Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Work in Progress

I have been working on stuff... quilty stuff.

Wedding Quilt

A number of people helped me out with my wedding quilt dilemma.  In the end, since I could not decide between barn raising dark center, and barn raising light center, I went for alternating dark - light squares, so this stack:

Became this:

Which became that:

Next, prepare the backing!

At the sewing machine

Lately, though, I did not really feel like working on a quilt back.  I needed something a bit more satisfying.  Thankfully, I had just the right project, already sandwiched and waiting to be quilted.

So this is what I've been doing the last couple nights:

It is a large baby quilt so it should not take me that long to quilt.  But don't expect a finished quilt soon... I am saving the binding for when I need a portable project to take with me to children's various practices.  I hate to sit in a rink/gym/field with nothing to do with my hands.

On my design wall:

"... So I bought some fabric the other day...".  Familiar phrase?  So, anyway, I picked up a lovely stack of 6 half metres cuts, and decided to piece my first ever star blocks with the one fabric and some Kona white.

Here's the rest of the stack.  Since 12 stars are not going to be enough, I am going to audition a couple more fabrics.  The brown and the yellow fat quarters are from my stash.  The colours are not quite right on the picture - the yellow fits in quite well, but I am not so sure about the rust. 

I have several shades of gray in my stash, but nothing seems to fit.  I am again faced with the difficulty of using mostly fabrics from one collection, and having a hard time pairing them with others.  It's like they have their own little club, and don't want to play with the other kids!  Another trip to the fabric store, perhaps?

Those are my Work in Progress for the week.  What have you been working on?

I am linking to W.I.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Wow are you fast! The wedding quilt is so lovely...and dramatic! I am in agreement with you about always having some type of hand project to take along. Binding a quilt will be perfect for that. I always think it is a good way to bring handwork back in front of other people, too. Maybe inspire them to give it a try as well ;o)

  2. I love the baby quilt - and agree about binding being a great portable project to keep hands busy!

  3. The baby quilt is so beautiful... Please share when you finish quilting!

  4. Great baby quilt. I love the design.

  5. I love the baby quilt - and I really love the wedding one. It looks amazing. Regarding the white stars - you are right - the rust is too strong - you will lose the others.

  6. Thank you all. I will blog about the baby quilt when it is finished, but I should point out for now that it is from the book Sunday Morning Quilts.

  7. Yay! I love your wedding quilt top. It's gorgeous! And the baby quilt too. Can't wait to see it when it's done.

  8. Great projects! The fabrics you chose for the wedding quilt really came together well - that layout is perfect for them :-)

  9. Hello. I just found your blog from the Quilting Gallery site. I love the wedding quilt you are making, and the baby quilt too.

  10. I know exactly what you mean about fabrics from one collection being clique-ish. When I'm facing that dilemma, I usually head for the Konas or tone-on-tone's in my stash. Then you can add your own little something without feeling too matchy matchy!

  11. Wow! You are a busy lady, Dominique! I love the quilting on your blog header. That grabbed my attention right away. Your HST quilt is fabulous and the star blocks are sew-eet!

    Glad to meet you! Now following on Bloglovin'!

  12. Oh, neat! Love the wedding quilt top. :D

  13. I bet Kona Ash would play nicely with those prints of yours! But then again, that's my go to! The blog's coming along nicely, Dominique! I feel like we should start a sub-guild of Mariner's!


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