Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday LOTS of FABRIC

Basted my niece's bowtie quilt.  the back is mostly Anna Maria Horner's Spotted in the Crowd (Elizabeth) from the Field Study collection, with a strip of Kaffe Fassett Bekah Cobalt (2008) at the top.  I'm hoping after the quilting is done that the Kaffe will show when the quilt is folded down for nighttime.  I happened to have it on hand and I like how it pairs with the faux leopard print.  I think my niece will especially like the AMH.  She's been waiting a long time for this quilt - it seems to be the one that gets pushed aside for baby due dates and such.  and truthfully the quilting is not going well.  there seems to be a lot of shifting going on - lots of seam ripping.  not sure if there's slippery fabric or too many bias edges...  but I'm a little frustrated with this one.  so it's once again been pushed aside.  I'll give it more time this weekend, but it's too much for weeknights.

I've only added one row to this this week.  I love this and wish I would've thought to make two so I could keep one after it gets sent to it's secret recipient, but the squares are TINY and the piecing requires concentration and patience to get just right.  I'm hoping to get the main part - all the pluses - done SOON so I can move on to the orange peels, which you can kind of see in the drawing.  I think those are going to be fun to do.  This is for a flickr swap and needs to be completed and shipped in April.

Also started working on some Maggies from Posie Gets Cozy pattern.  Friend of mine at work has a daughter named Maggie, so...  she likes pink and I think her bunny will have a dress made of the Liberty of London print in the photo, which I got from Pink Chalk fabrics.  I managed to find the fabric used for the ears in the kit (that sold out SO FAST) on etsy, but now I'm waiting for it to ship from England to the States...  I have one full bunny kit and enough felt to make a second bunners.  If the pattern isn't too difficult, I think I might make quite a few of these in the future.  I'm still not entirely sure I remember how to knit - she has a little knit cape - but it's a simple stitch and a small piece of clothing, so fingers crossed.  My friend would like her Maggie's Maggie before Easter.  (yikes!)  Sort of had a fabric ordering frenzy the last couple of weeks - possible attempt to bring Spring judging by my choices.  hit the usual spots - Hawthorne Threads, Etsy, Pink Chalk Fabrics, fabricworm and eQuilter.  hope I can get these right - top to bottom: My Minds Eye, Willow, Leaves in Pink - Moda Tiny Flowers (Cherry) from Eat Your Veggies mistakenly sent by Pink Chalk (and let me tell you, their customer service is AWESOME!!!) - Denyse Schmidt Shelburne Falls Vine & Leaf Lilac - Liberty of London Tana Lawn Ros.

Alexander Henry Somerville Mulberry Moss  - Kensington Studio Something Old Something New Wings of a Dove - Kona Bay It's All Good So Many Mini Bunnies - Robert Kaufman Little Kukla Garden Birds - Thomas Knauer Frippery Orphic Geometry - Heather Ross Nursery Versery Country Mice - ??? selvedge is no help...
two Westminster Fabrics Martha Negley prints (Dahlia (Plum) and Fruit & Floral) - Lydia from Alexander Henry - Moda Keiki Cherry on Top Confetti Flower Icing

One Finish - the Packers/Bears baby quilt
basted, bound, quilted and washed.  It's crinkly goodness was very much appreciated by mom and dad.  phew!
WIPWednesday  check out what other quilters are up to this week...


  1. I didn't think Packers and Bears were allowed to be that close together! :)

    Looks great!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a helpful comment. :)

    I love your fabrics ... all of them ... especially the four pink/gray/green vines ands flowers ... and these colors are not typically those that jump out at me.

    I love your bowtie quilt. I hope the quilting goes more smoothly for you soon so your neice may enjoy the beauty of this quilt.

    I am really looking forward to seeing more of the plus and orange peel quilt. I am now a follower so I can find the thread trail back to this quilty goodness ... :) Pat

  3. Love your fabric choices!! Those WIPs will be gorgeous when they're some! I went on a spring fabric bender too... Its so hard not to with all the wonderful sales right now! Good luck with that bowtie quilt!

  4. Wow! So many beautiful things to look at in this post! The colors in your nieces quilt are spectacular! And love the low volume background plus quilt...all the detail focus is working...great combinations!

    Your new fabric additions are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do with them all!

  5. Lots of great projects! Sorry you're having problems with the bowties. Do you use a spray baste? I use it & safety pins -- a belt & suspenders solution, but I don't get many tucks & puckers any more.
    Love seeing your print & pattern combos -- always inspired!

  6. Beautiful! I lvoe love love your eye for color (especially in that fist quilt).
    Have you considered using a featherweight fusible to piece those teeny squares for the second project? Elizabeth Hartman has a tutorial for this on sewmamasew from a couple years back I use that method ALL THE TIME. It saves lots of time without sacrificing precision. :)

    Also... you have some of that yummy Frippery- i love that print!

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