Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WIP Wednesdays: the one with minis


Box containers for twins.

Sunday late march


Millefiori Madness: Plain Jane Passacaglia

It has a new name after seeing everyone else do the passacaglia fussy-cutting.

And I have the next four or five cut up and ready to go!

Have a gold star and go to the top of the class!

Oh, and glue-basting is sincerely the Best. Idea. Evah.


Birthday Swaps

Ugh, yeah, nope.


Still deciding what to do.

#igrainbowmini: rainbow interwoven

Top done, quilting necessary!

Okay, so it's a complete pain to make, but I rather like the result...

The HSTs are 1" finished here, and trying to line them up was pretty awful. I'm sure it's not square, but I guess I might have to do some blocking later?

The pattern is from Sally Schneider's book "Crazy for Scraps" and is called 'Interwoven'. I plan to make a full-sized quilt of this from HST scraps. And maybe keeping the colours of it.



On the Plan But Going Nowhere

- Birthday Gift for Teddy
- Birth gift for Josh
- Swarm (Must Make 2015/Sydney Quilt Show)
- Snowflakes (Must Make 2015/Sydney Quilt Show)

To Do This Week

1. Finish Rainbow mini and send off.
2. Start IG Mini Oz swap.
3. all the birthday things. ever.


Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WIP Wednesday: the one with...very little

So. The last couple of weeks, I've been doing almost no sewing at all.

Apart from getting the Salt Air Split Square done and gifted.

Aaand done! The Salt Air Split Square! 😍

They really loved the gift. :)

I'm in the midst of a quilting slump right now. Which is a really bad time to have a quilting slump, on account of the #igminioz swap, and the #rainbowminiswap, both of which are due out at the end of this month.

I think I'm going to have to drop back to the diamond-flowers for the #rainbowminiswap:

Diamonds #wipwednesday

I's just that I'm going to be skimming somewhat rather closer to the deadline than I wanted.

So, more white diamonds to fill in the gaps, and then...a cushion cover. (Because mini quilts are beautiful, but not always practical.)

The inevitable fate of all things quilty: to be sat on by #cats. #catsofinstagram #millefioriquilt #passacaglia #unfussypassacaglia

I was going to cut pieces for the passacaglia, but I haven't. Slump.

There'll be sewing on Saturday. There has to be, because it's the Sydney Modern Quilt Group's monthly sew-in. :)

Hopefully you've been more productive than I in the last two weeks!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WIP Wednesday: the one with binding

Not much to report again this week.

I finished a Cotton + Steel scrap pouch for the AHBC swap from this pattern by Kelby Sews.

#cottonandsteel pouch!

And got the Salt Air Split-Square back from the quilter! It now needs binding before Saturday (when it's going to be gifted for a 30th/31st).

A time to loose and a time to bind...

And the other (Darling Violetta) is for my sister, and I don't have pics of it yet. (It's been colonised by the cats.)

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Monday, March 2, 2015

March goals and the Sydney Quilt Show 2015

Assuming I can get them finished in time:

1. Swarm.

Need to finish the last few blocks and then start assembling. Lots and lots and lots of assembling...

2. The Snowflake Quilt

For this one, it's mostly a case of getting past the fear of the y-seams. Which, at this point, is easier said than done!


Other goals for March include:

- catch up on my Birthday Handmades
- finish the igminioz and the rainbowmini
- make at least one Sew Together bag.