Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday # 6

 

Can you believe its almost April? I can't quite understand where the days are going. Its been super busy in my life this week, mostly in life outside this blog, with work being particularly demanding! It sort of feels like I haven't gotten a lot achieved, but actually I have.

Completed this week:

I made some cushion covers this week for Anna but, stupidly, forgot to take pictures in my hurry to get them delivered! They were simple as they are to go with a beautifully made and painted box and I didn't want to take away from the box but they are cute and I hope they are liked. I actually haven't finished anything else!



In Progress:


Friday Night Sew In was a success here and I have made good progress on the Cosmo bag. I have the exterior pretty much totally completed and just need to do the lining and the button at this stage. I really like the colour combo too now that its made up (I wasn't sure I would when I cut them).


I also got started with picking my fabrics and cutting in the Lily's Quilts Quiltalong. I'm very happy now with the fabrics I chose, and the blue background came about purely by chance but I think it will work. That brown bundle of fabric in the middle is to see if an extra internal circle would work in the middle and I think it will. I need to start piecing it next.



After spending all last night working out measurements, I finally started a new quilt tonight with my It's a Hoot layer cake. This quilt is for my goddaughter; she will be making her First Communion in May and I thought that a keepsake throw quilt would be a nice gift and something she could take with her through her life. The Its a Hoot fabric is perfect for what I want. I'm doing a simple design, alternating 2 different blocks. One is a 5" square with 2 layers of borders; the other is a 4 patch square with borders. The finished blocks will be 9" each. I'll add white sashing of about 3" betweeen each of the squares to make them stand out.

Tonight I cut all my squares and border strips:



Then I made up a trial block of each. This is the first:

 

And this is the second:


I love how these turned out, and I love how the fabrics interact with each other. Tomorrow will be my favourite part, laying out the fabrics and figuring out how it will all go together!

That's my little report - I think its going to be a very quiet week this week as I'm visiting my parents at the weekend and away at a work conference early next week. So my apologies in advance! But hopefully after that I'll be picking it all up again!

I'll be linking up as always to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

12 comments:

noga quilts said...

Lovely! I love It's a Hoot fabrics, beautiful colors and whimsical pictures. Your blocks really make good use of the lovely pictures. Can't wait to the finished quilt!

MaryJo said...

Good progress! I love following your blog, everything is just so nice!!

Elizabeth D. said...

Fun new quilt! I love It's A Hoot, it's one of my favorite lines right now, it just makes me smile :)

Riel Nason said...

Super cute block with the bird and the brown dots!!! Happy Quilting!

Leanne said...

Your quilt will be great! I especially like that bird in the centre.

Becky said...

The colors on your bag are very striking and fun! Love those blocks. That one with the bird is just fantastic.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Your Hoot blocks are so cute! I like how you have made almost a picture frame out of it! Have a great week!

Teje said...

Hello! Lovely works - I love the colours and the blocks you have made! Teje

felicity said...

You've reminded me that I have two It's a Hoot charm packs awaiting inspiration....

I love the light blue you chose for your QAL background! It is perfect!

Happy WIP Wednesday!

Diane said...

Your hoot squares are beautiful! Can't wait to see that all done. The dresden fabrics work great together... what a wonderful bunch of choices you made.

Bree said...

Your Cosmo Bag looks great! I might have questioned the fabrics together at first too, but I think they look really nice together.

Lee said...

The It's a Hoot blocks are so cute! And your Cosmo bag turned out great. My hat is off to everybody doing those Amy Butler bags with Bree. : )

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!