Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WIP Wednesday #22

It doesn't feel like I've been very busy this week. On the other hand, I've finished a lot of projects.

Maybe it's because I've found my writing inspiration again and have gone back to spending a lot of time writing, while just putting in the effort to finish off those last few lingering projects? Could be.


Gothic Cushions
I have to get these babies into the mail for the recipient. It needs to reach the US before Halloween. Here's hoping!

crooked cushions

Did I mention the hilarious and awesome tutorial on how to make Quilted Pillow Covers? Yes? Well, I'll mention it again!

I never realised cushion piping could be so easy to make! *rubs hands together in glee*

Modern Rail Fence
I haven't really got a better name for this. But I love how easy it was to put together, and how the design just works. It'd be an awesome pattern as an even smaller block than it is!

Modern Rail Fence

Modern Rail Fence - finished!

Postage Stamp Quilt: "The Penny Batik"
After nine months, it's finally done!

postage stamp - finished

postage stamp - finished

I'm thinking of selling the Modern Rail Fence, and the Penny Batik - but I've never sold quilts before and I have no idea how much is 'reasonable' - or whether people would actually buy them. I know other quilters sell their stuff, but their stuff is, well, fantastic! And, you know, not made by me. :)

So my finished quilt pile for 2011!
finished pile of quilts

This is way more productive than I've ever been in my quilting history!

And now for the WIPs:

Kaleidoscope QAL: Santorini Sky And Sea
You've seen the top:

Kaleidoscope QAL top: Santorini Sun And Sea

Now see the back!
Kaleidoscope QAL back
The purple is very purple. I'm not sure I like it.

Now the question is whether or not to hand-quilt it. If not, it'll have I was planning to follow the circles and waves of the pattern...but I hadn't thought very had about it.

Procrastination, procrastination, procrastination!

Birthday Blocks
A nine-patch:
nine patch: birthday blocks

And a cottage block:
cottage block: birthday blocks

No Progress
- Have fabrics for Dead Simple QAL; haven't done anything with them yet.
- Mum's Impstar (although I received the correct materials in the mail - hurray!)
- Supernova binding.
- Harvest blocks. They're cut. They're marked. They just have to get sewn together...only I don't think I like the fabric anymore...

- am considering making a pattern/QAL for the Central Park Boxes pattern
- a Hunter's Star quilt with Moda's Kansas Winter fabric set (I have a layercake, jelly roll, and charm square pack.)
- a small throw for a craft swap. Or maybe cushions?


  1. Look on Etsy for similar stuff and see what those quilts are selling for, and price accordingly :)

  2. I love the modern rail fence quilt! Beautiful.

  3. The modern rail fence is gorgeous! And even if you "just" wrote instead of sewing, you were creative after all, no?

  4. oh man, that rail fence quilt is INSANE! way to take an easy peasy block and make it look incredible. yay for the kaleidoscope! i just finished and posted mine :D

  5. I love your postage stamp and kaleidoscope quilts :) Scary coasters!

  6. Love the Santorini quilt is great! and I love the back too.

  7. I love that modern rail quilt!! So cool and creative!

  8. The Rail Fence is awesome! Congrats on completing the Penny Batik, it's beautiful!! Love the pic of your 2011 finished quilt pile! The Kaleidoscope is beautiful... Love the colors!

  9. That modern rail quilt is very pretty and your postage quilt is amazing. Have a great day.

  10. The modern rail fence is awesome. I don't think I've seen anything like it. Even if you don't decide to sell it, you should make a pattern and sell that! I know I'd make something like that--my DH would have to agree that done right it could be manly. Which is hard to achieve with a quilt sometimes...

  11. your modern rail fence is amazing.


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