Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Yesterday I finished the Forest Quilt, and was hoping to share it today, but I'm still trying to figure out where to photograph quilts at the new house.  So I will have a whole post for it on Friday, but here's a sneak peak:

I just barely had enough fabric for that binding, glad I was able to include it!

My cutting table today--covered in materials and plans and ideas for the TARDIS quilt.

I realized I really wasn't excited about the plan for the quilt (a version of Starry Night from Dr Who).  It was going to be 64 scrappy blocks, all wonky and/or curve pieced.  I wanted to be excited about it, and I wanted it to be fun...but wanting a quilt to be those things doesn't always work.  So, I redrew my grid of blocks (which should finish at 10.5" x 11" each), and thought about it some more.  The scrappy block plan was trying to recreate Starry Night with fabric, but instead I came up with trying to imitate it with thread--inspired in part by my lovely box of Aurifil.  The new plan is to still use scraps as much as possible, but in a larger, less specific format.

Blues above the curvy line, greens below.  I'll piece the stars.

Then I'll applique on a TARDIS and a moon, and come back in with various colors of thread (light blues, purples, greens, yellows) to add the texture and flow lines, and halos around the stars.  Quilting is my favorite part, so this IS something I can get excited about!

Then this morning while browsing the internet of quilting, I came across this awesome mini and more inspiration stuck.  I've wanted to make a profanity quilt for a while, especially after a dear friend died of cancer last year.  And the way Gemma made hers just spoke to me, I knew her methods would work for my idea too!  But I didn't want a single girl quilt, so I came up with making a carpenter's star (planning to use this tutorial) instead:

I've decided to call it the F.C. quilt to avoid over using the words.

I really want to start on it now and finish it now, but I'm holding off until I get some decent amount done on the TARDIS quilt--it's been in the works since April and I've bumped it down on my list several times now.  It's time to just

And I've also been gathering things for the giveaway I'll be having on Sunday with 627Handworks Sunday Funday.  Here's a sneak peak:

It's an odd grouping, and not concrete yet.

 Well, I'm off to audition full-quilt photography locations around the house and fiddle with my blog details!


  1. That bird fabric is so cute! Good luck with the planning!

  2. I really like the bird fabric too - what range is it from?

  3. I just adore your feathers on that Forest quilt! Nice to see you have it bound and finished. Thanks for the sneak peek!

  4. you have ideas bubbling over!! Your feather quilting looks pretty amazing! it is hard when your "want to work on" is not in line with your "need to work on". yay for you for buckling down and doing what needs to be done!!

  5. Can't wait to see the Forest quilt! And glad to see you back at the Tardis quilt!
    I like your plan for the F.C. quilt, excited to see how that one comes out!

  6. Wow your quilting is awesome. Nice to get a peek.

  7. You've got a lot of great projects in the works. I get caught up in those quilts that continue to bump down the list. Good luck with Tardis.

  8. Love the bird fabric!!! Thanks for stopping by, and I appreciate your kind words on my Rising Stars quilt.