Thursday, November 20, 2014

WIP Wednesday: the one where my brain comes back

So, my quilting brain has come back to me at last!

And I am now finishing a whole bunch of things that got left dangling like a past participle!

And contemplating the prospect of starting a few new ones - particularly given the arrival of my Amy Butler charm-along squares!



Lions, and Tigers, and French Doors, Oh My!

(It was supposed to be ibex, but I didn't end up using the ibex fabric.)


I just need to sew on some snaps. It's really hard to persuade myself to sew on some snaps. You wouldn't think it would be, but it is!

Starry Starry Night

What happens when you run out of background fabric? You stop production of these foundation-paper-pieced stars.


What happens when you discover that one of the blues in C+S's Spring 2014 Basic Collection almost-perfectly matches that background fabric? You rejoice like a great rejoicing thing and start production again!


I'm debating whether to turn them into a bag, or whether to add another two (instead of one) and turn them into a fabric container box.

patchwork hearts

These are some heart blocks, the pattern for which I made up a couple of years back, including creating a foundation paper-pieced block for the 'V's.

I never made more than the two - hardly enough for a full quilt, or even a half quilt. Possibly a mini.


But they're going to be turned into cushions. Maybe 20" cushions, or possibly larger ones with a little border. Have to think about that - as well as whether I want to do the border part.

Millefiori Madness


Nothing needs to be said.


And everything all together (plus my cat and a layer cake of Kate Spain's Cuzco which I found on sale at Fabric Warehouse. I also bought four roller cutter blades, and 8m of cotton batting with scrim.

Plus, I got someone to explain scrim to me! In a way that I actually remember!)


One of these days I'll actually get my finished quilts photographed. Maybe.

What's everyone else been doing lately?


  1. I love your Starry, Starry Night stars - you should definitely keep going with these.

  2. Great job on getting back to your projects. Not doing anything for the next few days. Someone rear ended us yesterday and I got whip lashed. Hopefully I am better soon.

  3. Oh, that reminds me - I need to order some more rotary blades. Very cool that you found that blue for the starry nights! And I love Amy Butler


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