Wednesday, 22 August 2012

WIP Wednesday #10

I'm linking up with:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tohoku tote (pattern from 'I am momma hear me roar':

Sewing machine cover using fabrics left over from my New York Beauty quilt:

Made progress on:
Jubilee picnic bag/rug for Lily's Quilts. Just the handles left to add:

Charlie's quilt (a new addition to the list). I am making this up as I go along. The fabric is Athill Range by Cabbages and Roses for Moda:
Apologies for the rubbish photo, it was starting to rain, so we had to snap it quick! This is for my friend Charlie, at her request, she saw one in Next that she liked and asked me to make her something similar. It's basically a layer cake sewn together with a border added! I took the solids out and have cut them into petal shapes, which I am going to applique on as flowers.

No progress:
Nicey Jane quilt-as-you-go
Flower quilt made from leftovers of Oasis by Three Sisters jelly roll
Bali Pops Peace Medallion
Alphabet baby quilt
Batik mini quilt

Not started yet:
Butterscotch & Rose jelly roll quilt
Hunky dory jelly roll quilt
2 x Red and black jelly roll quilts

Finished: 2
Made progress: 2
No progress/not started: 9

In other news, I have been stash raiding!! First of all, let me show you something really pathetic. This, dear reader, is my stash:
Note the 22" x 18" cutting board behind!

Top drawer - scraps, a couple of jelly rolls and a charm pack

2nd drawer - scraps

Bottom drawer - pieces, mainly fat quarters.

Pathetic, isn't it?! So I played on the sympathies of my dear mother, and convinced her to part with a small portion of her ENORMOUS stash. It's only fair, right? Share the wealth and all that! So here is what I managed to persuade her to part with:
Pieces 1 metre x WOF or bigger

Fat Quarters.

Yay for mums!

On a related note, as my stash is so small, I really couldn't spare anything for the upcoming Quilters' Bloghop and Giveaway week, so I have been out and bought a little bundle especially for you! Do you feel special?! Here it is:
If you're all reeeeeeally good, I may also have a rootle around and see what other matching notions I have. So be sure to pop back and take part on Saturday!


  1. A stash has to start somewhere and grow. Your's is officially growing now. Don't let it stop. It will need regular feeding. ;-)

  2. Great projects! So nice of your mom to help your stash :)

  3. Great projects! I'm sure with time you stash will grow! I know the American sites have great bundle deals. I shop on Etsy half the time. =D

  4. Love that tote! You have so much going on! Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday.

  5. How sweet that your mom shared her stash! I'm in the midst of rolling a lot of mine on mini-bolts and creating my own "quilt shop" so that I can use more of what I have (and not have to hide so many bags) but after 30 years of quilting, my stash is enormous! Of course, the first thing that happened after we started bolting fabric is that my younger daughter (13) made a wallhanging and raided my stash for borders, etc. Hmmm...maybe I should rethink? Thanks for joining the Blog Hop, even though I can't enter, it's fun to visit.