Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A long list?

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
After reading a post last week where someone suggested using their planner to organise their sewing I decided to try and get a handle on everything I was attempting to do. That is the whole purpose of these posts. So being a true librarian I have tried to classify them as follows:
Blocks of the month/sew alongs
Craftsy block of the month 2013
Pile o fabric skill builder block of the month
Hello Moon by April Mae designs
Farmers wife sampler quilt
Papillon creations - Around the world embroidery
Online classes
Leah day craftsy class on free motion quilting
Quilt tops in progress
Cutting out material for curvy quilt for weekend with Irene
Jelly roll top in 30s repro fabrics
Black and white quilt top to be layered up & quilted
Silk quilt, totally stalled while I was ill last year, really need to get back to this one.
Sensory quilt I promised a lady on twitter, some fabrics bought, do I need more?
Little patchwork puppy I promised Miss Freya ...

Goodness that's quite a lot, especially for someone who claims to want to finish things ... But writing it all down here gives me a focus for this.

So here is my current wip, Black and white quilt top I have promised a nice lady on twitter, need to get layered up and quilted.

I hadn't realised the light was quite that rubbish ... Here is a close up And another

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is working on.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

My first work in progress ....

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
eeeeeppppp my very first WiP post. I have been following these for well over a year now and never plucked up the courage to join in. The resolution for the new year was to throw caution to the wind.
So here I am, and more to the point what is in progress?
This is one of the many things I have been working on. The pattern is from the book, Two from one Jelly Rolls:

I have never used a jelly roll before but had a lovely thirties repro jelly roll I bought in Birmingham a few years ago. I so wanted a pattern to use it and found the perfect one in this book.
You take four strips of the same colour, I chose red and add a white strip to either side. You then take the remaining jelly roll strips and sew two of them to either side of a white strip. These units are then subcut as follows:

You end up with a million or so of each, a slight exaggeration but not much ... these are then joined together to make a nine patch.

You then cut this up down the middle (twice) so you end up with a million teensy weensy little blocks like this:

Yep you get the picture. I am loving doing it but it is taking a long time. I took up patchwork because I had RSI and couldnt do the fine needle work i used too. This means I can't really do the marathon subcutting needed to speed this up.
I will just pick away at it though.