Tuesday, October 25, 2011

W.I.P. Wednesday ~ And giveaway winner!

First off, I used www.random.org to choose a winner for the mug rug giveaway. We had 22 entries and the winner is comment #7.....Debbie!!! Debbie has a wonderful blog, A Quilter's Table, where she frequently posts about her projects, swaps, and also some yummy recipes. You should check it out! Congrats, Debbie, I have enjoyed getting to know you a bit! :) Send me your mailing address when you read this. :) (P.S. If anyone can tell me how to embed an image of the random.org results into a blog post, I'd appreciate it!!)

Ongoing projects:


- Swoon !! This quilt top is getting to be so huge and unwieldy! It's beautiful, and I need to keep on, but I'm just at the stage that every additional piece of fabric that is seamed onto it takes forever and is difficult on the ironing board, etc. I have done a fair bit of other small scale sewing this week (see below!) so I am ready to get going on Swoon again. Since last week I have added 2.5" sashing pieces between all of the blocks and 4" sashing on the two sides so far. This is not what the pattern calls for but I am making it a bit bigger (gasp! What was I thinking, and how am I going to quilt this??) to fit on our queen size bed. Still need to add sashing to top and bottom.


~ I posted earlier this week the four blocks that I constructed out of leftover HSTs from the Swoon. I love them!! They will eventually become cushion covers to match the quilt.


But I guess four wasn't enough because yesterday when I spotted this tutorial, I knew I had to make just one more block!! This one was fun, my first time doing wonky stars and I will revisit this, but not on such a small scale. To give you an idea, this entire block is only 12.5". Each of those tiny squares, for instance the center of each star, is 1" finished. Needless to say it was a bit fiddly, but still the results are fun and something I can truly say I've never done before! (Forgive the fairly poor photo, I am struggling lately with enough light for pictures inside because it is not always feasible these days to take stuff outside!)


Projects up and coming:

- Still waiting for the Little Apples fabric. Apparently lost somewhere in the abyss of the Canadian postal system. Been just about 3 weeks since ordering, though I think I should just expect that things will take this long.



WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

23 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

utterly gorgeous!! I love the ring of stars - you're going cushion mad!!
congratulations to Debbie :)

Leslie said...

I LOVE your swoon quilt, especially with the hometown! I still need to buy that pattern and start it!
Your ring of stars is just as lovely too!

Congratulations to the winner! lucky girl!

Poppyprint said...

Oh my, your swoon blocks look amazing put together! Keep going - almost there!!! All the leftover blocks for pillows are gorgeous, too. Your piecing is impressive.

To imbed the RNG image, I use the 'snipping' tool. It allows you to draw a box around the RNG blue result box, save it as an image and then import the image into a blog post. I think the snipping tool is a microsoft Office feature. It appears as an option on my computer's programs list.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

LOVE! Swooning here as well! The fabrics on white like that...yup, LOVE!

Patti said...

I've been longing to do a Swoon quilt for ages, and wow, do I ever love yours! Beautiful fabric. The cushions will be amazing too.

Alli said...

Your Swoon top is gooooorgeous! I love your mini wonky stars block, too -- especially the way you laid it out. :)

Mitzi said...

Your swoon blocks look amazing and I love that you are going to use your leftover HSTs for pillows. Fantastic idea!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous work! I'm developing some serious quilt block envy! I love your quilt top and your leftover blocks. How precious are those little stars?!?

JanuaryT said...

I love this quilt, I really like a traditional pattern with some modern fabrics. Really pretty!

Debbie said...

SO excited to have won your mug-rug!! I will use it as I begin my own hometown quilt!! Thanks, Heather! And I totally can relate RE: the size of the Swoon! Good luck as you make yours even bigger! ;-) & btw, your blocks look great!!

QuiltNut Creations said...

your Swoon quilt is beautiful!! and I absolutely love your little stars

Kirsten N said...

Love your little stars - these blocks will make such lovely pillow covers to go with the quilt!!

Rebecca said...

i love the star block! great idea.

Diane said...

Your quilt looks BEAUTIFUL!!! And I LOVE what you are doing with the leftover hst's! :) Those are going to be great! :)

machen und tun said...

the swoon top looks lovely! wow, this will be something to wiggle through your machine, won´t it?! and planning matching pillows already is just very clever.. they look wonderful, too.
lucky you!!
Claudia

Kelli said...

Love how you're using your swoon leftovers to make even more beautiful blocks! :o)

Kate said...

Swoon and hometown. I literally just swooned. So much great work!

Toni said...

I seriously love everything on this page! Your bed is going to look so awesome with all that Hometown quilty goodness! Love all the HSTs and that Swoon is amazing!

Kimberly said...

Fabulousness.

And HOW are you going to quilt it?

Kristy said...

I love the colours of the hometown blocks

Martha said...

I love your projects....especially that little wonky stars block. Enjoyed my visit.

Leanne said...

I love those fabrics, they work wonderfully on your Swoon quilt, which is beautiful!

abby Latimer said...

I love your swoon quilt - I'm making one out of Hometown also and seeing your finished quilt makes me want to get going again! I have been saving all my scraps from the quilt and LOVE what you have done with them! Thanks for all the great ideas. I'm so glad I found your blog!