Tuesday, May 21, 2013

W.I.P. Wednesday

I feel like I'm finally back in the swing of things, sewing-wise, and it feels good.  I spent quite a bit of time at the machine this past week and weekend, so here we go....

First up, my Super Tote (Noodlehead pattern, can be found here).  The bag is actually finished but I'm not entirely happy with the photos I have so far so we'll still call it a work in progress.  :)  I'll be back hopefully in the next day or two with a full post showing my bag, as well as my thoughts and modifications of the pattern, but for now this is what I can show you...


And besides that, I finally decided what to do with my Joel Dewberry 'Notting Hill' fabric bundle and I've been cutting and sewing away.  I decided on Octagonal Orb blocks with alternating rings of the pink and teal colourways.  I'm undecided as far as the background colour, but with this tutorial I can work on the coloured segments while I mull over background ideas.  This looks like a bit of a busy mess at the moment but I have confidence that it's going to be awesome!


And finally, remember the HST quilt top?  It has been hanging finished on my livingroom wall for the past 2+ months and today I finally took it down and folded it up to get back to at a later date.  I hope that doesn't mean that it will go into hibernation indefinitely, but for now I just can't see myself working on it soon so I might as well put it away for now.


I'm out for now.....have a good week everyone.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

12 comments:

Adrianne said...

Wow, I love the look of your super tote bag - can't wait to see pictures and read your thoughts about the pattern. I am a total bag making novice but I have been seeing these pop up all over the place and I love the look of it. Would you recommend it as an easy pattern? Your octagonal orbs quilt is looking fab too - I love how bright that Joel Dewberry fabric is!

amy g :) said...

Excited to see what comes out of your Joel Dewberry! I have 2 jelly rolls myself, waiting to be put to good use.

Erica said...

I am very excited to see progress on your Joel Dewberry quilt, you really can't go wrong with that fabric! I am actually thinking about using the pink plaid for my Super Tote.

Debbie said...

Still excited to see the tote, but OH MY GOSH your octagonal orb is going to be fabulous! That is one amazing block!

Annabella said...

The octagonal orb is going to look so beautiful! The tote is lovely too - is the floral fabric Liberty?

Nat at Made in Home said...

The tote looks great! And I love that hst quilt!

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Looking great Heather - cant wait to see your octagonal orbs grow!

Patchwork and Play said...

That octagonal orb is going to be stunning! Will you go with a bold solid, or a more neutral one, do you think?

Kristan said...

I am eager to see your super tote. I don't normally fall hard for bags, but this one has me wanting to make it every time I see one.

Katie B said...

I love a busy mess! The orbs are going to be great, and I can't wait to see more of the tote!

Patti said...

Looking forward to seeing your super tote in all it's glory! Love Joel Dewberry too, and what a fantastic block the orb is! It will be spectacular, Heather!

Tsoniki said...

I need to figure out what to do with my Notting Hill fabric too. I have a couple of different patterns I am looking at and want to just pick so I can start working on it!