Wednesday, 17 August 2011

WIP Wednesday No. 3

I'm getting back to normal after the crazy 30th birthday and The Festival of Quilts. I had an job interview yesterday that I am very hopeful about so I'm treating myself to a couple of sewing days.

Strawberry Patch
The top is all finished and it's in the process of being layered over the kitchen table. Need to think of a quilting plan now. I might try and do a nice motif in the centre squares of the anvils. It turned out well on my Verna quilt.


Hexalong
I picked out the shot cottons I wanted to use to go with my dots and I mixed in a couple of Amy Butler solids that I had in my stash because there were no greens. I think this is a good balance now.


I'm enjoying matching the colours to the spots and so far I've made 3 spotty hexagons. They take me hours because I only seem to be able to do tiny little stitches. When I try larger ones they just go wonky!


At the Festival of Quilts I got tempted by these stripes and bought half a yard of each to make some different hexagons to break up the stars.


I made one up to see if I could manage to match the stripes and I think it turned out really well


When I was rooting around in the tool box the other day I found a clamp and decided that this would be a great place to store my hexagons. Keeps my desk clear and gives me a bit of eye candy when I'm working at my computer.


Other projects
  • Neutral jelly roll bear paws - Still waiting to be basted and quilted. 
  • It's a hoot - After seeing some of the lovely quilts Rita at Red Pepper Quilts has been making with this line I think I'm just going to jump in rather than dithering.
  • Tea cosies - I've drafted a larger template for the fish scales so Fishy Fish Fish mark II is on his way. I have also bought monkey fabric so watch out for his face soon.
  • Frosted window panes - It's a mystery where that pattern has gone!
  • Antique quilt - Found the silk, does that count as starting?

Why not pop over to Freshly pieced to see what everyone else is up to this Wednesday?

7 comments:

  1. ooo - your quilt looks lovely, very calming. and the hexies are looking good too

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  2. The tea cosies in the final picture is incredible. It's super cute.

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  3. Your color choices in general are just beautiful.

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  4. wow - you have alot of fun stuff going on!!

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  5. You did an amazing job matching up those stripes!

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  6. Stripes and dots...it is going to be great!

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  7. I really love your strawberry patch top!

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