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WIP Wednesday (1st February 2012)

by Clare Mansell
WIP Wednesday (1st February 2012)

Productivity in my sewing room has been slowed down a LOT this week due to the arrival of some new furniture, which came in bits and had to be assembled by me on the floor… It was chaos! It’s the fifth piece of flatpack furniture I have had to assemble whilst the husband has been away (for new readers, he’s in Afganistan) and I’m very glad it was the last!

Still at last the guest/day bed is finished and I can get back to quilting!

Guest bed (assembled!)

I have hand sewn the Triple Dresden wall hanging to the Kona raisin backing and added a mosaic border made up of 2 inch squares. I have been working on this quilt for far too long and have got to that dangerous point where I keep going on and off the design…

So this week I just need to FINISH it and then worry about whether I like it afterwards… Bad news is as soon as it’s done, I need to fix the quilt hanger to the wall… A husband would be so handy right now!!

With the end in sight for the Triple Dresden I have made some progress with the New Wave Quilt…

New wave quilt

This is the quilt I am making for my parents sofa to match these two existing quilts…

Joel Dewberry Deer Valley QuiltModa Arcadia Quilt Top

I made loads of progress with the quilt top last night, sewing all the coloured strips together and then I stopped and read the instructions and realised I had to add the sashing first, so then spent the rest of the evening unpicking stitches in front of the TV! My own fault entirely…  

Next week I should hopefully have one finished quilt and one finished quilt top and then it will be time to start considering new projects. I have been looking at pixel quilts (of photographic images) a lot and debating whether one of those might be next. Very fiddly and a lot of work, but that doesn’t put me off!

Until then, as it’s the end of the month, here’s some of the things that have been inspiring me on Flickr in January…

1. New fish baby log cabin detail, 2. Pixel quilt March 2011, 3. A Quilt for Jake, 4. opening package!, 5. fabric map in progress, 6. “Love the Beach”, 7. woodland happiness~ mini dresden plate, 8. Untitled, 9. Tufet, 10. Here we go … Step 1, 11. Sofacorner june 2010, 12. Blue Sofa Patchwork, 13. 365 Project 2011, 14. Chloe’s Quilt, 15. tumbler quilt [finished], 16. newwavequilt

And as it’s Wednesday, I’m once again linking up with all the other quilters as pat of Freshly Pieced’s WIP Wednesday…

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Little Island Quilting February 1, 2012 - 5:18 pm

Love your triple Dresden very, very, very much!

Kath Garvey February 1, 2012 - 5:51 pm

I really like your triple Dresden, I would never have thought to do that. On a side note my Mother in law lives in Keith not far from you. When the kiddies were little we used to take them to Lossiemouth to watch the Jets.

A Home In The Highlands February 1, 2012 - 6:15 pm

Thank you LIQ! Kath, Keith is where my sewing machines get serviced and those jets are still buzzing around the skies of Lossie! 😉

Jeanette February 1, 2012 - 6:53 pm

Dresden is beautiful, love the dark eggplant color as the background. Love the color of the new wave also!

Dee February 1, 2012 - 7:34 pm

What beautiful projects and I love all the pillows…the Dresdens are to die for!

Diane-crewe February 1, 2012 - 11:11 pm

looks like you did a good job on the bed…cushions look good too. Loving the new wave …even if it was unpicked !! x

Melissa February 2, 2012 - 6:17 am

Gorgeous triple dresden. Gorgeous new wave quilt! 🙂 I love how you say that new things and challenges don’t put you off…they sure do me! 🙂
Have a great week, and good luck getting your quilt and quilt top done!

Leanne February 2, 2012 - 9:52 am

Love your triple dresden… and the cushions on the bed…very inspiring!!

Archie the wonder dog February 2, 2012 - 6:53 pm

Love your triple Dresden!


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