Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Channeling my inner Warhol!
and...opening my Colourbox of Oakshott!!
eek!
It all started with a fabulous pattern by Amy @ duringquiettime
Seriously, she comes up with the most amazing paper pieced patterns, and I find them hard to resist!!
So here is my version of her latest pattern of a Reindeer....I made 4!!!!!
 I love these reindeer, and the antlers are so majestic!
I did some angled straight line quilting in each block, and some hand stitching with perle cotton in the antlers.
The bottom left looks a little yellow, but is actually lime green!
Love inside photography, right!
Should have done pink on lime!
Krista thinks I should go ahead and  do it anyway! Maybe in the New Year I will.
This wall hanging measures 16.5"x24"
I love it madly!
I wanted to dig into the Oakshott because I am planning on doing a quilt using it, so I needed to get the jitters out of the way!
Not sure why it is such a big deal for me, but this Colourbox is such a treasure and I don't want to waste even a one inch square of it! LOL!
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I also finished my block for Nicky in the Star Of Africa bee.
She wanted to blocks to look like "books" to line up on a shelf..
Anne of Green Gable it is....
 Luckily for me, my bee mates know that any kind of applique isn't my specialty!!
They are very kind and forgiving!
Although, I think I might be getting a little better at it!
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For the Curve It Up QAL we are already into our 4th block!
This one is the 4 patch.
I sewed my curves wrong (totally my own fault), and my points didn't match. After multiple sessions with my ripper, I got the centre to be reasonably acceptable, but the outside points are out by at least half an inch.
So, I actually chucked it in the garbage! Then pulled it out to use for something else someday. Couldn't bring myself to waste this gorgeous Bella fabric!
I will wait until the end of the QAL and see what fabric I have left, then do the block again!
Here it is fresh out of the trash....:-)
 My wonky sewing aside, can you believe this is a 4 patch block!
The Quick Curve Ruler is just so amazing!
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I'm not working on any other quilts at the moment. My WIP's are all in the cupboard waiting for the New Year.
Other than a few potholders etc., I'm being quite lazy on the sewing front.
Good thing we get snow almost daily, so I have something to do!! :-(
Stupid winter!
Linking up @ Freshly Pieced - love Lee's blog makeover and WIP button!

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Have a great sewing week!




35 comments:

jewelweedchronicles said...

I love the reindeer!

Angela Bullard said...

I have my ruler but haven't started on the QAL yet. I thought they said that the outside points didn't need to line up on this block? Maybe it can still be used...it's too beautiful to not have it in the quilt! And since the reindeer pattern is another that I have printed and just not gotten around to, it seems like we have a very similar style. I look forward to seeing what you do in the future :)

wip-christmas-tree-project said...

I love the stags--very majestic--also like the Pop Art arrangement!

Amy said...

I love your bucks! and the applique and the curved piecing look good to me.we can be our own worst critic.

Dolores said...

Love your work. The reindeer/stag are wonderful and I'm glad you took your block out of the garbage.
Alas, we have no snow - just a few sprinkles yesterday.

mamaraby said...

I love you QAL block just the way it is. It almost gives things a sense of motion which really isn't so bad. I say keep it and use it proudly!

Just Carol said...

The reindeer are beautiful...very nice!

Dolores said...

Love your reindeer/stag quilt and your Anne of Green Gables block. Glad you took out the block from the garbage. You may like it later.
Alas, we have no snow, but yesterday we did get a few sprinkles.

sherry said...

ok andy i do love your reindeer

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love the reindeer!!
I haven't tried Oak Shots yet, but hear that they are beautiful! Nice job.
and your other blocks look great too! :)

Julia said...

I love the reindeer quilt. So creative!

M-R said...

WOW! I LOVE those Reindeer. Seriously awesome, Patti. And that binding gives it the perfect pop.

LynCC said...

Look at that Anne of Green Gables block! I just love those books. What an awesome block. :)

Susan Being Snippy said...

the reindeer wall hanging is wonderful! but sorry to see the difficulty you have had with the curves -- best to give it a try again, we learn best by our failures! Next time you will surely get it right!
And I think it is a myth at we make quilts all winter! I seem to do more sewing in summer sitting outside on my back yard deck with my little portable machine...

Heather D. said...

The reindeer are great! And I'm glad to hear that you rescued that block out of the garbage, surely it can be used for something.

Jenny Wren said...

Love the Deer and Oakshotts

Gina said...

Every single project is amazing! Very clever what you did with the deer pattern and beautiful choice of fabric!

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done on all accounts.

I love the raindeer.

Janine said...

I love those stags and the sripey binding is perfect. Your block for Nicky is lovely too and your curvy block looks great despite those points. I'm sure you'll think of something to with it sooner or later :)

Grandma Coco said...

Wow! So much productivity! Your Anne of Green Gables book is very effective.

LethargicLass said...

May I please copy your deer hanging? I have been trying to figure out fabrics for making it and never even considered solids... I love your idea so much!

Tabatha said...

Your reindeer are gorgeous and brilliant! I lust over Oakshot but haven't yet taken the plunge. Where did you purchase yours??

Tabatha at BenginsPins.com

Allison said...

I love the reindeer in bright colors!

tartankiwi said...

Your reindeer are beautiful. The pattern is great, but your choice of colours makes it!

Karen said...

The reindeer are amazing. I can see why they have captured your interest. The colours are lovely!
A great wall hanging!

