Wednesday, May 4, 2011

First WIP Wednesday of the Summer

 

Can you believe its Wednesday again already? All those bank holiday weekends and holidays in the last few weeks have made it hard to keep track of the days. Here's this week's progress!

Completed:

My Dresden plate mini quilt - really happy with this one, its very pretty in real life. It measures 30" x 30" and is a perfect wall hanging!




I also got my Summer Sewing plans straight in my mind and blogged them to give me a little focus. For those list-makers among you, I'd love if you had a look and joined up your own summer sewing plans at the linky here. I've tried to do a button for you to link back your posts, let me know if its not working!

FairyFace Designs


In Progress:

I have the Walk in the Woods/It's a Hoot quilt just about ready to baste, I'm hoping to get that done tonight. I had some issues with fraying on some of my seams that I've had to spend some time repairing (why? its never happened to me before. I used a layer cake, but can't imagine that's a reason? I'm not having any similar problems with the Pips layer cake.)





I also got a lot done on my Pinwheel Pips quilt for E. Not least because I can't cope with the constant "is my quilt done yet Mam" questions. I've done all the piecing using a chain piecing process for the first time, which made me be super organised to stop getting everything mixed up, and it was surprisingly quick - I've only a few more seams to do to have all my blocks done. I'm loving the pinwheels - I was a bit worried about my points all matching up but so far its going better than I expected. And I just love the movement in the blocks. Looking forward to laying out all my blocks next and piecing the quilt top together. I used quite a few white solid charms in with my half layer cake to keep it fresh, as there's a lot of pink and grey and to get a decent size.

That's pretty much it for this week, it's been productive! I'll be linking up as always to Lee's WIP Wednesday and some other great blogs - check out my sidebar for the links :-)

P.S. - I've got a button!! For those of you who asked, feel free to grab it for your blogs. It's on my sidebar :-)

19 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Your Dresden looks so gorgeous with its binding!
Can't wait to see the finished Hoot & Pips.
The linky works and has been added to my sidebar- thank you x

tusen said...

Your dresden is great and I like the look of the pinwheel pips :)
Nice idea with the Summer Sewing, it certainly helps to get organized ;)

Becky said...

Still love that dresden! And your it's a hoot top looks fantastic! The pips pinwheels look like a lot of fun too.

Elizabeth D. said...

Isn't chain piecing the best? Jennifer at That Girl introduced me to that last year, and holy moly, it makes all the difference in the world sometimes!! Your Pips Pinwheels look great so far, can't wait to see them all assembled! Happy WiP Wednesday :)

Leanne said...

The pinwheels are looking wonderful and your Dresden is great! I am looking forward to seeing your quilt finished too.

CityHouseStudio said...

Love, love, love the pinwheel pips - it's going to make such a cute quilt!
I'll plan to join you for the summer sewing list, soon!

noga quilts said...

Great work as usual! I can only be jealous you have so many great projects at the same time! Let it be my inspiration

Katie B. said...

Very nice work! I love your It's a Hoot quilt. That thin scrappy border is the best.

~Carla~ said...

Love everything!! That Dresden mini quilt is fabulous! :) One day I'll tackle one of those!

Debbie said...

It's a Hoot is great! And love your pips! I'm working with them this week too!

Dawn said...

Hi Sarah, I have just discovered your blog through Jannimary and love it...your quilts are gorgoeus and love the picture box one...and I love Cork...went there in 2002 on a holiday from Aus...beutiful place....
Hugs Dawn x x

Marci Girl said...

Everything looks beautiful, love the finished Lily's QAL, so pretty!

FabricDonkey said...

I love your It's a Hoot quilt and the dresden wall hanging. Very cute!

I don't know about the fraying either. I faced that for the first time on my Supernova Quilt. Thank goodness for fray check. ;)

kwiltmakr said...

Your Dresden Plate looks wonderful. Your pinwheels are just fine and the points are matching. I tried some new way of making them and could not get my points to match at all so I said forget that and will go back to the old way. I will have to check out your summer sewing list.

patchworkdelights said...

Woohoo! Love the button btw, have it up on my blog NOW! Fi

SewHappyGeek said...

Wow, that all looks awesome! Your dresden turned out amazing! And I can't wait to see what you do with those gorgeous sherbet pips pinwheels! So cute!

Kelly Rachel said...

Ooh Pinwheel Pips...can't wait to see the finished product!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

the quilt is coming along beautifully! amazing.

saw you on polka dots on parade! I'm a new follower
kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Wow! You have some beautiful work going there!!