W.I.P. Wednesday {7.13.16}

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Happy Hump Day!  It's been a couple of month's since I posted a WIP Wednesday, so I thought I'd give you an update.  Summer has kept me busy and out of my sewing room a bit, but I have been plugging away on my #apqquiltalong quilt.  I have finished piecing two corner sections which feels awesome!  If you look closely at the photo below, I have pinned my quilt sketch to the design wall and the section in the middle of the quilt that isn't shaded out is what I have left...yep, only halfway there. :( It's dark here, but I finally have half of my #apqquiltalong quilt top done! 💙💚 See that section in the middle of my sketch? That's what I have left 😳 #seaglassstripesquilt #justkeepsewingjustkeepsewing

Here is a better view of how much is actually done so far.  Why I thought a king size at 102" square was a good idea, I'm not really sure at the moment...but I'll keep sewing!  I have no doubt when it is finished I will love it forever :)

And here's a shot of the whole thing (so far 😉). #apqquiltalong #seaglassstripesquilt

After I pieced those two sections, I had a real need for a quick project to actually feel a sense of accomplishment (and completion!).  So last night I pulled out this cute fat quarter (Crabtastic for Blend Fabrics) that has been in my stash for a long time and decided to make something with it.

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And the result are what might possibly be the two cutest potholders ever!  Aren't those crabs adorable?  And I found the perfect shade of aqua in my stash for the lining/binding.  No shopping required = awesome!

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I did a quick machine binding job to finish them up (not my favorite because I'm not very good at it, but it's great for this project).

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And the addition of the flaps to insert your fingers/thumb makes them even cuter.

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What is one of your favorite things to make for a quick finish?

Amanda