Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WIP Wednesday: the one with poetry and Eurovision

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Azerbaijani scarf for Eurovision 2012!

Azerbaijani scarf

A little dodgy in the applique and traditional paper piecing arena, but acceptable enough to pass muster! It was done in the course of a day, so a bit of a rush job.

There Was Movement At The Station (WIP)

There was movement at the station
For the word had got around
That the colt from Old Regret had got away...
A.B. "Banjo" Patterson. Australian poet and artist, and author of some iconic Australian poetry - namely the poem "The Man From Snowy River" which the quoted lines are from, and on which the 1980s movie was based.

Ah, it was long ago!

There's not much to report this week - more progress on 'Mastercard' and another Birthday Block. But it's progress!

For Everything Else, There's Mastercard!

This is really a very simple quilt. The most tricky part is making sure I don't mix up the columns.

For everything else, there's MasterCard

Still, it's amazing how convoluted things can become when you're sewing and pressing seams and you haven't marked the column order!

Heirloom colours

Still loving this colourway, although I think I may need another colour to cut through the overpowering richness of it. I'm considering options right now.

I'll be finishing this top in the next week - hopefully in time for SCQuilters Group on Saturday!!

Birthday Blocks

The colour choices were blue and white. The block was 'quilter's choice'.

Birthday block

I'd never done a wonky star before...I hope that it's okay!

It's late, but the recipient knew it was going to be late, so that's okay. One more to make before June and then I'm all caught up!

Books And Blocks Bee

I, uh, started cutting the fabric without reading through the pattern more carefully.

Bee block

And now I have a small problem: the fabric remaining isn't long enough for the long strips at top and bottom. There's no Kona Ash in any of the local stores I've checked, and it will take at least three weeks to order any in from the US.

I'm going to have to speak with the lady who asked for the block because it's a conundrum!

Standing Still

Oh Germany, you were definitely Matchbox 20 (I kept getting echoes of "and she wiiiill be loved! She wiiiiill be lo-o-oved!") and I kept on expecting you to strip off that beanie and reveal The Hair (like The Hoff, but hairier...if that's even possible) but I'd buy your song!

1. Mum's Impstar - binding
2. Disappearing Harvest - binding
3. Go Back To The Jungle, Turn The Quilt Around - Binding
4. New York Beauty blocks - have printouts, will piece

So, as mentioned last week, the threat level has been hovering at DIRE with a prediction of BEARS, but with this week's efforts is moving back towards NEEDS MOAR TIME and I'll have time this Thursday and Friday night!

At least until someone calls up and asks if I want to go out.

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  1. Your post made me smile - love the Eurovision and poem and wonky star but absolutely adore those pink columns. I also have 'I should have put labels on' moments :)

  2. is that joel dewberry ? it is so stunning altogether! x

  3. Maybe you could use a nice solid in mustard or purple for the extra color? I have a stack of this fabric and haven't done anything yet just because it is so bold!


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