Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WIP - Let's Catch Up

As promised yesterday - I'm baaaack.  In truth I haven't actually been anywhere but whenever I'm online it seems to be to organise our wedding and, thus, my poor little blog has a few nasty cobwebs.  Massive apologies!

Saying that, though, I have still managed a few crafty projects in between party planning, including...


To help Kristy test her fabulous new Just My Type paper pieced alphabet patterns a few of us joined forces to make up some encouraging words for a charity quilt.

WISH and DREAM in Just My Type by Quiet Play

For an update on "Fontastic" be sure to check out Kristy's recent post.  LOVE!!


For March's blocks in the do.good.stitches Care circle, Jane chose Scrappy Tripping blocks in seaside colours of greens, aquas and turquoise mixed with low volume neutrals.

BLOCKS - Seaside Scrappy Tripping, Mar 2013 for do.good.stitches, Care circle

I have discovered that scrappy isn't really my thing but am keen to see how this one turns out.


After seeing Lucy's gorgeous block from the How Far Will You Go? QAL I had to jump in and make a few for myself.  Of course, "a few" turned into 9.

Tippencanoe quilt blocks, 3x3, March 2013

Original plan for this was a pillow / cushion cover but I'm now leaning towards a quilt.  Hmm...


Our mechanic / friend and his wife recently welcomed a new bub into their little family - a much anticipated girl.  As I knew the mum was super excited about the chance to decorate in pink, after having two boys previously, and had chosen owls as her nursery's theme, I went with a sweet little framed cross stitch.

EMBROIDERY - Owl & name for baby girl, Mar 2013

I found the free cross stitch chart here and then just played around with a few different fonts for the name.  Admittedly, I'm a little bit chuffed with how this one turned out.  It's just a shame that I seem to have misplaced my camera charger and, thus, only have crappy phone pics to share.  Boo!


Speaking of owls - this is also the theme chosen for my niece-to-be's nursery.  Of course, I have to make her a quilt and when I saw these adorable owl and flower fabrics by Ann Kelle I couldn't resist basing my whole colour palette around them.

QUILT TOP - Girl plus quilt (close)

I've wanted to try a plus quilt for ages so bringing that all together I've come up with...

QUILT TOP - Girl plus quilt

I'm currently working on the back and hope to have this one finished by the end of the month.  Ha!


I started this one in January - with the hope to send it to Jess and her Tasmania Bush Fire Quilt Appeal.

QUILT - Birds in the Air (top)

It was rather simple to put together - it it consists of four orphan Birds in the Air blocks from a swap I used to be a member of.  I then added another splash of colour with some orange binding.  Fun!

This little baby (and by little I mean just 24" square) is now on her way to Tassie.


I'm also making another quilt for a special little girl who has been patiently waiting for over two months now.  Luckily her Mum knows I'm a complete weirdo and stresshead and can just laugh at me when I admit to a few unpicking sessions.

Never fear - I'll get there!  ;)


Lastly... whew... I've also jumped on board of Lucy and Nat's fabulous new Le Challenge.  This month's theme is "geometrics" and has certainly got the cogs turning.  Check it out by clicking the button below and join in the fun.

Le Challenge

Ok, I'm out of breath after all that so time it's probably time to shush and get back to some wedding planning.  Less than 5 weeks til the big day.  Wowsers!

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  1. Loving the Plus quilt - seriously cute!

    As is the owl cross stitch! Love love!

  2. visiting from WIP Wednesday. love all your stuff. I made a plus quilt last year and love it. For a boy so all in plains

  3. Hi! I followed those wonderful letters and found your lovely blog! I love your works! Sunny wishes from Greece! Teje

  4. Good to see you back! Nice projects, those letters are great, and your plus quilt is super cute.

  5. Wow, so much awesome! I would love to see those tippecanoe blocks become a whole quilt. And your bush fire one is lovely (will send my deets soon!)

  6. Hi there! Glad to see you back! I really love the Tippecanoe blocks! I am quite sure I wouldn't have the patience for a whole quilt of them but I would love to see you do it. And your plus quilt really is near-perfection for me. That is one of my favorite patterns and you've used one of my favorite color schemes. Lucky niece! Good luck on the wedding planning!

  7. Oh my goodness! You are one busy gal... Love your plus quilt top. Congrats to the mom to be!

  8. I really like the plus quilt. I think i'm going to have to try one. Cute stuff!

  9. Loooove your plus quilt. That's one on my "to make" list :)

  10. Gorgeous plus quilt. So bright and happy. Definitely little girl friendly. :-)
    E xx

  11. Gosh you have been busy! Love the owl cross stitch and quilt.

  12. I love your version of the Plus quilt, I finished my top a week ago, 1400 pieces later... now just have to figure out how I'm going to quilt the thing. It measures something like 5 1/2 foot by 6 1/2 foot, biggest so far. I love the colours in yours, just gorgeous.

  13. That plus quilt makes my heart go pitter patter!

  14. Love the plus quilt--great color combination. Adding this to my very long to-make list!

  15. Well at least you're keeping out of mischief ;o)

  16. Oh I love your plus quilt! I made one for my son in October. It came together so quickly, it was a fun project and my son loves it!

  17. That's a lot of stuff underway-plus a wedding! Love those canoe blocks especially!

  18. wowie! ao many WIPS! love the plus quilt, such cute colours :)

  19. You have so many great projects going on! The Tippecanoe blocks look awesome! I put my vote in for a Tippecanoe quilt :). I'm loving the Plus quilt too, it is so cheerful!

  20. ERIN!!! AWESOME!!! ALL OF IT!!! I especially love the cross stitch, so beautiful :) Good to know you're making even when you're not sharing it with us ;) xxx