Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Shock! Horror! A Wednesday Update!

The quilting on the Robot Quilt is finished and a bright green solid binding has been attached by machine, with the final hand stitching left to do.  I can see light at the end of the tunnel.

We have a stipple in the background - and an organic echo around the rockets...

the stars and the robots.  The robots also got treated to a spiral in the eye department...

and the zigzag chests got a bit of definition.

The border has an Angela Walters square pattern - if you follow it from the mid right, it exits at top left, and then onto the next one.  This is one of my favourite border treatments.  It certainly did wonders for the slight wave I seemed to have in this quilt.

I've also been amassing possible new projects for when the project diet is over.  I'm not sure that the whole diet thing is going to work.  A bit like a food diet... we all know what happens when the diet is over - you put the weight back on and then some.  I think I will probably finish this year with even more projects on the go compared with the beginning of the year.

I really like this free download - Starburst Cross Quilt from Sew Crafty Jess.  I have the perfect bundle for this... and it's on my one day list.

I've also signed up for the Sugar Club with Amy Gibson.  A new pattern each month... and I can just see these made up in my Bonnie & Camille stash left over from the Japanese Ladies Quilt.

On a bit of an Amy Gibson marathon... don't you love this Tuileries pattern?  Not sure about what I'd use exactly, but a bit of scrap management, a few low volume's maybe... this one needs to stew for a while.

Now I'd never make this one in pink, but it sure is a great graphic quilt... and pretty simple too.  This was a free download from Forth Worth Fabric Studio.  Imagine blues and greens... or teal and stone... yummo...

And while I don't want to sign myself up for any more charity quilts in a hurry... wouldn't this one be a terrific option?  I might just need one for myself...

So that's my Wednesday happenings... what's going on at your place?


  1. What are you doing girl?! You must finish more projects before you even start THINKING of beginning new projects! I do like that "Love Squared" pattern though........

  2. Well done on your robot quilting - it looks great - love those spiral eyes!!! I know a fabric and pattern diet would never work for me - looks like you are having fun scheming!!

  3. PUT DOWN THE PATTERNS! Are you browsing patterns because you can't browse fabric because you might be tempted? Well that won't work because you'll be tempted to buy more fabric for all those beautiful patterns! I see Love Squared in dusky purple and mustard, or indigo and russet orange....shoot, now you're tempting me.

  4. Love the quilting on your robot quilt... how fun is that?

    Tuileries looks like a fun quilt!

  5. that robot quilt is so cute! great job on another near finish.

  6. I know what you mean about the end of diet ... i am forseeing a HUGE fabric binge once this is over!!
    Oh yes, and I bought a load of patterns too this month. And thread ....