Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday

So much is happening and I can't believe a week has already passed.  My husband was home for the weekend and as it is approaching the festive part of the year we seem to be so busy.  We have every weekend booked between now and Christmas, no wonder people call it the silly season :)

Now on to sewing.  Last Tuesday I started a patchwork class.  We are making a table runner which is designed to build our skills and give us tips we can carry to other projects.  I really had a fantastic time and learnt so much.  I was so excited when I walked out at the end of the night.   So here is a photo of what I've done so far.

In hindsight the fabrics I chose were too busy and wish I'd put the solid fabric on the front instead of using it for backing.  It's all about learning :)

After the sewing class last week I came home and started pulling apart my Birds and Bees quilt.  I've now got every seam perfectly aligned.  Before the sewing class it was a little hit and miss as to getting them perfect.  I still didn't get them all perfect first go but I am more open to getting the seam ripper out and doing it over and over until it is right.

6 columns are now finished and I'm waiting on the fabric for the sashing, backing and binding.  Hopefully it isn't too far away.  I did end up sewing my blocks together a little different to Tula Pink's pattern.  My small rectangles are all in a line rather than alternating each block.  This was entirely by accident, I really need to look at instructions!!  However, I am really really happy with it this way and would probably even go so far as to say I prefer it this way.

It was a crazy windy day when I tried to take photos and this is how most of them turned out.

And only 2 photos with them straight on.

I've also started another quilt for a special friend who is turning 50 later this month.  It is a simple design by Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock but with these great colours, I think she will really love it.

And lastly I've decided to try making some new clothes.  I've copied the patterns so hopefully I'll get to sewing these soon.

I hope everyone has a fantastic week.

I am linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Hi! I happy I found you from wip. Your works are beautiful and you use so beautiful colours! Wishes from Greece! x Teje

  2. Your birds and bees quilt is going to be beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. You table runner looks great and your columns are gorgeous :)

  4. such pretty projects, love all the colors. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

  5. Love your projects. I don't think the table runner is too busy.

  6. Love your runner, it is similar to what I am thinking of doing for the Christmas runner swap - and your Birds and Bees quilt is going to be gorgeous!

  7. Your projects are lovely! And I love your Dreamweaver quilt. I really would like to make that one someday, and I like the way your flipped the smaller blocks into one line. (I can only imagine how much matching up that required though!)

  8. Found you on WIP, your projects are fab, loving the Tula fabrics, good to meet you :)

  9. Beautiful - I love the colors you have chosen. Good job!