I already have a number of WiPs. At least three large ones that I can think of straight off the top of my head. Pretty certain I have more than that but I can't bear to think about that too closely. WiPs make me crazy. So why do I keep adding to the list?! Cue the Mystery Quilt - the newest in my WiP club.
The quarter block has been added to and is now a quilt top!
See that star in the centre? I thought that was pretty cool. I couldn't visualise how the centres of the blocks would form a star so I think that is quite a fun little feature!
Oh and this was made with just three fabrics - my green patterned fabric is actually a cheater. It's made up of 8 stripes with different patterns for each stripe. I had to do a tiny bit of fussy cutting to get them to work for this pattern but not much at all. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
So add this to my WiP list. It needs a small white border then I'll bind it with the solid green which will also be the backing fabric if I have enough. This one is destined as a joint Mother's Day gift for my Nan. Mum bought the fabric, I'm sewing the quilt - good deal right? Well particularly when Mum threw lots of extras in when we shopped for the fabric - "Oh you need batting? Let's get 5m so it lasts forever" to which of course I said 'Thanks Mum, you're super awesome, I'll make you a quilt".
And so that my brain didn't explode with unfinished projects, I whipped up a quick finish project for me today. That and I was missing paper piecing after nearly a week of neglecting it in favour of regular piecing and quilting (I know, terrible right?!).
Here's the result:
Garden Party Blog Hop (lots of fab paper pieced patterns happening there!) and is designed by Liljabs.
I decided to make it into a mini wallhanging for my sewing room. Of course that would help if I added a hanging sleeve, which I didn't in my haste to finish it up. Ah well, it'll look pretty leaning against the wall I'm sure.
Looks cute with the Ta Dot binding. Total cheater binding too - it's the backing fabric wrapped round to the front and sewn down. Love shortcuts sometimes.
I also FMQ'd it to within less than an inch of its life. Except the actual bird - I thought he looked just fine without embellishment (must be a he with such pretty plumage right? I have spent too long
looking at the word plumage. It doesn't even look like a word. Plus it's
making me go all Princess Bride "I do not think it means what you think
it means"). So the background is filled in with my attempt at a branching swirl vine thing - technical term, certainly.
I'm using my Mum's fab camera at the moment. It's pretty awesome but gosh it makes photos show up BIG and you can see all the stitches and needle holes. And this photo was sized down to 12%!! Awesome to keep in mind if I ever need something magnified to a ridiculous degree.
So now I need to go and work out the borders and backing for the Mystery Quilt as it has a bit of a deadline looming for Mother's Day.
But before I finish up - remember this awesome pouch I was given by Fiona on the weekend?
Well Fiona at Finding Fifth has written up a great tutorial to show you how to make one of your own. I have to say it's such a great size to fit all my sewing supplies in (and my rotary cutter too!).
Right, think that's enough procrastinating. Time to do something about that WiP list.
Linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced :)