WiP Wednesday #11 – DNSE9P

As I mentioned on Facebook last night, “Molli is always chic, but shabby she ain’t.” Truth. After originally bringing this shabby-chic-fest to your attention for Sunday Stash #11 it was time for the rotary cutter to do its thang. (I have been leaving the door unlocked in the hopes that I get robbed and this is all they take, but alas, it hasn’t happened). So, I’ve taken these half yard cuts…
… and started a floral love affair. I must say, that is my MIL’s Pfaff on my $2,500 dining room sewing table (Mr. Sparkles never lets me forget!) that she is loaning to me so I can make her quilt. Major thank you and props to her for encouraging my passion, and if this is what it takes, then so be it. I know a bargain when I see one! You’ll notice the cutting board isn’t on the table because it doesn’t fit completely, so I’ve had to take over the kitchen bench as well. Pretty soon I’ll literally be able to call my sewing space, The House of Molli Sparkles.

A slish and a slash later, I’ve got five inch charms ready to go for that disappearing-not-soon-enough nine patch. I’m gonna run up some test blocks to make sure placement is correct. Any suggestions? I’d love to hear if you have experience in these sorts of things.


After all that, I think my body revolted after slicing and dicing all these florals, and quickly ran to my own fabric stash to pull out something it could cope with. My hands gravitated towards these fabrics instantly. It literally took me about three seconds to see them out of the crowd. There wasn’t even an audition, it was a magical “star is born” moment. After posting about Sparkle Bundle #01 last night, it is clear from all of you that I should just stop hoarding and cut away. You’re right, even if it is just one block, it’s time to tap that.

If I told you that I’m linking up with Freshly Pieced, you’d do it too, right:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

7 Responses

  1. MsMidge says:

    Oooooh, pastel florals!!! Ummmmm, you go girlfriend!?!?!

  2. vexa says:

    Oh I remember these! Good luck with the pattern. BTW your table looks so organized.

  3. Mareenchen says:

    Whoa.. I'm glad you had something else to distract your and our eyes. 😉 Hang in there!

  4. audrey says:

    I wondered what happened with these! And that's all I have to say about that. As to your other lovely stack, well! I'm excited for that! 🙂

  5. Katy Cameron says:

    Ha, the best of us sew on our dining tables and eat off our laps. Mine was only a £70 job though ;o)

  6. Sarah_L_N says:

    Ooooo they are so yum together! Gorgeous colour combination 🙂 I've hoarded some of my favourite fabrics for months and months, I'm getting brave and cutting into them too! It's not so painful as I thought it would be!

  7. Ellie says:

    I'm finally catching up on reading my blogs and this made my day. I think you're my favorite.

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