Saturday, 12 March 2016

More WIPs - when will it end?

I finished the hand stitching on the first Sue Spargo Instastitch block.  I'm happy with it, but next time I'm not going to use Perle 5 on cotton fabrics.  It's just too thick to pull through easily.

After saying I was making it all from my stash, I did just purchase another 2 reels of Sue's variegated Perle 8 for future blocks.

I've dug out my second Spinning Stripes quilt which has remained untouched since my class with Shirley Mooney back in June 2015.

I started to assemble it as we had laid it out in the class, but I was really struggling to make sense of the pattern - see next photo below:

So I decided to ditch that idea, and instead make it similar to Shirley's original design - see below:

It meant I had to cut more triangles, but I still had enough fabric left, and I don't have any other special plans for that fabric.  I'm feeling better about it now.

Below is my first Spinning Stripes which I completed last year. You can read about it over here. 

Spinning Stripes v1.0 - finished in 2015

I've also finally started on my peacock tapestry cushion.  I've had this pack for over a year now, but I kept trying to finish other things first.

I used the excuse of going to Rotorua for starting this tapestry.  Hotel rooms always have bad lighting, so I need something with big holes so I can see what I am doing.  I don't know if I'll get any of it done, but I'm taking it with me when we go to Rotorua tomorrow.

Just a small start to test it out

I'm using tent stitch (continental) for those who are interested.

I'll be back next week with some tourist snaps from geyser land.  Yes, there is a quilt shop in Rotorua, and I have looked it up on google maps, but I am going to Rotorua for work, so I may not have time for fabric shopping.


margaret said...

your block is lovely so much to see in it, spinning stripes quilt I loved when you did the first one and this is going to be equally spectacular. Enjoy the tapestry a nice relaxing swing project it is a long time ago since I did a tapestry

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you have been busy as always and have a lot of lovely projects going on. I have not used #5 perle cotton so thanks for the mention on that one and I will avoid it.

Nancy said...

Love all those colors!
Who is the artist/manufacturer of the floral fabric in the first photo (Sue Spargo)? I love what you did.

HeathersSewingRoom said...

Some nice WIP and all colourful. I hope the trip went well and you enjoyed Cottage Flair with all its goodies!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Each and every one of your projects is just so amazing to me. SO inspirational!