Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Fresh Sewing Day and WIP Wednesday - another one with no finishes, and more beginnings...

I still haven't had a finish for 2012. Lots of starts, but no finishes. Looking through what I've actually gotten done though, I'm not too upset - I just need to get a lot of these done in the next month :-)

I have finished my Outfoxed on the High Seas quilt top - and I'm still deciding how to quilt it, and whether to put a border on it (I am actually thinking I will - pretty sure I'll use a solid, just not sure what colour) Any suggestions would be most welcome!


I've started my Swoon quilt - four blocks done, another two cut and started (HSTs and flying geese done)



I've almost finished the piecing for my For the Love of Solids swap project:


I'm doing a smaller sized sparkle punch (squares are 2.5") and its going to be a sewing machine cover. Once I've finished piecing it, I'm going to hand quilt around the stars using embroidery floss. And I'm thinking a scrappy binding using the same colours as the stars...

And I've finally decided on my Name Game Swap quilt. My partner is into very country style quilty stuff, which is totally outside my usual comfort zone - so I'm going back to my pre-quilty-cross-stitch-obsession and cross stitching the centre part of the mini, and will do some patchworky stuff around the outside. We're going on a mini break tomorrow for four days so I'm hoping to get the stitchery done while we're away.

I have a semi-secret paper pieced project I'm going to start very soon. And there is a great little paper-pieced sew along happening over at A Labour of Love, inspired by the very awesome, paper pieced issue of Fat Quarterly which I am going to get involved in (check it out - the more the merrier!) Oh, and I've just been commissioned to make a couple of twin sized quilts for some little girls which is very exciting :-) A bit frazzled, I need my kids back at school so I have my nap-time quilting again!

I'm linking up to Fabric Tuesday, WIP Wednesday and Fresh Sewing Day.

Fresh Sewing Day

19 comments:

Molly said...

wow, I LOVE the outfoxed quilt- stunning! I would go with the navy for the border- it will really frame it up- a thin strip of the kelly green with the navy on the edge would look really good too! Can't wait to see how it looks all finished.

Pomona said...

You might not have finished anything, but you have still been very productive, and have made some lovely things. It's only January - plenty of time to go!

Pomona x

Lotti said...

Wow what great things you have going on, and youve got loads done even without any finishes. Love how bright your Swoon is

Janine said...

Love your out foxed and wonky stars - you've got lots done :)

ScissorsandThread said...

Even without any finishes you have done lots, am loving the outfoxed quilt and I really must start my Swoon!

Marg said...

The outfoxed quilt looks fabulous. Even though you haven't finished anything you definitely have lots of lovely things to show.

Kerstin said...

Love your outfoxed quilt. I think I would just go with a white border to set off the prints nicely. And I'm still in love with your swoon...

Annabella said...

Just the 4 swoon blocks is a major achievement in my books but with everything else, you`ve had a great month. Huge pat on back needed.

CityHouseStudio said...

Your swoon blocks are absolutely amazing - the coolest I've seen! Wow!

Sue Daurio said...

LOVE your swoon blocks. I really like the different color backgrounds. You've been pretty busy!!

Katie said...

I used to always put a border or even two on all my quilts, but as my taste ans styles change, I find that I do it less and less. I wouldn't border it, just a lovely binding would do for me. GREAT job on the swoon blocks, you've been busy!

Sandra Kaye said...

Beautiful Work!! Love the swoon... and the snail trail!! Great job!! Hugs

diane said...

swoon and stars, two of my favorite blocks. well done

Jessica said...

Isn't the sparkle punch awesome in mini?? LOVE your solids version!! I hear ya on more starts and no finishes, can't wait to see how you finish your Outfoxed quilt, I think any border would look great...maybe a think dark colored border (navy maybe??) and then a thicker white boarder? Can't wait to see what you decide!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Wow, your Outfoxed quilt top looks just stunning!!

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

what a lovely bunch of starts you have made. The outfoxed quilt is very lovely too, you could pick almost anything, white, blue, green or pink or maybe two of them in a double border.

love for seven said...

do you have a pattern available for purchase for your "high seas" quilt. When I saw it I just knew it was the perfect pattern for a quilt for a dear friend. It represents so much of her life. Please let me know! m.designthis@gmail.com

Kim said...

Oh wow!
Lots of projects going on there.....I don't know how folks limit themselves to only one project at a time :0)

Happy sewing

thecraftyquilter said...

I love the outfoxed quilt! I don't think I would put a border on it. It is perfectly lovely just like that.