Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WIP Wednesday-Love, and other bits

Well, my whining last week paid off and my delicious fabric arrived the same day!
So why is it that I only took it out yesterday!!
The backing for A Groovy Kind of Love has me completely jumping with glee!
Melody Miller's Ruby Star Spring Records

For me it is the exact perfect fabric for this quilt!
love, love, love
Look at those records! My favourite title is
Fatal Fish Allergy!

I think I need more of this fabric just to have around!
 I had to add a strip of Paisley and Lace to one side to make it wide enough, but I like it! 
If the fabric isn't awesome enough, I received the Aurifil thread package that I won from Sukie!
 Do you see what I see?
What if I remove the blue and the variegated!
Then put them on top of the quilt!
 Oh yeah, a perfect match!
These are just small trail sizes so I won't be able to do any machine quilting with them, but maybe a bit of hand quilting somewhere!
I think the purple might be wool!
The green is 28wt, and the orange is 40wt
I'll have to check the Aurifil website. 
I seriously have absolutely NO idea how to quilt this. I would love to do something fun and funky, but I'm terrified of ruining it.
So, it goes back into the WIP pile until then. *sob*
 I haven't done anything with Starry, starry night even though I have the Kona Navy!
I was busy doing Bee blocks though...
For Happiness Circle @ do. Good Stitches I did these two wonky stars

 For Jen in the  Star of Africa Bee, I sent this paper pieced bear
Finally, I did another cushion with Chicopee!
here is 
Tickled 1.1

 I still need to do some work on  my piping corners, but I really like this one too.
I used Basic Grey Grunge again, this time with Romance.
Also a little bit of Essex Linen in Steel
Here they are playing together.
I will definitely be doing more cushions.
They are fairly quick to make, so instant gratification!
So, that's it for me this week with the same 2 WIP's, but making progress.
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Have a great sewing week!


29 comments:

Carla said...

I think those records are perfect for your quilt too. So groooovy!

Charlotte said...

wow - you have been busy! Love the feathers - I need some of those in my house!

Cindy said...

Awesome!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Ooh, what lovely stuff, you have been busy!

Marit said...

Cool record fabric! Fits the colors and theme so well, too. Meant to be? And these feathers are awesome. Must make some for myself...

Heather D. said...

Fatal Fish Allergy.....haha! That's really funny. Have you seen Jess's groovy quilting (Elven Garden blog)?? Inspiring, daunting, amazing! I can't stop looking at hers. You might want to check it out. I know you've done a bit of FMQ. I wish my whining would pay off too because my fabric that I'm waiting for is still not here. Coming up on 3 weeks....

sherry said...

ah the stars and planets aligned to bring you both fabric and matching thread...lucky you...i love those feathers

Mina said...

Wow, that fabric looks way cool!

Kerstin said...

The grooy quilt will be just perfect, back and front!

Chez Roo said...

I love Melody Miller - that is perfect for your quilt. Your paper pieced bear is amazing - is it your own pattern? Love the cute little wonky crosses, and still want one of those feather pillows! I may have to make my own.

Marla said...

That bear is so perfect I thought it was a photo/print of what you were going to piece at first.

Julie said...

Those records are a pretty perfect match. It's going to look awesome!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great choice of backing fabric for the Totally Groovy QAL,mand so lucky with your Aurifil giveaway. Love love love the cushions..

Tanyia said...

I love your work, awesome! The bear is fave! I am stopping by from the WIP blog hop. I have my WIPs up today if you want to stop by :)http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2012/09/this-weeks-wips.html

capitolaquilter said...

Oh wow - those feathers are fabulous. The aurifil looks like fun, congrats on winning!

applepiepatchwork said...

I love your groovy quilt along top, and I completely agree about how absolutely perfect that backing fabric is. The feathers are great tool, and are inspiring me to make a similar cushion soon. . .

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

gorgeous work Patti!! that backing is perfect with the threads!!! Can'\t wait to see it finished. And I love the bear!!!!!

greelyrita said...

I love the feather pillows!! ha ha feather pillows, a pun. Seriously, they are gorgeous!!

Mary Ann said...

Wow...lots of interesting and beautiful stuff going on:)

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Love everything, but the bear is AMAZING!! Awesome job.

