Wednesday, 4 March 2015

WIP Wednesday [nursery hoops II]

I introduced you to this little project a couple of weeks ago. I prepared and stitched three or four in a relatively short space of time, then I started on the French knot hoop and progress slowed. Here's the current state of that particular monster:

This little hoop seemed to be a bit of a roadblock, so rather than waiting to finish it before starting some more, yesterday I started another one:

I've loved this foundation pieced design since Juliet released it and this was the perfect excuse to have a try. I reduced the pattern to 70% so it fit in a hoop and used some Kona solids and a new purple fabric. It seemed to take forever to work out the size of the pieces of fabric I needed, cut the fabric, and trace the pattern (I use freezer paper for my foundation patterns and can't be bothered to work out how to print on it, so I trace the patterns and it doesn't really take too long). But by bedtime yesterday I had my finished girl with a brolly. I cut two lots of fabric, as I intend to make myself a little matching mug rug. Tonight I've used the rest of the light blue fat quarter and put her in a hoop. I'm going to add a bit of quilting (though I've only added interfacing not batting).

And the next hoop will involve buttons!

I still have loads of idea (and less and less time before the move on 4th April - we haven't started packing our house yet!), so watch this space for some more hoops soon. Oh yes, and this happened today. Must. Not. Start. Yet.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday


the momma said...

Love the girl with the umbrella!! so cute :-)

Soma Acharya said...

The girl with the umbrella is very cute! I like it in the hoop!


Lin said...

The girl with the umbrella is brilliant. xx

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Your paper pieced girl with the umbrella reminds me so much of my daughter it's unbelievable. What a fantastic block, and what a beautiful job you've made of it!

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Love the umbrella girl!