Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WIP Wednesday: Stars in my eyes

After last week's stuck-in-bed sickness I am really, really glad to have my sewing mojo back. I tried on Sunday but still felt really flat, so it's been nice over the last couple of days to feel well enough to get some things done.

I finished my third Swoon block. This is all three of what I have so far:


I'm pretty happy with how they're going, although there have been a couple of great threads on working with large-scale prints which would have been brilliant to have read before making the centre block... I might possibly redo the big points, but I'll wait and see. I don't hate it, but it bugs me that the stripes don't align in all of them...

I've also started working on my partner's item for For the Love of Solids swap. I'm hoping she'll like it - she's a bit of a silent partner, so I'm working with what's in her mosaic and form. Here's what I have so far:


She asked for stars and her mosaic had similar colours to these (teals and purples, and wine-reds) so hopefully she'll like it. I'm (obviously) using the Sparkle Punch quilt along as inspiration - but I've made my squares 2.5" instead of 3.5" so I can fit more into the space I need to fill. At this stage I'm thinking a sewing machine cover, and I think I'll hand-quilt around the stars... It's a bit over half-way there size-wise.

WIP stats:

* New projects: 1
* Finished: 0
* In progress: 8 (I think...)

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday and Fabric Tuesday



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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

xx Jess

15 comments:

Melissa said...

Your stars are looking lovely!!!

Toni said...

Oh, the stars look fabulous so far! I was thinking of doing something very similar for a section of my partner's item, though thinking about it is as far as I've gotten...

Claire Jain said...

Ooooh, those are pretty! I got some fabric to do a sparkle punch quilt. I'm not Swooning along yet, though. I still can't decide on colors ;-) Too many to choose from! Your projects look so great. Thanks for sharing!

lemonadegal said...

I love your swoon blocks! I've only seen them with white, but I really like your's with the solid color. GREAT!!The starts are looking good, too.

~Michelle (LemonadeGal)

Kerstin said...

I love that you use such bold solids as background for the swoon blocks, it really makes them pop!

Rachel said...

Oh, wow! What stunning Swoon blocks!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Love the varying backgrounds for your Swoon blocks, just lovely!

Janine said...

I love your stars and your swoon blocks are fab!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Everything is really looking wonderful

Abby said...

Your swoon blocks are great and I love the solid stars!

Molly said...

Ohh I love the sparkle punch quilt and this is a stunning version- fantastic work!

mtnquiltr said...

Loving your Swoon blocks, and the sparkle stars are so cute!

Amorette said...

i really like those stars in the solids with grey- i am working on something very similar myself, but with prints for the stars. i love the look of yours.

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

I love your choices for background fabrics. Very creative!

├Žble said...

I love your 'for the love of solids' piece.