Tuesday, February 18, 2014

How did we get to Tuesday already?

Somehow managed to miss my somewhat regular Sunday roundup.  So what's been happening in the sewing shed?  How am I getting on with my Fabric Diet and am I still resisting the urge to start new projects?

I'm being good :0)   Existing WIP projects only.

Robot Quilt.  We have robot number three!


Star Number One!

Rocket Number One!  And then the beginnings of the layout... woot!

It wasn't long before there was star number two... and I finally realised that the layout is a basic nine patch.  Duh!  Five robots, and four units made up of two rockets and two stars.  I have altered the original pattern slightly, making wonky star blocks instead of regular ones... I just like the twinkly effect you get from those uneven points.


On the fabric buying front... my package ordered from BD (before diet) finally arrived (two months later) with the two backing fabrics  destined (hopefully) for the two raffle quilts that are in the pipeline.  This star fabric will be a perfect backing for this robot quilt.


The other fabric I chose is a cute little woodland scene (well, we'll call it woodland due to the raccoon and owls... but it is a bit of a stretch), and I've still got my fingers crossed that it somewhat goes with the Japanese Ladies, in colour if not theme. 




No other new fabric has passed these hands.  Honest.

I've also been slowly plodding through piecing up the individual rows for the Nordic Star quilt - still a few long sashing strips to add before I make decisions about the size and design of the additional rows.



My hand stitching goal of finishing the hand stitching on The Giant Chevron's binding got finished on Saturday... just in time to be gifted to my expectant sister in law on Sunday.  Yay!

No new photo - you'll have to believe me
Last week I vowed that I was going to choose something more exciting in the hand work department... and have pulled out my needleturn applique Kim McLean project from Taupo Symposium.


Was it worth the wait?

Linking up with Jess and Rebecca from Fabriholics anonymous linkup and maybe Lee at Freshly Pieced if I remember.

16 comments:

  1. You've made great progress Suz! The robots are very cute and I love the dresdens with the cross blocks! And I'm impressed you haven't bought any new fabric !

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  2. Cool robots! Is this for your son??

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  3. I agree, your background for the robots will be perfect and good choice to make the stars wonky. Aren't you being good on your fabric diet? I bought some linen the other day but that's about it, so maybe I'm on a fabric diet too.

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  4. Great job! I love the Japanese ladies.

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  5. I love wonky stars also. They have so much more movement.

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  6. That robot quilt is so very cool and the wonky stars are perfect. You have some great stuff going on! Great job on not buying!

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  7. You have done great! I love the robots! So if it is being raffled I gotta have a ticket! I like your backings and the little girl applique I want to get the pattern and do it with little redheads like my granddaughter! The Nordic star it is one I keep wanting to start! Love it all! Keep it up!

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  8. Love the Chevron quilt! Congratulations on your finish. Can't wait to see the robot quilt.

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  9. You have been busy! I like the variety of projects you have on the go. :)
    Carole, from Fresh off the Frame

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  10. Some fab projects on the go here

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  11. I'm in awe of your fabric resisting abilities! I'm struggling, although the low Aussie dollar is making it easy not to buy. I really love your crosses and dresdens, they are such gorgeous colour combos. Good luck with them all - they're looking great!

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  12. Holy cow, I'm totally geeking out over the robots! They are fantastic!

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  13. I just love all that you've been working on. Those robots, rockets, and wonky stars are so adorable. Someone will be very lucky and happy to have that to snuggle under. The backing you've chosen will be perfect! I simply adore the giant chevron quilt. What size is it? I'd love that one for me!!! But I'm sure my niece would love it also, maybe should make her one for Christmas. Love it on the black background. I'm forever using white, but that black really makes those colors pop. I'm so glad I found your blog. Oh, congrats on sticking to your fabric diet. Will take some time now to check out some older posts on your blog. Thanks for sharing.
    Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

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  14. Your robot quilt is looking incredible!! are you following any particular pattern?

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  15. That robot quilt is so cute! And the backing go so splendidly. I imagine it's going to make someone very happy. :)

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  16. OMG I love all of these...makes me want to add more projects to my list of to dos!!!

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