Chez Roo said...

Those reindeer are awesome, but your Anne of Green Gables block is amazing too!

Jess said...

They are fantastic! I completely know how you feel - my color box is untouched waiting for the 'right' project and I get jittery just thinking about it!

elle said...

Luv Oakshot! Great stuff here.

Sara said...

Beautiful! Those deer look incredibly difficult.

Erica said...

Those reindeer are AMAZING!

Kit Lang said...

Love oakshot. Great reindeer!

littlelixie said...

I’m hosting an International Rainbow Charm Square Swap which could provide some handy fabrics for future blocks. More details here: http://lixiemakesit.blogspot.co.uk/p/charm-swap.html

CitricSugar said...

These are all fantastic, Patti! I'm completely in love with your reindeer.

And great work on Anne and your curved block! I need to spend a little more time with that ruler…

Heather A said...

Loving your Warholed Deer heads! And Oakshots! Lucky lady! I'm jealous!

Happy New Year!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

I love every photo on this post! hehe The reindeer are amazing!! The Anne block is super cute too. I got the quick curve ruler for Christmas. I can't wait to start playing with it.

35 comments:

jewelweedchronicles said...

I love the reindeer!

Angela Bullard said...

I have my ruler but haven't started on the QAL yet. I thought they said that the outside points didn't need to line up on this block? Maybe it can still be used...it's too beautiful to not have it in the quilt! And since the reindeer pattern is another that I have printed and just not gotten around to, it seems like we have a very similar style. I look forward to seeing what you do in the future :)

wip-christmas-tree-project said...

I love the stags--very majestic--also like the Pop Art arrangement!

Amy said...

I love your bucks! and the applique and the curved piecing look good to me.we can be our own worst critic.

Dolores said...

Love your work. The reindeer/stag are wonderful and I'm glad you took your block out of the garbage.
Alas, we have no snow - just a few sprinkles yesterday.

mamaraby said...

I love you QAL block just the way it is. It almost gives things a sense of motion which really isn't so bad. I say keep it and use it proudly!

Just Carol said...

The reindeer are beautiful...very nice!

Dolores said...

Love your reindeer/stag quilt and your Anne of Green Gables block. Glad you took out the block from the garbage. You may like it later.
Alas, we have no snow, but yesterday we did get a few sprinkles.

sherry said...

ok andy i do love your reindeer

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love the reindeer!!
I haven't tried Oak Shots yet, but hear that they are beautiful! Nice job.
and your other blocks look great too! :)

Julia said...

I love the reindeer quilt. So creative!

M-R said...

WOW! I LOVE those Reindeer. Seriously awesome, Patti. And that binding gives it the perfect pop.

LynCC said...

Look at that Anne of Green Gables block! I just love those books. What an awesome block. :)

Susan Being Snippy said...

the reindeer wall hanging is wonderful! but sorry to see the difficulty you have had with the curves -- best to give it a try again, we learn best by our failures! Next time you will surely get it right!
And I think it is a myth at we make quilts all winter! I seem to do more sewing in summer sitting outside on my back yard deck with my little portable machine...

Heather D. said...

The reindeer are great! And I'm glad to hear that you rescued that block out of the garbage, surely it can be used for something.

Jenny Wren said...

Love the Deer and Oakshotts

Gina said...

Every single project is amazing! Very clever what you did with the deer pattern and beautiful choice of fabric!

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done on all accounts.

I love the raindeer.

Janine said...

I love those stags and the sripey binding is perfect. Your block for Nicky is lovely too and your curvy block looks great despite those points. I'm sure you'll think of something to with it sooner or later :)

Grandma Coco said...

Wow! So much productivity! Your Anne of Green Gables book is very effective.

LethargicLass said...

May I please copy your deer hanging? I have been trying to figure out fabrics for making it and never even considered solids... I love your idea so much!

Tabatha said...

Your reindeer are gorgeous and brilliant! I lust over Oakshot but haven't yet taken the plunge. Where did you purchase yours??

Tabatha at BenginsPins.com

Allison said...

I love the reindeer in bright colors!

tartankiwi said...

Your reindeer are beautiful. The pattern is great, but your choice of colours makes it!

Karen said...

The reindeer are amazing. I can see why they have captured your interest. The colours are lovely!
A great wall hanging!

Chez Roo said...

Those reindeer are awesome, but your Anne of Green Gables block is amazing too!

Jess said...

They are fantastic! I completely know how you feel - my color box is untouched waiting for the 'right' project and I get jittery just thinking about it!

elle said...

Luv Oakshot! Great stuff here.

Sara said...

Beautiful! Those deer look incredibly difficult.

Erica said...

Those reindeer are AMAZING!

Kit Lang said...

Love oakshot. Great reindeer!

littlelixie said...

I’m hosting an International Rainbow Charm Square Swap which could provide some handy fabrics for future blocks. More details here: http://lixiemakesit.blogspot.co.uk/p/charm-swap.html

CitricSugar said...

These are all fantastic, Patti! I'm completely in love with your reindeer.

And great work on Anne and your curved block! I need to spend a little more time with that ruler…

Heather A said...

Loving your Warholed Deer heads! And Oakshots! Lucky lady! I'm jealous!

Happy New Year!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

I love every photo on this post! hehe The reindeer are amazing!! The Anne block is super cute too. I got the quick curve ruler for Christmas. I can't wait to start playing with it.