Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WIP Wednesday: the one with the raffle!

Not a very productive couple of weeks. November is National Novel Writing Month, which means most of my energy is going towards writing (or the attempt to write - I'm not doing very well right now). I should probably quilt more; having 'down time' for my brain means I write better when I'm actually in front of the computer.

Finished! (ish)

Tiger By The Tail

Tiger By The Tail got quilted on Saturday morning!

Tiger by the Tail

It's being given away on Sunday which means I need to bind it in the next couple of days. Photos will be forthcoming once it's bound and given away. I'll get someone to take a photo at the 'presentation ceremony'. :)


Mendocino Mermaids (Under The Sea)

Still sewing the blocks! I'm ridiculously slow at this...

Mendocino mermaids

But don't they look pretty? *admires*

Mendocino mermaids

I think I have enough brown kelp so I can make all the blocks face the right way. Just enough. Not sure if I'll have any left to bind, though! It's going to be a bit of a guessing game, I think!

USA Hurray

Top complete!

USA hurray

Well, the centre top. I think I might put a border on it, but I'm still deciding. The border gives it a good look, but - lazybones that I am - I'm kind of tired of piecing hourglasses and strips...

I still need to do the back, too! ARGH.

To Do

1. Around The World - with Kona strips left over from my Eternity Quilt.

2. Precuts Project - I have way too many precuts still hanging around, and I should really look at using them. Lots of batiks in particular. I'm going to make quilts out of them during my 2 weeks of Christmas/New Year enforced leave.

i) Batik Postage Stamp: need to buy a couple of yards of a white/cream batiks (for contrast) and make another Postage Stamp quilt, or another 'boxes' quilt.
ii) Layer Cake quilts: need to find a good pattern for these - something that's simple but effective.

3. Contact my church about whether they'd like to hang the Eternity Quilt in their offices somewhere.

4. Messenger Bag gifts.

Eesh. When am I going to have the time for all this? Really?

Double Wedding Ring

I'm way too late for the NY Quilt Guild challenge (well, I could maybe do a pillow? but I like the idea of a quilt!) but I've been kind of interested in doing one of these for a while.

So I bought the Marti Mitchell kit.

double wedding ring

We'll see if it gets used more than once! Something scrappy, perhaps - I have plenty of scraps!

Sydney Modern Quilt Guild - Group Quilt Raffle!

A small promotion!

The Sydney Modern Quilt Guild is holding a raffle for our group quilt of 2012-2013: The Rainbow Connection, based off a quilt in Tacha Brueher's Hexa-Go-Go book!


The block centres were provided by members of the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild, the quilt top and back were put together by various members of the Syd MQG, and quilted by me!

Tickets are $3AUD for one, or $5AUD for two, and the proceeds are going to the YWCA for women in need.

If you'd like the chance to win this quilt, contact me in the comments and we'll sort something out, or Instagram