Wednesday, 17 October 2012

WIP Wedndesday - falling in love all over again

I have been on such a high since finishing Groove - I have so much more sewing energy (hello sewing at night! I remember you!). I've even decided to push over a WIP or two BEFORE I start anything new.

I've put together the patchwork panel for my Chicopee Tippecanoe cushion. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this at the moment. It's busy. I tried to control the colour placement to reduce the busy, but I'm not sure I'm completely happy with it. I still need to rip all the paper off, so I'm hoping I'll like it by the time I finish the ripping...


The long term WIP of choice I've been working on? Retro Flowers!! And this is the falling in love all over again part. I forgot how absolutely divine Good Folks is to work with. I'm paring it back from 25 flowers to 16 - so hopefully it won't take me another 6 months to get it finished :o) Not sure what will happen to the other 9 - if anyone would like them let me know - it's all AMH fabrics, all the curves are done and several petals are pieced... if you'd like them (Danny?) first in best dressed ;o)

apologies for the AWFUL photo

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced (button on sidebar). Hope everyone is having a brilliant week!

xx Jess

30 comments:

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

Wow your patchwork panel is spectacular!

Erin said...

Ooo I'd LOVE them, if you're serious. Been meaning to have a go at curves and that would be great inspiration.

Love the cushion too. Busy, yes, but it works!

Carla said...

I love all those prints in your canoe quilt. So fun!

Heather D. said...

I loooove the Chicopee blocks, and I particularly like how you alternated the solids and the prints, it creates a really neat sub-design.

Jennifer said...

i'm serious that in loves with flowers and the retro flowers that I volunteer to make the other 9 for you! I LOVE my quilt made of the 25, don't stop, do them all! I'm serious, ship em over and i'll get em back in a month! :)

Charlotte said...

gorgeousness! I'm in love with the chicopee cushion - your points are amazing!

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Wow, you have two very beautiful WIPs! Love the effect of the Chicopee blocks!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Both projects are just gorgeous!!

Loving those retro flowers - so pretty!

Adrianne said...

You know, the Tippecanoe panel is busy, but it works. I am always trying to avoid things being too busy, but some of the quilts I like the best are busy - sometimes you just have to embrace it. Your retro flowers are looking lovely - that is going to be one stunning quilt.

Cas said...

wow, totally impressed with your patchwork. thats amazing precision, well done :)

Jessica said...

It looks great so far! Remember quilting will change the look of it too.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

As Jessica said, the quilting will change the look, and I think that it's a good kinda busy. Ordered busy :)

a maidenhair fern said...

facinating design, those retro flowers. how will you quilt it?

Cille said...

It's busy yes... but lots of fun. I keept seeing new details. It's like a little brain teaser. Lovely :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The cushion is fabulous!! Well done you for the retro flowers, I'm gonna aim to have mine finished by 2015 :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

S beautiful! All these colours make me really happy!

Kelsey said...

I LOVE the chicopee cover!! LOVE!! But I love crazy :)

Cherie said...

The panel for the pillow is gorgeous!!! I love the pattern and the colours.
Such pretty retro flowers! =D

Molli Sparkles said...

The pillow is the best! It's ordered chaos, and even though there's a lot going on, there's a harmony to all of it. Don't worry a bit!

Allison said...

I love your crossed canoes cushion! it is busy, but so much fun to look at.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

loving that quilt!!!! I really like the color in it and the other piece.

Sharon said...

have you given away your retro flowers already? I would take them if you haven't promised them to someone. I love it!
I have been following your tipacanoe project and love how it turned out. what a fantastic pattern! adding this to my (long) to-do list

Lisa said...

your patchwork panel is absolutely gorgeous!

Marla said...

Love the Chicopee blocks. Really, really.

Megan @ MiaDolceOriginals said...

What a cool design for the chicopee patchwork - very striking!

Jenelle said...

I am falling in love with these projects too! The Tippecanoe pattern is really intricate and I think your cushion will be lovely! I'm glad you're finishing those retro flowers blocks because they are so beautiful too. :) 25 flowers seems like quite a lot so 16 is much more manageable!

Katy Cameron said...

Loving your canoes and flowers, go on, you can do it!

Kirsten said...

Love the Chicopee blocks and your Retro Flowers are really beautiful in the Good Folks!

Sabrina said...

Oh my gosh! The panel for your cushion is just downright incredible!!!

Annabella said...

Oh wow, I just LOVE that patchwork panei. One word - AMAZING.