping to finish the largest one this month, made from the gorgeous Out To Sea collection from Sarah Jane.

  • I am currently working on block#4 on Quilty Stitches, and am also starting to piece an aqua/turquoise table runner.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I’m currently trying to finish up “Juggle” by Thimbleblossoms, but my 6yo took the charms for the last block and now we can’t find them anywhere. Guess I’m cleaning house instead of quilting today:(

  • Your quilts are gorgeous, Corey. You have been very busy! My current WIP that I will be most excited to finish is my double wedding ring quilt. I finally started the hand quilting on it last weekend after the poor thing sat there basted for over 2 years! The flimsy had sat there for 18 months just waiting to be basted. My aim is to finish it for our Guild’s exhibition in October next year. I hope I can do it! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  • My WIP is a donation quilt for a local hospital. It’s only 36X36 so I should have it finished soon. I love small projects. Love your quilt.

  • i will be very happy if i can figure out how to add lightning bolts on top of a quilt

  • I am working on the same 2 quilts now for a year. I also have a set of Birdie stitchettes that need to be sewn together! All that, and I would love more fabric. Thanks!

  • I am currently working on a baby quilt for a friend – the best kind of quilting project 🙂

  • I, too, am finishing up a metro rings quilt- one more block too go, so I hope to put the finishing touches on the top this weekend at my LQS!

  • I have two swaps that I must complete and mail. That’s my top priority. Thanks for a Greatgiveaway.

  • I have 2 mini quilts (cheerio and puddle jumping) that need to be hand bound and I need to figure out what do on the back in order to hang them. Also, my oldest daughter is turning 4 so I’m almost done with a birthday dress and fabric tag for her gifts from nanacompany. Fabulous giveaway! Love the quilt too!

  • Well since I am a quilting newbie Im only working on 1 starter quilt! Im teaching myself from books and blogs and videos so Im kinda slow.

  • I currently have 3 WIPs that I’m working on…actually 4. I have the quilt tops completed and ready for backing, batting, and binding for my youngest brothers’ daughters. And I have finally gotten all my pieces cut for a very special one I’m working on for my sister-in-law. You can see the colors on my bog….I’m not giving away the design just yet as I want to be sure she has received the quilt first. And I am sneakingly making one for my mother too!

    Thanks for the opportunity to witn the lovely scraps!

  • I would love your scraps, I love the soft colors that you are using and new home would be right. I close on August 22 and I get a large 14 x 14 sewing/quilting room!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • OOPs…once I get moved I am going to finish the quilt for my daughter that has been many years (cough, cough) in the making! It was a last Saturday of the month block quilt, that I have added to make it big enough.

  • You have certainly made a lot of progress on your WIPs! I’m a normal quilter and have several WIPs going. However, the one I am determined to finish soon is my Grandmother’s Flower Garden. Your scraps are lovely and I would use them to make a more hexagons for that quilt. I hope I’m the lucky winner!

  • I get the sense that I’m not like most of the other quilters on this list of commenters. I just finished making my two year old twins quilts for their birthday. These quilts took me the better part of a year to complete. I sewed during nap times and after they went to bed. But I did it! They are FAR from perfect, but I hope the girls keep them for a long, long time and think of me when they use them.

    All that is to say that my next WIP is still in my head: a quilt for my wife. I love the scrappy stars one you have, although god knows how long it would take me to finish something like that!!

  • Like all quilters I have many WIP’s and I’m hoping to get to them soon. I would love your scraps because I make scrap quilts and I’m doing a quilt called The Insanity Quilt which is 1/2 inch Hexagons and it takes lots of hexagons

  • Those are some fantastic scraps! I’m actually using up some of my own scraps right now on hexies for a Sew Together Bag. I’m loving working on it, but can’t wait for it to be done!

  • I per-ordered the Heather Ross Princess and the Pea quilt kit. Cant wait for it to arrive so I can get started. Your work is just lovely.

  • Those are pretty scraps! My current WIP is a quilt by Fig Tree called Cameos.
    Thanks for the fun giveaway. I love your Metro Rings quilt!!!

  • I am so anxious to make a quilt for my Mom for her birthday in December. I haven’t chosen the exact pattern yet, so many to choose from. I need to start soon, it’s already August, for goodness sake, and I’m kinda slow 🙂 :).

  • My only WIP I have is some mug rugs I started just before I was in a car accident and broke my knee. I haven’t been able to sit at my machine because I have to keep my leg straight. As a new quilter I don’t have very many scraps…..I would love to start an EPP project while I am healing. I am keeping busy with some cross stitch, embroidery and beading. Thank you!

  • My current focus is to finish a baby quilt, with x-stitched blocks.

