Wednesday, January 16, 2013

W.I.P. Wednesday #5

In what could be one of the most craziest decisions I've made, I chose to use the Freshly Pieced Kissing Fish Baby Quilt Pattern to make a cot quilt for a best friend's impending arrival.  As per usual, I did not read the instructions much before making the choice, and once I'd started, there was no turning back.  So now I find myself in some kind of HST hell!  I have cut out a total of 461 squares ranging in size from 2" up to 8 1/2".  And have now sewn together half of the 3" squares to get my HST on.  Here are all my pretty little piles of "to do's".

I chose five different coloured prints for this quilt, all to co-ordinate with some gorgeous butterflies that will be on the nursery walls.  I don't usually do pastels, so this is a first!  The ribbon print is going to be the backing, I have no idea what I'm going to do for the binding though......  I have a feeling that by the time I get to that part of the quilt, I may just have had a meltdown or two and will just choose whatever is closest to me!

When I asked my friend Gemma from Pretty Bobbins if I was crazy to contemplate making this quilt, she was very encouraging, telling me that it would be great practice at points.  Yep, I should have points down pat by the end of this project!!!!!  Here are the first eight blocks done.  Only 102 to go!

See the little kissing fishies???
I haven't gotten any further with this quilt, except for buying some grey homespun for the back and contemplating just one pieced block smack bang in the middle of the backing.  I also bought a really bright plain purple for the binding, but literally haven't had a chance to see if it all ties in well.

And I decided to pull this Hungry Little Caterpillar panel out.  I was given the other pieces of fruit etc, so trimmed them all up and put them around the panel.  And haven't gotten any further.

I do believe I'm starting to become one of those crafty people who start things but doesn't finish them?  I don't want to be - so am eagerly awaiting the end of school holidays, the end of the chicken pox epidemic that has taken over my family and the start of my four year old's Kindergarten year!  Then I will have more time during the week to myself than I've had in fifteen years!  Yeeeeeehawwwwwwww!

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  1. Keep going with those HSTs - it will be worth it in the end! My Miss 4 starts kindy this year too, but unfortunately Mr 7's new school is going to make my trip home from work at least two hours long, so I am hoping to scrounge up my energy so I can still fit some time in for sewing!

  2. I think I agreed that you're crazy and then I was encouraging lol you are amazing Midge, you have a gift for sewing and everything you try just comes together so well. Keep it up! And on the binding, you could just do the flip thing (right sides together, flip, top stitch) to reduce the work load :)it's looking great!

  3. It's nice that you have several projects in various stages, so that when those HSTs get overwhelming, you can work on something else. Congrats on your upcoming "free time."

  4. I had to laugh at HST Hell. Been there LOL!! It will turn out gorgeous with your fabric selection.

  5. HST hell... shudder.

    Yah, free time!


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