Wednesday, 7 August 2013

WIP Wednesday

I've got lots of bits and pieces to share with you this Wednesday.  First up are these two blocks I made for the guild block of the month.  The request was for Oriental type fabrics so I was able to pull these gold-highlighted japanese fabrics out of my stash - I think they do the job nicely.
 
Capital Quilters' BOM
 
Next up are wonky crosses for Amira, made as part of the Simply Solids bee.  Comments on these blocks have been funny - one friend thought they were not wonky enough, whereas my Dad was worried I'd made a mistake!
 
Wonky cross blocks
 
This cute little New Zealand block is heading off to represent me in a quilt far away.  I think the blue and white print from Sarah Jane's Out to Sea collection makes a perfect background, and I managed to get the square out of an offcut from a quilt back - bonus!  Of course the Flea Market Fancy print is just the right green, as always.
 
9" thank you block
 
A sewing day with friends on Sunday gave me time to cut strips of lots of different blue and green fabrics and start making these scrappy log cabin blocks with fussy cut centres.  I've actually finished the quilt top which is made out of 9 of these blocks - I love super quick projects like this!
 
Beginnings of a baby quilt
 
I've spent a bit more time on the couch than usual over the last couple of weeks, but the break has done me good and I'm looking forward to spending a bit more time at my sewing machine!  Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

12 comments:

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Your blocks look great! I love the skinny red cross in particular :o) It's a good time of year for couch surfing ;o)

Patchwork and Play said...

Love your New Zealand block! Great fabric choices! Glad to know someone is sewing!

Erica said...

Fun stuff. I love that New Zealand blocks, those fabrics are perfect!

JB said...

The NZ block is cracking! So impressive. You should do a countries of the world quilt.

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...

Love your NZ block- its perfect!

Elvis Lives said...

Lovely work .. Although I thought your NZ block was on a Chux :-)

Willit Neverend said...

What a great variety you have going on. I particularly love the NZ block.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your NZ block is perfect - love the green!

wombatquilts.com said...

Love the scrappy log cabins. The green/blue combination is a winner. As an Aussie I am still not sure how I feel about the New Zealand block LOL ... but I can agree that the Flea Market Fancy is a great green.

Marianne Jeffrey said...

That is a great new Zealand! I must do an Australia. And I love the bike block too:)

Sabrina said...

Your New Zealand block is perfect!! I especially love the ways you gave a new purpose to the fabric.

Leigh Anne said...

I love your NZ block! And I think your wonky crosses are just wonky enough :) I don't like them too wonky!