Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I've been working on a lot of stuff this week, mostly alterations, but I have had a few quilting projects going, too.  I've been working on some quilted journals - I have a set of birds that I cut out of a lovely piece of fabric a while back, so I want to get those done.  My youngest daughter has chosen one of them as her own, so maybe that will be next, but this is the one I worked on today:
I love this kind of sewing - I just add on to my design as I go, no planning ahead.  I really like the flying geese with that pretty floral fabric!

I also got back on the Crazy Jane horse.  Really need to be more consistent in working on these if I want to finish the top by August!  This is H-5.  Michael's Motorcycle.  I redrafted this one a bit to make the triangles even in the center.  I didn't like the way the one in the book wasn't at a 90 degree angle, so did it my way.  I'm a lot happier with my blocks if I make them the way I want them to look rather than following the diagrams in the book 100 percent of the time.  It was an easy one, only took a half hour.  Then I spent another half hour looking for my chart.  I saw it the other day and told myself I would be sorry if I didn't put that where I could find it later. I was right.  No clue as to where it is today, but I'm certain it's in my disaster area sewing room somewhere.  It will turn up eventually!

No more for tonight, time to turn in and get some sleep.  I work a full day at the quilt shop tomorrow!  Hopefully I will be able to resist any new fabrics.  You know how it is, especially when you have to spend the whole day being tempted!

To see what my other Quiltsy team members are up to this week go visit our team blog here:  Quiltsy Team.


Rose said...

I love hummingbirds and your little quilt is lovely! I have a lot of hummingbird fabric and will one day start a crazy quilt featuring them.

Dawn said...

I love the addition of the birds. You can't go wrong when you "put a bird on it" :)

Anonymous said...

This is my first time visiting your blog. Lovely journal cover. I'm with Rose and Dawn…LOVE hummingbirds. Thank you for sharing. :-)

Anonymous said...

You're in Coos Bay! I'm in Portland. Small world! :-)

Nancy said...

Very attractive: I love it!