Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WIP Wednesday - Maybe I Should Crochet Again

Well hmmm, not a lot craftwise has been happening at Chez Sunshine, sigh. I missed last week as I had nothing to show. In all honesty, this week I've tried to do something, anything I've really tried, BUT the mojo is in short supply and the moon and the stars are not in alignment for Little Miss Sunshine.

I was hoping for another finish and started putting together the blocks for Floral Bouquet.  Not a huge task and most people would probably get it together in a couple of hours. Moi, no such luck. Not last week and not even this week.
The call of Brisbane and the Gold Coast was too strong and I snuck away, twice. A couple of days away for rest and relaxation.
I hope catching up with friends and a change of scenery will have done some good and now I'll be back with some sewing mojo.
Floral bouquet blocks

From this - blocks sitting nicely on the design wall
to this, a very crumpled partial quilt top. It needs a very good pressing before you see any more of this.
Hopefully next week the final border will be on and I'll have another quilt top finished.

Starflower number 9
I've been working occasionally on the English Paper Pieced starflowers, but I even forgot to take a pic of the last one I made before I sewed it to the others. Sorry the colours are not very good in these as I took them in the early evening and the lighting is not the best.

This will give you an idea of how it's starting to come together.

Nothing has happened on the HST project that I started a couple of weeks ago. The fourth block is still sitting on my little design board waiting to be pieced.

Tingly Winks pattern

Tiggly Winks quilt top was finished a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't touched it since.

I may or may not have spent my daughters inheritance on enhancing my fabric stash.  Some of my stash enhancement included:

Lots of lusciousness from  Sew Mama Sew, it's some of the latest range from Jennifer Paganelli - West Indies, and oops, I forgot Misaki is the top one and also some Loulouthi. As much as I'd like to say I have something planned for it, I don't, so I'm going to have to find somewhere to put it so that I can look at and drool over it. Instead of starting crochet again, maybe I should just concentrate on hoarding fabric, lol. That's a legitimate pastime isn't it?

The statistics for this week

Worked On This Week
Floral Bouquet quilt top - all the central blocks and setting triangles are sewn, just needs the outer border and it's finished.
English Paper Piecing - 1 more starflower

Sitting On The Sidelines
Mystery Quilt *
HST project (It still needs a name)
Material Obsession BOM
McFlurry - still have to make the backing *
Circle Game BOM *

Waiting Patiently For Me To Show Some Interest
Jacobean Flower
Don't Look Now cushion
Hexagon Cushion (I forgot about this one)

At Long Arm Quilters
Plume Quilt

Weeks Statistics
New Projects - 0
Worked On - 2
Ignoring - 3
Sitting Quietly On the Sidelines - 2
Hyperventilating Over - 3 *
Almost Finished - 1

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I'm linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced for another WIP Wednesday, so hop on over to see lots of beautiful WIP's.


  1. Hoarding fabric is a VERY legitimate past-time. And if it isn't, I don't want to know!

  2. Tiggly Winks is cute I haven't seen that one before. Did you know Spotlight are having a quilting sale? More fabric for the stash :-)

  3. I just love your flower quilt so much. One good thing about you not finishing quilts is we keep getting to see them in progress. Lovely stash enhancement!! The mire Sis boom the better I say!! I think you've got some Musaki there as well. The bird toille, Matilda is the most beautiful fabric!!

  4. Fabulous fabric stash building - you know what they say "She who dies with the most fabric, wins!" And your floral bouquet quilt is lovely!

  5. I think it's ok not to sew now and again! Your pix aren't showing up but I saw most on flickr - you have so many balls in the air!! Great stuff.

  6. i had to make a quick fly by as i'm at work and can't be focusing too hard on blogs, hehe, but the floral bouquet looks amazing, so pretty!

  7. Love Tiggly Winks, and everything else looks lovely!

  8. You have so many things going on at once. How do you keep track? I have trouble getting just one thing going .. by the way you are not spending her inheritance, you are investing it.

  9. Hoarding fabric is definitely a legitimate past time. That's what I'm telling myself anyway. Unfortunately I can't see your lovely additions because they are not showing up...
    Hope your mojo comes back soon! Perhaps our mojos are somewhere having a coffee together. Damn them. How dare they have a life!

  10. With so much going on, how do you manage? Some of your pics are not showing. But I love the floral quilt. Hugs!

  11. Love that Tiggly winks. I've not been doing much either with holidays and visitors. But no sweat - building up the stash is very important too.!

  12. Marg I absolutely love your colour choices for the bouquet quilt the colours are so fresh. what fabric range did you use? have a good day Sj

  13. I love that flower quilt, it will be finished soon enough, as will the other projects. I am so glad you are going out and enjoying time with friends. I do think that one should always also crochet and/or knit as well as quilting, but that is just me.

  14. Hi Marg! Nothing wrong with getting away for some R&R - we did the same thing last weekend :) Love the fabrics in your Floral Bouquet, and I am such a sucker for pinwheel patterns!!

  15. Those English Paper-Pieced stars are so pretty, I love that. Tiggly Winks turned out great too! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  16. Youve got so many gorgeous projects on the go Marg! The floral bouquet is such a pretty quilt, i love the colours in it and the paper pieced flowers are really stunning! Stash enhancement is a neccessity - thats what i tell myself when another 8 yards lands in my mailbox!

  17. You have so many irons in the quilting fire Have fun, it will all be there waiting patiently when you get back to it.

  18. You have some wonderful projects there. Is that a black or chocolate dotted background with the star flowers? Sure do love them.

    Don't worry about the slacker times in the year as far as sewing goes. Keep reading blogs and allowing yourself a break, and the mojo will come back on its own. :D

  19. Stash enhancement is important - you may just need some of that gorgeousness when you decide to start a new project.
    Love the starflowers so far.

  20. I love the Floral Bouquet blocks! Great colors :)

  21. Some weeks the mojo just deserts you. Must be something in the air, I didn't get much done last week either. Love all your projects. Hopefully the mojo stealing trolls left you alone.

  22. Mojo is pretty fickle sometimes--well--all the time :) At least you made some attempts. The floral bouquet is so pretty, as are your hexies and everything you've got going! But I wouldn't say no to sneaking off for rest and relaxation either.

  23. Wow I love your you have a tutorial on how you make yours? I love the dotty fabric too can you share the name. Happy Stitching.


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