  • When I first started quilting I would not start a project until one was done….boy have I thrown that idea out the window. Now I keep starting new projects and have a hard time getting anything finished. Talking to other quilters, I know I am not alone:) Thanks for the chance to win more scraps!!! You should publish your little quilting bee embroidery patterns….they are just sooo cute!!!

  • Love all your finishes! I’m just working on finishing up some pillowcases before I tackle other projects. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • My biggest WIP is a quilt I am making for my nephew who will earn his Eagle Scout this Oct. ! I have a few others too but they need to take a longer rest until I get this one done! Love your metro rings quilt!

  • Love all your work. I am currently working on stonefields quilt.

  • There’s always a WIP at my house! I’m hoping to finish some cushions this week using your recent Moda Bake Shop tutorial and Just My Type fabric. I’ll share a photo when they’re done!

  • I am currently working on my FQS 2013 block of the month. I decided to duplicate all the blocks abd make 2 quilts

  • I have three projects that are so close to having the top finished that I decided to work on all three at the same time. All they needed were borders and I am happy to say that the borders are cut and ready to stitch. Hopefully by the weekend they will be on the way to the longarmer.

  • I’m trying to get a baby quilt finished for William who is already 4 weeks old!!

  • My sewing room is full of WIPs…birthday quilt for a co-worker, silent auction round quilt, several Christmas bags, wall hangings, table toppers, and always like to have a scrap project in the works. I just finished piecing the low volume quilt that was in APQ magazine earlier this year (I am keeping that one for myself 🙂 all from scraps – love that accomplished feeling. Thanks for the chance to add to my scrap bin…your Metro Rings quilt is beautiful.

  • I just started quilting this summer and I have a few WIP. 2 mini quilts (cheerio and puddle jumping) need to be hand bound on the back, my spell it with moda mini needs to be quilted and bound, and I have 3 scrappy crossroad blocks completed.. probably need 13 or so more for that one. My oldest daughter will also be 4 in 10 days (!) so I need to finish her dress and a Cinderella fabric tag for her gifts (from Amy of nanacompany). I’ve always loved sewing and quilting has been a great addition- love learning new things from all of the blogs and IG. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I took a class from Jenny but am making the Urban pattern. Really enjoyed using the ruler and am happy with the ease of sewing the curves. I think I’m happy with the quilt top (after adding sashing and a few more blocks) and I hope to get the back made and quilted before the end of the month. You really had a productive week. Congrats.

  • I am doing the Tessellation quilt SAL, it’s a WIP that’s like three weeks behind!

  • Les quilt sont magnifique et un très beau give away bonne soiree Marie-Claire

  • Love your embroidered blocks. I need to start my daughter’s bed quilt. When school starts…

  • Hope to finish my second scattered squares pillow tonight!

  • I just ordered the backing and binding fabric for the Bee My Honey quilt I’m making next!

  • I’m working on 2 scrappy quilts right now so your bag of scraps would really come in handy. I’ve also started working on some xmas items…table runners and candle mats. I have 3 quilts pinned & ready to quilt but I’m waiting for the weather to cool off before I tackle them. And finally I have 2 sets of placemats waiting to be finished. The tops are completed so I just have to cut out the batting & backing and get them quilted & bound. WOW…it looks like a Lot when I write it all down like this!

  • I have got so many WIPS, the one I most want to get working on is a quilt using the Bluebird Park line that I’m designing as I go along

  • Love your quilt tops, the Metro Rings is gorgeous! I am working on a Japanese + x quilt, as well as many others!

  • I am working on a nested churn dash quilt.

  • My current WIP is a 1930’s reproduction quilt. I have lots of other WIP.

  • Love both of your new quilts – just beautiful! I have a very long list of WIP – the challenge I’ve given myself today is: bind three small table runners, quilt a cushion top then completw it with a back and make and attach one more cushion back. I have hand surgery tomorrow so may be putting in a long day to reach my goals.

  • My current WIP is a t-shirt quilt for my daughter going off to her 2nd year of college. I just finished making her a new laundry bag and covered some large pillows for her form room. Am also working ahead for Christmas with several table runners in progress,

  • I have just completed Gail Pans’s Birds and Berries quilt which has a lot of needle turn applique. I loved being able to use so many fabrics to make this quilt. I would love to make your scrappy stars quilt. My current work in progress is hexie quilt I’m am making for my daughter in law in yellow grey and black fabrics and a sewing bag made from a charm pack.I love the nine patch quilt that you have made , so hope to start some of these also .Thankyou for so much inspiration .

  • I’m working on a Dresden quilt right now! I finished the top last Saturday. I am out of batting and need to run to Joann so that I can finish.

  • I have a Little Black dress quilt top that I want to finish and I just received the backing and borders for my Scrap Jar Stars quilt. That should keep me pretty busy!

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