Wednesday, 17 April 2013

WIP Wednesday

This week, I've been growing my Oakshott and low volume plus quilt from this...

Oakshott and low volume plus quilt 

to this.  I'm planning a quilt which will be 7 blocks by 7 blocks (80" square), so I'm just over halfway there in terms of making blocks.  I'm really enjoying all the variety in the background squares (from the low volume charm swap hosted by Lori), but the background is looking a little too busy for me at this stage, so I plan to add in some even quieter fabrics in the next 24 blocks.

Oakshott and low volume plus quilt

I've also been working on my item for the Modern She Made Swap.  This is the large item - I've quilted it up and turned it into a cushion for my partner (I think I can say that without giving the game away!).


I am so happy with how the piecing turned out I think I will have to make another version for myself!  

I've also been working on the small item - this is the beginnings of a pincushion - with my first attempt at hand quilting.  I used perle 8 cotton and it was a bit of a learning curve (for example, I used a thimble, which I have never done before).  I probably should have watched this fantastic Sarah Fielke video before I started, rather than once I finished, but never mind, the hand quilting has a mainly decorative function here.  Apologies for the crappy instagram photo! 


What are you working on this week?

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

26 comments:

Annabella said...

Beautiful WIPs Adrianne - I love the cushion!!

Mary said...

What a nice group of crosses! Maybe it's time the swiss flag should be modernized!

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the crosses- I don't think the backgrounds look busy at all! The hand quilting looks great to me!

Kymberly said...

The plus sign quilt is looking really cute. I think you're too close to your fabric though it the background looks busy. Seeing it as a whole it looks great.

MsMidge said...

I love all of your WIP's! Especially the cushion cover! And I love my little package of goodness I received today! Thanks so much! x

Fran said...

Superb star cushion! Love it!

knottygnome said...

i love your plus quilt!

Rachel said...

Awesome work!

Janine said...

I love your oakshott and low volume - wonderful fabric combining! Your cushion is lovely too :)

Anna said...

Love the wonky stars! Might have to have a go at those soon!

Emily said...

I LOVE your plus/low volume/oakshott quilt. It looks fabulous!

Anne said...

Oh gosh, you know I love your plus quilt, low volume AND oakshotts!! My favorites. :D :D
I can't believe that is your first time hand quilting, it's marvelous!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

I love all 3! My bee is making a low volume cross quilt like yours - so inspiring!!

wombatquilts.com said...

Love your cross quilt wip and particularly the use of the scrappy low volume background. Really really nice work.

Lisa said...

I sure hope your pillow is coming to live at my home!

Tina Craig said...

I made my daughter a star pillow like that. It was so much fun to make! I need one for myself, too.

Anne said...

The plus quilt looks great and I don't think the background fabrics are too busy, but maybe that's just in the picture. It always looks brighter and busier in real life :-)

wannabequilter.com said...

Your plus blocks look fantastic!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

I love the low volume with the solid colors

Izzy said...

Love the plus quilt. So happy! :-)

JHNickodemus said...

I love the way your solids are so bold and the low volumes are so whimsical!

Kirsten said...

The Plus quilt is just gorgeous and I love those colourful wonky stars too!

Renee said...

I love both of those quilts! So different, but both vibrant and beautiful.

Erica said...

I love how you are using the shot cottons, they really pop in that quilt!

Ann said...

Love the use of the LV charms! And I like how you put it... "I've been growing..." :)

sharpie said...

Beautiful!! Love them all!