Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday

This week has been full of fun for me.
My obsession with foundation paper piecing continues!
I started the week with a teapot cozy using the block from verykerryberry in Fat Quarterly, and her tutorial for the teapot cozy! Love it so much!


The foundation pieced teacup on the back is from piecebynumbers
Then I accidentally joined .....




SOL QAL
I seriously did not intend to, but when I saw the first block by Julianna!.......could not resist.....I have no will power!
And I am determined to conquer paper piecing!!
So, here is my first block....
 



 Had a blast doing this, and there are a few things I would change......
but again...
Love it!
The second block is out now  from Shape Moth....yipee!
 
More fun for me this week was doing FMQ! I know, surprising, right!
I am still working on my Swoon block, so this is what got done this week...



 This is the block before FMQ!



This is Loopy Paisley!



This is Star Flower Bands!
Both are Leah Day designs.



I don't have a clue what I was trying to do here!! Some kinda bug??
Your guess is as good as mine! :_(
Pretty lame, I know.
Also, you can almost see the feathers I did in the  green triangle area .
But, look at the back....



 OOOh!
Love it more that the front I do believe!
 
I have completely abandoned all my other projects including Path to Tallahassee, Ocean View From The Prairies, Can You See Me Now.
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for 
 
 
Also linking up with Monika for
 

24 comments:

Taryn said...

I love the tea cozy! I'm hoping to do one soon. It has been on my to-do list, but for some reason paper piecing makes me nervous. I really like the tea cup you added on the back. Your zipper block is really cool too!

Riel Nason said...

I was so intriqued by the zipper thumbnail on TNTN I had to surf in. It is SO COOL!!!! And wow, your quilting in the other pics! FAB.

rtquilter said...

Love the zipper ! That's great. I love paper piecing too. Why do I do so little?

elle said...

You have a lovely blog. Sew colourful! Your paper piecing is amazing. Luv your FMQ! Stay retired, well except for stash additions. lol

Susan Being Snippy said...

Your blog post is full of amazing! Amazed at your free motion quilting (I am practicing) Amazed at the zipper blog -- wonderful creativity!

Kelsey said...

What an adorable tea cozy!!!

What Comes Next? said...

great tea cozy, but I love your FMQ - the back of quilts are fast becoming my favourite as you can really see the texture and quilting.

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

I love your tea cosy, and you are doing some amazing FMQ! wow,

Linda said...

What a great post! I love your tea cozy so much.

Heather D. said...

Your projects all look great. The tea cozy is adorable, and that zipper block...amazing. But mostly I am in awe of your FMQ. The back looks stunning!

HollyM said...

I am a devoted tea drinker and I love your cosy.
I see you're as quilting obsessed as I am. There is so much to do in retirement!
Also, I love your FMQ. I need lots more practice!

Karen said...

Well done on the paper piecing, your zipper block is great! I love the flour material. :-)

Marg said...

Love your choice of fabrics for the zipper block, and your tea cosy looks fabulous.

Mary Ann said...

All of your work is gorgeous:)

Rebecca said...

Lots of great projects! Great job on the Zipper block!

Allison said...

great job on your FMQ! I love how the back shows all the different textures :)

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

You are well on your way to conquering paper piecing! I just received a quilt block today with both the teapot and cup on it. Very cute! I love your FMQ on your swoon block - STUNNING!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

You are well on your way to conquering paper piecing! I just received a quilt block today with both the teapot and cup on it. Very cute! I love your FMQ on your swoon block - STUNNING!

Karen said...

It sure has been a productive week for you. I love seeing the photos of your FMQ. It is so wonderful.

Regina said...

Leah Day's designs are wonderful, she is such an incredible resource for FMQ. I was about to try out her Star Flower Bands too, hope it comes out as well as yours.

Sana Saroti said...

Amazing quilting! I agree the back turned out great!!!! Love your paper piecing, too.

Sheila said...

