Thursday, 16 January 2014

WIP's

This week I have been concentrating on a few of my unfinished bits & pieces.
I decided that before I begin any other quilts I have to finish at least one!! Like many of you, I do have a few ideas running around in my head - but they will have to wait.
My personal tastes have changed over time and I admit some WIP's have really & truely lost their appeal now  e.g. those jewel coloured tumbling blocks are certainly going back into the depths of the wardrobe!!!!
But,  I did get up to speed with the Material Obsession's  "40 Shades of Grey"  BOM homework. The next block is sure to arrive any day!!  I guess we must be at least 1/2 way thru' by now, I think it was for 10 mths total.
Next I put the binding on two smaller quilts, and they are all ready for the twins 5th birthdays early February......

And in the evenings, I have made some more progress on my scrappy Tumbler Quilt.
I pieced it together some time ago (pre blogging- time!!) and am now hand quilting,  1/4" outlining each tumbler using perle cotton.  I do really enjoy quilting by hand & use to do it alot more years ago, but time pressures/work etc intervened. The finished effect is lovely & soft, quite different to machine quilting.
But it does takes some time!
This is one quilt that wasn't made in a week for sure, I'm just doing it at my own pace......


All in all... a good few days of summer sewing!
I wanted to try & link up to  Freshly Pieced WIP's, not too sure how to do this yet but will try!!  I'm just a wee bit technically challenged, wish me luck!!!

update.... http://www.freshlypieced.com/  hey..it worked !!!!      

3 comments:

  1. Yay for the hand quilting. I haven't mastered perle thread though ... Can't get my stitches even.

    PS Lucky twins!

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  2. Your fabulous fabric choices just pop off your blog and make me smile! THANKS!

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