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WIP Wednesday (10/8)

by Clare Mansell
WIP Wednesday (10/8)

I’ve had a two week break from WIP Wednesday whilst we took time to see some of Scotland’s wonderful west coast. If you normally only join me for quilting posts, do have a quick look here and here to get a taster of the stunning scenery. I’ve lived in the UK for most of my life and really had no clue how beautiful it was.

On the quilting front, after a productive day yesterday, I have completed the snowball baby quilt that I was waiting for a name for.  Our neighbour’s son Oscar was born on 27th July, whilst we were still on holiday.

If I were to do this one again, I’d do some additional quilting in the middle of the snowballs to keep them from being quite so puffy… but I’m a perfectionist!
I also cracked on with my Sherbet Pips crib quilt, I went for a snowball design again, partly because I’ve never actually kept a snowball that I’ve made! It took longer than usual to lay out the design because I wasn’t completely enamoured with some of the fabrics in the charm pack – and looking at other completed Sherbet Pips quilts on Flickr it seems most people have had a similar problem and rejected the same designs…. I’m interested to know if anyone else has made anything with Sherbet Pips and if so what you thought?
Sherbet Pips snowball in progress
And lastly I have a third baby quilt to tackle this week! It’s for a baby girl born a few days ago. I’m trying only to use stash fabrics for quilts at the moment and to keep the projects simple, so I’ve dug out this very girly collection…
Pink fabrics
No idea what I’m doing with them yet! A third snowball would be easy, but not very inspiring to make…. So maybe a half square triangle quilt?
And finally that other significant work in progress… Today I am exactly one week from my due date! So next week could mean three birthdays in this family! Mine on Monday, my husband’s on Thursday and perhaps the baby will join us midweek? If not I’ll be back again next Wednesday with a WIP update. Until then have a good week!

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Isisjem August 10, 2011 - 10:30 am

I love the Pips range. I’ve cut out fabric to make a big quilt but not sewn it all together yet. I opted for simple 5″ squares as I had a charm pack plus a fat quarter bundle. I’ve thrown some co-ordinating kona into the mix including some green kona that doesn’t go with the range – I just wanted to lift it a bit.

I keep hoping people around me will have babies so I have excuses to make baby quilts 🙂

patchworkdelights August 10, 2011 - 11:45 am

Wow love Oscar’s quilt, very unusual pattern, I like it! All the best with the new arrive, love your blog btw! Fi

Jeanette August 10, 2011 - 11:57 am

I made a disappearing 9 patch with the sherbert pips, but didn’t quilt it, just backed it with chenille for a cuddly blanket the perfect size for a stroller. Cute bump photos too, only 1 week left, good luck next week. I hope you don’t go overdue, you must be very ready to meet the little one by now.

Toni August 10, 2011 - 11:59 am

I am completely in love with Oscar’s quilt! Love the bright citrus colors against the white. It looks great! Wishing you a quick and easy delivery!

Katie B. August 10, 2011 - 5:26 pm

I love Oscar’s quilt! So bright and fresh, and the addition of his name is perfect.
Best wishes on the new baby!

much more from the heart August 10, 2011 - 6:26 pm

lovely WIP’s.

Very best of luck with Bambino! Hope he/she pops in amongst both your birthdays for you!

BH x

Jerimi August 10, 2011 - 7:39 pm

I’m so glad you got to visit Scotland! It’s on my bucket list. Look at those photos – beautiful. The buildings all lined up at the waterfront are just unreal. Great photo!

I haven’t done anything with Sherbet Pips, but I keep eyeballing it at the store. I think it’s very cute.

Thanks for sharing all your projects! Have a great week.

Melinda August 10, 2011 - 8:10 pm

LOVE your snowball quilt. So lovely. I may rethink my original plan for a baby quilt I have due in November!

quirky granola girl August 10, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Oscar is such a cute name. i love the vivid yellows and greens you chose.

Marg August 10, 2011 - 10:20 pm

Love Oscar’s quilt, it’s bright and cheerful.
I have Pips in my stash but haven’t used any of it yet, as I bought it because I thought it was so cute but now have no idea what to make with it. I still think it’s cute, just no inspiration!
I really like it in the snowball blocks.
Wishing you all the best for the new baby and an easy delivery.

Rachel August 14, 2011 - 5:18 am

Love the personalized snowball baby quilt !

Leanne August 14, 2011 - 3:40 pm

The baby quilts are all really lovely! I hope you have your new baby in your arms soon and all goes well!

Fiona August 15, 2011 - 6:32 pm

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous. That is one lucky baby.

I just finished my first ever quilt for another baby Oscar (must be a popular name this summer). Am in awe of how neat your quilting is and amazeed by the binding. Have discovered the hard way that bagging out is not a very satisfying or attractive way to finish a quilt.

Sharon August 15, 2011 - 9:41 pm

I love your quilting – so much so that i’ve even been looking into trying to do one, but don’t have a clue where to start! Wish there was a quilting class up in this neck of the woods! 🙂


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