Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Works in Progress Wednesday - February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day! We're just getting back from two fabulous days of skiing at Mont Tremblant in Quebec. Man, I love skiing! The back held up -- yay! My older boys loved it, but son #3 picked up what son #2 had last week so the hubster and I took turns hanging out with him. Both boys are back to themselves so all's good. We're just wondering who's next to succumb. He he.

New Projects: None

Completed Projects: None

Current Projects: 

Colour My World Purple Challenge: This week, my purple piece/mini quilt went from this...

to this?
 Or maybe this?
Thank you for giving me your advice on Monday. I'll be working madly tonight to finish this up for the Colour My World Purple linky party tomorrow so check back then to see what happened to my tulip, to link up if you are participating in the challenge, and to see what others have done this month. 

Like last time, I'll also do a linky for quilts with purple in them. It doesn't matter when they were made or whether you are participating in the challenge, but if you have a quilt with purple it in, it would be great if you could link it up so we can see how purple works with other colours. 

Modern Block Monday Sampler - This week was Higgledy-Piggledy by Kate Henderson. Feeling kind of eihn! about this one because there seems to be something weird going on optically with the middle two rows. It looks fine with the other blocks so I'll probably leave it alone.



Wee Spy quilt - This one is done, but I'll share it next week when I host TGIFF! 

FMQQAYGQAL/QAYGFMQQAL - I haven't done the designs yet, but hope to do them and post about them by Saturday because I think the linky party over at Quokka Quilts is this week.

On Hold/UFO Mash-up:
Chop Suey
Wee Spy quilt
Red and Tan Amish Wedding Ring
Spiral/Spring seta colour
Wedding quilt
Nine patch colourwash

WIP Wednesday Recap:
New projects: 0
Current projects: 4
Completed projects: 0
On Hold/UFO: 16


I'm linking in to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network and to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Thanks wonderful women for hosting such great parties!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Modern Block Monday - Higgledy-Piggledy

I lied. Last week, I said that I was going to do Binary by Angela Pingel, but I did Higgledy-Piggledy by Kate Henderson instead. No really good reason other than I had most of the pieces cut out for this block and I was feeling jammed for time. 

I had started playing with this block several weeks ago, but didn't like the colour combination I had first chosen (cyan, teal, lilac and black). Then I thought to switch out the black for grey -- nope. Finally I tried  this combination. Still not feeling the love and I keep thinking there's some secondary pattern or something going on with the middle two rows (no, I'm not taking any more Percocet!). I'm wondering if I did something wrong with this one. 

Here's what the nine blocks look like so far:


Completed Modern Blocks to date:
Next week's block will definitely be Binary by Angela Pingel of Cut to Pieces

Linking up to Sew Modern Monday -- if you get a chance, check out the modern goodness over there!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Happy Monday, all!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

The Purple People Eater Ate My Homework

I'm convinced that there's a Murphy's Law that applies just to parents. It goes something like this, "If you already have more Must Dos on your To Do list than you can possibly do in one day, one of your children will get invariably get sick." Yep, son #2 has been home the last two days with a fever, which means great cuddle time with him, but only about 1/2 of the Must Dos happened. Today should be interesting. ;)

Thursday night and last night, I decided to sacrifice some sleep for peace of mind. I worked on my modern block for Monday, finished the baby quilt for my friend and made good progress on My Colour My World Purple Challenge.

I'll still need a day or so to finish up my Purple mini and as I won't be able to work on it again until Wednesday, I'll need to put the Purple linky party up on Thursday, instead of Tuesday. I hope those of you participating won't mind an extra two days. :)

Now for the good news, I finished the tulip! Here where we were last:

Last night's progress...




I'm auditioning two background fabrics. They are both purple, but one is warmer, almost plum-like and the other is cooler. Both background fabrics are Nature's Studio by Lyndhurst. I used this same line on my From Light to Dark and Back Again. I'd love your opinion as to which background you prefer. 

Option 1



Option 2

So what do you think?

I think this was well worth the sleep deprivation. ;)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Works in Progress Wednesday - February 22, 2012

Charm About You
By Lucy @ Charm
About You
I'm not a robot! I swear I'm not, but Blogger seems to think I am. The new Blogger word verification widget is driving me crazy. Sometimes I have to try it two or three times before it will accept my answers. I like to leave comments on the blogs I visit, but I'm finding this "improvement" uber annoying and time consuming. If you use it on your blog, please consider removing it because it makes leaving those supportive and encouraging comments we all love unnecessarily difficult.

If you are concerned about spam, don't be. I removed it from my site a few months ago and have had only two Spam comments since, both of which were caught by the Spam filter and were never published on my site. You can always add it back on if you do find you have spam problems, but I doubt you'll need to. Lucy from Charm About You has a more passionate plea than mine, but I'm with her. {Getting down from soapbox}

Anyhoo, not a lot of progress this week, which is probably some of the reason why I'm a little cranky today. Between visitors (yay!), Family Day (yay!), my back (boo!),  and getting ready for a little getaway (hell yay!), there's not been a lot of quilting time. There has been a lot of pinning research going on though. ;)

New Projects: None

Completed Projects: None

Current Projects: 

Colour My World Purple Challenge: This week, my purple piece/mini quilt it went from this drawing...

to this...
to this...


Colour me happy so far! 


Modern Block Monday Sampler - This week was the Scrappy Asterisk block by Michelle of City House Studio. Love it!

Wee Spy quilt - One of my friends had a baby boy, named Matthew. I haven't met him yet, but his picture is so adorable! I added the border to one of the Wee Spy tops and started the accompanying bag as Matthew's welcome gift. 



Micah's Growth Chart - No progress.

Chop Suey - No progress.

FMQQAYGQAL/QAYGFMQQAL - The next two designs are out, but I haven't done them yet.



On Hold/UFO Mash-up:
Wee Spy quilt
Red and Tan Amish Wedding Ring
Spiral/Spring seta colour
Wedding quilt
Nine patch colourwash

WIP Wednesday Recap:
New projects: 0
Current projects: 6
Completed projects: 0
On Hold/UFO: 14


I'm linking in to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network and to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. I'm going to go check out what's happening over there and find me a better mood. What do you do to get yourself in a better mood?

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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Have a great Wednesday everyone!
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