WIP Wednesday


This week I have lots of projects in the works.  First up is a huge cushion cover for my new storage bench in our sunroom.  My husband and I built this last weekend, and we’ve finally finished all the construction parts of the sunroom, so now it’s on to decorating.  I’m planning to do a full post about the sunroom as soon as it’s finished.  The short version is that my husband started with this:


And has turned it into this:


He did everything except the tile—I’m so proud of him.  Anyway, this is the cushion I’m covering.  It’s almost 11 feet long, so there’s quite a long zipper to install.  All I have left is to make the piping and then sew it all together.


I’m also working on a Noodlehead Super Tote for myself (the chevron fabric is my curtains, not part or the bag).  I’m hoping this tote can turn into a nice summer bag that I can carry as a diaper bag.  It’s hard to tell if it will be big enough since it’s not completely constructed yet, but I should know soon.  I’m still waiting on an order of zippers from etsy.


My final project is the biggest.  I’ve been asked to make a custom quilt like my chevron baby quilt that’s for sale in my etsy shop.  This one is going to be a full size bed quilt, though.  The chevrons will be in the pale blue and off-white fabrics with the backing in the gray and the binding in the dark teal.  I’m just loving these colors together—so calming.  It’s for a toddler boy, and I think these fabrics could take him well into adulthood without looking babyish.  The gray fabric is Patty Sloniger’s from Les Amis, one of my favorites lately, so I was really excited when my customer chose this.

Anyway, I’m hoping to get the smaller two projects out of the way quickly so I can move ahead to the bed quilt.  I quoted her a 4-6 week time frame, so I better get moving! 


Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Looks fantastic!

  2. What a transformation in that sun room I bet you are tickled pink with the results! The cushion will complete it nicely!

    Good Luck with your commission!

  3. Oh it’s going to be big enough, don’t worry! I made one (about a month ago?), finished the outside and realized it was TOO big for what I carry in a diaper bag (only one in diapers now), so I cut it up and made it a little smaller (like 80% of normal) and have been loving it every since. You can see my blog post about it here: http://sparrowlanequilts.blogspot.com/2013/05/super-tote.html I love colors/fabrics you’re using, your bag is going to be gorgeous!

    • Tara Hines says:

      I finished it and have been carrying it around for a couple days, and it’s definitely big enough, but really, it’s just about right! I have two in diapers, and one just turned 8 months, so I’m still nursing him (need a cover) as well as carrying around a change of clothes and toys…so I’m definitely using the extra space, but I love how it’s open at the top unless I want to zip it, and the pockets are great– bigger than bottle holders but still keep things organized. I love it! I’m headed over to check yours out, too.

  4. Great projects!

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