Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WIP Wednesday: the one with quilt design (or lack thereof)

Relatively quiet quilting week behind us, the crazy busy quilting week before us!


Snap Pop Baby Quilt Top

Done! Very bright and colourful, and will go to baby-of-unknown-sex (as compared to baby-of-known-sex, who is a boy).

Pinning the rows together:

Snap Pop baby quilt

And done!

Snap pop baby quilt

Quilting to happen in the next week. Maybe.

The Aunt's Quilt

My aunt spotted some fabric and wanted a quilt made out of it. She wanted just the fabric with the edges hemmed.

Aunty's quilt

This is my compromise. It's not a style I like, but it's in the taste of my aunt, so...

Although I am thinking about doing the Starburst Quilt by Sukie with the fabrics as a background, and solids:

More work than I have time for in the next two days, though!

Maybe chop it into squares and sash it, posting it with the four-patch squares? That would break up the main fabric a little.

I've had people suggest framing it, and one person suggesting I leave it as is. Any thoughts? If you have suggestions, make them here at the post.

To Do

SydMQG Group Quilt

We got the blocks all sewn up a couple of weeks ago:

Sydney Modern Quilt Guild: all in a day's work! (With @pennypoppleton, @onethousandlayers and LR  Jill) what a #quilt it's gonna be!

They're gorgeous!

SydMQG President Penny Poppleton then added sashing and posting. All of it. By herself. (OMG.)

Rows done. Time for a break!

She also did the main piecing for the backing, before handing it off to me so I could add the remainder (yardage, mostly):

Sydmqg group quilt back

I'll be quilting it on Saturday at the LQS with the longarm. Alas, this means I cannot attend the SydMQG sew-in at Greta's Handicrafts. *sadface*

Edge-to-edge quilting - nothing fancy - just my usual fiery curls:

Quilting like a crazy quilting thing!

Hopefully, I will also be quilting at least one other quilt, possibly two if there is time enough. I was hoping to get Aunty's Quilt top and backing done so I could quilt it on Saturday, too. I've got the machine booked for the whole day (although 8 hours of longarm quilting may very well do me in). It depends on how tricksy things get...


I really really want to join in with Scrap Attack{String Fever} from over at Stitched In Color. Just no time!

Ditto with the Bloom Bloom Pow QAL. *sigh*

And the Retro Rubies QAL.



So, what you been doing? I've been bad about commenting on other people's WIP Wednesday projects. Too squished for time, alas!

ETA: Penny Poppleton (SydMQG Pres) has another pic of the quilt blocks (and me laying them out) over at her WIP Wednesday post! Go check it out!


  1. Your work is all lovely, but that group quilt is simply stunning. :O

    I totally hear you about the time thing. So many things I want to participate in, but of course I'm already lagging behind in the few things I'm already committed to. :)

  2. You are a busy little lady! That guild quilt is just stunning - can't wait to see it finished!

  3. Those quilt blocks are exquisite!

  4. Beautiful! You're quite busy and accomplished a ton!

  5. wow that is some really great work!

  6. Gorgeous group Quilt. Love the rainbow!

  7. Great projects! The quilt looks like it will be such fun to quilt!

  8. That guild project is simply stunning! What great work you've been doing -awesome job!

  9. I love all of your projects! Like has been mentioned the group quilt is really pretty, I love the fabric in your Aunt's quilt to. :D


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