Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Works in Progress

I've been obsessed with churn dash blocks lately. Combine that with my love of text print and we have a new quilt in the works.




I love fussy cutting cute prints for the centers of my blocks but unfortunately, that results in very slow progress. It also doesn't help that I've made a handful of blocks that I ended up hating and have eliminated. I hope to finish this quilt by the end of the month. Hold me accountable!!


Earlier this month, I received a lovely surprise in the mail from Shari, the fabric designer behind Doohikey Designs. I met her via Instagram and she is the biggest sweetheart. She was kind enough to send me this entire collection!


I didn't waste any time getting started on a log cabin baby quilt. These prints are so adorable and the color palette is perfect for spring.



As you may recall, I made a knitted mug cozy for my Love Day swap partner last month. I used a beautiful cable knit pattern that I found on etsy awhile back. My partner loved it so much, that she requested another one in a pink/mint combo.



I'm almost done with it and then I plan to make a purple one for another friend! This pattern is so fun. What have you been working in this month? Leave links in my comment section of your WIP's. I'd love to visit you!

14 comments:

  1. I love your quilt! I haven't done much fussy cutting but I would like to because I love it!
    What a fun pile of fabric!! And Your mug cozy is so cute! Love that yarn! ♥♥

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  2. I have been slowly but surely been trying to finish many wips. Its hard when you need several backings and battings all at the same time

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  3. Lovin' the churn dash blocks! What is the deer fabric called, that is just so quirky with the glasses on! I'm trying to prioritise and finish my sampler block quilt, which I started over a year ago as part of a QAL but then deviated from the plan and started pulling block designs from all over!

    http://craftsfromkaren.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/a-couple-more.html

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  4. So basically when I finally have a kid I'm commissioning you to make them some adorable quilts! Seriously, you're so talented!! Can't wait to see both quilts finished! Love the mug cozy too!!

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  5. This are so gorgeous. Really I think you are actually breaking down my anti-quilting walls. I keep thinking hmm maybe I ned to try that too

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  6. Wow!!! Beautiful stitchery - and lovely, lovely colours!!!
    Carly
    x

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  7. LOVE these blocks...and text prints!!!
    Such great combintations.
    liZ

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  8. I love everything you do! You always make the cutest things! I've been working on some quilts and trying to learn and become more advanced in making them. I'm a very basic sewer at the moment... Anyways, I've been making these fun Magnetic Lampshades lately! They are super fun and easy!

    http://janaetoday.blogspot.com/2013/03/diy-lampshade-embellishments.html

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  9. ahhhh i am soooo jealous of your skills!! wow! I wish I could sew. Love your blog! New BlogLovin follower!! Have a great week!

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  10. I LOVE your churn dashes, they are just awesome!! Such a great idea to fussy cut your centres. I found your blog through a link on the gorgeous Ros' blog - she posted your fabulous spider pouch you made for her Sweet Pouch Swap - love that too!! Catherine

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  11. I love this quilt top and I'm using it as an inspiration for an upcoming challenge with our MQG. Did you get to go to QuiltCon? It wasn't to far from you :)

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  12. Love the fussy cut churn dash blocks. Well worth the time.
    Keep up the great work.

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  13. Am also loving the churn dash block ...I think yours are exceedingly cute !

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  14. Oh my goodness...I've been collecting black-on-white texty prints for months specifically for a churn dash quilt! Yours looks great, so now I know it will work. :) I'm off to find you on IG so that I don't miss more awesomeness!

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