Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WIP Wednesday: the one with Momo!

So, two weeks ago I went to the Sydney Craft And Quilt Fair. I didn't buy very much there this year - well, comparatively, anyway. Mostly what I wanted was some Reece Scanell shot cotton solids, and a few bits and bobs.

I came out with fabric, a bobbin ring for storing bobbins, a ruler for quarter-inch measuring on HSTs, and a book that deconstructs traditional blocks and also shows images of them repeated - as they'd appear in a quilt top.

Quilt show haul

The really big thing at the Craft And Quilt Fair was the 2013 Sydney Quilt Show.

There were some amazing quilts on display! And mine! It was quite a thrill to stand in front of quilts I'd had a hand in and see the big picture, all pretty! (And to hear people admiring it, too. Always nice!)

The full post is here, but here are the three quilts I had a hand in making and quilting:

The Rainbow Connection


Santorini Sun And Sky




Okay, no more photos of the quilt show quilts, I just wanted to show them big and hanging up!


One finish this last fortnight!

Bright Baby Quilt

Originally, I planned to use the leftover layer cake pieces to make a scrappy border, but the prospect of cutting and sewing all those pieces together didn't appeal. So I pulled a brick red fabric from my stash instead:

And a #quilting finish! Finally! Yay!

This one's for a little girl who was born in May, and I think it looks pretty good!

Bright baby


Classy Baby Quilt

For a little boy born in late April. Again, I was planning to use the leftover layer cake pieces to make a scrappy border, but got lazy. So I pulled out some Saffron Craig yardage and used that! The little bugs on the red-maroon are so cute!

Classy baby quilt

Attach, turn over, finish! Might do it tomorrow.

1, 2, 3, Go Momo!

Started cutting up the fat quarter set this week - while re-watching the end of Season One of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Sokka is such a sweetheart - and so very perfectly adolescent boy to me. And I loved the fight between Katara and Zuko - oh, and the fact that Katara beat up all the other waterbenders while taking her lessons with the master! "Anyone for a rematch against Katara?" Teehee!

While I was cutting and sorting the fabric, I realised it's got a really lovely 'hand' - it's really light and fine!

Momo pieces

Nine blocks so far - they're 12.5" square unfinished. I'm planning a 7x7 block quilt - 84" square finished. It's gonna be big!

Momo blocks

Honey Mermaids

My brown Mendocino fabric came in the mail!

Mendocino mermaids in brown

As did the Pure Honey solids from Art Gallery Fabrics. I like this colour better with the rest of the colour set. It's richer and warmer.

Honey Mermaids

The old colour options were brown and grey. Originally I favoured the brown, but now I'm leaning towards the grey.


Got any thoughts or advice for me on this? I won't be doing this until probably August, at least. I have several other quilts to do in the meantime...


And finally, here! Have a pic of one of my kitteh 'helping' me iron...

May I present my ironing assistant for today: Maladicta! #cats #quilting

What have you done this week? Have you linked to Freshly Pieced?


  1. Awww, cute kitty!
    The rainbow connection quilt is beautiful, I keep finding myself scrolling back through your post to look at it some more!
    I don't have a suggestion on the solid to use with those mendocino fabrics, but I'm envious and in love with that stash of them. :)

  2. Loving your Momo blocks, really simple pattern that shows that fabric, so great. I have a kiteh who loves to "help" too. And by help I mean eating the thread and chasing fabric as it comes sticthed out the machine. Entertainment for her and me!

  3. love the momo blocks, and your baby girl quilt is so cute!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. The mendocino looks awesome with that gold colour. I'd lean towards the bown over the grey but mostly because the brown would be really unexpected. Everyone goes with grey right now, myself included, but most forget brown is a neutral, too…

  5. Do you need just one solid color? I would go with the gold. I think it pulls the whole collection together. Can't wait to see what it becomes!


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