Wednesday, November 9, 2011
WIP Wednesday #27
Bits and pieces this week:
1. Finished the blocks!
2. Cut the panels!
3. Laid it out!
4. Cut sashes and posts!
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:
It seems a bit...bright, perhaps. The sashing and posting, I mean. And busy! Maybe that's the bright speaking?
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:
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.
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:
Have the instructions for laying out and cutting sashes and posts, and will do it all tomorrow. Or Friday. Sometime this week.
- Dead Simple QAL (backing to be done)
- Harvest HSTs (blocks to be trimmed and sewn together)
So what have you done this week?