Tuesday, March 5, 2013

WIP Wednesday, 3/6/13

You will undoubtedly start seeing a lot of progress pictures from my current charity donation quilt. Yes, I have started way sooner than I usually do. Mark thought it would be a good idea if I could get it to his cousin, Ione, who does the fabulous machine quilt, a little sooner than usual so she isn't pressured to work her magic in record time just because it has taken me so long to get the quilt top done.

So for lack of a better name at this point, "Swooning with Oakshotts":
I'm going to have to work on my camera settings because the blocks in that picture look so flat. If you have seen shot cottons by Oakshott, you know that they practically glow because they are woven with two different colors. Just gorgeous.

Six blocks are done. Ten more to go. I had a few minor setbacks, first when this happened,
and then when I decided to sew the right side to the wrong side. Anyway, each time it required spending a little quality time with my seam ripper.
I'm also working on some crocheted Lego blocks for this little Lego fan (I found the pattern here):
Linking up to WIP Wednesday. Thanks, Lee. I think you have me back on the road to weekly productivity.


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Kristy @ Quiet Play said... #

Love love love the Swoon blocks. If they look this good in the photos, they must be gorgeous in person!

felicity said... #

The Oakshotts are indeed fantabulous, as are your blocks.

Sabrina said... #

I have never heard of shot cottons, but I am definitely interested. Your swoon blocks look incredible together! Looking forward to seeing it all come together. :)

Susan said... #

I love the colours of the fabrics you have chosen for your Swoon...gorgeous!

Sara said... #

It just goes to show you that you can still make boo boos after years of quilting. It still ticks me off every time I make a mistake though! lol

The Lego blocks are interesting!

The Luedtke Family said... #

I love both projects. Just ordered the Lego pattern. Just yesterday Simon and I were talking about how I don't make him too many things. He listed off his favorites. This blanket will be perfect for him. After I finish my donation afghan, then Norah's crochet fusion blanket, then I can start his Lego blanket. How fun, and portable.

CityHouseStudio said... #

Gorgeous swoon blocks!

Grandma G said... #

Your quilt is going to be stunningly beautiful... as your donation quilts always are!

Brenda said... #

lovely blocks in great colours. is this for your MCC sale? I hope it raises lots of $$$.

Carla said... #

The Swoon Quilt is going to be a stunning donation!!

Renee said... #

Oooh! I do love the solid swoon on black!

halfstitched said... #

I'm working on Swoon Blocks this week too. Looks great in solids!

Claire Jain said... #

Ohhhhhh, Oakshott Swoon! Now I'm swooning. This is exactly why I can't wait to make this pattern :-) Thanks for stopping by WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

It's going to be another beauty!

JHNickodemus said... #

Those blocks are so striking! I just cant get over it! Love love love!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said... #

I know that seam ripper!!! Things look great

Svetlana said... #

wow, your Swoon is looking AMAZING!!!!

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

The swoons look gorgeous and the Lego blocks are just so great - I like the Lego hat look ;)

OPQuilt said... #

I'm swooning over your oakshott blocks. You are cooking, my dear. Really cooking now!


Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Loving your Oakshott marathon!

Katy Cameron said... #

The Oakshotts are looking great, giggling at the new lego wear ;o)

Cathy said... #

love your swoon blocks!!!! the lego blocks are snazzy!

sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said... #

Haha, love your "oops" shots ;) And in spite of all that, the quilt is coming along beautifully!

Debbie said... #

oh a Swoon with oakshots!? Wowsers!

Mama Pea said... #

But at least you have a beautiful seam ripper, right? :-) How can I bid on your charity quilt? I love it!