Under the Maple Canopy

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WiP Wednesday – After Thanksgiving Edition


This week will be a short one because I feel kind of…flaky.

The fleece nine-patch is still  on the design wall and still a work in progress, there’s a winter wall hanging that I need to put hanging corners on, and I have my quilts set aside for the modern quilt guild meeting tonight.

Oh, and I also started a mini tree skirt because our tiny tree needs one.  I’m working loosely off a tutorial posted on The Magic Bean.  The main fabric is called Merry Main Street from Alexander Henry Fabrics.  The solids are a mix of things from JoAnn.  I think there’s a Kona in there, but there are also two sparkly solids.

I was trying not to be too matchy, matchy, plan-y, plan-y when I was putting this together which means I went without the design wall because mine was already full.  It wasn’t until I got it most of the way put together that I realized my oops.  Oops!  At this point, I don’t care.  I’m still a little short in the front to back width so I need another two rows of nine patch – one for each end.  I’ve got my fingers crossed for an end of the week finish.

My other project for the week is a birthday gift for my Mom.  Don’t worry, she already knows what she’s getting.  The Boo is incredibly excited that her Nana is going to have a hat just like hers.  She has reminded me of this fact several times a day…just in case I forgot.  The bigger (and slightly more exciting news, at least from my perspective), is that I no longer have to chase balls of yarn around a purple plastic bag.  Dearest Pirouette, why didn’t I buy you sooner?

I may have become a flake this week, but I doubt the others have.  Why not stop by Freshly Pieced and see what the others were up to?


9 thoughts on “WiP Wednesday – After Thanksgiving Edition

  1. I think your tree skirt is coming along really nice and if I might say so, so is the beautiful hat! 🙂

  2. I love that Christmas fabric! I may have to splurge on some of that 😉

    • Somehow your comment got snagged by Akismet as spam and I just found it…sorry about that! You should definitely pick up some, it’s a really wonderful print and such a nice change from the usual holiday stuff JoAnns has to offer. I felt a little bit like I had won the lottery when I came across it the other day.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. The Alexander Henry print you’re using for your tree skirt is so cute! And you’re using it so cleverly, love the long panels with the short squares. And your duaghter’s purple hat is gorgeous enough to make me want to take up crochet, too! Lovely WIPs.

    • It is a great print, isn’t it? I originally was going to go with just long panels of the print, but I really like the way it’s turned out. :0) You should take up crochet! It’s super simple and Craftsy offers a beginner crochet class for $15 (although you can very easily teach yourself). I don’t get paid to say that by the way, I’m just inordinately thrilled with Craftsy classes at the moment.