Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Work in Progress .....

I can't believe how quickly you can make blocks when you have bought yardage!!  My normal practice is to make do and cobble together bits and pieces but yesterday I bought some fabric and it makes the process so much easier and quicker.


I love the polaroid quilts I have seen on the WWW and IG and decided to make one as a cot quilt.  For the practice ones I used a grey as a surround and whilst I love this I didn't think it was best suited to a cot quilt.  Instead I have chosen Moda Grunge Pool in Aqua.  I hadn't seen any Grunge fabric in real life until yesterday when I saw the whole range.  They are gorgeous!  It also co-ordinates with the some of the colours in the backing fabric (there's a snippet in the corner there!), which may also have an accent border on the front.




I have also been working on my daughter's quilt, which is needs a border top and bottom and then some applique on the front.  She is wanting to 'catify' her room so, of course, cats are going on the front of the quilt and the backing is all cats!


The other project which really should be taking priority, due to the shipping date being next week, is my Rainbow Mini Swap.  I have been posting updates on Instagram but haven't said much about it here.  The top is finished and has been on my frame for two days but I think I have Quilter's Block.  Is there such a thing?  I can picture it fully quilted in my head but I am not sure if I can produce my metal image in reality.  I guess I just have to take the plunge and start ......


There are lots of other projects at various stages of completion but these are what I am physically working on right now.  I like having multiple projects to chose from because you can do what you feel like at the time but ........ I don't seem to have had any finishes recently, which is always such a mental boost!
 
I am almost at 100 blog posts and it's my birthday week sooooooo I think a giveaway is in order.  Be sure to pop back on Friday for my 100th post!

Linking up to Let's Bee Social today over at Sew Fresh Quilts.




13 comments:

  1. I've been very tempted by that Polaroid quilt too. I need to find my novelty stash and see what is photo worthy. You're off to a great start!

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  2. I did a Polaroid swap on IG, but haven't done anything with them yet! What a fun idea using Grunge...Pretty! I love your rainbow Mini! I can't wait to see how you quilt it! I'm also going to check out your IG feed. I'm not sure I am following you!!

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  3. I love your rainbow mini swap quilt design! I love stars!!! I would like to try some Polaroid blocks eventually-I have so many novelty prints I could probably make an entire quilt! ;)

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  4. Those Polaroid blocks look like so much fun and the background Grunge fabric is perfect, especially with that cute camera fabric for the backing. Can't wait to see how you decide to quilt the swap project. And congratulations on your upcoming 100th post.... and your birthday!

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  5. I love what you ended up doing with the stars! I may have to try Polaroid blocks sometime too! Such inspiration! Thanks :)

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  6. Your polaroid blocks are great - and what a perfect backing fabric to have! Looking forward to seeing it when it's done! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Hi Abigail, I am in your Beehive group and have popped over to say hi. Loving your blog, and your Polaroid quilt. 😀 I use a similar block for baby 'Quilts but I love the pic and the 'off centre' aspect 😀 xx

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  8. Hi Abigail, I am in your Beehive group and have popped over to say hi. Loving your blog, and your Polaroid quilt. 😀 I use a similar block for baby 'Quilts but I love the pic and the 'off centre' aspect 😀 xx

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  9. I work just like you.... I could NEVER just have one thing going at a time. I've participated in in some swaps with the polaroid blocks but I just realized...I've never put them in a quilt. I'll have to get that on my to do list... Beautiful work!

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  10. The aqua Grunge is perfect for a cot quilt. I really love the Polaroid idea. The Rainbow is also beautiful and has so much fun space for quilting. I'm sure it will all flow once you start.

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  11. Your Polaroid Quilt blocks are looking great! I have started a Polaroid quilt and have my blocks made but now need to sew them to the background fabric. But like you, I have too many projects on the go and many more I keep starting...Congratulations on your upcoming 100th post and Happy Birthday!

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  12. Very pretty! I love your Polaroids, and the rainbow mini is great! Someone's going to be really lucky to get it.

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  13. Very cool, loving your polaroids! Sometimes just having a fabric on hand means you deliberately try and use that fabric and that can make for unexpected things too! Happy belated birthday!

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