Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WIP Wednesday: the one with basting and batiks



Top is done!


I stood on a stepladder to get that photo...and came pretty damn close to falling off it in the process!

This is the 'from the floor' version:

I need to put together some backing before the weekend, because I'm hiring the longarm at Kim Bradley's Creations on Saturday. Also need to do some doodles for how I want to quilt it:

That realisation while doodling quilting patterns: you've been scribbling all over the original...

Okay, so, more doodles. More variation. More ideas! Something that actually works!

FMQ! Much doodling! So pressure. I DON'T EVEN LIKE DOGE!

Mondrian Dreaming

Did a few blocks, not many, not enough. I think this might end up being a renege on the Quilt Show front. I just don't have the time to do it all right now.

Oh My!

Colour my world...

Straight(ish) line quilting...

Pictures on Monday with the Picnic Hop!

Millefiori Passacaglia

Haven't forgotten this, just not much visible progress:
Colour my world...

Friendship Supernova Swap

We agreed on batiks and a colour range. So on Saturday I pulled out the box of batiks and started going through them. And I remembered just how many batiks I actually have...

These are the blues, greens, yellows, and whites:

Colour my world...

I'm taking the red out because my swap partner didn't want it in there. I just thought it gave a nice pop while I was riffling through my batiks stash. (I might do a thin border around my quilt in red? Perhaps? Or yellow-orange-red 'explode lines' in the border? Hmm...)

To Do

Red Letter Day: Class with Camille Roskelley

My colour choices for the class with Camille Roskelley (of Thimbleblossoms pattern fame) which is on in a couple of weeks! EEEE!

Red letter day: fabric choices

The dark grey will be the background for the solids and prints. The solids will be the small stripes and the prints the half-square triangles and the block centres. The light grey will be the background for the 'contrast block' (with the dark grey the 'block').

Now I just need to get everything cut. Maybe on the weekend.


I have been wanting to streak-and-colour my hair for years now. Since my mid-twenties. I never knew anyone who bleached their hair, though, and I was never much of a one for salons. As a result, I just never got it done.

Then, earlier this year, Jenn of decided she was going to go pink. And then blue! And suddenly, I had someone who knew about these things and could explain them!

So, on Saturday night, I went over for A Night With Lee Pace ("The Fall"), some friends, dinner, toasted marshmallows by the outdoors fire, and a hair streaking!

This is how it looks today after I redid the dye on Monday night (it had pretty much washed out on Sunday night due to dirtiness, sweat, hockey, and my viciously scrubby shampoo).


I'm kind of pleased by it. Even if I forget that I have it half the time.

I keep telling people it's "my midlife crisis" just to watch their eyes pop out.

So what are you working on? Have you linked up with Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday?


  1. Wow, so many incredible projects on the go! Love the Walkabout quilt top!

  2. That' a lot of great projects! Cool! Yes, I am visiting you from WIP Wednesday. Thanks for sharing!

  3. LOVE your geese! Cannot wait to see how you quilt it!!


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