Wednesday, 7 September 2011

wip wednesday

I've made some progress on my Cosmo Cricket disappearing 9 patch block. It's waiting to be quilted and then finally turned in a cushion cover. I still haven't decided what kind of closure to put on it. I could do my 'go-to' zipper style or I could be brave and try a concealed zipper. I found this great looking tutorial  from Jess at Craftiness is not an Option for a concealed zipper (check out the gorgeous Loulouthi fabric - big on my fabric hit list) so I might just give it a go.

wip cosmo cushion cover

Also on may wip list as I mentioned yesterday is a quilt for my eldest son. It's really tricky finding fabrics for a 14 year old! He's not keen on pattern much so it has to be mainly solids. Raiding my stash I found the transistor scrap of Ruby Star Rising that I won from Sarah at Pings and Needles and boom suddenly I knew what to make.

  fabrics for boy quilt 

I added a few of the oakshott cottons, some charcoal and beige organic crossweave fabric based on the colours in the Ruby Star fabric. I don't have enough fabric to make blocks really and I don't think that's what he'd like anyway so I'm going to make a quilt with two large areas of plain fabric divided by a strip of random shapes and sizes. If you hadn't guessed I'll be making it up as I go along which I'm hoping will be fun ;)

boy quilt fabrics

Completed in the last week are the AMH zipper pouch (new make-up bag for me) plus a new pencil case for Jamie. That's not a great deal really but considering my output last month I'm quite happy. The Cloud 9 cushion cover is still ongoing, well hasn't been touched for some time actually and the 241 Tote will be finished tonight after being neglected last week. The cross-the body bag is still waiting to be sewn, hopefully by next week that one will be completed too.

innocent crush make-up bag

So that's my first WIP Wednesday. I'm hoping that I'll check back against this over the next week and that I'll stay on track with these projects and not get diverted by other goodies that I see online. There are lots of gorgeous quilty makes on show over at Freshly Pieced including this one from Megan at Mia Dolce which I'm fancying trying for my daughters quilt request - oh no another potential wip aaargh! ETA ( ok I realise that this link was from last weeks WIP Wednesday duh! but I still really like it , think I need a cuppa).

Bye for now

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Emma Thomsen said...

I love your cosmo cricket cushion, gorgeous colours!

susan said...

Loooooove that zippy pouch!

Sarah@Pings&Needles said...

lovely fabric choices and that zippy pouch is fabtastic!

Rebecca said...

Love your fabric choices, very colorful!

Marsha S said...

The pillow is going to be so cute. You are right about finding fabric for boys---especially older boys. I have one grandson that I didn't make a quilt for yet, so I am thinking I need to make him one for Christmas this year.

quirky granola girl said...

that cosmo cricket block is fabulous. i love the colors stacked for your son's quilt. it will be perfect for a boy.

Anonymous said...

Love the shot cottons and transistor radio combo! Very promising...can't wait to see what you make with it!

Crafted by Carly said...

Hi Nikki,

I'm visiting your lovely blog for the first time (I got here via the link on sewrayme). It's very beautiful here at sewquine - and I'll definitely be stopping by again soon!!!

Your cushion cover is GORGEOUS - so colourful and happy!!! And I think the quilt for your son will be amazing - you did a great job of choosing 14-year-old-boy fabrics!!!

See you again soon.....


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