Wednesday, 10 September 2014

WIP Wednesday [Mix Tape]

I am loving nap time. Mia had a morning nap and an afternoon nap totalling 3 hours yesterday and today. So with chores done and washing on, I sat at my sewing machine and sewed. And sewed. I pieced six more Mix Tape blocks from Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. This started off as a spur of the moment decision to make a single block and turn it into a mug rug. Then I made another one. Then I made a mini one. Then I made a few more, and now I have fifteen and a definite plan - so watch this space.


I really enjoyed picking the fabrics for these blocks. I picked the four coloured fabrics within the blocks quite carefully but with no reference whatsoever to the existing blocks. Until this morning, when I needed to make one more and asked for help on Instagram - red was missing!


Some of my favourite fabrics are included: Comma, Botanics, Art Gallery (oval Elements, Floral Elements, Indian Summer, Dreamin Vintage, Textures, and Legacy), Happy Mochi Yum Yum, Kona Solids, Pearl Bracelets, Color Me Happy, Tula Pink, Architextures, and a couple that I don't know what they are, but love them - especially the purple "reels" top left and the same fabric in green second down on the right - any ideas what these fabrics are and where I can get more? The text fabrics are harder to name as most of my fat quarters have the selvage without the name, but I know there's some Noteworthy from Sweetwater, and that fabric with instructions for making a pillowcase.... I was amazed that I had enough texty fabrics of the right scale. In the end I was struggling to find circular prints for the reels.

One of my favourite blocks with my accidental fussy cutting!
At the start of this project I made a mini version of the block.

This won't make it into my final quilt, but I am seriously considering a mini with nine of these little blocks for the IG Mini Quilt swap. So I'm not quite done with this block yet!
A little more accidental fussy cutting!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday!

9 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Sure like your Mixed Tapes. I've not seen that before.

Gayle Fahrion said...

Sew cute and bright. Takes me back a few years!

Melissa said...

OMG! I love your blocks. They are super adorable. I will have to try this block out.

Laney said...

These are so cue and colorful! What a fun idea.

Laura said...

This is a super cute idea! Love it!

Pam@SewingWilde said...

The mixture of colors is beautiful, love them all together

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

I just made one of these blocks for my MQG's zipper pouch exchange. As soon as I saw the pattern, I knew I'd have to make one! Just think... it won't be too long before people don't even know what these are! :)

pennydog said...

I'm so glad you made a red one :D

SewCraftyJenn said...

How adorable!