Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WIP Wednesday 23-01-2013

I hadn't realized until now that this is my first WIP post this year! How did that happen??
Looking back, I see that most of my work this year has been bee blocks, knitting socks, and reupholstering a chair for my sewing room!

However, I am now working on left overs from last year!
Starry, Starry Night is finally basted. Yay! It was not easy I must say. Because I am using voile for the backing, I didn't think I could use spray baste. Then, trying to keep it taped to the floor was a nightmare. So, I ended up doing a very non-traditional baste.
First, I lightly spray basted the batting to the quilt top; then I put the backing on top of the batting and put in just a few pins to keep it together. Then I flipped it over so that the top was on top, and pinned normally! A bit weird, but it worked!

Love AMH voile!

Now, I have to decide how to quilt it!
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I've had a ton of equilateral triangles cut from Chicopee up on my design wall for at least a month, and probably longer!

I finally bit the bullet, arranged them is some sort of random order, found a good tutorial for joining triangles without pulling out my hair, and now I am halfway through finishing them. This photo is older, so the placement of the triangles is different!
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Some bee blocks have been done...
For Janine in Star Of Africa
Our Saskatoon MQG is participating in the Madrona Road Challenge, and I signed on for it!
I was initially going to do a table runner, but changed my mind and did a cushion instead.

I used some Kona Ash as well as the Madrona Road.
A hidden zipper in the back, and black piping.
I did a little hand stitching and a bit of FMQ.

I'm just finishing up a Cathedral Window pincushion with the leftover fabrics!
A fun challenge and a first for our brand new Saskatoon MQG!
Linking up today with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Have a great sewing week!

17 comments:

regan said...

Great projects, Patti! And I love that pillow! Gorgeous!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Great projects, Patti! Can't wait to see what you've done with the Chicopee triangles. I love equilateral triangles!

Heather D. said...

My first Wednesday post this week as well. Where has time gone??

Love the chicopee triangles!

CitricSugar said...

Your cushion looks great!! I can't wait to see it in person… I finished my challenge piece but haven't got my photos organized yet. Maybe this weekend.

That's quite an ordeal you had with Starry Starry Night! Glad to hear you found something that worked for you. :-)

LynCC said...

So many great works here. I'm still giggling in admiration at the creative basting approach. :) It's a great quilt.

Janine said...

Beautiful projects! I love my wonderful butterfly and I really like the triangles and the cushion too :)

Celtic Thistle said...

Love your cushion Patti.

capitolaquilter said...

Really nice cushion and I especially like all the quilting detail.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

you have some stunning work here

Erica said...

Those all look great and I love that voile backing!

Emma said...

What a fabulous start to the year. You're working on some fabulous projects.

Cathy said...

Love your chair and your quilts are looking great!

Carla said...

Pretty pillow and your solids block looks fab

Karen said...

Pleased to see some success with the quilt basting. That's the hard part done.
Great to see all the projects that you are working on.

Angela Bullard said...

I love the way you used your Madrona Road!

Heather A said...

I love where your imagination took you with your Madrona Road challenge project! Sweet!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great projects!

17 comments:

regan said...

Great projects, Patti! And I love that pillow! Gorgeous!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Great projects, Patti! Can't wait to see what you've done with the Chicopee triangles. I love equilateral triangles!

Heather D. said...

My first Wednesday post this week as well. Where has time gone??

Love the chicopee triangles!

CitricSugar said...

Your cushion looks great!! I can't wait to see it in person… I finished my challenge piece but haven't got my photos organized yet. Maybe this weekend.

That's quite an ordeal you had with Starry Starry Night! Glad to hear you found something that worked for you. :-)

LynCC said...

So many great works here. I'm still giggling in admiration at the creative basting approach. :) It's a great quilt.

Janine said...

Beautiful projects! I love my wonderful butterfly and I really like the triangles and the cushion too :)

Celtic Thistle said...

Love your cushion Patti.

capitolaquilter said...

Really nice cushion and I especially like all the quilting detail.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

you have some stunning work here

Erica said...

Those all look great and I love that voile backing!

Emma said...

What a fabulous start to the year. You're working on some fabulous projects.

Cathy said...

Love your chair and your quilts are looking great!

Carla said...

Pretty pillow and your solids block looks fab

Karen said...

Pleased to see some success with the quilt basting. That's the hard part done.
Great to see all the projects that you are working on.

Angela Bullard said...

I love the way you used your Madrona Road!

Heather A said...

I love where your imagination took you with your Madrona Road challenge project! Sweet!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great projects!