Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WIP Wednesday - a growing (retro) flower garden

Not a whole lot of sewing since last Wednesday - we've been struck down with gastro and colds and general grumpiness. I have managed to put a few more flowers together though...


Nine done - so more than half way! I'd forgotten how painful all the trimming was with these - definitely my least favorite part of these blocks. I've found my groove with them now though and I'm finding it SO much easier to get the seams to match - there has only been a small amount of unsewing ;o)

But the other seven flowers are now trimmed as well, so it's just a matter of sewing them all together :o) Now it's getting closer I'm trying to decide how to quilt it - no firm ideas yet, I think there will be a lot of sketching before I tackle the quilting part!


In the next week, I need to get my bee blocks done (and my next tutorial for the QAL) so I'll be having a wee break from these. Still, it's so nice to be knocking over a WIP at last!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced (button in sidebar), and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to :o)

xx Jess

26 comments:

AllyJo said...

It's so beautiful. I want to copy it.

Carla said...

Fabulous! The end result will be awesome

Anne's House said...

Jess, your blocks are GORGEOUS! Even simple echo-quilting would make the flowers pop. Your quilt will be beautiful! Please post another picture when it's finished. Hugs!

Anne's House said...

Oh, and what beautiful fabrics!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

These are looking so fantastic so far! Worth all the hassle of trimming up and pinning seams I'm sure!

Hope everyone's on the mend soon!

Jennifer said...

they look stunning!!

FabricFascination said...

This quilt is looking good! I love that part of a process where it starts getting easier.

Nati said...

It is going to be gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

memmens said...

Oh so gorgeous - I've machine pieced clamshells recently and appreciate the curves issue, one day I will tackle some retro flowers (maybe!)

CityHouseStudio said...

Your blocks are gorgeous!!!
It took me a long time to finish my retro flowers, too. I was stuck at 9 blocks for quite awhile. But it's such a lovely quilt to have finished. I just hung mine on my dining room wall yesterday!

Nutsy Coco said...

They look great! That's on my to do list too but I know it's going to be a challenging one.

Deborah said...

Beautiful!! I love the colors!

Kelsey said...

So beautiful!! Love the fabrics you're using :)

Caryn said...

I love the fabrics you're using. Can't wait to see how it looks finished!

Katy Cameron said...

Woot, go you!

Heather D. said...

VERY lovely. The fabrics are stunning.

Kelly said...

They look gorgeous and woo hoo to being on the home stretch!

Chez Roo said...

These are so pretty!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is one beautiful quilt

Kirsten said...

Totally gorgeous!

Melinda said...

So sorry you've all been ill, but your quilt is lovely!

Jenelle said...

Very lovely altogether! My favorite block is the brown and pink one in the bottom corner. :)

Jessica said...

I hope you are all feeling better!
The retro flowers are looking great!

Janine said...

These blocks are looking great :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

SO so pretty!

Enmark Dalanon said...

Wow they are so beatiful.. I love your designs and creativity..

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