Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday #27

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Bits and pieces this week:

Mum's Impstar
1. Finished the blocks!
2. Cut the panels!
3. Laid it out!
4. Cut sashes and posts!

Mum's Impstar - layout

Please excuse the new stovetop and oven on the side there...

Some rearrangement of the blocks may be necessary - I have an extra three stars which will probably go on the back.

The first layout attempt:
impstar: layout 1

It seems a bit...bright, perhaps. The sashing and posting, I mean. And busy! Maybe that's the bright speaking?

Quilt Uber-Fest
So I've almost completely dropped the ball on this. They're getting done at a snail-pace rate. Mostly because I started cutting for this one and the next one...and cut all the pieces the wrong size.

The Watch Over Me Block by Ryan Walsh:
Quilt Uber-Fest: Watch Over Me

I admit, I didn't like the fabrics that they used for the Quilt Uber-Fest. Too busy, too much happening, not my kind of fabric (not for a heavy piecing block quilt like this one).

I'm wishing I'd used either the butterflies/small lilac flower print for the 'path' framing the little 'eye' in the centre. It would have broken up the solids of the path and the solids of the 'background'.

Ah well. Keep in mind if we ever do this again!

Scrappy Drunkard's Path
While down in Ballarat, I bought a drunkard's path template - 4.5" - and started cutting out the pieces on Satuday.

drunkard's path scrappy

This is going to be my hand-sewing project for the next year! Take a few pieces everywhere I go and sew sew sew!

I have plenty of scraps from previous projects, odds and ends, bits and pieces, charm squares that I received in a swap and am never going to use. Result? Attempts to do several scrap quilts - including some selvage blocks and some strip quilting blocks. They'll be long-term WIPs I imagine.

Charmed Prints QAL
Got the fabrics picked out this week: MoMo's Odyssea:
Odyssea by MoMo

Have the instructions for laying out and cutting sashes and posts, and will do it all tomorrow. Or Friday. Sometime this week.

Going Nowhere
- Dead Simple QAL (backing to be done)
- Harvest HSTs (blocks to be trimmed and sewn together)

So what have you done this week?

46 comments:

  1. I love the panel amongst the blocks in your quilt. Totally rad!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  2. Oh I love your scrappy drunkard's path! What a great idea for a hand sewing project!

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  3. I really like your scrappy drunkard's path. Fun way to use up leftovers.

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  4. You do have a lot on the go! Busy, busy!!!

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  5. Great projects. I agree with the fabric of the Quilter's Uber-fest but I really like the blocks. I have them all printed out and ready to go. Now to find the time...

    Fun scrappy drunkard's path!

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  6. Lovely work. I thought the cranes against the moon were witches on broomsticks at first! hehehe

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  7. That is a lovely panel a really like the colours you have used

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  8. Great idea to do the drunkard path as hand sewing. I get motion sick so easily, that it is hard for me to look down too long. And I love the Momo!

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  9. What a great project. Love that panel in there with stars around.

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  10. The quilt you are making is wonderful! And that is a good idea to plan a handsewing project for the long term, maybe I will do that too.

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  11. Oh.. I am so jealous of your Odyssey fabric. I have craved it ever since I first saw it but can't find it anywhere. I love your stars - did something similar earlier this year in reds bur I like yours much better.

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  12. Love that panel with the stars! Great idea!!

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  13. Your star quilt is awesome. I love the business of it. I think the sashing tones it down the perfect amount.

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  14. Oh, the eye candy in this post! I love the fabrics you've chosen, espeically the charm pack squares! Lovely, lovely work!

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  15. I think the current layout you have planned looks good actually! That's quite a unique quilt, that panel really makes it!

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  16. GREAT star quilt!! So pretty!! I love all of your blocks too!!

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  17. I really like your star quilt and all those scrappy drunkard blocks. Making it a hand sewing project is a really neat idea!!

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  18. Handsewing is always fun! I love the fabrics in these. I love the extra panel and your sashing will bring it all together!

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  19. you have a lot going on. Love those stars

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  20. I love the colors in the stars quilt! I agree about the fabric used in the Uberfest blocks, so busy, I put the idea of starting that one to the side until I get some of my other projects caught up. What do you think of the blocks so far?

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  21. I want to try the star pattern. I am all new to this!

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  22. The watch over me block looks difficult to me.
    I would like to know more on your hand sewing of the other squares with the circles.

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  23. I have to admit I also like the second layout much better. It will look great once it is finished!

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  24. That quilt for your mum is so fun!

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  25. The crane panel is a nice addition to the stars. I'll have to remember that in the future!
    rachel-thelifeofriley.blogspot.com

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  26. Love your stars, they look perfect.

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  27. I was so tempted by the charms QAL..are you doing the Drunkard`s Path QAL? Love scrappy DPs! Your star quilt is so pretty and I love colorful!

    lifesrichpattern@gmail.com

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  28. love the additional panels, really brings something extra to the quilt, a great idea !

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  29. You have such great fabrics! And I love the stars!

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  30. Love the fabrics for the prints charming QAL :)

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  31. Ditto on the fabric love for prints charming QAL. and I, too, fizzled out on the dead simple after i finished the top. Wow on the drunkard's path! I'm still too scared by cutting curves.

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  32. Oh, yum, Odyssea! That's going to be a lovely quilt! I really dig your scrappy drunkard's path quilt so far, it's looking great!

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  33. Lovin' the star quilt. And your drunkard's path is going to be great with the scrappy look!

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  34. I like the incorporation of the panels and the stars.

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  35. The panel in that first quilt is beautiful! I love how your Drunkard's path is coming along, so pretty and scrappy!

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  36. Love your projects, esp. the scrappy drunkard's path. :o) I'm a new follower. Nice to *meet* you!

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  37. Absolutely LOVE the fabrics for your Charmed Prints.

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  38. Hi, I am amazed at what you have on the go and that's just in the sewing room! Keep up the splendid work on that quilt with the stars and cranes..I immediately thought of 'stairway to heaven' when I saw the second pic..rockin' Also like taking projects with me..never know when you can get a few stitches in and they all add up, don't they? Blessings and lots of stitches too.

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  39. I love your color combo on your star quilt!

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  40. love the pairing of the panel & stars (and congrats on the new stovetop & oven)

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  41. I love the idea of your 'going nowhere' tally!

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  42. Interesting collection of blocks, love the idea of the star quilt with the dark backing

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  43. Oh, your sawtooth stars are fabulous! Love the colors. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  44. Fun projects. I like how your DP is coming along.

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  45. I love your charm blocks! You have some wonderful projects going on! Love the scrappy DP too!

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  46. your scrappy drunkards path is so gorgeous. i love it

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