Monday, November 14, 2011

W.I.P. Wednesday

It's W.I.P. Wednesday again! Let's see what's all going on....

Ongoing projects:

~ The wonky star table runner is coming along nicely. The top is finished and I'm working on the backing...a pieced back this time! In fact, I'm not sure if I'm going to like the front or back more, maybe we'll just call it reversible! While I prefer to take photos outside, it is a super blustery day today therefore indoor photos will have to do for this week!

{front}

{I managed to tape these to the side of my house, outside, and quickly took a picture between gusts of wind.....this one gives a much better indication of the colours than the first photo ~ these are the blocks that will somehow make up the backing}


Edited to add: Since I started writing this post, I have made more progress on the runner, in fact all that's left is the binding, which I do not have fabric for yet. Here's a peek.....


~ No progress this week on the Little Apples wonky log cabin mini quilt

~ HST pillows, two down, one to go. I'm asking for your help....I can't decide which of the remaining 3 blocks to use for the third cushion for our bed, so in the comments please vote 1, 2, or 3. :) The other two will still be used for something else, just not sure what yet.


Up and coming projects:

~ After the sad outcome with my Little Apples fabric chair pillow from last week, take two on the Perfectly Portable Cushion pattern is in the works. I am going to try it without piping this time, as round 1 with piping for me was a miserable failure, and rather than a zipper I am going to do a velcro closure around the back of the cushion, hopefully as invisibly as possible! The fabric I am going to use ~ Genevieve flowers on brown by Henry Glass Fabrics, on clearance at the fabric store. Can't get away from that blue/red combo!

{haven't ironed this fabric yet....oops!}


That's about it from me for this week. Be sure to click the link below and visit the weekly W.I.P. roundup over at Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

23 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm having a hard time committing to just one--they are all so cool. So my choice is...Number 2. But really you couldn't go wrong with any of them.

Debbie said...

I kind of like pillow #3 with the other two that use hst. They are all lovely tho. And your table runner - looks fantastic! Great quilting & can't wait to see it done!

Kirsten N said...

I really like 3 as well, as I think it goes with the other pillows more than the other 2 - but they are all beautiful blocks!!

Editfolt said...

I love 3 pillows. full beautiful.

Cille said...

Amazing back for your runner - wow :) I'll vote for pillow no. 1 - it's beautiful

Wee Little Birds said...

I vote for 3. Also love your runner

Elizabeth D. said...

So tough!! But I love 2 the best, followed immediately by 3 :) I love your runner - in fact, I've been thinking about doing a similar one for the holidays! Love the pieced back you're working up so far, too!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

ooohhhhh so lovely!!! I love the back of the table runner just as much as the front. My favourite is number 2 but I actually think 3 would make the best cushion :)

SoSarahSews said...

I love the colors for the runner. And the hst pillow are amazing

Patti said...

My first choice would be #2, but I seriously think all three are great. Love the table runner too.

mtnquiltr said...

Your table runner looks great, as you say, reversible. I love the back. For pillow, my first choice would be 2, they're all so pretty tho.

Anonymous said...

My vote's for #3. Love the table-runner! Ooh, there might be some interesting Christmas presents this year :)
Had to smile when I read your comment about not being able to get away from the blue/red combo...hehe... didn't you have a room with that combo when you were a teen?! Although that was royal blue and red...
~Mom

Kelly Irene said...

I'm so bad about not doing pieced backs on my quilts. Yours looks so good though! I love the wonky squares you used in your blocks (I'm pinning them ;)
Are you only putting one pillow on your bed or are you choosing one to go with the others shown in your post? If it's the latter, I choose #3.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Beautiful colors and awesome quilting! For the pillows, I like them all, but if I were voting, I'd vote for #2, because of the tiny-ness of its stars - really cute!

fallingforpieces said...

I'm totally sold on #2. But I'm biased, because I love stars. All of them are really great though.

Izzy said...

I just discovered your blog through Freshly Pieced and I love it! Just became a follower. Really like your runner and my vote is definitely #2... gotta love those tiny stars!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I love your stars!!!!
Your blocks are awesome! I'd go with the flying geese for the other pillow, so #1!
I love that blue/red combo. Nice work on everything!

Olivia said...

You should go with block number two its just so pretty.

Jenelle said...

Your table runner is fantastic! I hope my piecing looks that good someday! I really like number 3, but your baby wonky stars are also very cute.

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Everything is so lovely. Especially the tablerunner - gorgeous! I vote for #1, though it was hard to pick just one. :)

randi said...

oh my goodness, so much to look at here today! i really just love it all!

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

I love your HST blocks! At this moment, my favorite is number 1.

NurseBrandy said...

Lovely! ALL of these projects are stunning!
Thanks for sharing!

~Brandy :)
Vancouver, WA