Wednesday, March 10, 2010

wip wednesday... elijah's twin quilt

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
so back in july of last year.
i found "beep beep" fabric @ the long beach quilt festival
it's by hoffman & i had been searching for it...
so when i spotted it... i bought a ton of it to make a twin quilt down the road for elijah... i put it on the back burner thinking i had plenty of time... well he has been in his twin bed for almost 2 months now... since his little sister will be here soon... {another 2 months}

{ this was him a year ago... but so cute i had to share!}

this would be a more recent photo.
courtesy of my SIL karin via flickr

so no more back burner...
gotta make some progress!!

i decided to change the measurements
& do a twin size version of my play school quilt

here is the first half laid out on the floor
{the design wall isn't big enough!}

the rest of the fabric.
for backing.. binding.. pillows.. etc
is being stored in here

i have a few of these storage baskets from target
& use them to keep my most current wips.
the handles fold in like this...

and it makes it so you can stack them like this.

how do you store your works in progress?


hop on over to quilter's daily to join the blog along...
share your wips & how you store them!

22 comments:

wishes, true and kind said...

Nice start on the big boy bed quilt :). Those stackable baskets are a great idea for WIPs. I tend to just have WIPs in piles or bags. Not the best and certainly not very efficient. I may have to make a trip to target.

rachel griffith said...

*clears throat*
well it's about time.
jk.

like i have any room to talk.
*wink*

mascanlon said...

I have a pile of that fabric too...waiting for a grandson to come along, currently its all sweet girls. Nice ideas on the baskets, I'm a 2 gal zip lock type right now.

rosie/the fabric shopper said...

What is this thing ~neatly, stacked storage?~ I thought everyone had piles of WIPS stacked over every surface of their house! HA!

He's going to love his new quilt!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Good start! I am a hand sewer so i keep my wips on the back of the couch!

whitey said...

my problem is I did not do this now I have no memory of what fabrics are for what project love the storage baskets you found

Miss Sews-it-all said...

That is great fabric, can't wait to see the finished product! I have a bin on wheels that I keep my WIP's in, it rolls right under my sewing table when I need to clean up the sewing room. Thankfully, I only have two WIP's right now!

Mary said...

I love that you're making a larger version of the play school quilt! I recently got a Make Life layer cake and jelly roll so I could join in the fun too :-) My WIP storage is kind of sad - they pretty much just sit on the guest bed in my sewing room. But I find that by not storing them away, I'm motivated to finish them faster because they're in my way!

Needled Mom said...

So perfect for a little boy. I love the fabrics.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

That will make a great big boy bed quilt. I like those baskets too and a very reasonable price! Jenn

WendyLou said...

Oh, a big boy quilt!! I'm using 2 gallon ziplocks right now, but I'm lovin your stackable bins - so neat and organized!!

Denise :) said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! I love the polka-dots. I see them everywhere these days. LOL! :)

I store my WIPs in whatever is handy and will stow in our RV! :)

Trisha said...

Cool storage containers. I like how they can stack. I store mine in the drawers of my sewing cabinet (I have 12 drawers) and when those are full (like always) I store the others in pizza boxes (not used ones). :)

Blue Is Bleu said...

I love the Beep Beep fabrics! I used some for a quilt commissioned last yr and I have some leftover still.

My WIPs are folded and stacked on the top shelf in my studio... I don't have too many things going at once so it doesn't get confusing. Much.

PunkiePie said...

All over my sewing room. Wherever there is a spot. I think I need a few of those bins. ;)

Susan said...

I love your play school quilt and what a cute idea to make a bigger version! I love the beep beep fabric... too cute for boys! On a side note, I have some of those bins from Target and here's the thing... I had NO IDEA they stacked! Haha! Thanks for teaching me something new about something I already own!!!

Karin said...

It is coming along so cute. I showed E the pictures and he loved the fabric and was excited about it. We ate so lucky to have such talent in the family to bed such a cute original bed quilt. Can't wait for the finished quilt to come home.

Kris said...

I love Beep Beep! and I love those bins! Can't wait to see all the coordinates for the quilt!

Stephanie said...

Love the colors, so perfect for a boy. I'm working on a large quilt (somewhere between twin and full size) for my little guy who is turning two next week. I want him to be able to have it for a long, long time. I've been saying there is no rush since he is still in his crib, but after reading this post, I realize how quickly that changes. They just grow up too fast! Your nephew is so cute, I love the photo of him in the car :)

Dresden Quilter said...

It is a gorgeous quilt for a so sweet nephew. I just bought a bunch of bins for my wip. They don't stack as well as yours do though.

Quilt Nut said...

love this line!

i store mine in little bins too

Heather said...

My kitchen table is where I sew, and I usually have 2-3 projects going at a time. I bought those 2 gallon zip bags, they work well. I then put those in a square basket I keep in the kitchen. I try to keep it clean, but it's hard haha :) I have some of your blue bins though, I use them in my living room for Wii stuff. The baby quilt is adorable, great colors. Your nephew is a doll, they grow up so fast.