Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Wednesday WIP





Way back in February,  I made three paper pieced arrows for the sake of sewing something. I had know idea what I was going to use them in.  The other day when I was cleaning up my sewing room, I came across them again, and put them to one side.

Last night, when I should have been asleep, but the brain was too active, I had a brainwave.  I am going to attempt to make a scrappy sampler, or very ambitiously maybe a medallion type quilt. Those days when I feel the need to sew something, I can sit down at my machine and make one or two little blocks, or a simple row of flying geese or simple squares to add to the collection.  Today I made this star using the July Star Block tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.

This will be a slow long term project, but will give me the chance to try new blocks and techniques without committing to a full sized quilt.  So now I am busy perusing my quilting books, and bookmarking blocks that I have wanted to try, so when I have my next 'gotta sew something' moment, I have some projects lined up.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

10 comments:

  1. That's a really good idea and i love the Tula Pink fox :)

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  2. Such a great idea, love the paper pieced arrows.

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  3. Great idea! will be lovely to have a must sew something purpose-fully lined up! Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

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  4. Fun idea Julie, sometimes I just want to make a block as it looks cool - or is a different technique but don't want to make a whole project of it.

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  5. These are too nice to be buried and forgotten about. I recently saw a quilt top with orphaned blocks and it was so nice. This will be a fun one - have fun experimenting1

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  6. I love your arrow block. A scrappy sampler sounds like a great idea :)

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  7. You are so clever my friend!!! It is already so pretty! Happy making you!!! Nicole xoxo

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  8. What a great idea! A collection of blocks made when you feel in the mood, should be fun! I guess you'll end up with a lovely 'design your own sampler' kinda quilt, yes? Linda

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