Tuesday, 8 October 2013

WIP Wednesday: pottering along

Hello my quilty friends. What have you been up to this week?  I have been a wee bit sick, so you need to feel sorry for me now.  Well a little bit more sorry than that ... okay, that's enough.  I feel a little better now.

Despite my feverish brow, I have been doing a little bit of this:

Don't you just love those little dancers?

And this:

Pandas, deer and liberty.  It's a cuteplosion.

I'm loving these granny squares - they're quicker than you'd think to put together.  I have now made the effort to use a scant 1/4" seam, so these blocks are roughly the same size as the ones I have from Mila + Cuatro (unlike this one), and with a bit of wiggling and squidging with the sashing, they should fit together. 

Here they are all on the design wall.  No judging the photo - my design wall is a king sized sheet pinned up in our narrow and poorly lit hallway. Taking a photo of it is a nightmare!  But I figured you should see it, in the interests of full disclosure. 

I should really run a blog series on how to take truly awful photos - I'm an expert, after all.

My blocks are the top far left, top far right, second row far left, third row middle and bottom row middle. Sarah did the rest. I have gone for a totally scrappy look rather than trying to blend too much, given how different all the fabrics are - although I have stuck with lighter colours to balance out Sarah's darker blocks. I like the mix. I think I'm going to sash it up with really wide white strips and then maybe do some patchwork squares on the border. What do you think?

And because you guys all seem to care about BQF's Reunion chevron quilt more than what I've been up to, here is her finished quilt top. My feelings aren't hurt one bit by that. Nope. 

At least something looks good!

I know, it's awesome, right?!  I'm not the least bit jelly. (That's a jelly roll pun - you can groan now). 

Linking up to the mid-week linky parties. Howdy visitors!


Anonymous said...

I'll take humor over good pics any day.

Megan said...

Oh you poor thing! I hope the doctor ordered best rest with doses of online fabric purchasing :-) Your granny squares look fab. Hope you feel better soon.

Megan said...

Bed rest I meant to say, but you get my drift!

Kelly Young said...

I always get a little giggle when I read your posts. I really love the granny squares. I think I'm about to do a great-granny square quilt for my husband. He had one as a child and the fabric has been so "loved" it's beyond repair.

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Cheryl said...

I love your chevron quilt, great colors!

hydeeannsews said...

I've missed something because I had no idea you were working on granny sqs! You've been holding out on me. Fortunately you've gone all legal with the full disclosure, so I guess you are safe.

Renee said...

What cute granny squares, I love the fussy cuts! Your chevron quilt looks great...I would love to make one of those...you know...someday.

QuarterMileQuilts said...

Love your granny squares! Those dancers are precious and oh so adorable. Kate

DeborahGun said...

that would be a Grandpa joke :-) Loving the Granny squares though.