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WIP Wednesday (November 30th)

by Clare Mansell
WIP Wednesday (November 30th)

Last time I contributed to WIP Wednesday 3 weeks ago I was midway through three quilts and owing to being a little distracted by making things for the local craft fair I am now still midway through three quilts!

In fact I’m actually further behind on one than I was last time I posted. So quick update…

Bow Tie Quilt (my keep me occupied during Jim’s deployment project) : No progress, which if you think about it is actually a good sign!

Triple Dresden Plate : Two Dresden plates completed and pieces for the outer plate cut and ready to be sewn (above.) I have also found appropriate fabric for the fussy cut centre. All I need to do now is sew that last plate, back it on Kona Snow and whack a border on… easy… in theory.

Secret Christmas Project : This has been a bit of a disaster. I bought a pattern (for £9, not cheap!) and started work, then discovered that the pattern had some pretty big miscalculations in it. Although I’m capable of working round miscalculations, you tend to buy a pattern so that someone else can do the thinking on your behalf! After lots of frustrated non-sewing, I have now sent it back to the shop I bought it from, and I’ll be very interested to see their response! So finding myself back on square one I bought this book…

Dare To Be Square

And I have to say I’m already delighted with it. Simple, quick easy to read patterns and some more simple, but pleasantly time consuming patterns. So my Secret Christmas Project will now be coming from this. Please no one mention the fact that it’s December tomorrow, I’m trying not to panic about the fact I haven’t even cut a single piece of fabric…

And finally, because it’s the last WIP Wednesday of the month, here’s a look at some of the (mostly quilting) images that have been inspiring me on Flickr this month…

1. Summer Scrapbook, 2. Wiener Dog, 3. Owl Purse, 4. owls in quilt patterns 2, 5. owl quilt, 6. Finished another bookshelf mini – for a tutorial!, 7. Deer quilt top – Blue, 8. Farmer’s Wife Quilt, 9. Rainbow New Wave Quilt, 10. coin quilt, 11. Rugby Stripe for Ben, 12. London Tube Quilt, 13. All or Nothing – Alternate Colorway, 14. Pillow Talk Swap Round 6, 15. Pillow Talk Swap Round 6, 16. DSC01712, 17. Train quilt back, 18. Logan s Train Quilt, 19. 1600 Jolly Rancher!, 20. Color Study: Log Cabin 2 ~ 2007

Blogged as part of Freshly Pieced’s WIP Wednesday…

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Jessica Pierre'auguste November 30, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Your triple dresden plate is so beautiful! Is it going to be a quilt or is it more of a table topper? It is hard for me to tell how big it is.
I have been going through my fabric stash and trying to buy very little new fabric until I use up some of this stash and this piece looks like a great project for that!
Thanks for sharing!
Good luck on your secret project, those things tend to work out even though your time line seems daunting right now.

Pamela November 30, 2011 - 5:06 pm

Love your triple dresdens! I have just gotten into dresdens and I love them. Yours are spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration.

A Home In The Highlands November 30, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Thanks for commenting Jessica, it’s going to be a wall hanging for over our bed. The complete quilt will be 35 inches square, but I will be using a border or two!

Janine November 30, 2011 - 5:36 pm

I love your triple dresdens! The miscalulated pattern must have been really annoying. Good luck with the secret project and all your Christmas sewing 🙂

Archie the wonder dog November 30, 2011 - 8:28 pm

Love the triple Dresdens and I’m sorry to hear about the mistakes in the pattern – I hope you get a suitable apology and something to make up for your wasted fabric…

Kathy December 1, 2011 - 1:38 am

Love to see the triple Dresden progressing – it will make a great wall hanging 🙂

Dee December 1, 2011 - 10:35 pm

Oh thank you for all the lovely eye candy! Such gorgeous colors…but not as gorgeous as your Dresdens! I’m in awe!

Kathy December 2, 2011 - 4:36 am

The interplay of colors on the triple Dresden plate is fascinating! Looks like a lot of work, but will be beautiful.

@pril December 6, 2011 - 7:23 pm

I love this dresden plate! Love the colors, so awe inspiring! I saw this at WIP. Thanks for sharing.



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