Tuesday, August 2, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Fabric Bulletin Board Finish and Little Apples Progress

Today was my first day back at sewing and I actually got a lot done (don't you love when that happens?)!

One of my best friends and my floormate this fall, Kristina (who I made my Beach Babes quilt for), and I talked about saving money for presents this year (poor college student thing, and we're seniors now, so even more so) - and she saw this hanging behind my bed, with a couple scant old pictures on it:

It was the fabric bulletin board I made in my introduction to sewing class in 11th grade (even though I enjoyed it I NEVER thought I would become obsessed with sewing in a few years).

She indicated that she would like one. She said that I could even make it her birthday present. So, we bought ribbon from Michael's for $1 (score) and she went through my fabric stash, picking out blues and purples (this hurt a little inside, because some are my favorite fabrics to hoard - but I know they are going to someone who appreciates them :) ).

So my dusty bulletin board turned into this (and yes, I kept the fabric from the first!):

I. want. to. keep. it. Doesn't it look nice with my pictures... behind my bed... ? :)

I'll be posting a tutorial for this project within the next couple of days! I hope you are inspired! It only took 2 hours (glue gun hunt and burn cursing included).

I'm really, truly afraid to count how many projects I am working on right now. Truly. But at least that bulletin board is done, and that was a new project. I selfishly kept working on the Little Apples quilt that I want to keep for myself... I want to have the quilt top done!

Goals for this week:
-Baby Quilt Top (needs to be done before August 28)
-T-shirt quilt - basted, start quilting
-Quilt my Warm/Cool QAL quilt
-Make one PIF package
-Little Apples Quilt Top
-Start skirt for me when the fabric gets here =D soooo (sew?) excited

On hold: Next t-shirt quilt
Secret wallhanging
My wedding quilt - rainbow dresdens

P.S. Two great giveaways going on right now:
At 1 Choice 4 Quilting - 3 winners - Summer House and Meadow Friends!
The Intrepid Thread - 2 year blogaversary giveaway - several awesome prizes including Little Apples, Heirloom, Taza fabric and Modern Log Cabin Quilting Book

Linking up to:

Fresh Poppy Design




  1. Lovely bulletin boards - both the old and the new.

    That is a lot of projects - at least you have choice!

  2. I would cringe too when someone is picking out fabric from my stash--but all for a good cause right-lol! Boy was it a success though! Adorable bulletin board.

  3. Great bulletin board redo - sorry you have to give it away! I really like that other project you have going on too, the Little Apples quilt. Such pretty colors!

  4. What a wonderful idea - to piece the fabric behind the ribbons! Whoop whoop!!


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