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

9 comments:

  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

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  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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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