Wednesday, October 03, 2012

WIP Wednesday

A rather uninspiring week for me, as I look at my sewing machine and then walk away from it!
I spent more time out in the yard doing fall clean up than I spent sewing.
Hate that!
Here is what I did accomplish...
Chelsea asked for wonky string kaleidoscope blocks in navy, orange, yellow and red.
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For our Star of Africa bee, Benta is doing an interlocking star quilt. So, our contributions are going to be the centre block and four connecting blocks.
The centre block needed to be something representing our country(which is the basic theme of the bee), so I chose to do a very simplified version of Anne of Green Gables.
Not in a zillion years would I attempt to do a face, so Benta gets a straw hat and red pigtails!!
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Finally for the Mouthy Stitches 2 swap, I have decided to do hexagon style block based on the tutorial  from Lee here at Freshly Pieced!
I plan to change the white corners to a linen of some sort, as I don't think white is the best choice for a tote.
I have an idea for fabric for the backside of the tote and the lining, so we'll see what my secret partner thinks!
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Remaining as WIP's
1-A Groovy Kind of Love- didn't do anything on it this week
2-Starry, Starry Night- waiting patiently!
3- Triangles-sitting in a heap waiting to be used!
Linking up this week with guest host, Debbie @ Freshly Pieced.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Have a great sewing week!

24 comments:

sarah said...

I love your blocks! Cute kitties, too

Cindy Sharp said...

Love Anne of Green Gables....I married a
Gilbert!

Waverlee said...

Love the wonky string kaleidoscope blocks. Fantastic choice of fabrics.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Great blocks, I especially love the Hexagon!
Amanda

Carla said...

Your blocks look great! I especially like the hexagon ; )

Cille said...

Great blocks :) I made Lee's hexagon block too for my bee members too. Loved making them.

Heather D. said...

Nice blocks Patti. I really like Chelsea's wonky string kaleidoscope blocks. I have her tutorial pinned!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Patti! I'm happy I found your beautiful blog! Your quilts and cats are so beautiful! 'Kissa' in Finnish means cat! Wishes from Finnish woman living in Greece! x Teje

Susan Being Snippy said...

Love the Anne of green Gables block! I definately says Eastern Canada, but we have such a huge country it is hard to represent it all!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Lovethe string hexies, but love my Anne most of all :-) x x x

Sheila said...

Lovely blocks , especially like Anne of Green Gables .

Mary Ann said...

Lovely work but I really think your Anne of Green Gable block is adorable.

Karen said...

It is frustrating when you cannot get to your machine, but sometimes there are other priorities. Great to to see the blocks. They look great!

Karen said...

It is frustrating when you cannot get to your machine, but sometimes there are other priorities. Great to to see the blocks. They look great!

Kelli said...

Those blocks are amazing. I esp like the wonky string kaleidoscope blocks. The colors and fabrics are great!

Jeanette said...

I love the Anne Block too, those pigtails are perfect. The kaleidoscope block is very pretty, great colors.

Debbie said...

Those are some seriously cool string blocks! And I am a huge Anne fan - love your blocks!! I think it's perfect! Thanks for linking up to wip Wednesday this week, where I've had the pleasure of guest-hosting!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love the first two blocks. It is good to have a break, you may come back more inspired!

elle said...

I like the colours in that wonky string kaliedascope.

CitricSugar said...

Your Anne of Green Gables block is absolutely darling!

I've just finished catching up after two months of being offline... Who's your Granny? is beautiful! I can't wait to see Groovy Love and Starry Starry Night finished, too... I was hoping to start a Groove quilt for the QAL but time and budget just said no. Someday. :-)

Sara said...

Love all of it! But that Anne of Green Gables...oh my! I just finished the book (again).

Celtic Thistle said...

I love your wonky strings blocks, must give them a try sometime. The hat on your Anne of Green Gables block is just lovely! Great block.

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Everything is so pretty, but I LOVE your wonky strings block. So pretty. And I love Anne of GG. Great job. : )

diannajessie said...

Great wonky string kaleidoscope, I love blue and orange together:)

24 comments:

sarah said...

I love your blocks! Cute kitties, too

Cindy Sharp said...

Love Anne of Green Gables....I married a
Gilbert!

Waverlee said...

Love the wonky string kaleidoscope blocks. Fantastic choice of fabrics.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Great blocks, I especially love the Hexagon!
Amanda

Carla said...

Your blocks look great! I especially like the hexagon ; )

Cille said...

Great blocks :) I made Lee's hexagon block too for my bee members too. Loved making them.

Heather D. said...

Nice blocks Patti. I really like Chelsea's wonky string kaleidoscope blocks. I have her tutorial pinned!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Patti! I'm happy I found your beautiful blog! Your quilts and cats are so beautiful! 'Kissa' in Finnish means cat! Wishes from Finnish woman living in Greece! x Teje

Susan Being Snippy said...

Love the Anne of green Gables block! I definately says Eastern Canada, but we have such a huge country it is hard to represent it all!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Lovethe string hexies, but love my Anne most of all :-) x x x

Sheila said...

Lovely blocks , especially like Anne of Green Gables .

Mary Ann said...

Lovely work but I really think your Anne of Green Gable block is adorable.

Karen said...

It is frustrating when you cannot get to your machine, but sometimes there are other priorities. Great to to see the blocks. They look great!

Karen said...

It is frustrating when you cannot get to your machine, but sometimes there are other priorities. Great to to see the blocks. They look great!

Kelli said...

Those blocks are amazing. I esp like the wonky string kaleidoscope blocks. The colors and fabrics are great!

Jeanette said...

I love the Anne Block too, those pigtails are perfect. The kaleidoscope block is very pretty, great colors.

Debbie said...

Those are some seriously cool string blocks! And I am a huge Anne fan - love your blocks!! I think it's perfect! Thanks for linking up to wip Wednesday this week, where I've had the pleasure of guest-hosting!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love the first two blocks. It is good to have a break, you may come back more inspired!

elle said...

I like the colours in that wonky string kaliedascope.

CitricSugar said...

Your Anne of Green Gables block is absolutely darling!

I've just finished catching up after two months of being offline... Who's your Granny? is beautiful! I can't wait to see Groovy Love and Starry Starry Night finished, too... I was hoping to start a Groove quilt for the QAL but time and budget just said no. Someday. :-)

Sara said...

Love all of it! But that Anne of Green Gables...oh my! I just finished the book (again).

Celtic Thistle said...

I love your wonky strings blocks, must give them a try sometime. The hat on your Anne of Green Gables block is just lovely! Great block.

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Everything is so pretty, but I LOVE your wonky strings block. So pretty. And I love Anne of GG. Great job. : )

diannajessie said...

Great wonky string kaleidoscope, I love blue and orange together:)