Tuesday, May 28, 2013

W.I.P. Wednesday

This week I've mostly been plugging away at my Octagonal Orb blocks.  I still don't have a background fabric chosen so I've only been working on the coloured sections.  So far I have 5 blocks worth pieced together.  These don't look very octagonal or orb-like yet, but to give you an idea....


Yesterday I received the last of my bee blocks in the mail, so I now have 12 granny square blocks to work with.  I had sent out a variety of scrappy fabrics and a natural solid and the resulting blocks are pretty fun I think!  Here's a look at a few of them, still untrimmed:


And finally for this week, a W.I.P. that is existing only in my mind so far - this duffel bag pattern.  I was lucky to win this during Sew Mama Sew giveaway day, and I'd love to give it a try.  The pattern is put out by Simplicity and is a Studio Cherie design.  She has TONS of great sewing patterns available in her Etsy shop.  Be sure to check them out.


Have a good week all.  I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of you have been up to!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

18 comments:

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Your bee blocks look great! That looks like a great bag pattern too :o)

Linh said...

I have the same pattern but no plans to go near it yet hopefully yours will actually become a real bag soon!

Kate said...

Everything is looking great. I have always wanted to make a bag, but I never seem to actually start!

Debbie said...

Awesome bee blocks! That will be fun to put together. And I'm anxious to see your orbs grow - did you decide on a background??

Annabella said...

Beautiful bee blocks - and your orb blocks are sure to be too :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Loving the octagonal orbs.. still! I'm still puzzling over what colour solid you will go for.....decisions, decisions!

Kristan said...

Oooh, I have that bag pattern. In fact I have my pieces quilted to make it, and all the supplies except the jute for the handles. I'm gonna have to order that jute. Nice progress on the orb quilt!

wombatquilts.com said...

Love your fabric choices for the Orb quilt. Can't wait to see it all together.

Kelli said...

That's going to be one fun granny squares quilt. Great fabric choices to send off!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Your orbs are going to look great! Anxious to see what you choose for the background. I love the scrappy granny squares, that will be a fun quilt.

Kerstin said...

All those blocks look very promising...

Emily said...

Your orbs are going to be amazing!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the blocks! It is going to be great!

Erica said...

Oh, I am excited to see how your duffel turns out. I have really like the others that I have seen. You have lots of fun projects going on, I am interested to see what you choose for your background for the orbs quilt.

Renee said...

yes, it is definitely hard to see octagons or orbs, but the colors are great together!

Rachel said...

Cool blocks!

Tsoniki said...

I love the duffel! I have been wanting to make one and haven't put much time into looking for a pattern. Off to check her etsy shop now!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

That looks great!
Carol