Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WiP Wednesday 4/3

Wow, I can't believe it's Wednesday already! I've got a lot of "stuff" in the works!
 First is a bottle makeover ala Pinterest. For the original project see here!
 Luke is using parts from my dissembled Pallets to make me some mini raised beds for spinach and carrots.
 I started this quilt (Giant Star Quilt Tutorial by In Color Order), but it's on pause as I realized the white I was using was actually intended for my Summer Sampler and I better finish that one so I know how much white I have to allot to my giant star quilt!
 But before that, I had to fix this block that was just holding me up. The underneath fabric was showing through the triangles in the corner square. At first I thought I could handle it, but I think it was the subconscious reason I hadn't put the blocks together yet.
 So, the block got dismantled, fixed, and reassembled. 
 And now the blocks have been sashed and joined.
 Now I'm trying to do the math for the border (and the border to make the border fit properly.) Yaaaaay quilting math! (Students always wonder when they're actually going to use the math I teach them. "For when you decide to quilt" doesn't always carry a lot of weight with most of them. After doing our taxes (we live life on the edge and wait 'til the last minute) my brain votes to pick this project up in the morning.
 Grand Finale: We're working on finishing off these amazing scalloped potatoes!
I've been afraid of scalloped potatoes since '07 when I decided we would try to make them for the first time for a camp of 150 people. There are like three things wrong with that statement. Anyway, I re-attempted scalloped potatoes and they were AWE-some. The only reason finishing them is still a WIP is because we're both lactose intolerant and they have lots of CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced and WiP Wednesday!

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Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I love the colours of that quilt! So fun! I hope the scalloped potatoes are like lasagne and get better with age ;)

Sara said...

You and your hubby strike me as a great team! I love all of your projects going on and the pieced border for that 2nd to last top is quite an eye catcher:)

I remember my mom being so persistent (for lack of better word) on making sure that my brothers and I knew that she didn't like scalloped potatoes due to the smell they made while they cooked. Huh?!! What???? Who knows. BUT I haven't attempted them ever because of that reason. Weird eh? Anywho. Yours look really good and they have inspired me to do it! lol

audrey said...

Oooh, so many pretties. I love the border on that quilt. It looks like great fun!

Renee said...

Your summer sampler is very pretty! Hope you have enough white to finish your giant star :-)

Heidi Staples said...

Great color mix for your quilt! My husband is into gardening, and we have a mass of raised beds in a section of our backyard -- so fun. The girls love fruits and vegetables, and I'm convinced that it's because of that garden!

Sabrina said...

I love everything you have going on here! I'm also lactose intolerant and am trying to finish off a tray of scalloped potatoes. I feel your pain!

Cindy said...

We do raised bed gardening too. Been doing it for many years.

Kimberlee said...

I just clicked on your "Oh the places I've lived" link. I didn't realive that you lived in Idaho or attended school at UofI. Did you work in McCall?

And your quilts are always so colorful. They are beautiful, as always.

Zafeiro Vaxevanidou said...

What an amazing border! Your advice to your students is definitely very accurate!