WiP Wednesday – Sewjo
It’s been so long since I’ve done a work in progress Wednesday, that I figured I should just sit down, pour myself a long shot of whiskey, and work. it. out. (werk!) My mother-in-law has stolen her Canon DSLR from me, which had been on loan. How dare she, right? She says she’s going to Dubai for a wedding, and then to see family in Ireland, but really, I’m trying to run a quilt blog here!!! (Jokes aside, it is time for me to get my own camera gear! I’m a Canon kinda gal, so feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments). All that to say, that my iPhone has been my trusty go to camera, and here are some recent shots from Instagram (molli_sparkles). If you aren’t following me, you’d best get on board, choo! choo!!
Here are some Modern Butterflies I’m making for a top secret project, but I’m not very good at keeping secrets! The problem is, in my haste, I completely misread the diagrams, and those outer part of the wings are supposed to be the same as the background colour. Fail me now! Not to fear, I’m remaking them all (plus more!) and I think I’ll turn these into something entirely different. I mean, they are still divine after all!
And yes, I’m still working on my Liberty Lanterns long-term project. I’ve probably got about 40 lanterns made, and I printed off a bunch more paper piecing patterns today. It’s hard to put them in perspective from this one photo, but the lanterns are going to be all different sizes. I’ve got a perspective trick up my sleeve, that I’m hoping to pull off with gusto. My favourite part of this is using such a variety of Liberty fabrics, but I’m keeping them calmed on the sea of dark blues.
Then there’s this business that I’m making for the latest round of the No Girls Allowed Quilt Bee 2. I’ve actually finished it already, but I need to get some good daylight before showing you a proper photo. Let me just say this though: I contemplated telling the other gents to piss off just so I could keep this quilt top for myself. It’s one of those favourite thing moments!
Now this is where I might need some of your help. Because I desperately want to turn this into a paper pieced pattern, and I need some of you to keep on top of me so that I do. This was some wallpaper I found in a cafe recently, and it is just screaming its tits off at me that it wants to be a quilt for Mr. Sparkles’s bed. That dingy, seafoam green has gots to go (1989 was good, but not that good), but I think I could make this happen with some David Butler. Sexy, meet, Sexy, now you’re multiplying! Anyway, stay tuned for that, and if there’s too much radio silence on that front, someone slap me up the beehive!
Now, since Mr. Sparkles is away this week, I’m gonna go get my sewjo on!