Wednesday 15 February 2012

WIP Wednesday: minis galore!

I've actually had my first finish for the year - and two more very near finishes this week. So its been a good de-stress week. I wasn't actually stressed precisely (I knew I had plenty of time to get them done) but didn't like the feeling of lots of projects with deadlines, and none of them done.

My finish was my Name Game swap mini quilt - I sent it today so I still can't show the name but this is it (please ignore my highly technical method of covering the name :p)

I really struggled with what to do for this one - my swap partner is into very country-style quilting (WAY out of my comfort zone!) so I was clueless as to what to do. I don't think I've mentioned that I'm doing the Curves Class over at Stitched in Colour? Well I am (uh, obviously now!) and the scalloped applique part was one of the projects from our first week - modified from a cushion into a smaller panel on my mini quilt. I used my Freebird by Momo fabrics (pretty, but not really my thing... the remaining ones might be a destash giveaway soon...), and actually quilted the name onto the mini. I wrote up how I did it - so you can check out my tutorial if you like (it may give away the name pretty well - but I'm positive she doesn't read my blog anyway!) It's not something I would usually make, but its a pretty little quilt.

I've made a fair bit of headway on my For the Love of Solids project as well. It's fully pieced and mostly quilted.

I was going to hand-quilt the entire thing - but at about 30" x 18" it was going to take forever (I'm VERY slow at hand-quilting!) so I've machine quilted around some of the stars, and I've started hand quilting the rest. Still not sure, but I think it will be a sewing machine cover rather than mini quilt.

I've made another swoon block as well - five down, four to go. I'm kind of enjoying the sporadic-ness of making these blocks, but another part of me wants to buckle down and get them done - I can't wait to see how they all look together.

I put together another mini quilt as well - which I am in the process of hand stitching the binding on. I'm doing the 4x5 bee, and I've chosen to make snail trail blocks. One of our hive members has asked for rainbow colours with dark grey, so these blocks were an experiment to see if it worked (plus its going to be a present for my mum).

Stats for this week:

Finished: 1 - yay!!
New projects: 2

In progress:
Swoon - another block done

No progress:
* High seas
* Pop garden
* Fandango
* Commissioned quilts (2) - waiting on fabric

Hope everyone has had a great week - I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

xx Jess


Katy Cameron said...

Seriously productive week there! I'm also signed up to the curves class, but haven't had a chance to just sit down and read it all with everything else going on! Hopefully later on today or tomorrow...

JuliePickles said...

I love the rainbow snail trail! I'm not a fan of gray at all but I really love how the middle of the four blocks makes another pattern altogether, and your quilting is pretty awesome too!

Patti said...

Lovely projects. I am now regretting that I didn't sign up for the curves class!

Jessica Kelly said...

Wow! great projects this week! LOVE your solid sparkle mini, your quilting plan is genius! Great Swoon blocks, it is nice to work on them sporadically and see them all come together!

Danny Heyen said...

I'm in the Curves Class too! I haven't had time to make anything yet, but I bought the pillow form to make the pillow!

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Totally brilliant stuff! I think your mini quilt looks fantastic and I love how the fmq ties so nicely with the scallops!

Kelly said...

Your rainbow snail trail is absolutely gorgeous! I am doing the curves class as well and love how you turned the cushion into the mini, the quilting is fab!!

Jessica PierreAuguste said...

Wow! You got a lot of work done! I wish I had joined the Name Game swap, I think your partner will love what you made!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Dratts, I was secretly hoping that Name Game Quilt was mine :o) You did a lovely job and I love the way you quilted the name on it. If you ever have the urge to make another ....... just saying! lol

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a beautiful little quilt, love your quilting! Neat projects!
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