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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Work In Progress 4/16/14

Forward Motion is coming to you live from Los Angeles, California.  I'm a long way from home, but I did bring a work in progress project to share.

English Paper Piecing - always a good travel project.


At the Farmer's Market shopping area, I visited a Barnes and Noble book store and purchased these guys:




I will peruse those on the five hour flight home to Atlanta tomorrow.  I hope there are lots of good photos to get lost in!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced always has so much inspiration.  I am off to link up now.  Pop over to Freshly Pieced and check out the other linky party participants.

Go Sew,
Jodi B


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Work In Progress 4/9/14

Is it Wednesday already?  The Work In Progress link party at Freshly Pieced is one of my favorite bloggy hang-outs.

Let me share a couple of my WIP's with you.

First, I am embellishing the letter "S" with a stem stitch using #8 perle cotton.  It is part of a quilted pillow I'm making for a friend.  I have a couple of pillows in my Etsy store.  However, anyone who donates $75 or more to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society can have one of the pillows, for "free" (there is the cost of the donation, right?).  Mrs. Smith (my friend) donated $75 and said her bedroom is yellow and light green.  I hope she likes it!




You can read more about the pillow project on my husband's Caring Bridge site.

Second, drum roll please, all 48 neutral log cabin blocks are complete.  Now each gets to take a whirl on the rotating cutting mat for a trim!






I am off to Freshly Pieced to participate in the WIP Linky Party.  Lee at Freshly Pieced sponsors WIP Wednesday every Wednesday.  Pop over to her blog and check out the links.

Go Sew,
Jodi B


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WIP Work in Progress 3/26/14

It is work in progress Wednesday at Forward Motion and Company.  Below are three things I'm working on.


The first thing I'm working on is this container of chocolate covered raisins.  Looks like I'm about half way done with that.


This travel pillow made with half square triangles is coming along.  I machine quilted in most of the ditches and am hand quilting some accents with variegated perle cotton.





The third and final WIP to share is a quick quilt for my mother's little dog.  Each square is 10.5".  These are great for practicing free motion quilting and moving some fabric out of the studio.  Maggie the Dog will love it.  



I am off to Freshly Pieced to participate in the WIP Linky Party.  Lee at Freshly Pieced sponsors WIP Wednesday every Wednesday.  Pop over to her blog and check out the links.

Go Sew,
Jodi B


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WIP Work in Progress Wednesday

Work in progress Wednesday is here.  I've got 3 projects to share.

1.  The Key West Story Quilt is finally coming to life.  The layout is done and I'm playing with borders.  Woot woot.









2.  This monogram pillow is for my niece.





3.   For the Neutral Log Cabin, I have 32 blocks completed.  The remaining 16 are in progress.  You can see them below on the sewing machine.  For an added bonus, I'm feeding leader / ender pieces through the sewing machine as I work on the log cabin blocks.






Leader / Ender pieces




I am off to Freshly Pieced to participate in the WIP Linky Party.  Lee at Freshly Pieced sponsors WIP Wednesday every Wednesday.  Pop over to her blog and check out the links.

Go Sew,
Jodi B




Monday, March 3, 2014

Creative Every Day Check-In #3

This is the weekly check in post for the Creative Every Day Challenge sponsored by Leah Piken Kolidas at Creative Every Day.  

Below are a couple of pursuits from the past week.

I have made some progress on the little cabin I shared in the last post.



Also, I would like to share the Naked-Statue-Soldier-Man I'm working on from my drawing for Beginners class (emphasis on Beginners!).  



This is a family blog, so I put boxer shorts on this guy.  He was letting it all hang out. 

I am headed over to Creative Every Day to link up for this week's check in.  Pop over and check out the real artists.

Go Sew,
Jodi B 




Monday, February 17, 2014

Creative Every Day 2014 - #2

This is the weekly check in post for the Creative Every Day Challenge sponsored by Leah Piken Kolidas at Creative Every Day.  The activity for the week begins with fabric scraps from the project below.




This quilt is being made from the Spool Quilt pattern by Edyta Sitar.   I could spend my time finishing the quilt top, but instead my eye is caught by discarded bits on a shelf!  




There are many skinny strips sewn together.  Even with all those seams, do you think the fabric could be fused to a background?


Wonder Under paper still attached to back



Using Wonder Under, I made a fusible roof for a house.   See the adhesive around the edges in the photo below?







Wow - worked great.  I think it is the beginning of a nice little cottage.


Some Ideas

I am headed over to Creative Every Day to link up for this week's check in.  Pop over and check out the real artists.

Go Sew,
Jodi B



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WIP Work in Progress Wednesday

For the past 6 weeks or so, I've been working on a pillow project.  I needed a project to keep me out of trouble this winter so I opened an Etsy store called Jodi B Designs.  Today's WIP is a pillow designed to be sold, but has turned out to be a prototype.


Above is the progress.  You can see Sammi Seam Ripper ready for action.  I refrain from seam ripping if possible.  It is just not the way I like to spend my time, but this free motion quilting was making me twitch.  That little bit below the big star . . . see?

The inspiration for the design is from 3 iron stars my husband and I received when we lived in Texas. 





After Sammi did some courageous un-sewing, I used my handy dandy lucite thingy and dry erase marker to audition a different quilt design.








The black, wavy lines are the dry erase marker.



So that is what I am working on today.  I am going to link up at Freshly Pieced WIP for the first time!  Lee Heinrich sponsors a well attended linky party each Wednesday to share unfinished projects.

Go Sew,
Jodi B