Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday 29 August 2012

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Not much change this week or should I say month.

New projects
I have made the ET block for my month of the FQR kinky bee and am waiting for the rest of the blocks to return to me, but everyone including me is waiting for my delivery of white on white. This block took much more background fabric than I had estimated.

Oh dear, I've just realised the Vintage holiday quilt along is another new project started since the beginning of the month. I have done eight out of the twelve blocks and am again waiting for more white on white to finish the blocks along with some Vintage Modern fabric.

Finished projects

Ongoing Projects:

The rainbow squares just needs the remainder of the binding sewn on. This should be a priority over the next few days / evenings.
Hope Love and Friendship by Rosalie Quinlan is over three quarters completed. Mainly done whilst I was on our cruise and I'm itching to finish it and embellish it with crystals.

I have completed seven Farmer's wife blocks this week including four today. Only three more to complete - 37 Flower pot, 67 pine tree and 43 garden path. I hope to get all of the blocks done and perhaps work on it at our UFO day at the end of September.


Christmas stars

Hexy MF - I'm getting together with Jenny tomorrow to layout our blocks and use the basting gun to baste them together ready for each of us to sew three rows each.

This week's stats:

New projects - 2

Completed projects - 0

Currently in progress - 8

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

More farming

Getting closer to finishing. Only seven blocks left to complete the whole 111 blocks in the book. I realised that I sewed the majority last August in France which shows how slow progress has been. Whilst waiting for some more white on white and Vintage Modern to complete two other WIPs, I finished three blocks today.

65 Peaceful Hours

I'm not a big fan of green but I think this works well.

79 Silver Lane
I incorporated a few scraps of Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille along with the Bliss and Ruby collections. In this case the red and grey.

82 Spider legs
Too much white for my taste but finished.

I have also started finding the fabrics for the 2012 TQS BOM for which I think I've only done two months, to sew alongside the remaining farmer's Wife blocks.Somewhere I have my masterlist of fabrics which are different from the ones in the official quilt and also the first two blocks. I need to find those first before I can start the three compass blocks for month 3.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back for a while

It's only a week since we returned from our Baltic cruise, but it feels longer as we have been very busy for the last few days. Matthew's GCSE results were available for him to collect on Thursday morning, then they had to be sent to Welbeck sixth form college by 2pm the same day. He need 40 points and got 46, so we were fairly certain he would be accepted, but it's good to have confirmation. Friday we worked on filling out all the other forms and Matthew took those to the PO, we just need one form from his ATC Officer Commanding and he's done. We eventually received confirmation late Friday afternoon. Flights are now booked for us all to accompany him in a week's time and also for his exeat at the end of September. One Saturday we took his packing list to town and bought almost everything he needs. Now the labelling and packing starts. We can send his suitcases by post for about £12 for a 30 kilo suitcase so they will go on Wednesday to arrive in plenty of time.

In between the activity, I have fitted in a little bit of sewing. I did some hand sewing on my Live, Laugh, Love   stitchery on the cruise and I'm itching to try some crystals on the stitchery to replace the French knots and flower centres, but I must finish the stitching first. At home I've been working on four items at once:

ET star from Lily's Quilts for my Kinky Bee month in August. I vastly underestimated the background sent to each of the other members in the group so I have ordered even more of the Moda Marble Mates falling snow in white. I have finished my version of the block and am pleased with it.

Another star which is foundation pieced for the Kinky Bee. I just need to locate some more background fabric if I have it otherwise it should arrive by next Friday from the Fat Quarter Shop. I used a lovely 20% off voucher from Fat Quarterly ezine which covered the shipping costs.

Spiders Legs block for my Farmer's Wife quilt. I plan to finish this one tomorrow.

Vintage Holiday Quilt Along, I am up to date with blocks 1 to 8 but I need more white on white and patterned fabric. Again this will come with the order from Fat Quarter Shop.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Vintage holiday quilt along

Fabric Mutt

I know I don't need another project but this is so cute and the blocks are simple. I thought I'd use the leftover fabrics from my Hopscotch (very little) and Farmer's Wife (fewer than 10 blocks left). I can make two of these blocks a week no problem.
So are here are blocks 1 and 2.

More details at Heidi's blog

Friday, August 03, 2012

July UFO

I have made significant progress on my rainbow squares but it's not yet complete. It's now quilted and the binding has been sewn to the front. I will sew the binding to the back of the quilt after our holiday.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Fat Quarterly issue 10 is now out

And it has a Sew Britannia theme, think Union Jacks, Jubilee, afternoon tea and pretty florals. I participated in the designer challenge and made this case for my new to me Kindle which is in this issue. I love that you can add the e-magazine to your Ipad library and I read it on the go. The zipper pull on the case is from Zipit on etsy

 I had completely forgotten that I made a second case using a London theme.

I'm saving this issue for our trip which starts on Saturday with a flight to Southampton and more than a little retail therapy. If you'd like to buy a copy there's more information here

Lily's Quilts

WIP Wednesday

Not much change this week, but I finished quilting two identical quilts for Val. also my Bee packets for August have been sent out and have started arriving at their destinations. I sent a fat quarter out of background out for two 12" blocks and there is already some concern that it won't be enough. I will wait and see.

New projects
None, but it's tempting to start the quilt shop stitchery Peg sent me this week.

Finished projects
None, but I should have one by next week.

Ongoing Projects:
The quilting of rainbow squares is almost finished and I hope it will be completed by Friday. It looks a bit sorry at the moment as it has felt pen markings all over it from previous attempts to quilt it, but they should come out in the wash. This is the quilt on my long arm with about one full row to go.

Looking at my list, I realise I also worked on Hopscotch and basted it on the long arm ready for some straight line stitching on my Bernina with the walking foot.

Back-Burner: Christmas stars
Hope Love and Friendship by Rosalie Quinlan
Hexy MF - Jenny has finished her hexagons so they will be ready to sew into rows next week.
Farmer's Wife

This week's stats:
New projects - 0
Completed projects - 0
Currently in progress - 6