Wednesday, 16 July 2014

WIP Wednesday [accidental fussy cuts]

I've been working on a few projects this week - one with a plan and one very much without a plan.

I accidentally made one of the foundation pieced Mix Tape Blocks from the latest issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting at the weekend (I got some rather interesting likes and new followers on Instagram with #mixtape!). And then I accidentally made another one, and another. Originally I didn't think I would find enough fabrics to fussy cut for the spools and the labels, but so far so good. I have no idea how many I'll end up with or what I'll do with them!

I leave my sewing out in the dining room at home, and when my husband got home from work on Monday, he asked if I was feeling ok - given the patchwork I had made. I looked at him quizzically and he pointed out the fussy cut label on one of the mix tape blocks. I totally did not intend to "f the world"!

The project with a plan is my nested churn dash quilt. The pattern is by Quilt Jane and I am close to being ready to make up the quilt top. I have two 24" blocks, two 16" blocks, seven 8" blocks and fourteen 4" blocks. I just need to cut the background fabric and decide whether to border or not.

I've also been doing some hand embroidery for the Big Stitch Swap. Now to make something with these little panels.

I have a few other things in the works...but for the moment I'll link up with WIP Wednesday because my daughter requires attention - the kind Daddy can't help with!


Sarah Goer said...

I sure love those mix tapes! Super fun!

mumasu said...

Those tapes are good and I love the embroideries :)

pennydog said...

Hahaha I really enjoyed your f the world block, genius :D

CapitolaQuilter said...

Adorable mix tape retro blocks. I didn't jump on board the churn dash train but certainly do love them

Kristin said...

LOVE the mixed tape blocks!!!