WIP Wednesday - Back to School

Today is the first day of school.  Not only will by daughter be starting first grade, but my son will be in preschool 3 times a week for 3 hours.  I don't know if this will mean more time to quilt, clean, or nap, but I will have 9ish child-free hours a week.  I won't get to find out until Friday though since my son's preschool class requires parents to volunteer 3 times a month and I'm on the schedule for today.
me and the kids
Photo of me with my kids on Sunday.  I am only including this photo because otherwise this post would have too many words and not enough pictures :)
I am looking forward to doing more sewing.  Over the past couple weeks I have been re-thinking my fabric storage and trying to rework my sewing room.  The plastic drawers that were holding my fabric have started to fall apart under the weight (oops!) so I bought an inexpensive dresser to hold everything.

Sorting through everything has reminded me that I have lots of fabrics that I want to use.  That doesn't mean that I won't be buying new fabrics, just that I don't want to forget the old ones.  It is fun to mix newer prints with older ones.

Speaking of older things, I have started a new project using fabrics that are a little more vintage-y that what I normally use.  The colors for the quilt are going to be based on Denyse Schmidt's new collection Hadley (you can find Hadley here, here, or here)  and use lots of other Denyse Schmidt prints plus a variety of others.  This is a little out of my comfort zone but it's nice to do something a little different.

These are my test blocks for the quilt.  The quilt is going to have 9 patch and shoo fly blocks.  I have made a little more progress on the blocks, but I have kind of stalled at trimming HSTs.  Once those are done this should come together pretty quickly.  Hopefully it's not a disaster.
vintage-y quilt blocks
Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. I'm sure it won't be a disaster! Love everything you make! Enjoy this new phase in your life.

  2. Nice! I love a vintage style quilt, I think yours is going to come out beautifully! It's not what I normally make either but I am really digging the Hadley collection too!

  3. That picture of you and your kids is ADORABLE! I'm loving Hadley too. I think it's her best collection in a while, which is saying something since I love everything Denyse Schmidt makes. :)

  4. Your blocks are looking great... I look forward to seeing a bit more of this!! I too have some fabrics from this latest collection,one of her best!

  5. Great photo of you with your kids. Such wonderful smiles and so full of life. Thanks for sharing. I like the blocks, too.


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