Wednesday 4 September 2013

WIP Wednesday

Now that the Things are back at school I have to try and tackle my WIP list.  Because it takes me aaaages to finish things I try not to start too many projects at once and these are the projects I want to complete before I start anything else (famous last words, I have already thought of several distractions).

  • 2 remaining pay-it-forward gifts (one of the 3 was completed just before my old sewing machine died a death, and I'll post about it shortly. To the two other recipients I can only apologise very humbly for the delay.)
  • Leaf quilt  - shameful lack of progress, but I want to get this done for the autumn
  • Pebbles quilt - sewing machine breakdown and summer holidays halted play 

But on the cutting table (ie, living room floor) today:

Some cotton sheeting, some Robert Kauffman Yarn Dyed Essex Linen, and some beautiful Liberty from Very Berry Fabrics.  This is a Maxi Scrap Pack - there's something magical about these that makes me feel about six.

Whenever I look at Ali's shop I have to rein in that "I'll have a bit of everything" feeling.  A scrap pack is a great way of satisfying that compulsion - it's a fabric buffet!  This one was kindly sent by Ali so I could try out an idea.

So, tempting as it is to hoard these pieces and only take them out to look at, I am turning this...

into this - crazy patchwork panels which will be combined with the Essex linen to become part of the British/Japanese inspired project I mentioned last week.  I'll go out on a limb and say I'm hoping to finish it up for Friday.

Linking up with Molli Sparkles, guest hosting

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Love, love, love the fabric bundle!!!!!! I want! I also have the problem with wanting to start a million projects while already working on a million and one! eeek! It's a quilter thing hehe

  2. Looked back at your leaf quilt idea and I have a similar ish, chevrony something planned for my Oakshotts, if I ever dare to cut them. But not much time at the mo anyway. LOVE that paisley sort of Liberty near the bottom, gorgeous colours -and everything really! Looking like great projects there

  3. Beautiful fabrics. Ali was my partner in a mini quilt swap and she made a gorgeous little quilt
    Have fun playing with those.

  4. Those are gorgeous prints. I'm looking forward to seeing the finish!

  5. What with your new sewing machine and that scrap pack there won't be much housework done in your house this week :) Have fun!

  6. Ummm - I'm looking at your fabric collection there and my mind is going all Austin Powers - hope your sewing mojo stays strong.

  7. Oh my, I have a package like this too. I have to find it, These are so beautiful... :)

  8. Oooh wow - that looks tremendous! I love all those bright colours together - looking forward to seeing developments. :-)

  9. I'm looking forward to seeing what this wonderful collection of fabrics turns into!


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