Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WIP Wednesday #20

So it's been a pretty exciting week. Not as busy as last week, but still pretty hectic.

I had friends over on Saturday and so had to clean up my quilting stuff (my sewing room is actually the lounge/dining space of our house). That put a dent in the time that I could be sewing, of course, although now the area looks wonderfully neat!

I got another block for my 'birthday quilt' in the LJ Birthday Block Swap, and received a package of fabric I'd ordered a fortnight ago.

And on Tuesday came the news that I'd won some quilting magazines in a giveaway at Quilt Inspiration!

Shaz and A's quilt: Sunshine and Lollipops!

Sunshine and Lollipops

Sunshine and Lollipops

Now I just need to sew the label on, and then get it into the post... It's only two years late! :)

Gothic Summer Sampler

I did a hard push to get the blocks finished over the last week - I had 9 blocks and needed 16 for a four-by-four configuration. Cripes. That means I made 7 blocks in 7 days!

Evening Star:
Gothic Summer Sampler: evening star

Rocky Road To Kansas:
Gothic Summer Sampler: rocky road to Kansas

Denise's Star:
Gothic Summer Sampler: Denise's star

Breaking Out:
Gothic Sampler: Breaking Out

Gothic Sampler 007-m

Grandmother's Puzzle:
Gothic Sampler: Grandmother's puzzle

And Bear Claws:
Gothic Sampler: Bear Claws

And all together now, sewn with the vertical sashing:
gothic sampler - top layout

I'm trying to decide on the colours for the posts. Then I'll just throw together a back and quilt and bind it very simply. In black, natch. :)

No Progress

Mum's ImpStar quilt
I received the next bundle of fabric for my mother's Imperial Stars quilt.

Unfortunately, it was the wrong fabric! Imperial Collection 7 instead of Imperial Collection 6! The seller had the wrong picture up on her etsy shop, and I looked at the picture rather than the description!

So I got this:
imperial collection 7

Instead of this:


So now I'm stuck. I can't find Robert Kaufman's Imperial Collection 6 in any shops anymore, and most sellers only sell one or two fabrics out of the collection.

Do you have any of RK's Imperial Collection 6? I can't remember the colourstory, but it was blue and gold-cream and green. Would you be willing to swap fabrics? Or do you know of someone selling it and can direct me to them?

This quilt is a gift for my Mum and I was hoping to have it done this month. It can wait, but it's already waited longer than I like and I don't know where I'm going to find this fabric now that the major sellers have all sold out of it.

Binding to do
quilts to bind
- postage stamp (from ps. i quilt's QAL in January this year)
- supernova (from freshly pieced QAL in April this year)
- modern rail fence

Planned Works

The Dead Simple QAL

I'm thinking of doing this with the Quilt Uber-Fest being planned for October, but I really have to pull my finger out and hunt up a design seed and the fabrics to match it!


  1. I love both. I wait for the red-black ending. Robert Kaufmann of the material is very nice. I envy you for it.

  2. Wow--you have been busy. I really enjoyed how you ran with the Quilt Sampler in a different direction. That's one of the fun things about WIP: all the interesting ideas.

    I don't have any of the Kaufman, and I wish you luck in tracking it down. And kudos to you for getting that beautiful Sunshine and Lollipops completed--it's wonderful.

    Elizabeth E.

  3. I absolutely LOVE the pirate. THat whole quilt is awesome!! You really have been busy!! Awesome!

  4. Wow! That fabric mistake is so disheartening! I do love your sampler quilt--mine is kind of the exact opposite :). And, I love your quilts needing to be bound.

  5. Wow, that first quilt is stunning. And then I saw the gothic blocks. Wowsers! I love them so much!

  6. This place appears to have some but not all. I'm not familiar with the stores but they might be a starting point. Good luck!

  7. your quilts are lovely! I like the summer sampler in simple black and red...really great use of color in there. Good luck finding fabrics for your quilt, I have no idea how to find them - but I'm sure someone does!

  8. Everything is gorgeous but I am especially in love with the block named Denise's star. Gorgeous!

  9. Good luck finding your needed fabric. You might have success posting a ISO on the site. I haven't seen it anywhere.

  10. I LOVE the gothic Summer Sampler quilt. Did you enjoy making that sampler? Am trying to decide whether to do it...even though it is admittedly after the fact!

    And you should totally join the Dead Simple is going to be so much fun!

  11. Wow your sampler quilt looks amazing

  12. Sunshine and Lollipops is gorgeous. So you have a pattern source for it?

  13. I wish Sunshine & Lollipops was on it's way to me! And the sampler quilt is stunning!

  14. Your quilt is so cheerful and pretty and the blocks are very fun!

  15. Man you've been busy! Love the sunshine and lollipops and modern rail fence!


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