Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WIP Wednesday #2

 Time to link up to WIP Wednesday.WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced How quickly a week goes by! My favourite project this week are these really cute dumpling pouches! So quick and easy to make. Thanks Amy for posting about these. Or should I say, it's all your fault I'm addicted to them now! Also thanks to Michele at Keyka Lou for providing this free tutorial! A local fabric shop had a 50% off sale so a bought....a couple of zippers ;-) How could I resist all these great colours at half price!


The pips pouch is for a friend who is going to Disneyland with her daughter, SIL, and 2 granddaughters. The girls don't know about the trip!! They also won't know their grandma is joining them until she arrives at the airport. Her daughter said "Mom, do you think you could have Mickey Mouse ears on when the girls see you?"  Oh ya, she'll do it. She is a Grandma after all. Back to the pouches, I added small tabs at each end for little fingers to hold while maneuvering the zipper. I still need to make a second one.
My second WIP is Come Fly With Me. I'm having design issues! Initially, I thought I'd have 3 sections, with the geese going in different directions. I changed my mind because its fall, the quilt is certainly fall colours, and if there is anything we know about here it's geese!! They have started their migration south already, and there will be probably thousands of them flying overhead over the next couple months. Honk! Honk!  So, where was I? Oh, right-design issues. Well, it was easy enough to have the geese all going south although the colours maybe don't look as great. But I can live with that. My next change in layout was to add maple leaf blocks. Love them! The only problem was I sewed them on the wrong way! Ugh! I wanted them drifting down instead of up. Maybe a sudden gust of wind is blowing them upward? Maybe draft from the geese? I haven't decided yet what I'll do. I don't actually mind ripping out the seam but I've done this seam once already as I put the geese in the wrong direction. More importantly, I'm using Aurifil!! How can I waste it!! In this picture, the maple leaf blocks on the top right are in the orientation I planned(they aren't attached yet). It's the leaf blocks on the left that I messed up. What would you do? I still have a third section to do and then decide on sashing.
WIP totally abandoned for the time being.
1- Can you See me Now
2- Ocean View From The Prairies

6 comments:

LynCC said...

I think I would pop in a show and frog it so I could put them the "right" way around. The unsewn ones that are drifting down look like they're in harmony with the downward pointing geese. :)

Toni said...

I think it looks great as it is, but if it's something that might nag at you if you keep going, I'd say let her rip! Your pouches look great and I love seeing your pile of zippers!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I think I would bite the bullet and switch them too! In my experience, when it is not the way I see it in my plan, it bothers me every time I look at it. And you would hate not to love this beautiful piece!

Cindy said...

Do leaves always fall with their stems pointed up? I never really stopped to notice.

Your projects are beautiful.

Karen said...

So why can't some leaves go one way and others the opposite? Or can the be all mixed up together? I have no idea which way they should go. Which look do you like best? They are gorgeous colours though, and I think the pouches look great, too. Good luck with all those decisions!

Leanne said...

Personally I think that having some leaves going one way and some the other adds some interest as leaves fall and blow any which way. It is going to be a wonderful quilt!

6 comments:

LynCC said...

I think I would pop in a show and frog it so I could put them the "right" way around. The unsewn ones that are drifting down look like they're in harmony with the downward pointing geese. :)

Toni said...

I think it looks great as it is, but if it's something that might nag at you if you keep going, I'd say let her rip! Your pouches look great and I love seeing your pile of zippers!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I think I would bite the bullet and switch them too! In my experience, when it is not the way I see it in my plan, it bothers me every time I look at it. And you would hate not to love this beautiful piece!

Cindy said...

Do leaves always fall with their stems pointed up? I never really stopped to notice.

Your projects are beautiful.

Karen said...

So why can't some leaves go one way and others the opposite? Or can the be all mixed up together? I have no idea which way they should go. Which look do you like best? They are gorgeous colours though, and I think the pouches look great, too. Good luck with all those decisions!

Leanne said...

Personally I think that having some leaves going one way and some the other adds some interest as leaves fall and blow any which way. It is going to be a wonderful quilt!