Wednesday, 2 April 2014

WIP Wednesday [more hand sewing]

I hope you're not getting bored of the same project week after week.... 'cause the thing with hand sewing is that it takes a while... but these Wednesday posts are a good way for me to make time to keep track of what I am achieving in the five-minute slots I get when Daddy changes nappies!

This week I've moved back to English Paper Piecing after last week's embroidery. I've completed my fourth block of the Patchwork of the Crosses, and next I'm going to make some of the joining sections and put some together so I can see how it's going to look (I hope I like it). Each of the blocks is surrounded by low volume honeycombs/elongated hexies and then at the corners are different blocks combining a splash of colour, low volume and grey. It will all make sense when I do it - maybe next week I'll have that to share with you.

I've also completed the final month's blocks in the Get Your Hex On Bee. I've been really bad at photographing the blocks for this bee, so December and January blocks will remain un-photographed, but these are the February blocks for Lora.


Also this week I finally basted my Thread Along quilt, so I can make a start on the hand quilting; I cut up six fat quarters ready to make a hexagon quilt for Little Miss Mia - I want a small light quilt for her car seat/buggy; and I spent some time making my Mum's Mothers' Day present - an album of baby photos - this is one of my favourite pages!

And I'm trying to plan a baby quilt using equilateral triangles - challenging my baby-addled brain!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday.

5 comments:

Kelly @ Sew With Kelly said...

Love the fabrics..just love that block!

Lin said...

I love the colours in this latest crosses block - looking forward to seeing the finished design. xx

SIMPLESEW said...

pretty

sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said...

Gorgeous projects! I especially love those elongated hexies. For some reason I just am not a fan of hexies, so that extra length does just the trick for me :)

Sonia said...

Nope, the EPP isn't getting boring yet!!! And what a thoughtful Mothers Day present x