Wednesday, October 9, 2013

W.I.P. Wednesday - Not For The Faint Hearted.....

I shared with you on Friday that I was a little addicted to paper piecing.  My decision on the weekend to start yet ANOTHER project, another PAPER PIECED project has just confirmed that I am completely NUTS!!!

You see, my friend Gina, who I "met" when we became Wombat Stew girls, is putting together the most divine Fairytale quilt known to man woman.  You can see the progress of her quilt HERE.  And when she showed us a sneak peek at the finished quilt top, I literally DIED and went to heaven!!!  And then thought "I NEED TO MAKE SOME FAIRYTALE BLOCKS".  Cos you know - I've got nothing else going on!!!!

So my other lovely friend, paper piecing pattern pusher - Kristy - agreed with me and came forth with her patterns.  HAVE YOU SEEN THEM!?!?!?!?  Amaze-balls.  But then.  I had to choose.  You see, I'm not making a whole quilt.  I'm not telling you what I'm making, cos who doesn't love a surprise??  But I had to CHOOSE!!!  Here are the first two blocks done. and. dusted.

My daughter was able to figure out who this delightful little lady is.....can You?

Another block done! Now I need to figure out embroidering.... Another great #paperpiecing pattern by @quietplay
And it took my husband a bit of guessing and re-visiting his fairytale stories to work this one out.  It didn't take Alyce long to work out that I'd sewn the shutters on the wrong sides!  And it took me five minutes to decide I wasn't unpicking them, so they are decorational shutters - this Princess has shutters on the inside that shut - OK!?!?!
Now I just need to learn how to embroider teeny tiny faces...... Easy yes?  No.......

Stay tuned!

I'm linking up with W.I.P. Wednesday - You can too!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Fab blocks, fortunately there are no little girls in the family otherwise I would have found these patterns hard to resist too :)

  2. Wow! Your piecing is so perfect, imaginative and so beautiful...
    I think I'm going to have a little stalk around your blog now :D

    1. Thanks so much Emma! You are a no-reoly blogger, so couldn't email my reply - hope you see this! xx

  3. Yay! they look fab :) I dying to start on some fairytale quilts myself!

  4. Your blocks look wonderful. I love the fabric choices you used for the different parts of the blocks like the wood print for the shutters (which I think look great as decorative shutters).

  5. I must make fairytale blocks SOON. Love these and your version looks great :)

  6. Heee :) Inside functional shutters are Just Fine. ;D Yes!! Super-cute blocks!!

  7. Super sweet! They will make someone very happy!
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

  8. Love your blocks!! Especially the dandelions blowing in the wind behind Thumbelina,! Can't wait to see which block you make next. Isn't paper piecing so addictive!?! Almost every project I have done since joining wombat stew has been paper pieced.

  9. Love the blocks, yours and the collection. And I guessed Alice in Wonderland instead of Thumbelina--I think it fits too. :-)

  10. funny but beautiful. Not sure who is the dark hair lady. Is it the one from ring? he he

  11. These are truly adorable and I can see the temptation!

  12. such cute blocks. These are on my wish to-do list, but unfortunately my boys are much more taken with Kirsty's Star Wars blocks!

  13. Whimsical and beautiful! And laughing out loud at Vera's comment about The Ring (ahhhhh!!)

  14. Simply marvelous! So precious.

  15. WOW Midge! Your blocks are gorgeous. I just love those mushrooms (or should that be toad stools)!


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