Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday (no.12)

Ok so trying to keep on top of everything at the moment, had a few finishes but not enough and as usual far too many things to do!

Lets start with the finishes:

Carolyns Wallhanging
Carolyn is a much loved member of the Crafty Campers (local craft group) and she has just turned 70, we wanted to give her something special so all of our members were given an 8 inch calico square to create something wonderful and I was given the task of putting it all together. I LOVED this project, it was sooo nice to see everyones handy work, and looking at this really brightened up the day, I didn't want to give it away!

Isn't it lovely, you can tell how much everyone thinks of Carolyn, they made her fun, bright blocks that really represent her and show how much we all think of her. That lovely dresden in the top corner is by fellow blogger VintageVicki Here are a few close ups of a couple of others that I love
 Family tree by Carolyns daughter, this became the central panel, isn't it super cute
 An embroidered circle of life by my very talented mother
 A gorgeous 3d block by my great friend Sarni, she is very new to sewing and not at all confident but I Love her work, she is so good with colour and loves everything vintage and kooky, she definiately has an individual style
My block, im so happy with the scrappy look and the colours

I also made Carolyn a cushion that is just from me, it's the same block that I made for the wall hanging, its a friendship star, I'm hoping that she will have a nice chair that she can throw this on and then sit and look at the wall hanging (you notice new details every time you look at it)

I have also finished and posted my cushion for the Brit Quilt Pillow Fight Swap, I made a little extra too, I little sewing kit, inspired by the one I received in the Pretty Little Pouch Swap

I also finished and posted my fat quarters for the Hand printed fabric swap

I need to work on my Bee blocks:
I've finally got all my fabrics for the Piece Bee With You November circle of geese blocks

I need to do my Sew Bee Joyful block too

And I need to decide on a block to do for the current round of the 3x6 bee

No progress on the following:

4x Christmas Stockings (must put this to the top of my list!!!)
Baby quilts and playmats (babies are growing up quickly so NEED to finish)
2X sisters wedding quilts
My living room curtains
My living room roman blinds
Birthday pressie for a crafty camper
Skill Builder Quilt
Farmers Wife


Svetlana said...

Wow, what fun projects. That wall hanging is amazing, love the cushion, too.

Karen O said...

What a wonderful wall hanging for a friend that I can tell is much loved. What a blessing for her!

Highland Monkey's said...

Your friend is going to be stunned at that beautiful quilt and a matching cushion as well. Nice when a plan gets together!