Saturday, April 14, 2018

2018 Finish Along Q2


Four things - just four! This will take us to the end of June, right?

Plain Jane Passacaglia
- needs completion of piecing
- quilting and binding

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It's going in the Sydney Quilt Show (if they accept it).


Break Free? Or Build Upon?
- needs completion of piecing
- quilting and binding

Break Free Or Build Upon

Again, Sydney Quilt Show (if accepted).

2x Scrappy Round The World

I have a load of 2.5" strips which need using. Need to go hunt up some nice, swift patterns on pinterest, etc.

Jelly roll strips.

4x backings

Backings for:
* Jeremy's Quilt
* birthday star
* friendship supernova
* 3:10 to Yuma

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So that's me for the next 3 months.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Plain Jane [WIP Wednesday]

It truly feels like I've been doing this forever.

Like, seriously, FOREVER. I'm so tired of sewing teeny tiny seams and feeling like I never get anywhere!
Passacaglia

Little pieces, little pieces, little pieces...

SO.
MANY.
LITTLE.
PIECES.

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So much planning...

This goes with that...
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And pieceing...

Sewing, sewing, never stopping...
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And laying out...

This fits just there...
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It's enough to drive one batty!
Passacaglia

And yet...progress is being made.

The shape of it is starting to fill out. It feels like it's moving towards being quilt-shaped...

Even if there's still a lot to do.
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As in, a LOT to do.
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But we persevere.

It's slow progress, but progress nevertheless!
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And when I get a chance to stand back and look...
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Yeah, that's kind of what I imagined it would be like.

Beautiful.

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Do you have a WIP Wednesday that you've been working on? Would you like to link to it in the comments?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

the Plain Jane Passacaglia: 100 days of seams

One of my goals for this year is to get the Plain Jane Passcaglia finished. Towards this end, I'm doing a "100 days of seams" with the quilt - where I sew at least one seam per day.

It started from the 20th January, at the Sydney Mod Squad meetup:

And then progressed very slowly over the next few days
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Sometimes it was literally one seam:
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And then there's the issue of laying things out to work out the edges:
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Planning the bits to fill in the gaps
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Making the bits to fill in the gaps
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And sewing them in:
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On the upside, I've definitely made progress around the edges. It's getting there. Not as fast as I'd like, but when does it ever?