Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Wednesday WIP

Since last WIP I finished the HSQ quilt



And I made my first (and so far only) basket using this great tutorial. Pretty happy about how it turned out. I made a mistake giganto though. Can you spot it? The fabric is Moda's 'Oh My' except for the lining, which is some beige dotted I found in my stash and the linnen I used for the bottom.

 

I also made a bird using this tutorial. Theirs actually looks like birds but mine looks more like a sea lion to be honest. I didn't realise before after finishing it that it is sewn by hand - it explains the edges and lack of details. I also stuffed the tail - don't ask me why. Maybe I secretly adore sea lions? I'll give it another try next week. Hand sewing one that is  ;)


On-going projects:

I started bordering the diamonds for the Kaffe Fasset Sashed Boxes quilt - theyre turning into hexagons now. And I'm unsure at this point if I really want to go the 3-D way or if I should place them as a traditional diamonds. I'll make them all and then decide.

I didn’t get as far with the Kaffe Fasset pattern as I had intended because of the fun BOM  thats all over blogland these days and because half Sunday was spent with the boys watching Bicycling World Championships, which were held only 3 kilometers from here.
The week also had a lot of this - I'm making a scarf

and a little of this... I'm not sure I’ll continue though as I have no idea what to use it for. Just felt like stitching all of a sudden.

 

So,  a little overall craft progress this week, where autumn is really has kicked in. It’s dark when I get up in the mornings now.  Not good… Luckily for me DH still serves me a warm cafe latte every morning and that brightens everything else up.

Check out more WIP updates at Lee’s blog Freshly Pieced
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

16 comments:

  1. fabulous work - and i just recently used that ikea fabric as a backing too!

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  2. Oh, you have to continue with the redwork! Santa is adorable!

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  3. Your HST quilt is gorgeous!
    And I love that little basket, I've been meaning to make some of these for a long time!

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  4. Wow, you have so many beautiful projects going on!

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  5. So many lovely projects! Your quilt is fab and I even think that bird pattern has potential...

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  6. All gorgeous! I especially like the HSQ - what is the backing fabric?
    Just popped over from Freshly Pieced, you have a lovely blog!
    Lucy x
    http://charmaboutyou.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the HST quilt! You've got a little bit of everything going on, huh? :) Happy WIP Wednesday!

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  8. So many cute projects. I love the half square triangle quilt very much.

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  9. busy busy! Those boxes for the quilt are so cool!

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  10. oh definitely go 3d with that Fasset pattern, that looks awesome! Great projects over all, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great projects! and great success! You made me laugh regarding what you said about the bird. It looks cute.

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  12. That is a lovely HST quilt you have finished. I particularly like how crisp it looks.

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  13. Love the colors...so happy. Cute bird, have a great day.

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  14. Very nice HST quilt!
    Why are we so drawn to such a simple, traditional pattern?!

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