Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WIP Wednesday

Wednesday again and lots to report as I haven't managed to blog much recently.


Baby building block quilt
 Pattern : Baby Building Blocks by Cindy Lammon at Moda Bake shop

 Fabric: David bundle and Riley Blake flannel from Emma's Fabric Studio plus one orange print from my stash

I'm so please with how it turned out and really glad I went for it with free motion quilting.  Although it is a bit jerky in places I love the overall look.

It was posted off at the weekend and yesterday I got a call from my friend Elspeth saying that she loves it  :-)

In progress 

Siblings together

I've committed to making two quilts for Siblings together, a charity that helps siblings in care keep in touch, as organised by Lynne of Lily's Quilts.  For more info see here.

First off is one I make from may scraps
Fabrics: Modern Workshop by Oliver+S and klona white
Pattern: adapted from Small Plates from A Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman

I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Initially I was going to back it in orange or turquoise but after perusing my swatch  card I've settled on klona Corn Yellow as it is the best match to the colours in the quilt and the extra width of klona keeps it economical.  Backing and batting are ordered so hopefully can get cracking on the quilting this weekend.

Today I received fabric for my second Sibling together quilt

It was donated by the wonderful Katy of I'm a ginger monkey.  There are six pieces from the Natures Effects collection (all of which are WOF and range from 12 to 30 inches in length!) and a yard of kona cotton in Wheat.  Wow!

I'm not sure what I'll do with them but my initial though is to use Super Zig pattern by Monica Happy Zombie with a pale beige/tan instead of white.  But my sewing buddies are coming over tonight so I'll get some more input there.

No progress

Bed quilt - although working with the Modern Workshop scraps has reminded me how much I like the fabric so I'm ready to get going with this one again.

Twiggy lattice quilt
Alice Mixtape quilt

New projects

Wonky star baby quilt - decided to make a baby quilt for a friend of a friend.  She has been very complimentary about my sewing and has had a rough pregnancy so I thought it would be nice to make her something and I fancy trying wonky stars.  Fabric is on order.

Paper pieced bag - my first commission! One of the ladies from the Wee chap's after school club got in touch and said that her daughter had been visiting at Easter and had fallen in love with the bag I made so could I please make another for her to buy!

That is about all for now - I'm feeling very enthused about sewing and since the Little lady has suddenly decided at the age of 2 years and 5 months that she can go to sleep by herself without an hour of messing about and having someone sit with her I might actually have more sewing time from now on!

Linking up with

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Bye for now


  1. Fab quilts! look forward to seeing what you have planned for the fabric.

  2. I really like your scrap quilt.

  3. Your quilts are lovely. Well done on your first commission too!

  4. Great building blocks quilt colors. I've made that pattern too. It comes out so fast!

  5. love your "baby building block"! who can resist orange and blue? it's ok with you, I'm going to pin it :) thanks for sharing.

  6. LOVE your siblings together quilt. It's perfect :)

  7. Oh your new projects sound great! I have yet to try wonky stars although my non wonky stars end up a little wonky quite often!!

    Love that baby building blocks quilt so gorgeous. x

  8. Lovely quilts. The siblings is wonderful.

  9. The star backing on the baby quilt is great! And the sibling scrap-top is a beauty!

  10. Love those quilts! Can't wait to see your siblings ones finished off =D

  11. Your quilts look great! Love the colors!

  12. Love your work!! I have presented you with the Liebster award! Check out my blog for info. Congrats!!

  13. What a lovely quilt - just wanted to let you know that i have presented you with the Liebster award (it was given to me today and now it is my turn to give it to 5 other bloggers.) You can check out the details on my blog: