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WIP Wednesday (July 20th)

by Clare Mansell
WIP Wednesday (July 20th)
Hopping around the WIP Blogs last week, I have come to the conclusion I am something of a crafting oddity never having more than two quilts on the go, I hope this doesn’t mean I’ll be lead astray…
So this week’s quilt is my Drunkard’s Path. The top is finished and I’ve got as far as the basting, but I am now waiting on the delivery of a free motion presser foot for my sewing machine. In theory my machine (a Pfaff Expression 3.0) does a beautiful stippling, but I’ve always been too much of a coward to try it, however this quilt is small enough to experiment with… I just hope it doesn’t all end in tears…
Drunkard's Path progress
You may recall that the larger baby quilt I made a few weeks ago was supposed to be a play mat? Well that plan’s been scrapped, because as I was sewing this one it evolved into something that looked extremely like a play mat and in fact once I’d actually got the baby gym out of the box (you’d think I’d have done that before I made the first one, right?) I realised that the size and colours match it perfectly…
Drunkard's Path progress 2
So the circle quilt is now going to be a more general cot quilt, which might just leave me free to indulge myself with one final pre-baby quilt. I saw this in a sewing book…
Crib quilt inspiration
And it made me realise I can totally justify a little 20 x 24 inch crib quilt made with Moda’s Sherbet Pips?
And after that, I’m torn between three projects, my choices are…
(1) Join the Summer Sampler Series and hope inspiration strikes me about what to do with all the finished blocks at the end!
(2) Make the Charming Stars quilt from the Moda Bakeshop in a Kingsize and possibly get it longarm quilted?
(3) Use my Robert Kaufmann solid charm packs to make something like this or this. But not actually quite sure for what purpose!
Please leave a comment with your vote, I need all the help I can get!

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Little Island Quilting July 20, 2011 - 1:54 pm

I really like the pattern you have created with this block

KimT July 20, 2011 - 4:02 pm

I love the quilt! And kudos to your for keeping your projects to a minimum. I am sure you get more finishes that way!

Gill July 20, 2011 - 7:34 pm

Love the wooden baby gym but have you considered how long your babys’ arms will need to be to reach it??!!
PS I love all your projects…I still have a baby playmat that someone made me for DD1 and I hope to pass it down 😉

LynCC July 20, 2011 - 8:29 pm

hehe Go for it! (the new baby quilt). Love the circle quilt with the play gym. Perfect together!! Gives you all kinds of freedom for doing your first stippling, too. ;D

Marg July 20, 2011 - 11:59 pm

Love the drunkard’s path quilt. I get bored with only a couple of projects on the go, but it means that it takes forever to finish anything.
I honestly have no idea which of your three ideas for projects you should choose. i love the Charming Stars quilt but , king size? it will take forever.

Cassie July 21, 2011 - 12:22 am

Love the quilt! I have actually decided that my summer sampler is going to be my stippling practice once I get it done. Good luck 🙂 I also love the wooden baby gym!

DD July 21, 2011 - 5:00 pm

I really like the charming stars! I only ever have one quilt on the go or I think my husband my get very annoyed with me:o)

Melinda July 22, 2011 - 12:18 am

I think the drunkard made a very pretty path, thank you very much! That’s going to look lovely!

Ninny July 22, 2011 - 11:45 pm

I’ve been so busy getting our house ready to sell, (and keep it clean!) that I’ve gotten behind on reading all my favorite blogs. I just love, love, love the Drunkard’s Path quilt, and yes, it matches the play gym perfectly!! You are so talented, Missy! Hope you are feeling good, also.


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