Wednesday, 18 July 2012

WiP & Great Granny

Happy Work in Progress Wednesday!  A few updates to last week's ginormous list:

~I received the Running with Scissors bee fabrics for July from Annaliese and am yet to make the block but it is on my to-do list!! 

~I also received July's FQR Kinky Bee fabric from Linda and immediately sewed my two blocks for her.  She requested an improv square in square with a slight wonk but more straight than wonky - so this is what I came up with:
I need to buy (or find) a Sharpie to sign the siggy block and then I can post them.  I love doing improv blocks and although these aren't my favourite colours, they are now my favourite blocks to do!!  Move over Wonky Log Cabin, here comes Square in Square!!  My own bee quilt is coming along (Bee Europa 2012-2013) - only a few blocks remaining to be received and then I can start sewing it together!  Yay!

~I also started my Brit Quilt Swap 3 ~ Mini Quilt for {insert name here} and she likes it!  Yay! This means I shall continue making it for her (if she didn't like it I could have kept it for myself - is that selfish!?) and make a border using {insert secret shape name here}.  Once I figure out how to make that part and the mathematics are done, I will then stress about how to quilt it, then bind it and then send to her through the mail.  Not due until the end of August, thankfully!!
Camille Roskelley pattern
~And this past week I've been busy making Christmas things [Smiling Snowman notebook cover, Thank You cards, present/gift tags, a Christmas Stocking, some cross stitch and hanging tea towels].  I've got a Figgy Pudding Mug Rug which just needs some binding [new WiP added to my list].  It was made from my Figgy Pudding scraps from my table cloth and table topper that were made ages ago.


~I'm planning to follow along with Fabric Mutt's Vintage Holiday Quilt Along so I just purchased some Brrr from The Village Haberdashery as my dwindling Christmas fabric stash won't extend to a whole quilt.  Can't wait to start!! 
Fabric Mutt

~Despite 11 finishes this month already (and a few things started but not finished!), I have added another WiP to my list.  You see, I am yet to make what they call a 'Granny' square - so I have decided to jump straight in and go one better and make a 'Great Granny' square instead!!
This simply means that there is an extra ring of squares: a baby square, a mama ring of squares, a ring of granny squares and then on this block you add one more ring of squares and call it a 'Great Granny'.  Clever I say and it also means the block becomes 12.5" unfinished - so my quilt will come together that much faster!  So, I will be following the Great Granny Along with Bee in My Bonnet and Pleasant Home.  They are already in week two but hopefully that won't stop me from catching up... 
And on that note, I'm outta here!!  But not before I link up with Freshly Pieced WiP Wednesday!



11 comments:

Cherie said...

Loving the blocks! The spool looks great! =D

basildonkitchens said...

Great work - you've reminded me to get started on Christmas too! Thanks :)

Izzy said...

Beautiful blocks - especially like that spool!

Deborah said...

I've been enjoying the great granny blocks! I love the spool block.

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

Wow, those square in a square blocks look really cool! Eventually I'd love to be in a bee.

Gertie Pye said...

Very tempted by the Vintage Holiday quilt-a-long! Love the Figgy Pudding - I am in Christmas mode (in July) too!

Di said...

Lots of lovely makes here. Di x

moira said...

Giant granny blocks! Oh my giddy aunt...another thing to add to the list!

Sarah Lou said...

Rymans have huuuuugee packs of Sharpies in about 16 colours if you need? I love the BQS quilt, and the Xmas bits and bobs have been very inspiring this week!

Taryn said...

I love those improv blocks! All those QALs look so fun, I wish I hadn't already joined a million others LOL. Thanks for linking to WIP Wednesday!

Kelly said...

Love your kinky blocks Amy and the BQS mini is fab!