Wednesday 23 May 2012

WiP Wednesday & Play Mini & Lu Summers workshop

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A HUGE thank you to all of my new (and old alike) followers - you are so kind to join me in the shenanigans that I get up to!  Welcome!  Also, I am so happy so many people have entered my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day giveaway!!  Thank you and luck be with you!  :)

My WiP list got smaller this past week [see last week's post here to see what I crossed off].  I finished Siblings Together quilt, my "Play" mini quilt [keep scrolling down to read about it today!], and I also crossed another small project off my list (Needle Book/case and Play mini) to link up to crazy mom quilts and the Small Projects Sew Along.  And I am so pleased to tell you that I finally cut "My Precious" fabric and sewed 25 bocks together to make my Triple Treat Petite quilt in yummy Amy Butler fabrics [sewing the finished blocks together into a quilt top is a new one to my WiP list!]. 

So as you can see, it was another busy week.  Still have lots and lots that I want to do and need to do but  hey - I finished a quilt and started another so I am quite happy!!

Left to right from top down:  Siblings Together quilt, Siblings Together quilt folded,
'Play' mini quilt, Triple Treat Petite blocks in Amy Butler Love,
Needle Book in Amy Butler Love, Scissor lanyard with Needle Book
In other news:
On Sunday 13th May, the second wave of members from the London Modern Quilt Guild made their way to Lu Summers' [her blog is here] studio to do a printmaking workshop of personalised labels.  We had such a great time and printed some fabulous labels!  There were nine of us in total, including Lu, and we giggled, printed, ironed, ate and laughed our way through the day.  Lu is amazing and so down to earth - and FUNNY!   The day went by way too quickly and was a lot of fun.  Thank you Lu for a fab day and thank you Annie for organising it all!!

I made quite a few different coloured 'care' labels and I have already sewn this one on to my Siblings Together quilt - yay! 

Here is Lucie showing us how much ink to add and how to print our label.

Here is a picture of a happy bunch of 'printmakers'!!

Lucie even let us use some of her other screens to print with - how lovely is that!!?  Watch this space to see what I create with these pieces of fabric!
Raspberry red flowers - yum!

And I picked up my order of Summersville while I was there too.  Yummy. 

NO I didn't buy ALL of this.. but some :)

And finally, here is my Queen of Diamonds!  Last weekend I was busy making my mini quilt for Sew Happy Geek's "Play - A mini quilt competition".  Here is what my finished 'playing card' looks like:

Hand sewing - love the outlined diamond detail in yummy red embroidery thread!
Size: approx 11x13, three layers, four where the applique is.
SewHappyGeek Play ButtonI love how it turned out.  I did needle-turn applique, hand stitching, used invisible thread for the first time (yay I tried another new thing!!) and I did some fussy cutting to get those queen heads on there.  My diamond criss-cross quilting is my favourite bit of the whole thing - the texture it creates is wonderful!!  I also love my hand stitched red thread diamonds too!  The 'recyler' in me was able to use a piece of fabric for the back which was leftover from the Siblings Together quilt (white with pale yellow spots/dots).

So that is what I've been up to this past week.  I will be linking up with Freshly Pieced WiP Wednesday and Happy Quilting's TNT Thursday.  Have a great rest of the week (entering giveaways no doubt)!

Also linking my finish to:

crazy mom quilts


Cherie said...

Wow you've been very busy! Love the care labels..different colours makes them really unique. I really need to get my hands on some.
Love your playing card! =D

I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

Charlotte said...

that mini quilt is so brilliant! I love the stitching :-)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love your care labels...what a great idea!

Kelly said...

Love your mini! Look slike you had a ball at Lucie's :)

Pat Merkle said...

Oh I just love your card mini quilt!

Melissa Corry said...

I love the mini quilt!!! so cute :) I still have never tried invisible thread. I will have to give that a go :) And the printing labels are adorable. Looks like everyone had a good time :)

thorngrove said...

The Card quilt is adorable - I love the way you put all the different elements together. And the DIY printed labels are very cools. :-)

Ella said...

Love the mini and the hand stitching!

Elizabeth said...

Amazing Queen of Diamonds! All the little details really make it come together, especially the diamond quilting and the hand-stitched diamond accents. Great finish! Thank you for linking up!

xo -E