Friday, 16 November 2012

Getting there

I have been working on a new quilt for a few months, and I am finally getting some work done on it.  It's made with Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry and some moda solids.


Here is a few of the hourglass pieces.  I spent so long meticulously trimming them that they deserve their own picture!!


This is the first row, pieced together.  I didn't quite start high enough so I couldn't fit it all on the wall.  I plan to sew it before I assemble the next one.  It's going to be a very colourful quilt!

I'm hoping to have the top finished soon, but I just bought a new house!  So, we'll see how much free time there is to be had!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

WIP Wednesday

I feel like my posts are so far and few between these days.  I have some exciting things going on though.  On the weekend, November 3rd to be exact, I got married!  It was a perfect day, and if you're the type that likes wedding photos please take a gander at the photographer's page...she did an amazing job!

I did actually do something recently though!  A friend at work is getting married, so I made a swaddler for her coming baby.  They are not going to find out the gender before hand so I tried to stay gender neutral.  It's too bad because I have some really lovely children's fabrics.


This is a dumb dot print by Michael Miller that I got from the Fat Quarter Shop with plain white on the inside.  


There it is open, and it's hard to tell but I placed the velcro so that there would be the max amount of adjustability with the least amount of velcro.  I used a pattern from Pinterest, but the original design is available for free here.  I didn't have an appropriate fabric for lining it (fleece/flannel) so I used a cotton and then lined it with batting.  This makes it a bit thicker than it's supposed to be, so hopefully it all works out ok.  It was a good afternoon project and I think it makes a wonderful shower gift.

So, sharing this on WIP Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced