Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WIP Wednsday: the one where I'm back!

So I have travelled long and hard in the last four weeks.

I bought a little fabric, received a bunch of happymail, and amd generally happy to be home again!

Fabric WIP Wednesday travels
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Yes, that is Liberty. I bought quite a bit to make summer shirts/things. We'll see how many of them I get through!


And, as always, there are plenty of things to be done now that we're facing the backend of the year.

Not least of which are the sewmystashmini and the hexiedownunder swaps!

WIPs

sewmystashmini

So, having been overseas, I completely missed the check-in points, although I did let the Swap Mamas know when I realised they were doing roll calls and I hadn't even started! I think they were okay with it - I didn't hear back, but I'm going to assume that it was all done and good.

In the meantime, I'm going to use the leftover pieces from my Swarm quilt, so not only stash but unused pieces! This does limit me by colour palette, but I don't think my recip will mind.

First time using the sewing machine since I got back! Oh, Mako, how I've missed you!
Fabric WIP Wednesday travels

And all lined up:
Configuration 1
Fabric WIP Wednesday travels

Configuration 2
Fabric WIP Wednesday travels

At this point, I'm going with configuration 2 and calling it "Not Like The Folks Next Door", because the name tickles me. (The number of quilts that have been named because the idea tickled me? A great many.)

hexiedownunder

I don't have pics of my hexies, mostly because I've run out of hexie papers and have to acquire more! But I got about 4 sets of flowers done while travelling - not as many as I wanted (considering there are 18 sets in total) but better than nothing. It's going to be a rather busy two weeks of hexie sewing, alas!

costuming

I didn't end up wearing either the SHIELD dress, or my 1920s evening gown. We were busy or too tired, or my roomie was intent on making her suit absolutely perfect and we didn't get out...

These are my roomies, BTW - Hawkeye and the Black Widow from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Yes, she made both outfits, and they are true to the movie - including the glowing blue lines on the Black Widow's costume.

Fabric WIP Wednesday travels

And yes, they're still cross that the movie married Clint Barton off, and tried to pair Natasha up with Bruce Banner.

If I'd had time to study the dress (and if I'd had time), I'd have dressed up as Maria Hill from Avengers: Age of Ultron - one of her outfits in the scenes where she's talking with Cap? Oh yes! And, of course, it was only once I was at the convention that I realised I could have gone for a red dress, a leather jacket, and a gold necklace like in this pic:


Yes, I could do it next time, but I'm pretty sure nobody will even remember who Maria Hill is by the next time I get to a convention. (I bet if you've seen the Marvel movies and/or Agents of SHIELD, you don't even remember who Maria Hill is right now. See what I mean?)

Anyway, this was my costume for wandering the DragonCon halls at night:

Fabric WIP Wednesday travels

Sorry about the photo colour, I gave the camera to Hawkeye!Roomie and he didn't know to adjust the white balance.

Other things

It's going to be pretty busy going on from here - I have a bunch of goals to hit by the end of the year. Not least of which is getting some FMQ practise on various quilts that need quilting.

There's also the Lizzie House Meadow quilt class on the 29th September, which will be pretty exciting along with my Sydney Mod Squad ladies!

What have you been doing the last few weeks? I'm going to have an awful feedly backlog!

5 comments:

  1. I love the name of your hexies!!! Gorgeous colors and layout!

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  2. Love that hexie quilt coming together!

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  3. Wow, you have been busy. I hope you enjoyed your trip.

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  4. I love your hexes :) Lucy x www.crazyforpurple.com

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