Here we are for another WIP Wednesday! I know I say it every week, but I can't believe another week has gone by. I started and finished a few projects this week, including this scrappy strings pillow:
This pillow started as a trial run for an idea I had for my doll quilt for DQS 10:
It's made entirely of scraps from my scraps bin, and I love how bright and cheerful it is. I wanted to use either Hope Valley or Central Park as the fabrics in my doll quilt, and I am not sure how this strings design will translate to a single line of fabric...
So that brings me to this weeks WIP! It's been all doll quilt all the time this week, I don't like leaving swap items or bee blocks till the last minute, so I've been getting anxious that I don't have anything completed yet for DQS 10
I *think* this is the design I am ultimately going to use. I think this is a little more up my partner's alley, and, well, I really like it too!
Right now I have all the pieces cut and up on my design wall. I used a drunkard's path cutting template, and used Hope Valley for the circle quarters, and neutral greys and tans/beige colors as the background.
I have already done a trial run of this block using some scraps, and white as the background. There was definitely a learning curve to pinning and sewing those curved seams, but I think I have it down now. I wasn't crazy about the boring white as the background of the trial blocks, but I think the varied neutrals adds interest in the background, without being overly busy, or taking away from the focal circle fabrics. Do you agree?
I know this looks HUGE right now, but when all is said and done, the blocks will cut down to measure 6 inches square, so the finished product will be 24 inches square.
I think this really should say "stalled" projects. I'll be honest, I have absolutely no plans to work on these during the next week, so I should just cut, copy, paste this section for next weeks WIP Wednesday! haha
1. Amy Butler sew-along. I'll get to this. eventually. I will say this is project numero uno after my DQS doll quilt is completed!
2. p.s. i quilt postage stamp quilt along. As long as this is done by May/June for my cousins bridal shower, all is good.
3. I'll add this in for good measure...just a few bits a pieces to add to my scrappy mug rug package to hopefully be mailed out this weekend...(label for the back, and I need one more little handmade goodie to add...)
Be sure to pop on over to Freshly Pieced and check out all the WIPs this fabulous Wednesday!