Wednesday, 2 October 2013

WiP Wednesday

I rarely do WiP Wednesday but have decided to start on the basis that it might focus my mind now that I'm going to have other commitments.

So keeping it real, I shall list only a couple of things.

First up are my blocks for the City Sampler. Since starting these last Friday I have made the first 15 blocks, which are all crosses. These blocks come together so easily and I am loving the combination of different Tula Pink lines and Oakshott. I have a way to catch up with the sewalong, which are at the mid fifties but who knows, I might do!


Second up is my gorgeous Stitch Tease quilt top, the theme for which was curves.


I have the batting and I'm going to do a pieced back...just need to decide on the fabrics. The only thing is that I left a lot of my basting pins at my mum's and so energy is required to face basting it with thread...and if I do that then I'm quite tempted to hand quilt it on my big hoop! Am I mad?

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

25 comments:

Gina said...

I love your brightly colored, fun projects!

Sarah said...

I'm awffy impressed with those cross blocks, and 15 since last friday? You'll catch up in no time!

Pat Merkle said...

Fabulous projects Annabella!

Catherine said...

So colourful and lovely!

Yvonne@thatssewcreative said...

I love your bravery to hand quilt. I think you sewed up those city blocks quick, and I need to take a que from you. :)

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, way to churn out those blocks!

Heather said...

Still loving your City Sampler Blocks. I haven't sewn any in a few weeks and need to get back on the band wagon.

Adrianne said...

Your quilt top is so lovely. I think if you are going to go to the trouble of thread basting, you might as well hand quilt it!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Your City Sampler blocks look great!

Leanne said...

Hand quilting sounds lovely and relaxing. The blocks are great, I love your colour and fabric choices.

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the bottom centre block of the Sttich Tease quilt (I love them all but this is my favourite!). Hope it is busy in a good way!

Charlotte said...

hand quilt! hand quilt! hand quilt!!!!!!!!

Collette said...

Charlotte took the words right out of my mouth! Hand quilt!!!!

UKMUMINUSA said...

Love your blocks, I am behind too, 12 made so far. Your quilt is lovely too.

Nicky said...

Your City blocks are the nicest I've seen! Love those vibrant colours you do so well Annabella!

Either would be lovely - custom FMQ or concentric circles or hand quilting! Any would be perfect I'd say!

Flying Blind... said...

Hand quilting - yep, definitely crackers!

Janine said...

Your Stitch Tease top is amazing and you got masses of those lovely sampler blocks done. I think you'll soon catch up with the sew along :D

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

in answer to your question - yes, you are mad!!!

Canadian Abroad said...

As someone handquilting their Stitch Tease quilt - yes, it is madness!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your City Sampler blocks are really fabulous. I love the idea of Tula mixed with Oakshott. Hand quilting is fun, it'll give you the time to enjoy all those Stitch Tease blocks.

diane said...

I just love your Tula blocks. Hurry and finish that Stitch Tease quilt. It is so pretty

Martha said...

Beautiful blocks! I love how colorful they are. And they quilt top is absolutely gorgeous. Hand quilting a whole quilt is a big project, but it will look gorgeous. Can't wait to see how you end up quilting it.

Nilya said...

Such a lovely quilt top and your City Sampler blocks look gorgeous!

sewyouquilt2 said...

love the cross blocks and the curves. hand quilting and sewing I find are relaxing. time consuming but relaxing and I find that I have more attachment to the quilt.

Carla said...

Beautiful projects here. So pretty!