Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WIP Wednesday: The One That Will Leave You Humming

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Having missed out on the linky-party last week, I find myself wondering if I should do a recap. Or maybe just send y'all along to last week's post...

Extremely little progress this week on the quilting front. I have a 10,000 minimum word story due tomorrow and spent most of the weekend writing (or, more correctly, failing to write) it. It's presently at 8,872 words and I should have time during lunch today to get them through the present confrontation, to the crisis, and the ending.

Oy, the life of a writer!

Further complicating things is the fact that it has rained all week and so my already-reduced quilting space (thanks to the kitchen renovations which are STILL ONGOING) is full of drying clothes. It's a bit tricky navigating your stash between drying racks.

The only thing I really did this week was start sewing together the blocks of a new quilt.


Oh, My!

Take 1x Sanae Oh My! layer cake, 1x quilting book: Scrap-basket Sensations, and a heckuvalotta Kona Daffodil:

Cut: Sanae , Oh My!

Sew: IMAG1096

Admire: Oh my!

I'm starting to call it "Build Me Up, Buttercup" because the Kona colour may be 'Daffodil', but there was a Big Damn Discussion about exactly which shade matched the Oh, My! collection during the planning stages, and the alternative was - you guessed it - Kona Buttercup. Which promptly stuck in my head. And yeah, it's building up the quilt, so...

Stop looking at me like that! This is how my brain works!

Someday, My Prints Will Come
1. Mum's Impstar binding
2. Hidden Harvest binding
3. Go Back To The Jungle binding
4. New York Beauty (I haven't given up on these)
5. May and June Bee Blocks
6. June Birthday Block

You've heard the phrase, "Some Days Never Come" right? *wince*

Incidentally, I apologise for the dodgy photography. As I noted, it's rained all week, and we're heading for midwinter here - long nights, short days. I'm not usually at home during the daylight hours and I don't (yet) have decent lighting in my quilting space. (Heck, I don't even really have a quilting space right now...)

I'm thinking about getting or making a lightbox. Maybe. :)


Oh, and this weekend is the Sydney Craft And Quilt Fair! I shall be venturing in on Saturday (along with every other quilter in the Sydney region and her best buddy) and hope that Jenn has scoped everywhere out already and knows the best places to go! :D

...I just realised that with the key words/phrases 'Buttercup' and 'Someday My Prints Will Come', maybe I should have called this post "The Princess Bride"...

*hums and boogies in her chair*

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  1. those blocks are lovely! good work

  2. It's looking good, I think it will turn out fine.

  3. This pattern is on my to-do list. Nice to see yours coming together. It's going to be a great quilt!

  4. what a neat pattern...anxious to see the finished quilt.

  5. Great block and love how you came to name it! Too funny!


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