Wednesday, 13 January 2016

WIP Wednesday [My Small World]

Apologies if you read my post from yesterday with the background as to why this particular quilt has made it back to the top of the pile this week - I'm going to repeat myself.

I have a suitcase containing not quite half my fabric stash, which I keep under my desk. The rest of my stash is in its cupboard. Upstairs. The logic is that for this quilt I don't want to plan too far ahead. I just want to grab the next fabric that speaks to me. I can't do that going up and down the stairs.

But at some point my beautiful daughter, who is already stealing and reading my magazines before me, will suss out the contents of the suitcase, and it will no longer be safe. I am very careful not to have it out and open in her presence. This fabric stash needs to be rehoused soon. My Mum is coming to visit in mid-February and she's very good at folding and organizing my fabric stash with me, so here's the plan: finish piecing this quilt top before she arrives.

I'm about half way through part 3 of the quilt and all the sky is cut and ready to be pieced. I probably don't need to tell you that a certain person has already informed me that this quilt is "pretty"...

I'm half way through a small embroidery half way down part 2, as I didn't have a fabric I really wanted to include in this spot. I've cut the fabrics for the next row of part 3, and then the bottom section has a sneaky Y-seam.... I'm looking forward to the green part with some more hand-sewing too.

I have to confess that this my first truly scrappy, anything-goes-with-anything quilt. And whilst I like it enough to finish it, I think I've learned that this style isn't really my favourite!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday


✄ Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy ✄ said...

I like it! I think the way you've topped it with the low volumes really helps to anchor it!

✄ Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy ✄ said...

I like it! I think the way you've topped it with the low volumes really helps to anchor it!

Jennifer said...

This is turning out so nice. Can't wait to see it when you have it all finished. Enjoy your time with your Mum.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Very lovely quilt. Can't wait to see the finish! And your daughter is adorable. I love how she is "helping" you to finish!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's gorgeous so far and I can't wait to see the rest of it! I hope that you get the piecing finished before your tidy-upper comes to stay!