Wednesday, 23 November 2011

WIP Wednesday - A Children at Play Week!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I had a major finish this week - my first bigger-than-a-baby-quilt (its about 80" square) and I'm really proud of it! You can check out my blog post for it here.

Once I'd finished that one, I started cutting into my Children at Play by Sarah Jane. I have been busting to get into these fabrics for a few months - but other projects seemed to take priority somehow, and I was trying to decide what to make with them (I got a bit over-enthusiastic and ordered nearly every print in the girl' Children at Play range, as well as quite a few of the 'boy' ones - they are Just. So. Cute). After having heaps of fun with my wonky log cabins for my Autumn Forest quilt I thought I'd keep a good thing going and make some more - well, lots more...

So this week I've made three doll quilt tops, each around 21" square (ish):




And a whole bunch of blocks destined to become a big quilt. The size of these varies a LOT, so they'll all have a white set of logs around the edge before I join them together...


The light pink behind them is my new design wall :-) - although when I went to get felt to do it, the only colour choices were black or light pink, so I went with pink... which makes some of the edges of these blocks disappear (its nearly exactly the same shade of pink).

I'm also going to make a matching pillow case for the quilt, and some tiny doll pillows to go with the doll quilts. I think I'll be well and truly sick of pink by the time I finish these (not my favorite colour! I am so hoping my daughter grow up to love blue and green like I do...)

Other long term WIPs:

1. Excuse the TERRIBLE photo - this is my 1001 Peeps quilt top which is finished (took a LONG time to get this one done - I worked on it very sporadically). I'm just trying to decide how to quilt it - possibly FMQ some largish stars, and then echo quilt around them.... not sure though (ideas would be appreciated :) )


2. Pop garden baby quilt - this has been sitting in my UFO pile for ages. I should probably finish it as its small and will be a quick finish.


3. Fandango baby quilt - when I pulled this one out to photograph it I fell in love with it again, so I might actually get it finished sometime soon as well... excuse the extreme wrinkling, for some reason I had literally shoved it in a bag?!



I am also intending to do the Charmed Prints quilt along (still trying to decide on what fabrics to use) and I am also going to start the Modern BOM over at Sew mama sew - possibly using some my Echo I got last week (SO in love with that fabric!!)

This weeks stats:

Finished: 1!
New Projects: 4? although 3 are doll quilts which are nearly done so not sure they count...
Currently in progress: 4 (7 counting doll quilts)
Wanting-to-start-but-not-enough-time stage: 2

happy sewing!
Jess

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

I think the 1001 Peeps would look great with large circles to echo the purple bracelet fabric (the name escapes me!) These are all great quilts. You have awesome taste in fabric!

Tanya said...

That children at play quilt is like looking at a wall of cotton candy! So pretty!

Pat said...

All of your quilts are gorgeous!

Longvacation said...

Love all of your quilts, the baby Fandango looks fabulous.

Jess said...

@Jennifer

Awww thanks! I love your idea for quilting 1001 peeps - might give it a go :)

Jess said...

@Tanya Thanks!

Jess said...

@Pat
Thankyou so much :)

Jess said...

@Longvacation Thanks! I didn't like it that much when I finished the top - but having pulled it out again its growing on me...

Jenniffier said...

Oh my gosh. Those are all amazing what wonderful work you have been up to.

FabricDonkey said...

They're all gorgeous, but I especially love your 1001 Peeps quilt. I'm holding onto my stash and can't decide what to make with it yet. I've only made a fabric calendar using my precious Peeps. ;)

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Wow, what a super awesome collection of quilts you have going on! I love all of them!
Just bravely cut into my limited selection of children at play too. And want more - it's sooooo cool :)

Jess said...

@FabricDonkey
Thanks! I'm pretty sure Lizzy House is some kind of genius ;) - bit addicted to her fabrics...

Jess said...

@Diary of a Flutter.Kat
Thanks :) - the children at play prints are totally cute!