Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIP Wednesday: the one where it never stops

Lots of WIPs this week, no finishes. (Not really.)

Also, if you happen to know alli b, would you let her know that she's won my Mendocino giveaway?


I forgot to ask people to leave their email addresses, and she was one of the people who didn't. But she won! And I have no way to reach her! (ARGH!)


Diamonds Dancing In Rainbows

Diamonds dancing

Sewed the centre together. Need to find time to add the borders (black, with a continuation of the diamond shapes where appropriate).

Dead Simple QAL

Dead simple

This quilt is several years old now! I finished the top at least a year ago, but didn't have the time or money to get it quilted.

Did the longarm quilting on this a couple of months back, but now I've actually pulled out some fabric for the binding and started prepping the binding.

Santorini Sun And Sky


Quilted! And has the binding on, but I'll take better photos when I've finished the binding and it's ready for the show!

Scrap Attack {String Fever}

Selvage blocks

A few more blocks made - this time in the blue-green series. There are so many scraps! This is going to be a long-term project, I fear. But it will be done. (Eventually!)

Mermaid, Honey

Honey mermaids

Decision reached! Mendocino Mermaids are going to be for a 'Honey' quilt, c/o Elizabeth Hartman's awesome book Modern Patch-work.

I've spent the last week swapping yardage, and buying scraps. I have what I need now and I'm not getting any more! I'm thinking that the 'neutral' background for the borders and the background will just be white, although I'm wondering if a delicate grey might not be preferable instead.

SeeSusanQuilt is doing one like this already - and she has a much better range of fabrics than I, as well as rather more of it.

Go check hers out!

Baby Quilts

Basted and quilting!

Baby quilts

Other notes

I've worked out what to do with the Valley Of The Kings fabric. Now I just have to make sure it doesn't look too same-same. Might need some more (or similar-looking) fabrics from the collection - or similar collections. Luckily, there's a sale at my LQS! (I just have to find the time to get down there. Ugh. Time, where are you?)

I hope all the mothers had a lovely Mother's Day and were appropriately appreciated by the people in their lives!

I made lunch for my mum (and stepdad) - duck and pomegranate salad with crusty bread (I didn't make the bread, I bought it). And she made dessert. I took a photo of the dessert because it was souffle...and it ROSE!


My mother is awesome. She is also an amazing cook. She taught me to sew and to think and to be independent. And I love her very much. And she doesn't read this blog. That's okay, she knows she's awesome, and she knows I love her.

So that's my rather busy week.

What have you been doing this last week?


  1. You really have been busy! Love the Santorini quilt especially!

  2. You have a lot of projects there Sel...just stunning work

  3. You have so many wonderful projects going on. And yay for the souffle!

  4. I love all your projects! So many fun things to work on! The Santorini is my favorite, the colors and pattern are so awesome!

  5. Love those scrap attack blocks!! And of course the dancing rainbows top ;)

  6. Your scrap attack blocks are amazing :-)

  7. The blue and aqua scrap blocks are wonderful! Love them.

  8. Beautiful souffle. And I came over to look at quilts! I came by from WIP. I enjoyed visiting so I am following. I tried to link but it wouldn't work for me. Come by and see me. Your a girl after my own heart with multiples projects in process!
    Have a great Thursday. Happy Stitching.

  9. Wonderful bunch of projects on the go... love your scrap blocks, i need to give them a try!

  10. Lovely projects! The blue strings are awesome!

  11. So much on the go! The diamonds in rainbows looks fantastic. Strip piecing is such a good way to use scraps and I'm impressed with the longarm-that always looks so tricky to me!


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