Wednesday, 22 July 2015

WIP Wednesday [not much]

Last weekend we went to stay with my parents so we could take Mia to the zoo. We went to Whipsnade which is about half an hour from my parents, and met up with my brother and his wife.

Mia walked her little legs off, the rest of us got sunburn, and overall we had a fantastic day!

Whilst we were at my parents I did no stitching at all, but it's a five hours car journey each way, so plenty of sewing happened, but with it being hand sewing, there isn't much to show for it! Having finished Rosette 1 of the New Hexagon Millefiori quilt, I started rosette 3 (the paper pieces for 2 were out of stock). I've cut fabrics for the centre and first two rounds, and used the daylight we had on the journey down to start hand basting and then piecing - here's the progress so far.

On the way back I decided to work on my current La Passacaglia rosette. It's so nearly finished - just a few more stars to add round the edge.

I think my next steps with this quilt are to  make up 4 or 5 centres using the fabric combinations I've already pulled out. This way I can see which combinations I like enough to make into the biggest rosettes, and also remember which fabrics belong together before my daughter totally destroys my organized chaos! It's only 10 days until our next holiday, so I'll be preparing this over the next week.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday.


Lin said...

You made good use of your time Jennie. xx

Lorinda said...

I love your fabric choices. This is going to be such a beautiful quilt.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

You are a very passionate quilter. Even working in the car! I agree that your fabric choices and colour combinations are great!