Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Bee Blocks And Shot Cottons

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Still not much progress to report. My dad flew in from HK on Thursday, and my schedule was pretty busy even before that.

Inching Along
Books And Blocks Bee

For Kelleigh Z, May's Pinwheel block:
Pinwheel block: books and blocks bee

Due to not thinking things through, I've run out of Kona Ash for the borders. Once I get the centre sewn together and stuck on, it'll go to Kelleigh, who'll add the borders herself. (So sorry about that!)

For Ylrbmk, June's Stone Cathedral block:
Stone Cathedral block: books and blocks bee

Never done a Cathedral Windows block before. It's not as difficult as I imagined, just fiddly!

I have my block for July all picked out - I just have to make it up to show people what I want!

Stuck In The Mud
Build Me Up Buttercup

Just haven't had time to sit down and sew the blocks together!

Mum's Impstar

Binding, binding, binding - so close and still so far! :(

New York Beauty

Okay, this has ground to a halt and I've come to a decision about it. I'm going to finish the blocks I've already cut and prepped, and they and the presently finished ones are going to turn into a mini-quilt.

New York Beauty blocks

This is mostly because of the Sydney Craft And Quilt Fair, at which I purchased...stash...

Saffron Craig half-yards:
Saffron Craig: Half yards

Two layer cakes:
Layer cakes

And these:
Reece Scannell cottons

Reece Scannell cottons.

Which I am planning to make into a New York Beauty quilt, inspired by others in the New York Beauty Quilt Along, although primarily by Elizabeth Dackson of Don't Call Me Betsy with her NYB mini quilt (the one that's in the Summer Sewing Contest).

They're so preeeeetttyyyyy!
Reece Scannell cottons

Just as soon as I can clear the decks...




...I may be some time...

Anyway, it's WIP Wednesday which means there's a linky party about, and other people's projects to admire!

Linky Party | Freshly Pieced | Go Forth And Peruse!


  1. I am commiserating with the binding taking forever - I'm on my 2nd this week but I have to admit it does feel good. You realled me in with the pic of your Reece Scannell Cottons - can't wait to see what you make ...

  2. You've got so many interesting projects this week :)

  3. Lots of great projects going on - love those shot cottons :)

  4. Love your fabric purchases!! Your blocks are amazing. I have yet to try cathedral windows but it's on my list!

  5. Loving your projects and your bee blocks look fabulous!

  6. I love the look of the Cathedral pieces. I want to try those some time, but I'm afraid of anything with curves.

  7. Look at all those projects and all that pretty fabric. Too much fun!

  8. Oh Wow!! love that Cathedral window block.....everything is beautiful!!

  9. Those shot cottons are just delicious! Now I need to go see if I can find the quilt pattern you mentioned! You've got me curious!

  10. I think you're like me, the favorite part of quilting is the fabric. If the fabric could just cut itself up and make itself into pretty quilts of my desire, now wouldn't that be grand:-)


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