Finished It Friday at The SD #02

With only three weeks till Christmas I am sure there are many projects that are just waiting to be shared after the Holidays.  I have several nearing completion that I just can’t wait to post after they are given and received.  No sneak peaks here!

But… I can share this finish!  It is for my newest Niece, and I don’t think she is reading my blog yet, LOL!


Name: ‘Sugar Pop Zig and Zag’


Made For: My newest niece in Corn-husker territory


Fabric: Prints are from the Sugar Pop collection by Liz Scott from Moda; the HSTs are charms pulled from three charm packs; gray solid is Bella ‘Ash’ {I think}


Batting: a very thin polyester from Joann’s
Size: 45″ wide by 52″ high


Quilting: Some basic line quilt to highlight the zig zag and diamonds quilted into border


Dates: Start: June 2011 ~ Finish: December 2011


Pattern: ‘original’ pattern inspired by the amazing zig zag quilts created using HSTs found across Blogland this year.



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Onto the Party!  Remember this party is about helping you stay motivated to finish your projects.  You can post about a completed project or a completed milestone.  I can’t wait to see your links this week!

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!


WIP Check~In {12/7/2011}

With Christmas just a few weeks away, I thought it would be fun to get aboard the WIP Train again {Work In Progress over at Freshly Pieced}.  With the holidays coming and with Ms. E and Ms. V into everything it has been difficult {to say the least} to get sewing time in.


The Sugar Pop Zig-Zag quilt is finally completly and totally finished!!!!!!

{other Sugar Pop updates}

This quilt turned out ‘sew’ pretty.  I will be posting all the quilt ‘details’ in a finish post on Friday to tie in with Finish it Friday link-up that I am hosting with Angie over at Stitching by Starlight.

I have broken ground on the Blue Woven Ribbons quilt, but could use some help on the fifth fabric choice.  I origonally bought the leafy fabric to use with these other four blue fabrics, but even though the blues in the fabric go with the other four fabrics, I am just not sure about the orange and green.  Thoughts????

For this quilt I have all the blocks pieced, and am ready to start piecing the quilt top.  Where I was looking adding the leafy fabric was in a checkerboard border.

And that is it for progress this week.  I have a crochet shawl project I am working on while Ms. E knits {makes a mess} with a ball of left over blush yarn from her Toddler Scarf, LOL!

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

{I am linking up here…}

WIP ~ Sept. 28th, 2011

Hey there ~

This has to be my favorite post to create each week.  I love the Work In Progress party at Freshly Pieced, and this has been such a motivator to keep track and get stuff done.  As a master procrastinator I tend to push off until it can’t be pushed anymore.  But since I want to be able to create a WIP post, I have show ‘some’ progress.  Thank you again Lee for hosting such a wonderful link party, and the time you put into doing it each week.

This week I can report that I am making great strides with the Sugar Pop HSTs top. I basted it this weekend by spray basting, and now have the center zig-zags and gray border quilted. I am going to continue the zig-zag lines into the outer border and connect the lines to make diamonds. I think that will help keep the scale of the quilt in line with the quilt, and add another great moment for this quilt.

This weekend I also got started on my snowball table runner using Ready, Set, Snow charms from Moda and some Kona Solids White.  I made a good start, but have probably half the charm pack to still make into these blocks.  I am using 2″ squares of the white.  It kinda takes away from the ‘snowball’ fell, but I am hoping once they are pieced together with the white sashing they will fell more like traditional snowballs.  When I started I liked the look of the 2″ squares for the corners over the 1.5″ squares.  Now I kind wish I had stuck with the 1.5″.  Maybe I will do some of both.  I have plenty of 1.5″ squares already cut.

Do you think it would look weird to have both sizes in the table runner?

No project to report on the other quilts.  But…

I added a fun set of pennants to the Girls’ Room, and received fabric orders for two top secret projects!  Yay!

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

Finished top for Sugar Pop HSTs

I am tickled ‘pink’ with the finished quilt top.  This is what I love most about quilting… having an idea in my head, and then seeing that idea turn into reality. 

Isn’t that why we create?

The finished top is about 47″ by 56″, and I picked fabrics from two charm packs of Moda’s Sugar Pop fabric, designed by Liz Scott.  The gray I used in this quilt is Kona Ash.   The inner gray border is 2″ cuts {finished 1.5″}, and the outer border is made up of 6.5″ cuts of Sugar Pop Mod Buds Pink.

I am going to piece together the backing and get this quilted asap.  It is for my newest niece, Ms. Payton, on Mr. SD’s side of the family, who born this past week.  A week earlier than the doctor had hoped, but both momma and baby are doing great.  Mr. SD’s mom can’t wait to go visit in October, and I am planning/hoping to have this beauty ready to tuck in her suitcase for the trip up to Cornhusker territory.

Check out the stack of HSTs {half square triangles} that went into this quilt top.

 Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

Linking up at:

Fabric Tuesday at QuiltStory

Sew and Tell Fridays at AmyLouWho

Sew Cute Tuesday at The Creative Itch

Finish it Fridays at Stitching by Startlight

Fantabulous Fridays at Momma’s Kinda Crafty

Take A Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee-Craft Edition

Feature Yourself Fridays at Fingerprints on the Fridge

Sugar Pop HSTs Top

Here is the pieced top for the Sugar Pop HSTs I have been working on.

I am thinking of using a thin gray inner border with a thicker pink outer border with gray binding to finish it off.


Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

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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~ 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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