Wednesday, 16 January 2013

WIP Wednesday

First up, I wanted to let you know that I finished up my Brighter Shade of Pale Quilt, using the Lucky Square pattern just released by Jessica Kelly from Sew Crafty Jess.  Here is the finished quilt - check out my blog post for full details, you can see more versions from Jess and the other pattern testers here (and if you're quick, Jess is giving away a couple of copies of the pattern), and you can buy the pattern here.


Next up, my Emeralds and Ice Quilt, introduced last week.  I finished the rest of the blocks, and have finished quilting (after several breaks and not a little frustration), and just need to hand stitch the binding down.  I can't wait to do a full reveal of this quilt - the back might be my favourite part...


And my scrappy trip-along quilt is progressing - I have two blocks made, and the strips for the remaining 14 are sewn together.  I have quite a few extra strips left over, so I am also planning some cushions to match the quilt.  I would like to make three, and have two planned, but would love to make the third a bit different - does anyone have any recommendations for fun (and easy!!!) appliqué patterns?

Finally, today was my first day back at work after a good break.  I have a tip for any other fabric lovers facing a return to work after holiday time - have your online fabric purchases sent to your workplace so they are there waiting for you when you return.  This is the contents of only one of the several parcels awaiting me this morning:


Happy happy mail.

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

23 comments:

Nati said...

What a great idea to have your parcels at work! Your quilts look adorable. Visiting from Freshly Pieced

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Ooh you have been busy! Love both the quilts - they are just lovely!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Ohhh that is happy, happy mail!

Saw your version of the Lucky Square quilt this morning on Jess' blog and SWOON! You've done an amazing job. Gorgeous colour combo - and the addition of the borders is perfect. Love it! :)

Schulz Family said...

Visiting from WIP Wednesday. Great projects

Tartankiwi said...

Love both your finished quilts, especially the beautiful colours of the brighter shade of pale quilt.

Karin said...

Love the big star...how big is the quilt? Such a great idea.

Kirsten said...

The Emeralds and Ice quilt looks amazing! Love your Good Folks fabrics too.

dutchcomfort said...

Love your Brighter Shade of Pale quilt and those Good Folks fabrics... Yum!

Catherine said...

I love Emerald and Ice - what a great idea.

Nat at Made in Home said...

The emeralds and ice quilt is amazing! I love it!!

joanne said...

Those quilts are wonderful, but I love that Emerald and Ice one!! It is so eye catching!!

Chris said...

Your star is stunning. I just really love the little touches of print in there. They really add interest and pop.

Becca said...

I love your emerald quilt. Love it! Love it!

I love the way you quilted it. I love the way you have a handful of different triangle is there. Love the pattern.

Love it!

Mitzi said...

Love your emeralds & ice quilt! It's perfect!

Tamara said...

Emeralds and Ice caught my eye over at freshly pieced. All of your work is beautiful!

Sabrina said...

Your emeralds and ice quilt is so gorgeous! The pops of pattern are so perfect in the beautiful solids.

Gina said...

Beautiful work as you usually do!! The parcel of beautiful fabric would make anyone's day happy!!

Jessica Kelly said...

I just love your Lucky Square so so much, if you didn't live so far away, I would totally be trying to steal it ;-) Loving your emeralds quilt! The pops of print in the solid is genius!

Caryn said...

I love both of these quilts. Especially love the random prints in your star top!

Anna said...

Loooove these! I like he simplicity if the color scheme of star quilt. Beautiful!

Cille said...

Both quilts are beautiful.... And I bet your scrap quilt will be too :)

Karen@littlebirdiequilting said...

Having parcels waiting for you at work is a great idea- eases you back on the first day!

Chez Roo said...

Those quilts are both lovely! And who wouldn't love a little mail like that?!