Wednesday, 6 February 2013

WIP Wednesday

Today is a statutory holiday, so I got to spend some time at the sewing machine rather than at my desk.  On the agenda was quilting.  I basted two quilts at my parents' house on Sunday night - they have a lot more space and I found a nice breezy spot that was much more pleasant to work in than my very sunny dining room.

I got started on my scrappy trip along quilt - I'm doing an all-over cross-hatch grid.                                    


This is the backing fabric - it's from Spotlight, but is designed by Australian fabric designers Prints Charming.  I think its perfect for this very bright and colourful quilt.  Finishing off this quilt will be my February goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.


I've also been working on this baby quilt for a colleague's baby.  So far I've just quilted a crosshatch in the beige squares, but I think I'll add in stitch-in-the-ditch quilting along all the seams.


My mission for this weekend will be to find a good binding fabric - I've been right through my stash and nothing seems quite right.

What are you working on this week?

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

18 comments:

MsMidge said...

They all look gorgeous! And I love that Spotlight fabric!?!?

dutchcomfort said...

Do you say Happy Waitangi Day?

Love your new blog header!! Is it a picture of the scrappy trip-along quilt as well? You have a great eye for colours and prints!! Love the backing fabric too!

This week I’m working on my Camelot blocks, some cushion covers and a mystery quilt.

Gina said...

I agree, you have a great eye for colors and prints! I love both of the quilts you are working on. Good luck with the binding!!

Anna said...

I love those 2! So pretty! That backing is perfect! I am waiting for inspiration to hit with my scrappy trip along!

Patchwork and Play said...

By the look of it, your Spotlight will have the perfect fabric for binding. Both quilts are looking great! I don't seem to have time at the moment to do much sewing at all! :-((

Marika said...

With those colors, you could use a strip binding ?

(like I did with this quilt : http://www.flickr.com/photos/65239842@N07/8141906697/in/set-72157627202520120)

You have the same print in the quilt.

And I can't wait to see that Scrappy Trip Along quilt. It looks so colorful !

Sarah said...

GORGEOUS!

Greta said...

Both of these look so pretty.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely work

Cille said...

Your. scrappy trip along quilt looks radiant colourful ;) lovely...

Annabella said...

They are both lovely quilts - the baby one is so pretty!

Camilla said...

Ah Waitangi Day I guess! Lots done and looking good!not too hard to find a breezy spot in Wellington normally. Beautiful tones on that baby quilt!

Camilla said...

Ooh lovely new blog header too. I normally read you via a reader, so just glanced when I clicked over to comment

Chris said...

Love both your quilts.

Jenelle said...

That's some serious eye-candy! :) I really like the mix of colors and prints in both quilts. The backing you're using for your scrappy trip-along is just fantastically bright and fun. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Kristy said...

It looks great! And I'm still so enthralled by your color choices...wonderful.

Kirsten said...

The Prints Charming is perfect for the back of your Trip along quilt!

Nat at Made in Home said...

They are both amazing!