Wednesday, 6 November 2013

WiP Wed: Slow.

 I’m slowly getting over this rotten bronchitis, but my sewjo is very slow to return. I did make a little cushion for my son’s best friend for his birthday this weekend. Not without hassles and problems and not loving it along the way.

H is for Harrison pillow

What started as a cool idea of a personalised patchwork pillow ended up with a reverse applique initial pillow. And much frustration in between.

Reverse Applique Patchwork

I’m happy with the result though and am happy to actually gift this one – rather than hide it and buy Lego instead (though I will get a little bit of Lego to go with this!). My son picked the colours – and importantly he’s happy with the result.

But other than that, there really has not been much sewing going on around my place. It’s a sad state of affairs. I’m hoping that my sewjo will return soon – then I get back to a few WiPs for Christmas.
Like this:

Christmas Robin

And this:

Blossoms for Lulu

Both are paper pieced projects using my own patterns (you can find them in my Craftsy store if you’re so inclined). Maybe I need some paper piecing to get me back into the swing of things!

For those who've been making LEGO Star Wars quilts - I just added the very last block I designed to my shop. One more bad guy for the collection - General Grevious. He's free like the rest of the LEGO Star Wars patterns :)


And on that note… just a little reminder to those who were joining in the And Sew On Bom – there’s only one day left to link up your project made with one of the blocks. With 10 prizes on offer, there’s a pretty good chance at winning something Winking smile Pop over here and have a look.
 
And Sew On BoM Button

Here’s looking forward to a bit more progress next week!

WipWed

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22 comments:

  1. That pillow is great!! Watch talkin about?!?!

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  2. Love that flower and wreath. Hope you start feeling better and your sewjo returns pronto.

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  3. The cushion looks fab, it's always great to turn something you're not loving into such a great end product :o)

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  4. Guess what's on my table. Your Christmas Robin. Oh yeah there is some PP happening in our house :-)

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  5. Great work! I love the twist you did. I must try reverse applique one day. :)

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  6. Hope you are feeling better, you need double sympathy for being ill and not being able to do much sewing x

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  7. Oh that wreath block is looking amazing! Look forward to seeing what it turns out into!

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  8. I hope you're back on that sewing wagon soon!

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  9. As someone who's 'just' back on the wagon, I hope your sewjo returns soon :)

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  10. The cushion is great! My boys would love it so I'm sure it will be a hit!

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  11. The christmas blocks are lovely but I have to say General Grevious is so cool! Love the Star Wars blocks.

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  12. That is the sweetest Christmas wreath! I love that little tweet! Hope you find your sewjo. Did you check in your stash? Maybe it got misplaced between some fat quarters.

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  13. I love the bird in the wreath pattern, so cute!

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  14. Hope you're feeling 100% very soon and your mojo returns. That robin is absolutely adorable!

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  15. I love that pillow! We can dislike a projects if thing goes differently to what we expected, but it is very pretty!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  16. Your cushion for J's friend turned out awesome and looks perfect for a 6 year old boy!! Hope you and the kids are on the mend soon...it is time!!

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  17. The bird in the wreath is adorable!!! Good job - hope you're feeling better soon!

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  18. The pillow turned out awesome! Good job on reworking it!
    Hope you guys feel better soon :)

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  19. the pillow is so cute! And thank you again for your generosity with those patterns!

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  20. I still want to try reverse applique - love what you've done and it looks fab :) Hope you're almost recovered!

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  21. I find that laying my stash out all over the floor and rolling in it as if it were dollahs, really helps bring the sewjo back. go on, give it a try! until then, I truly hope you are feeling better. love the pillow and blocks!

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    1. LOL! That's so funny! What a mental image!

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