Thursday, 10 September 2015

WiP Wednesday


Lots of little bits & pieces in the WiP line this week.

First up, two 'urgent' baby quilts. The babies have now been born, so I needed to get these little quilts finished asap! Luckily, I had two quilt tops here waiting in the "finish-it-up" queue, both at the quilting & binding stage, so I've been busy this week finishing them off.

This 1st little one is a "Squares & Bricks" quilt, something along the lines of what Rita from red pepper quilts makes. I did some simple quilting & made up a binding in a pretty yellow Kaffe floral to match the yellow gingham backing.



backing & binding close up


And the 2nd one is, I guess, almost a vintage! {hm-m-m- I must tell Kerry this, the mum of one of the babies. Not too sure re how durable it will be with constant washing!} I started this quilt way, way back, using a pattern from Alex Anderson's book, and all these fabrics are very dated believe me! I found a cute circus print by Nancy Wolff for the backing, used a variegated blues fabric for the binding, and again, did simple but functional straight line quilting.



backing & binding close up


... and voila, two quilts all ready to go to their new homes, to be used & loved.









I also have a little update from Glenys this week -  
She sent through a pic of her "small world" progress, lots of lovely scrappy goodness! 

and there's lots of versions out there of course just now
I really like Cindy's one too which she has based on her family visit to Disneyland! 


In the mail today I received my copy of "Emperor's Wheel" a pattern by Chris Jurd
I'm not that keen on paper piecing, 
but I'm toying with the idea of maybe substituting a few 'modern wedges' instead!



And, you know how we all play a little before we decide if something is worth pursuing or not, yes?
Well, my '15 minutes of play' turned into an hour yesterday
while I drew up templates and made a few trial blocks!
Not too sure what it's called, sort of drunkard's path version or snake trail?
More about details & inspiration next time if I decide to keep going with this.
Ha-ha, Mr D. not at all happy with the random-ness of this, but what do you all think?



Linking up with WiP Wednesday here


16 comments:

  1. I have that exact pattern favourited on etsy!

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  2. We don't worry about what the "Mr's" think of creations - remember happy wife, happy life!!

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  3. Love your two very different baby quilts. Isn't it great that we can create such different quilts just by cutting up pieces of fabric and arranging them in different ways? They will be loved. As for the mess - don't worry! Enjoy creating!

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  4. Fun baby quilts. Congrats on both finishes.

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  5. Wonderful! Both so different, but both so beautiful! And what a nice feeling to finish some tops, I'm sure.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, one is for a newborn little girl, the other for a 6mth boy! I do love getting a few things finished up, it means I can now play with something new, guilt free! Linda

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  6. The first baby quilt is very serene and lovely. The second one is more vibrant and fun! Great finishes, both of them. I love your scrappy block so much. The randomness gives it a wonderful vintage vibe! I may have to borrow your idea--it just looks like pure fun with the scrap bin.:)

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  7. Ohhh, I love that second quilt. It has lots of energy and a the baby will love looking at the bright colors. Your Drunkard's Path is such fun. I can't wait to see the fabrics you use.

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  8. Love the Kaffe stripes in the Kaleidoscope quilt. And the unique circus backing. What a treat!

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    1. Thank you Greta! His mum is very happy with the quilt too!
      I’d made her two other little boys quilts as soon as they were born, I think she was beginning to wonder if I’d ever get around to making one for this last little chap! Have a nice weekend, Linda

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  9. Gorgeous baby quilts. Those are some lucky babies! I LOVE your string drunkard's path. I think I've seen an old quilt like it somewhere. Keep going!

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  10. Well done on the finishes, so wise having nearly-dones you can use as gifts :-) Both are lovely in different ways!! Yes, I love to play around with ideas too - I'll be interested to see what you decide!

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  11. Love all the quilty things in this post

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  12. I recognized that pattern from Alex Anderson's book immediately! It's one of my favorites that I've always wanted to make, and I think it makes a beautiful baby quilt. It doesn't look dated at all. Congratulations on your finishes!

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