WIP Wednesday – April 2, 2014

WiP Wednesday

It’s been ages since I’ve done a WIP Wednesday, which is hosted by Lee over at Freshly Pieced. Seeing as though I actually have a bunch of works in progress, AND I’ve been remembering to photograph the process, I thought I’d share what I’ve been working on lately.

First up is my Swoon quilt. I’ve wanted to make one for ages, but sitting on the sofa during my surgery recovery meant that I had a lot of time on my hands to buy more and more fabric until I was ready to make it upon my return to my studio!

My version is way scrappier than the design calls for, but I’m really loving it so far. But it’s a big project! I’ve decided to work on one block a day, interspersed with other work.

First, there’s the organization, which has taken over half my cutting table.

WIP Wednesday 4-2-14 Let's Eat Grandpa

I’ve found it pretty easy to break it into blocks and chain piece the half-square triangles and flying geese. As long as I’m only doing one block at a time, it seems to go well.

WIP Wednesday 4-2-14 Let's Eat Grandpa

I love the trimmings from the HSTs. I wonder if there’s something I can do with these pretty little trimmings.

WIP Wednesday 4-2-14 Let's Eat Grandpa

As of yesterday afternoon, I had four blocks laid out and ready to piece (with the HSTs and flying geese done). I’m making my quilt with twelve blocks instead of the nine the pattern calls for.

WIP Wednesday 4-2-14 Let's Eat Grandpa

I also finished up two sets of pennants for some clients. I’ll feature these on the blog tomorrow — and announce that they are now available for order from my Etsy shop!

WIP Wednesday 4-2-14 Let's Eat Grandpa

I also started knitting a new cowl for my second knitting project (yes, my first knitting project was a cowl as well). Spent a lot of our road trip last weekend working on it (ComiCon panels are perfect for knitting and listening!). It’s a simple seed stitch — perfect for mindless knitting.

WIP Wednesday 4-2-14 Let's Eat Grandpa

I’m also working on a secret Easter project using some selvedges! I’m not sure if I love it yet, but here’s a little sneak peak.

WIP Wednesday 4-2-14 Let's Eat Grandpa
What are you working on this week? I’d love to hear about your projects — leave a link in the comments so I can check them out!


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  1. Fran says

    I’ve just finished my second Swoon quilt (yep, love the patten THAT much!) & I saw a tip that mentioned marking a second like half an inch from the diagonal line marked for sewing the flying geese, sew both lines at once then cut in the middle & you have HSTs already sewn for another little project later. I thought it was a brilliant idea & I plan on making a HST pillow to go with my quilt.

    • says

      I’ve heard of that! I thought about figuring out how to make no-waste flying geese, but instead I just have millions of triangles, lol. I might make some fun bunting!

      But for my second swoon, I’ll look into it. Second!

    • says

      It’s actually not too bad once you get into it. I have a loose goal to work on one a day while I’m in my studio. Right now they are still just pieces, but I’ve done the flying geese and HSTs. Once I get all 12 done, I’ll switch out things where needed, then sew one a day until I have all 12 blocks!

  2. says

    You know, that Swoon block keeps catching my eye every time I see one in Bloggyland. I don’t know why I love it so much — or why it seems scary to me, but it does! I really love your scrappy version. The unexpected touch of brown gives it a lot of warmth but the fabric mix is still very modern and fresh. I like to mix up lots of different fabrics in my quilts, too, but they never come out the way I expect them to. Sometimes it’s a good surprise; other times, not so much! ;-)
    I’m currently working on two applique projects, and finishing up remodeling and reorganizing my sewing studio (which has been going on for over a year now). And just yesterday I was struck with Temporary Insanity and volunteered to coordinate, assemble, and quilt a group classroom quilt for my son’s fifth grade class to raffle off at their Night of the Arts fundraiser. Did I mention that the quilt needs to be finished by May 1st, and it isn’t started yet? My To Do List is longer than Santa’s Naughty and Nice lists. But I’m adding “Swoon Quilt” to it, all the same!
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    • says

      Oh goodness! That’s a lot on your plate! But I think life is more fun when I have a lot to do — I’m never bored! I’m guessing you aren’t either! :)


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