Wednesday 28 November 2012

Works In Progress

That's right, it's Wednesday! Time to talk works in progress. Last week there was no sewing. That's right I said no sewing. We all have those weeks, and last one was mine. But by the weekend I was feeling a little motivated. Guiltily I closed the closet on my Postage Stamp top which is crying to be basted and quilted, and opted to start something new. The idea of breaking out some new fabric and the rotary cutter was very appealing.

Doesn't my rotary cutter et al look cute in this
basket made of magazines from 10,000 Villages?

So I started my Foreign Currency quilt. The is a pattern from Cherry House Quilts, and one I have had in my pile of "want to make" for quite some time. This is also my very first all-solid project. I am pretty stoked! When the rotary cutter hit those Kona Solids I was having some fun!

I have even saved the trimming for a future stringy something ;)

The pattern came together fairly easily, and today I can show the top all ready to come together. Please disregard my hastily thrown together design wall.

My next work in progress needs to be a design wall! I have very little space, so need to do something portable. But there was no choice with this quilt as I needed to play with color and volume, so I ended up thumb tacking a batt to the wall (thank goodness for my forgiving roommate!). Either way, I hope to get this top stitched together this coming weekend.

The other little thing I did this week was pull my fabric for the Sugar Block Club which starts in January. I am looking forward to starting the monthly blocks and enjoying the recipes that go with them!

I chose the Metro Heaven & Helsinki fabrics that I recently bought. Can't wait to cut into them.

That's it for tonight. Need to sweep up some thread and get the sewing room ready for the days ahead. Thanks for stopping by!

I'm linking up today at Freshly Pieced


  1. You've inspired me! I may just jump on the WIP wagon some future Wednesday!

  2. Your fabrics for January are beautiful!

  3. You solids quilt looks stunning - love the colours!

  4. Thanks All - Jenn, WIP Wednesdays has been keeping me motivated to quilt and meet my goal of blogging at least once a week. It is fun to see what everyone is working on. Can be very inspirational indeed!

  5. Love the magazine basket! Honestly at first glance I thought that was a roll of quilt binding!

  6. yeah, I am in love with that bowl. You can them here: