Wednesday, 24 April 2013

WIP Wednesday

I have a work in progress (happy singing).  Do you remember that ages ago I won a whole bundle of Joel Dewberry Aviary from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts?


I decided to make this into a quilt for Siblings Together but have really been struggling to think how to use these big directional prints. I wanted to do something really clever but dithering over it was getting in the way of other stuff so I decided just to make a very simple quilt that makes me think of a large window pane.

This is my design floor (haha)...


I have to lay everything out while I'm working or else I lose track of what I'm doing so I take each piece in order from the living room through to the dining room where the sewing machine is, then back to the living room again.






It's perhaps not very exciting, but with a wide white border, and maybe some hand quilting, it should be okay!



Linking up today!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

17 comments:

  1. I think it is perfect for these prints...really shows them off well! Love it!

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  2. I think it looks great! The design highlights the big prints nicely and I'm sure the quilting will add some interest to the white.

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  3. I have always loved those Joel Dewberry prints...and I think simple is often lovely too!

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  4. these are a fabric favorite!! . . and your design really displays the prints perfectly!

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  5. I think it looks great, can really see it working with some hand-tied bits, or big yellow and grey stitching.

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  6. It's beautiful Catherine - that's exactly what I did with my Lark and it works with those big prints :)

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  7. it is lovely. the colours are very fashionable just now too. good job x

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  8. You know, simple is good. The fabrics are lovely and if they were all cut up into tiny pieces, you wouldn't be able to see them. I'm a big fan of Joel Dewberry.

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  9. Love it! Great use of a fabric bundle.

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  10. That's exactly how my design floor works!! I have the added advantage of no-one being here Mon-Thurs so can make a big mess. Love the JD prints - they look fab in the big blocks, and making centre sashing wider is a neat idea. I love it!

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  11. It is more than Ok it's lovely.

    Think of all that to-ing and fro-ing as exercise :)

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  12. I love the simplicity of this quilt top, it really lets the fabric shine. Nice :)
    AmandaK@whatthebobbin

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  13. I just love yellow and grey together. It's simple, but so lovely. Beautiful!

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  14. I work the same way up and down like a yoyo, from sewing machine to floor! I love Joel Dewberry too and love how the blocks show off the fabric, it would look awesome with a black and white border too!

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  15. I love it! So simple, yet beautiful. And what a great way to use a much loved fabric!

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  16. I like the set. And it's a funny thing about those bundles. The're fun to look at and look great together but sometimes not quite enough to really execute a design. Your solution was perfect. cheers, Claire W.

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  17. This is going to be a very beautiful sophisticated quilt. Glad you will try to finish it... I have some projects I could finish before starting something new...

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