Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday

First off, a finish. This quilt has been sitting in on my WIP posts since I first joined in the WIP Wednesday linky party.
Lily quilt
Sorry it's not a great pic, bad lighting and I had to improvise and find something tall enough to hang it on, it's still dragging on the ground.  This quilt started life as the Floral Bouquet quilt from one of the Jelly Roll books.  I renamed it Lily Quilt as I think the flowers look like waterlilies. At least to me they do. I used left over jelly roll strips to make a scrappy binding. All the details and stats in my next post.

After my trip to Melbourne last week and visiting Amitie, I was inspired to try another Circle Game block.
Amitie Circle Game BOM
This is the second one. I'm enjoying the hand sewing part, the cutting out templates, tracing and cutting pieces.....not so much!

When I was cleaning out a cupboard I found this box that I had kept "just in case" and it is the perfect size to store the Circle Game blocks.
Perfect for storing the Circle Game blocks.

I also made the second block in Foundation Paper Piecing For The Terrified (FPPFTT).
I'm really enjoying these and now I'm not quite so terrified of FPP, hmm I may yet have to eat my words when the blocks become more complicated. I'll have  a few orphan blocks when I've finished that I might be able to use for projects down the track.
FPPFTT Block 2

For the second block I used scraps from this quilt, that I made back in 2010.
Wonky Owls finished

As usual I had a million things in my head thatI've been wanting to make, but rather than start on one of those, I had to start something else. Do you ever have those moments?  Today the tutorial from Elizabeth at Oh Frannson was calling my name. I pulled out two charm packs, a Kona solids and "A Stitch In Color" .

I only made this block 8 x 8 squares as I want to try making a mini quilt with this as the centre. It's not wonky, it's just my bad photography skills.

Oh and for those that remember I was working on a mini quilt for a swap but I couldn't reveal the finished piece, I believe my partner has received it.
So here it is.
Name Game swap mini quilt

Worked On This Week
Paper Piecing For The Terrified
Lily Quilt
Amitie - Circle Game BOM
Charm pack squares

Sitting On The Sidelines
Material Obsession BOM

Mystery Quilt - to be fair, I did get it out of the bag and contemplate trying a block after my paper piecing successes, but put it back in the bag after about 30 15 seconds.

Finished - 1
Worked On - 4
Waiting Patiently For Me To Show Interest - 2
New - 1

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Pop on over to Freshly Pieced and see lots of other WIP's and inspiration this week.


  1. Love your Michael Millar paper piecing, its gorgeous.

  2. All beautiful Marg. I love your special box and it's perfect for your circle blocks. I think you are amazing. I am not a great piecer.

  3. I love your finish! The colours, everything, work perfectly. And what a busy week! The box is perfect for those circles indeed. If it was me I then would put the box away again and forget them until something else triggered that thought that they were there somewhere.

  4. What a pretty box for storing all your Amitie blocks in! The Lily quilt is gorgeous! Yay for a finish!! And those bright squares will make a great focus in the centre of a quilt! Will it be medallion style?

  5. Love the quilt and your blocks!

  6. Love your paper pieced block. Lovely box,too. Great week of wonderful projects.

  7. Wow, fabulous circle blocks and the colours on your postage stamp mini are stunning.

  8. So many great projects going! But I have to say that Circle Game block is phenomenal! Power to you! And I also like your use of the Michael Miller grey and citron line!

  9. Love the quilting on your waterlily quilt and that box is perfect for your circles. Lots of lovely stuff being worked on there Marg - I like the bright squares - that will make a fun quilt.

  10. Hee hee, love that you have an 'ignoring' list :oD

    Great job for this week, and love your circle game block

  11. Wow! great projects! I should join the FPPFTT, because that would be me! Your circle game block is awesome and how cool that you had that box and they fit perfectly inside! I love it when that happens!

  12. Lots of awesome projects!! Congrats on finishing The Lily quilt! I love the circle game block! Is of Oh Franson tutorial the one where she sees all the little squares onto the interfacing? I've been want to try that one. Yours looks great in those fabrics. Good on you for doing heaps this week!!

  13. You've done so well! And I can't wait to see the deets on the Floral Bouquet...

  14. That circle block looks great! At least this one didn’t look like a demented showercap.

    Whooooooooooooo Hooooooooooo on the Lily quilt finish. It looks gorgeously fabulous.

    I averted my eyes when I saw you’d started something new. I dont need to be tempted.

    I bet your swap partner LOVED her mini quilt and was effusive in her praise and thanks. It really is lovely and I know how much effort and love you put into making it.

  15. Your lily quilt is lovely! Those Malka fabrics are perfect for the postage stamp quilt.

  16. such beautiful projects marg - i kept saying 'ooh, love that' as i scrolled down :)....and you came to melb - damn - could have had a coffee!

  17. I like the Lily Quilt and hooray for finishing. I also am pretty impressed at the box for your circles...what a perfect fit! How cute is that mini quilt going to be, and colourful! :-)

  18. I LOVE your tiny "A Stich In Color" squares!! What a great way to use that fabric. The finished quilt is gorgeous too. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  19. Boy, have been a busy woman! I love the colors you choose. You have such good taste. I love everything you are working on, so it is very hard to say which project is my favorite.

  20. What a beautiful finish - and *all* of your projects look fabulous. I love all your colours. Your WIP categories cracked me up too. :)


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