Wonderful tea cosy and your FMQ is great , I'd love to get that good . Very nice post .

Julierose said...

Hi Patti--I am doing the Twist-a-long too. I canNOT tell you just how many times I get things all mixed up when cutting out for quilt blocks...I think I just get so excited about a new project that I get some kind of Tunnel Vision and go too fast....have to love your comment on trying to sew the wrong things together....you are not alone....Julierose

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

WOW What a gorgeous bunch of projects! That zipper is too cool. Thank you for linking to TN&TN! I see you are in Saskatoon - I think I only know one Patti and you aren't her. ; ) Are you in the SQG? Do we already know each other?
~Monika

24 comments:

Taryn said...

I love the tea cozy! I'm hoping to do one soon. It has been on my to-do list, but for some reason paper piecing makes me nervous. I really like the tea cup you added on the back. Your zipper block is really cool too!

Riel Nason said...

I was so intriqued by the zipper thumbnail on TNTN I had to surf in. It is SO COOL!!!! And wow, your quilting in the other pics! FAB.

rtquilter said...

Love the zipper ! That's great. I love paper piecing too. Why do I do so little?

elle said...

You have a lovely blog. Sew colourful! Your paper piecing is amazing. Luv your FMQ! Stay retired, well except for stash additions. lol

Susan Being Snippy said...

Your blog post is full of amazing! Amazed at your free motion quilting (I am practicing) Amazed at the zipper blog -- wonderful creativity!

Kelsey said...

What an adorable tea cozy!!!

What Comes Next? said...

great tea cozy, but I love your FMQ - the back of quilts are fast becoming my favourite as you can really see the texture and quilting.

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

I love your tea cosy, and you are doing some amazing FMQ! wow,

Linda said...

What a great post! I love your tea cozy so much.

Heather D. said...

Your projects all look great. The tea cozy is adorable, and that zipper block...amazing. But mostly I am in awe of your FMQ. The back looks stunning!

HollyM said...

I am a devoted tea drinker and I love your cosy.
I see you're as quilting obsessed as I am. There is so much to do in retirement!
Also, I love your FMQ. I need lots more practice!

Karen said...

Well done on the paper piecing, your zipper block is great! I love the flour material. :-)

Marg said...

Love your choice of fabrics for the zipper block, and your tea cosy looks fabulous.

Mary Ann said...

All of your work is gorgeous:)

Rebecca said...

Lots of great projects! Great job on the Zipper block!

Allison said...

great job on your FMQ! I love how the back shows all the different textures :)

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

You are well on your way to conquering paper piecing! I just received a quilt block today with both the teapot and cup on it. Very cute! I love your FMQ on your swoon block - STUNNING!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

You are well on your way to conquering paper piecing! I just received a quilt block today with both the teapot and cup on it. Very cute! I love your FMQ on your swoon block - STUNNING!

Karen said...

It sure has been a productive week for you. I love seeing the photos of your FMQ. It is so wonderful.

Regina said...

Leah Day's designs are wonderful, she is such an incredible resource for FMQ. I was about to try out her Star Flower Bands too, hope it comes out as well as yours.

Sana Saroti said...

Amazing quilting! I agree the back turned out great!!!! Love your paper piecing, too.

Sheila said...

Wonderful tea cosy and your FMQ is great , I'd love to get that good . Very nice post .

Julierose said...

Hi Patti--I am doing the Twist-a-long too. I canNOT tell you just how many times I get things all mixed up when cutting out for quilt blocks...I think I just get so excited about a new project that I get some kind of Tunnel Vision and go too fast....have to love your comment on trying to sew the wrong things together....you are not alone....Julierose

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

WOW What a gorgeous bunch of projects! That zipper is too cool. Thank you for linking to TN&TN! I see you are in Saskatoon - I think I only know one Patti and you aren't her. ; ) Are you in the SQG? Do we already know each other?
~Monika