Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Feb 12th

http://www.freshlypieced.com/2014/02/wip-wednesday-back-home.html


Well, I have certainly not made very much progress this week. I turned 39 last Friday so I am progressing with aging lol.I had a busy weekend, and spent much of my time organizing my fabric after moving my sewing room from upstairs to downstairs.


First I finished my hexies for my mini project. There is something around 175 in there I think. I hate hand sewing by the way. This process was occasionally not horrible for the first time. I finished them yesterday and I did have a really sort wrist though. There is something definitely satisfying though when you get a really great one with crisp lovely edges :) I definitely got better at the end. I am looking forward to making it in to something but am not going to rush it, I think I need a break from looking at them lol


I have made a bit of progress (going from 3 to 5) on my feather quilt. I am loving the way these are coming together so far. I have never done an entire quilt top with all paper piecing and I can tell it is going to be a favorite! Paper piecing is just so precise and I love it! Again... a little bit here and there.


Last but not least, this took most of my time that I spent in my sewing room, but I am SO glad I did it. I used the comic book boards I shared last week and organized all my fabric. I am sure it would look lovely if things were color coordinated but I really prefer keeping fabric collections together as that is how I prefer to sew. Even those scrap jars up top are collections lol. I feel like I have a little fabric store now and feel so much more inspired to look at it and make something! I'm a happy mama!

So, this week I want to work on my feathers a bit more and maybe pull out the Star Surround and do some more quilting on that one. I have not touched it all week. I am thinking of working on a new mini as well. I totally love the instant gratification of them!

Off to hop! Can't wait to see what everyone has been up to :)

-Tanyia

6 comments:

  1. Your feathers quilt is looking precise and gorgeous in Pantone's color of year :) I may have to try my hand at paper-piecing if those are the kind of results I could get. Your hexies are adorable as well. I'm with you on the slowness of hand-sewing, so breaks are good, but I want to see what they turn into!

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  2. Loving the hexies. The more you do, the more you will fall in love with them!

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  3. Love those hexies! But, may I ask, why are you doing them if you hate hand sewing? Life's too short, my friend, for fussing and fighting with fabric. Love your colour selections!

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  4. Oh I'm jealous of your beautifully organised fabric storage - love it!!

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  5. Nice hexis! I don't think I'd have the patience to baste then sew them. The way I've made them before is to draw them on the back of the fabric then join them with a running stitch. It's a lot faster, but the edges aren't as sharp

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  6. Happy belated birthday. I like all the fabric combinations you have going. Your sewing room looks so neat.

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