Wednesday, 24 April 2013

WIP Wednesday [so much temptation]

You know how as soon as you have a project you must do, you see loads of other projects you want to do?  Well, I've have been very controlled this week!

I picked up the yellow fabric for the quilt for my Dad (you can read the whys and hows right here) on Saturday and knew I had to make a good start to I had something to show Mum and Dad when I visit them this weekend. So I haven't made an Aeroplane bag. And I haven't made a case for my laptop. And I haven't made one of my bee blocks. And I haven't finished my swap item. No. I have made 6 blocks.

I've just noticed what a scruffy photo this is -
I'll try and get a better picture over the weekend!

The background fabric is Art Gallery Floral Elements in Custard and the other fabrics are all batiks. I think you should expect to see plenty more posts about this little project over the coming months. The deadline for the completed quilt is 26th June! Two months!

Of course, this isn't to say that I haven't done anything else! I made one of my bee blocks - I joined the Get you Hex On swap and April was our hive's first month.

I had a bit of a problem with the final hexagon, hence the odd gap. Hopefully our Queen can get it sorted. Your eyes aren't going funny - those hexies really are all different shapes - you can see why here!

And I have a finish this week - the blue and orange baby quilt "Stepping Stones" is finished ad I really do love it. The colour combo is perfect for a little boy. The fabrics are some of my favourites. I love the simply "straight" line quilting and the backing fabric is fantastic. One tick on my Finish Along list already!

backing fabric - very cool

Of course I shouldn't mention the Zakka Along (I got the book yesterday!) or the City Sampler quilt along (the book won't come until the beginning of June *sad face*), or the plan I have for some mini Dresdens.... so many pretty things, so little time - it's a shame we have to work really.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Leanne said...

I am sure your dad will love the quilt made for him and good luck with the deadline. I too am aiming for a quilt to be done at the end of June, let's see if we can both get it done. Congratulations on the finish, I love that orange and blue quilt.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love the Orange and blue color combination. Congrats on the finish!

Nancy Bowron said...

It is difficult to find great masculine colors in a sea of pastels and pinks! You did a great job on the little boy quilt!

Jenny said...

Love your Stepping Stones quilt- tangerine and aqua is one of my favorite color combos right now!
Good luck with your hexagons! Those Flower Ball quilts are amazing, but intimidating!