WIP Wednesday

I seem to be managing one blog post a week at the minute, so here I am again for WIP Wednesday.  I have made some progress on my WIPS and have a few finishes to show.


This weekend was dedicated to making bags 3 (the Ruby bag) & 7 (241 tote) in my Mad old bag challenge.  I have a whole post planned (including a million pictures) for theses two, so this is all I will show today.

241 tote (front) and Ruby bag (behind)
I finally got all of the supplies I needed for making the name tag for the Fat quarterly retreat swap.

I am pretty terrible at hand sewing and embroidery is pretty much beyond me, so I decided that stamping my partners name onto the fabric was the way to go.  I messed around with a few blocks in EQ7 and decided on the star, rainbow points and steel linen. 

I may have to pimp my work ID with some MM!
It's a secret swap, no name shown here yet.
I added a lanyard as I am not a big fan of having a huge label pinned to my clothes, but I will be sending a pin in case my partner prefers that option.

So onto the WIPS:

  • Colour brick quilt - still not bound!
  • Circle cushions - no progress.
  • FQ retreat name badge swap - Waiting on delivery of fabric ink.
  • Improv quilt - need to hand sew binding down.
  • HST quilt - borders!!
  • Tumbling apples - Waiting on backing to arrive.
Oh well one down is better than none!

New projects in the pipeline:
  • Name tag swap for London Modern Quilt guild.
  • Bags 4 & 6 in my MOBC.
  • Retro flowers quilt along - as soon as I decide on what fabric to use.
  • Table runner with my new quick curve ruler.
I have just taken a exceptionally fast delivery of these lovelies (ordered last Thursday, delivered Monday.  I love Zipit!), so it looks like I have a lot more bags on the horizon.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.


  1. That is such a cool name badge, I'm sure your partner will be delighted. Great idea to have it on a lanyard too - maybe you will start a trend.

  2. Love the name tag! I would be thrilled if I got it.

  3. Your name tag looks great! I'm sure whoever gets it will be thrilled!

  4. Oh yes, I love the name tag - I need to mail mine otherwise I am going to start having second thoughts!

  5. That is a fab name badge! And I love your bags - great fabric choices. I've had the 241 tote pattern for months - I really MUST make it.

  6. Great name tag - isn't stamping on fabric sooooo much fun!

    Love those juicy zips too, x

  7. So many things that I love here....the badge is super......I love how you posed your bags in your lovely yard.....and your ribboned zipper pic is adorable! Deborah

  8. Your bags look great but I do love your badge. It's really cute.

  9. Love the name tag! Great colors! I'll have to look up Fat Quarterly - I keep reading about it!

  10. The name badge is utterly gorgeous! Yummy zips too. Can't wait to see more on those bags :)

  11. your name tag is fabulous!! And - I love zip-it too!

  12. What lovely colourful projects - the name tag/lanyard is both beautiful and genius (I totally agree about the ginormous nametag pinned to me thing). Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  13. I love this little swap, is there anyway someone could make me one with my daughter's name on it so she could wear it as a nametag? She hates stickers and everywhere we go they're always trying to put a name badge on and its like pulling teeth to get her to put it on.