Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WIP: Just a peek!

Well, I abandoned hope for finishing the wedding quilt in time for the wedding. It would have been nice, but it just didn't happen. I spent too much time watching football this weekend, and not enough quilting. :) (My team won and looked great, so yay!) While I enjoy sewing, I often find I have a pretty limited attention span for it. I know there are lots of quilters out there who can spend days at the machine, but I just can't. I like to dabble for an hour or two here and there. I accept that that is just my style!

I also went to The Great State Fair of New York (the grandiosity of that title cracks me up every time) on Sunday. In between the appalling displays of fried foods of every kind and a whole lot of low culture, I did get some photos from two separate quilt exhibitions. I'll post those in a separate post sometime soon.

I did sew a little bit though. Here's a look at what it will look like!




I really like this pattern. I love traditional blocks with modern fabrics, so I could see myself using this one again. It's designed for charm packs which would of course save you some cutting! I love patterns that allow you to still see the fabrics.


This isn't the greatest picture, because I just took it so I remembered the layout I had planned. Because once again math thwarted my efforts, I miscalculated how much fabric I needed. Instead of buying more, I decided to see if I had anything in my stash (novel idea, I know!) This isn't really my color scheme, so it was a bit difficult. But in the end I salvaged a bit of brown I had bought to make my friend a purse (hope there's still enough left!), some of the plain green from the MSU beach blanket, and some green stripes and polka dots from an American Jane mini fat quarter bundle I got on sale. As a result, the overall effect is more green than I intended, but there isn't anything wrong with that! The bride is the most frugal person I know, so she'd be totally proud that I made do if she knew. :)

Also, my cat is apparently too lazy to even sit like a normal animal while drinking. He'll take his beverage service in the reclining position, thank you very much. Proud moment for Bingley.

Yes, he's a boy and he has pink dishes. He doesn't seem to mind. :)

I'm headed to Chicago tomorrow and Indy on Friday night, so I'll be flitting around the Midwest and cursing the Newark airport this weekend (because it is terrible). Have a great week everyone!

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15 comments:

  1. The star blocks are turning out really well. That's going to be a great wedding quilt!

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  2. Loving those star blocks! That pattern is on my one-day list! The colours look lovely too!

    The photo of your cat made me laugh! Too funny!

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  3. Hehe, I don't feel so bad about abandoning my sister's birthday quilt now LOL, it's so not getting done!

    I am also a fan of traditional blocks on modern colors/fabrics - that is looking really awesome!

    That picture of your cat made my fiance and I laugh. Bingley is such a cute name!

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  4. nice stars and GBR! Great game wasn't it!

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  5. I love the olive green color scheme of your WIP--it's beautiful. Also, your cat is about as lazy as one of ours, who sometimes tries to eat lying down if we let her.

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  6. The stars are so pretty! I'm the same way with sewing. People get 3-4 quilts done in the time it takes me to finish one LOL. That picture of your cat is hilarious!

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  7. I love the star block and want to try that myself with some charm packs. As to the color... I once told someone I did not like green and it was not my favorite color. She then chastised me by saying that I did not like it because I did not "understand" green. At first offended at her being presumptuous, that comment, never-the-less, always stuck in my mind. Rising to the challenge I have now explored brights, chartreuses, primaries, muted olives and pine tree blue greens. I can truly say now that your color combo is lovely and the bride will love it.

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  8. Those stars are really neat :) I'm the same with needing breaks from sewing. Not sure I could ever make it through a whole day with nothing to do but sew!

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  9. lol!!! Your Bingley really cracks me up, laying down to drink. Cats are awesome.

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  10. I love those stars and the colors!

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  11. I like those stars a lot! And I love the colour combo - I do have a weakness for green and brown clothes, so I might be biased ;)

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  12. Looks great! I like the color scheme!

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  13. Your quilt is so pretty. Great job. I just started following your blog. I thought I had signed up already, but I guess not ; )

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