Wednesday, 20 November 2013

WIP Wednesday [pretty fabric]

I have some progress to report on a couple of projects I've talked about on a Wednesday before even starting them!

First up is the baby quilt (for my Baby): I've now made two blocks of this pattern.

I'm using English Paper Piecing to put this quilt together, which although slower involves sitting in an armchair, which my back seems to prefer.

But I am still spending some time at my sewing machine. I got her back from her service on Saturday - apparently I use her so much that she should really be serviced every 8 months - there was no grease left (I can't oil her myself) and the fluff had compacted solid..... these are the first three mini Swoon blocks - each one is just 6".
The one on the left isn't black, but a deep magenta
I've also started piecing the Aspen Frost quilt in some very pretty Downton Abbey prints.

But the thing I'm most excited about - this week has been a happy mail week (once I'd gone to the post office to pick it up): two packages from the States: some beautiful low volume fabrics, some Sweet Serenade from Basic Grey, and some sale fabrics and mini charm packs


And the most appropriately named fabrics ever - Happy Tones. These are simply gorgeous! And I have plans for them!


But I didn't realise my Local Quilt Shop would be stocking Sweet Serenade, so I may have bought some more....

At the back there is a 3m piece of my favourite. I don't know quite what I'm going to do for a quilt front, but I definitely know what will be on the back of it!

I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday!
  WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

3 comments:

Cathy said...

I love your stars for your baby's quilt. Lucky baby! I want to try English paper piecing someday. I'm just not advanced enough yet. I also love the Happy Tones fabric. Can't wait to see what you have planned!!!

Allison said...

Your star baby quilt is lovely! I still haven't ever tried EPP. My mom tried to teach me it when I was a young teenager and was annoyed by it. I think I'd like it now, but feel like I need hands-on help.

Love all the beautiful fabric. I LOVE when my fabric orders arrive. It is just like Christmas!

Sue Wild said...

Hi Jenny. I liked the Sweet Serenade fabrics and Googled the fabric to find UK sites to find Eclectic Maker sells the range. But then I found another collection of fabrics called My Minds Eye Andrea Victoria Large Floral, which looks very tempting too, on the website. It'll be hard to choose.