Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WIP Wednesday: the one gearing up for the show sprint!


Oh My!

Oh My!

Just the top completed! But I need to get this quilted and bound in the next week, so it's going to be a bit close-cut. And I still have no idea how I'm going to quilt it. It's a picnic quilt, so it would need to be fairly lightly quilted... I don't know. Choices, choices!



Top is nearly together!

Walkabout: sewing the top

Again, the prospect of quilting this is just slightly daunting. I'm making crazy sketches on scrap paper at work, trying to get my hand into the design aspect of FMQ.

At this point, the big decision is whether the quilting should follow the piecing, (ie. the arrows are outlined 'over' the design I have in mind, consigning it to 'background'), or whether I should just ignore the piecing, and put together a design that gets quilted across the top.

Mondrian's Nine-Patch

Um, yeah. Not much change here!

Millefiori Passacaglia

Sewing lots of little pieces this week - trying to finish Rosette #3, and then I'll focus on the 3 Rosette #2.

Have a quick pic of Rosette #3...

Millefiori Passacaglia - Rosette 3

When it's done, I'll sew it on to Rosette #1 to free up a bunch of paper pieces for other segments.

I have no idea where I'm going to store this - it's going to be huge and slightly delicate and not easily stackable like blocks. I think I'm going to need some very large plastic seal bags to fit these things in with minimal folding.

To Do

Pull out my batik collection for the Supernova Friendship Block Swap, pick a palette and start taking photos to check that my swap partner, Sandra of New Bedford, is okay with the choices! Ooh. I should probably get some cream/white batiks from the LQS while they're on sale in May, right? Saturday. Must do Saturday...

I'm eyeing off the Edeweiss Bag by Sara Lawson at Sew Sweetness: I need a new backpack for my laptop - not a shoulderbag, a backpack - and while it's nice to have a purely functional backpack, sometimes one wants something just a little more...decorative. And this is the only pattern I've found with an 'across the top zip' (although I don't think it's a double-tag opening zip that she has listed, which is the kind that I want - heck, I don't even know where to find those), although it doesn't have enough pockets. (I'd probably do some heavy modifications after I bought the pattern, because I always want more zips and pockets and pouches and padding...)

Anyway, that's my week. what about yours?

Linking up at Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday and possibly other places as I spot them!


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  1. Love your Walkabout quilt top, can't wait to see it finished!

  2. The picnic blanket is really cute - perhaps a leafy or floral design .
    The walkabout quilt is really interesting, I look forward to seeing the end result.

  3. I think the walkabout quilt needs some great geometric design, or maybe just lines wandering across the quilt and different angles. But I like odd designs like that.


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