Wednesday 3 June 2015

WIP Wednesday: Getting Close to Having to Shut Down

At the end of the month I am moving to a new house which is very exciting, especially because in my new home I will have my own dedicated sewing room. Hooray for not having to disassemble all my work every time we have people over for dinner!

With that in mind I am in a serious time crunch to get sewing done before all my fabric and my machine are packed away to get moved. 

I am very happy with my progress on my daughter's teacher's thank you quilt. This is a picture of the quilt top and I already have the backing on, it is quilted and I am just working away on hand stitching the binding. It came together very quickly I think, in part, because of my meticulous planning.
A scrappy Moda Love star quilt for my daughter's Grade One teacher.
And it wouldn't be sewing time at my house if there wasn't a baby quilt (or five) on the go!
I also have been working on this teal, turquoise and navy kitty quilt. It has to be gender neutral because the mom and dad weren't able to find out if they're expecting a boy or girl. Both are kitty crazy, though, so I think this will work just fine.
I also had one of those quilter's moments where an idea was in my head and I had to do the fabric pull because it was haunting me. My husband's aunt turns 65 in two years (!) and she begged me to make her a quilt. I know I have lots of time. In fact, maybe even too much time. But she said she wanted browns (not my favourite) and then I found this Lewis & Irene fabric that I really liked and then I couldn't get the darn quilt out of my head!

Here is my pull for that quilt (Lewis&Irene inspiration fabric on top):

Some precious Lotta, some Allison Glass, some Cotton+Steel- really this pull now is quite lovely so I'm looking forward to making it!
After the teacher's quilt and the teal kitty quilt, however, I am back to the grey, white and navy baby quilt for a co-worker.

How many quilts do you think I can sew under my deadline?

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  1. You can do it! Love the star for the teacher, and the fabric pull for your aunt is great. Can't wait to see what you make with it.

  2. Awesome fabric for your husband's aunt! Love that inspiration fabric!
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  3. beautiful projects on the go. If it were me, I'd have to start packing everything up as soon as the teachers quilt was done, lol.
    Colleen @

  4. Love the quilts! Congrats on the new house and I'm sure in no time you will be settled and back at it!

  5. Oh, my! That's teacher's quilt is so beautiful. They are very lucky to have such a lovely gift. Good luck on the new move and hooray for your own sewing room!


  6. Love that! I love the rainbow fabrics but done in a way that you don't see very often!

  7. Browns aren't my favorite either, but that fabric pull is gorgeous!

  8. The quilt for your daughter's teacher is coming along so well... I wish she was in my class! Did you know I have the Lewis & Irene print that you used for your fabric pull in my stash? We are fabric kindred spirits... we truly are!