WIP ~ July 13th, 2011

~~ Finished ~~

Fresh Flowers Table Runner {See here for photos and details}

~~ In Progress ~~

Sugar Pop HSTs; got all 84 HSTs ironed and trimmed.

For some reason as I was ironing the never-ending pile I was thinking how this seemed to be going forever for just 42 blocks.  Did I ever mention math, not to mention clear thinking in the wee hours, is not my strong suit?  So… 84 blocks later… I am still in love with these, and am thinking a zig-zag may be the layout option I go with.  Here are some of the HSTs laid out.  Laying them out so I could admire them while doing the endless ironing and trimming really helped keep the motivation up.  I can’t believe I made it through the whole pile.

Each block is 4.5″ {finished size will be 4″}.  Figure 10 rows of 8 blocks {guesstimate} will create a finished top of 32″ by 40″ before borders.  Maybe I will get this top finished by August 15th after all!

Photo of the ‘mega’ stack of HSTs;

‘Lovely’ Quilt for Me; 5 of 12 blocks pieced

~~ Backburner/Limbo WIPs ~~

Ms. V’s Fresh Flowers Quilt; need to cut fabric

Skill Builder Quilt Along; need to catch up on blocks

Summer Sampler Series; need to get started on this one too!

Ready, Set, Snow Snowball Tablerunner; need to start;

Puppy Quilt; need to baste and quilt

~~ Related News ~~

Went to Joann’s and did not buy ANY fabric!!!  Did buy a set of needles to use in my hand quilting project {Mr. SD’s Cowboy T.V. Quilt started a ‘while’ back}, and a hoop for a xmas gift.  Also got a cut jewelry stand {with a 50% off coupon} that I can use to display fabric key fobs/wrist-lets at the Salon where I sell items between craft fairs.  Mom bought some gorgeous Blue/Green Ornaments fabric for a Christmas valance.  Now I have two valances to finish up for her, LOL!

Boots loooooves helping.  Here he is pretending ignorance of my quilt block.  The innocence doesn’t last long!


And here is a photo of my sewing ‘hutch’ that I have actually been keeping up with, and is still tidy after two weeks!  This really makes getting some quick sewing in much easier.

Check out my Wordless Wednesday post for photos of the girls and from Mr. SD’s b-day weekend.

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

WIP ~ July 8th, 2011

Officially finished = quilted, washed and in use!

Ms. E’s Fresh Flowers quilt.

I used embroidery floss I had on-hand to tie this quilt.  I had plans to do some machine quilting, and then decided finishing was more important.  214 knots later… Ms. E is in L-O-V-E!

This quilt has already gone through the wash several times since she is carrying it around the house with her.  Amazingly the knots have stayed in.  I was really unsure if they would or ‘knot’.  It is very neat that they are staying in so well. 

Quilt Stats:

Name: Ms. E’s Fresh Flowers Brick Quilt

Made For: Ms. E, formerly known as Ms. Diva

Fabric: Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain for Moda; backing was a Moda Print from LQS; Yellow Ruffle, premade ‘ribbon’ from Hobby Lobby sold by the yard; Orange End Ruffle, material off bolt at Hobby Lobby, pinned and sewn.

Batting: Warm and Natural off the Bolt

Size: 34” by 40” or ‘sew’

Quilting: Hand tied with embroidery floss

Dates: Start: Jan 2011; Finished: June 2011

Pattern: by Kimberlee

~ Works In Progress ~

Postage Stamp Quilt; on hold and fabrics being used now for the Rockin Robin Quilt Along.

Rockin Robin Quilt Along; fabrics choosen {see Postage Stamp Quilt link above}

Sugar Pop HSTs; 40 charms pieced with gray, cut, and ready to press and trim.

‘Lovely’ Quilt for me; 2 of 12 cabin blocks done, next cabin block laid out and ready to sew.

Ms. V’s Fresh Flowers Quilt; have plan, next step… start cutting.

This is going to be a quilt as I go project.  So I need to cut 15 squares of batting, backing and top fabric to get this quilt started.

Skill Builder Quilt Along; selected fabrics, need to piece together the first three blocks.


This is going to be a fun Christmas quilt, for ‘I’m don’t know yet’ {LOL!}

Summer Sampler Series; picked fabrics to get started with, but will be adding more to balance out the ‘values’; waiting for first post on the 11th {not behind on this one… yet} ~ This will be donated as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids campaign.


Ready, Set, Snow Snowball Tablerunner; have a plan, need to start piecing

Puppy Quilt; still need to baste and quilt

Fresh Flowers Liberated Wedding Rings Tablerunner; quilted, need to get the iron out and get the binding completed.

And that should wrap up my WIP update.  I was hoping to make more progress on this list over the weekend, but I got several Kitchen Valances completed for Mom instead.  Since these had been on the back burner for a while, it feels really good to have these off my plate.  Thank you Lord for my serger!!!  It certainly makes creating curtains ‘sew’ much faster.

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

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WIP at Freshly Pieced

A ‘Lovely’ quilt for me.

Just what I needed… another project, but…

I got a charm pack of Moda’s Lovely and fell in love.  I had been reading about the Naked Bed Challenge, and unfortunately it applies to me.  My bed suffers the shame of being covered by a store-bought fluffy comforter.  No illusions of a handmade quilt has ever even touched my bed, until now.

As much as I love tons of different fabrics, I have found it extremely hard to find a fabric line I wanted to use for a bed quilt.  So I figured I would just keep the Naked Bed challenge in the back of my head for later {another project for the ‘To-Do List’}.  But of course now that I am working to finish up projects, and have fabrics for several quilts, I found the perfect fabric and have added another quilt {a queen-size one at that} to my list.  Here are some fabric shots.  It even already has a name; Charming Jelly Cabins.

I have the jelly roll strips and charms sorted and stacked to create the log cabin blocks.  I can’t wait to start, but need to knock out a couple other small sewing projects before starting on this… like Mr. SD’s work shirts.  Can you believe he found more for me to put his name patches on?

Also over the weekend I completed a quick baby quilt {details here} for a baby shower at church on Sunday.  Can’t believe it, but I got the whole thing done in about 6 hours including breaks to play with Miss ‘V’.

Progress Updates:

Liberated Wedding Rings Table Runner ~ Quilted and ready for binding

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

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~ About Me ~

I'm Kimberlee, the owner/creater of 'The Spunky Diva'. Here is a little about me... In addition to my love of blogging I adore all crafts, sewing, quilting, improving my non-existent cooking skills, and playing with my two girls. We have a 'collection' of animals around the place to keep us busy; two 'huge' dogs, a cat, kittens, several horses, and assorted wildlife. We live east of Austin, Texas, in the middle of farm country. Here at 'The Spunky Diva' blog I get to share daily life moments, fun crafts, sewing and quilting progress/finishes, and brag about my 'Babies'. Thank you for visiting and sharing some of your day with me!


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