Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I skipped WIP Wednesday last week, as I was doing a post for my first ever blog hop!
UR Priceless ended yesterday, but it sure was fun!
So many cute coin purses...
Here are the 3 that I made.
This was the first time I had used a sew-in frame, and after the initial difficulties, it went really well and I might never do a glue in again!
Except for the big bag of glue in frames I have!
I may have even ordered more of the sew-in variety.......
I also used tap transfer paper to make the Canadian coin fabric.
Thanks Janine! for telling me about it!
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Hurricane Sandy Help! on Flickr was busy collecting quilt blocks, and I contributed a few for this amazing cause.
I think there were enough blocks to make 15-20 quilts.
Everyone did the same block, and some were colour specific.
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I also joined another QAL in the past few weeks!
This is the Curve It Up QAL
We will be making 12 traditional blocks using the Quick Curve Ruler designed by Jenny @Sew Kind of Wonderful.
Jenny and her sister, Helen are taking turns with the tutorial every 2 weeks.
I have to say, I am loving this ruler!

 These blocks are huge at 16"
Love how the curve just makes such a difference.
The Churn Dash is fantastic!
I am using Bella by Lotta Jansdotter, with Kona Ochre and Curry as background fabrics.
It's not too late to join in. We've only done 2 blocks.
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I also made a couple of Open Wide Zipper Pouches using the tutorial from Anna!
I made the small size and sure do plan to try the other 2 sizes.
They are quick and easy to do!
The top one is going to a giveaway winner that I have yet to choose! Better get on that!
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Because Christmas is coming, and we have the weather to prove it, I am working on a new table runner.....
The text fabric is amazing! I picked it up at Fabricland, and it tells the story of how Christmas tree decorating and lighting came about!
Well, I think that's about it for this week!
Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
and

Have a great sewing week!

20 comments:

M-R said...

So many great projects, Patti! Love those coin purses!

gpc said...

You have sure been busy! I love those zipper bags, but I am afraid of doing zippers!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi Patti.....thanks for stopping by my blog. appreciate it. I love the purses you made. You should get to those pillows with the intertwined pattern...it's a fun pattern.

Theresa said...

Great projects, I love your pouches but I have to say your Curve it Up blocks are stunning with the ochre and curry as backgrounds.I need to get a move along with my own blocks, I was having trouble picking a background colour - didn't want to use cream but not quite brave enough to choose another colour - I'm inspired now to do so now, thank you :D

Marion McClellan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! !! ...I'm talking all of it!!!

Cindy Sharp said...

What a busy girl.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Great blocks! And I love those little coin purses...I will have to get that pattern and try them out!

Erica said...

Everything looks beautiful! I have never tried making a coin purse and I think I just might have to give it a try :)

Marla said...

The curved blocks look fantastic. Such a fun twist on a traditional block.

Anna said...

Love those churn dash blocks! Seeing all these curvy blocks makes me feel slightly less afraid of curves :) Those coin purse and pouches are adorable, too!

Chez Roo said...

Love your coin purses, and your table runner looks so lovely!

Pat Merkle said...

Love your curvy QAL blocks.

Janine said...

Your purses are lovely and those curvy blocks are wonderful. Amazing what a difference a curve makes! I'm glad you liked the tap transfers. I now recommend photo fabric: http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalog/Supplies_Printing_Fabric.html lol I tried it and you don't get the hardness of the transfers, although I haven't tried washing it yet.

Sheila said...

Lots of great projects , your coin purses are so cute and so are the zipper bags !

elle said...

Lots of neat things. Those big blocks are intriguing!

Sam said...

I love your big blocks they do make a statement with that curve.

Regina said...

Great projects, and you used really nice fabrics!

Celtic Thistle said...

You have had a productive time Patti! The curved blocks look great.

jmstitching said...

What a great "text" fabric! I hope they have it at my local Fabricland. Did you get it recently?

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Your curve blocks are amazing! I can't wait to see the finished quilt. And I love the fabric choices! : )

20 comments:

M-R said...

So many great projects, Patti! Love those coin purses!

gpc said...

You have sure been busy! I love those zipper bags, but I am afraid of doing zippers!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi Patti.....thanks for stopping by my blog. appreciate it. I love the purses you made. You should get to those pillows with the intertwined pattern...it's a fun pattern.

Theresa said...

Great projects, I love your pouches but I have to say your Curve it Up blocks are stunning with the ochre and curry as backgrounds.I need to get a move along with my own blocks, I was having trouble picking a background colour - didn't want to use cream but not quite brave enough to choose another colour - I'm inspired now to do so now, thank you :D

Marion McClellan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! !! ...I'm talking all of it!!!

Cindy Sharp said...

What a busy girl.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Great blocks! And I love those little coin purses...I will have to get that pattern and try them out!

Erica said...

Everything looks beautiful! I have never tried making a coin purse and I think I just might have to give it a try :)

Marla said...

The curved blocks look fantastic. Such a fun twist on a traditional block.

Anna said...

Love those churn dash blocks! Seeing all these curvy blocks makes me feel slightly less afraid of curves :) Those coin purse and pouches are adorable, too!

Chez Roo said...

Love your coin purses, and your table runner looks so lovely!

Pat Merkle said...

Love your curvy QAL blocks.

Janine said...

Your purses are lovely and those curvy blocks are wonderful. Amazing what a difference a curve makes! I'm glad you liked the tap transfers. I now recommend photo fabric: http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalog/Supplies_Printing_Fabric.html lol I tried it and you don't get the hardness of the transfers, although I haven't tried washing it yet.

Sheila said...

Lots of great projects , your coin purses are so cute and so are the zipper bags !

elle said...

Lots of neat things. Those big blocks are intriguing!

Sam said...

I love your big blocks they do make a statement with that curve.

Regina said...

Great projects, and you used really nice fabrics!

Celtic Thistle said...

You have had a productive time Patti! The curved blocks look great.

jmstitching said...

What a great "text" fabric! I hope they have it at my local Fabricland. Did you get it recently?

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Your curve blocks are amazing! I can't wait to see the finished quilt. And I love the fabric choices! : )