It's been a while since I did a WIP Wednesday, but I thought it would be fun to catch up this week.
My Across the Sea quilt for mine and Jennifer's quiltalong. I was really pleased with how this turned out and totally thrilled to see everyone else's versions too!
I've been working on some baby boy pram blankets and quilts. This is one of the quilt tops I've made. Its based on the idea of a baby's building blocks. I quite like it but there is a lot of white space and now its done, I think its not quite right for the people I am making for at the moment. I'm wondering what you think? Is it worth continuing with - with no one specific in mind? Do you think I could sell it? (I normally only do quilts on request). I would really love some honest opinions on this one, I'm not sure how I feel about it.
I'm also working on a number of other quilt tops at the moment. But I have become a little distracted by the arrival today of this:
A gorgeous fat eighth bundle of the new Little Apples line.
Other good stuff:
I was super lucky in the Goodie Swap and am now the proud possessor of these two gorgeous swap packages:
Strawberry Patch. I just love the fabrics and quilting on her mug rug, and adore the little fat quarter bag which is already in use! Thanks so much Emily!
Then a few days later, I got this equally amazing package from Laura over at Needles, Pins and Baking Tins. I just love the paper pieced mug rug - that piece of cake is fab! And the pincushion & needle book are so pretty and just what I need. Again, thanks so much Laura!
Didn't I do well? How great are those packages. I love the way my colours are consistent in both, but they are so different in interpretation and design. If you're not familiar with Emily and Laura's blogs you should definitely pop over and have a little look - they're both super talented and have lots of lovely projects on the go!
That's it for this week - I've been so busy finishing up the quiltalong there's not much else to report. Except that - for you Irish peeps - keep your eyes open for a giveaway for tickets to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin in November coming later in the week! And for you Summer Sewing wrap up people, get your links in before the end of the week too :-)
Ok - linking up to Lee - get over there and check out the amazingly talented ladies linking up!