Melissa said...

Your feather pillows are lovely! That's definitely on my quilt bucket list.

M-R said...

Wow, wow, wow! Great projects, Patti. Love those fabrics and thread for Groovy. It's going to look fabulous. That bear seriously rocks!

Regina said...

All your projects are awesome, but the paper-pieced bear takes the crown!

rtquilter said...

Love the cushions! The feathers are particularly cool!

ashley said...

That backing is perfect for your quilt! And that bear is amazing!

Celtic Thistle said...

Great backing, will be a gorgeous quilt! Love your feathered cushions too.

Pam said...

The colours in your 2nd cushion work so well... stunning!!!

Pam said...

I've featured your cushion today...
http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/09/threading-your-way-features_22.html

Momma Lynne said...

Please tell me where I can find the bear pattern. I am working on a story quilt for my "Shadows of the Bears" Christmas story.

29 comments:

Carla said...

I think those records are perfect for your quilt too. So groooovy!

Charlotte said...

wow - you have been busy! Love the feathers - I need some of those in my house!

Cindy said...

Awesome!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Ooh, what lovely stuff, you have been busy!

Marit said...

Cool record fabric! Fits the colors and theme so well, too. Meant to be? And these feathers are awesome. Must make some for myself...

Heather D. said...

Fatal Fish Allergy.....haha! That's really funny. Have you seen Jess's groovy quilting (Elven Garden blog)?? Inspiring, daunting, amazing! I can't stop looking at hers. You might want to check it out. I know you've done a bit of FMQ. I wish my whining would pay off too because my fabric that I'm waiting for is still not here. Coming up on 3 weeks....

sherry said...

ah the stars and planets aligned to bring you both fabric and matching thread...lucky you...i love those feathers

Mina said...

Wow, that fabric looks way cool!

Kerstin said...

The grooy quilt will be just perfect, back and front!

Chez Roo said...

I love Melody Miller - that is perfect for your quilt. Your paper pieced bear is amazing - is it your own pattern? Love the cute little wonky crosses, and still want one of those feather pillows! I may have to make my own.

Marla said...

That bear is so perfect I thought it was a photo/print of what you were going to piece at first.

Julie said...

Those records are a pretty perfect match. It's going to look awesome!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great choice of backing fabric for the Totally Groovy QAL,mand so lucky with your Aurifil giveaway. Love love love the cushions..

Tanyia said...

I love your work, awesome! The bear is fave! I am stopping by from the WIP blog hop. I have my WIPs up today if you want to stop by :)http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2012/09/this-weeks-wips.html

capitolaquilter said...

Oh wow - those feathers are fabulous. The aurifil looks like fun, congrats on winning!

applepiepatchwork said...

I love your groovy quilt along top, and I completely agree about how absolutely perfect that backing fabric is. The feathers are great tool, and are inspiring me to make a similar cushion soon. . .

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

gorgeous work Patti!! that backing is perfect with the threads!!! Can'\t wait to see it finished. And I love the bear!!!!!

greelyrita said...

I love the feather pillows!! ha ha feather pillows, a pun. Seriously, they are gorgeous!!

Mary Ann said...

Wow...lots of interesting and beautiful stuff going on:)

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Love everything, but the bear is AMAZING!! Awesome job.

Melissa said...

Your feather pillows are lovely! That's definitely on my quilt bucket list.

M-R said...

Wow, wow, wow! Great projects, Patti. Love those fabrics and thread for Groovy. It's going to look fabulous. That bear seriously rocks!

Regina said...

All your projects are awesome, but the paper-pieced bear takes the crown!

rtquilter said...

Love the cushions! The feathers are particularly cool!

ashley said...

That backing is perfect for your quilt! And that bear is amazing!

Celtic Thistle said...

Great backing, will be a gorgeous quilt! Love your feathered cushions too.

Pam said...

The colours in your 2nd cushion work so well... stunning!!!

Pam said...

I've featured your cushion today...
http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/09/threading-your-way-features_22.html

Momma Lynne said...

Please tell me where I can find the bear pattern. I am working on a story quilt for my "Shadows of the Bears" Christmas story.