Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Don't stop me now...

I'm having such a good time and even I was surprised how much I got done this week. It's mostly all little things but it feels good to tick so many things off the list!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


completed:


- Tetris block for the QAL. I loved making this, it's seriously so fun! There's some great prizes on offer so you should visit Melissa at Happy Quilting.


- Wiggly bags. I ran these up in minutes to help a great cause, visit Emily for more details and so you can help too!


- Pincushion. This was made from a freezer paper pieced block I made during a class with Kerry at the Fat Quarterly Retreat. I love the block but not the process and since I wasn't about to do it again (just didn't click, I'm sticking with foundation and english paper piecing!) I thought I'd make it a cute pincushion for my friend!


- Postcards from Paris cushion - blogged here!


- Retro Flowers QAL - I managed to finish my sad 1/2 block and make another one! So two down...


The backing fabric is the same it just looks different in these pictures from some reason! I'm using Essex Linen in Steel.

- 3 pouches! This one is for a friend who is going home to Germany so I made it British! Actually it's London, so I tagged it with Manchester! I also added some cobbled grey lining fabric, how Manucunian :)


The other two are end of year presents for my son's teachers. I knew I wanted to do some embroidery and apples seem so appropriate.


The patterns are from the book Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray


I really love how these turned out and am sure I'll do this again! I used this tutorial to make the pouches.





ongoing:


- Stained QAL, no finish since last week and it's only a bit of binding to be shown on, sheesh!!

- Baby quilt - chug, chug, chug

- Rose star - no complete blocks but a bit of basting


- Thread bag - nearly done. Just stitching the lining and need to make dividers.



Stats:
completed: 3
new projects: 1
in progress: 6

Thank you to the local pound shop and these great plastic shoe boxes, I also managed to tidy up my scraps this week. Aaaahhhh it just feels so good to be organised!


Hope you've all been having a great week and now permission to kick me up the bum to finish the Stained quilt...


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31 comments:

  1. Those apple pouches are sweet! You have gotten a lot made!

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  2. Good God woman, I am going to have to go lie down after reading all that. Beautiful makes on the go and loving the teachers' gifts.

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  3. Lucy, you have been so busy!! Love the embroidered pouches for the teachers

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  4. Wow Lucy, you are on fire!! Your Tetris block looks great. Loving the solids :)

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  5. Way to go, Lucy! I've been thinking about the Tetris QAL, but can't even get what I've got going done so I think I'll have to sit it out. It looks so fun though.

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  6. oh you DO have alot going on!! Love the cushion you made!

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  7. Jealous you are organized now...sigh I'm away so my cleaning was left unfinished. Love the pincushion and yes paper piecing is a pain. Oh well looks lovely though! xo B

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  8. I ran out of breath just reading about all your progress! I love it all and am really crazy about your London/Manchester pouches!!

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  9. You are so productive! I love seeing the tetris blocks come together, that blue print is a nice touch! Those apple pouches are so cute, I always love your perfect stitches!

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  10. I love all your makes! As for your Stained QAL progress....I'm in a glass house and shouldn't throw stones *wink*

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  11. A post stufed full of beauties! Thanks for the reminder about wiggly bags, I still need to buy tape!

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  12. Wow, you've been so productive! Must be feeling pretty well baby-wise, hey? Love the tetris block and the pouches.

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  13. You have done so much! And so cute.. Where did you get the pouch tutorial? I need to make a couple for my make-up.. Thanks!

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  14. Lovely all round makery - lucky teachers xxx

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  15. Oh my goodness there is so much happiness here! I love the embroidery. Love the postcards pillow and the little pinnie! What a great post!

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  16. All of your projects look fantastic! I love the embroidered apples on the cosmetic bags. The wiggly bags are super cute, as well!

    You are on a roll! You have inspired me to get to work and get some sewing done!

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  17. Gosh, you've been a busy bee! I made an apples pouch for Chookie's teacher last month - there's something very cute and satisfying about them. Your embroidery beats the pants off my applique, though!!

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  18. Wow! Great job! Love the apple embroideries! Happy teachers I bet!

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  19. all lovely stuff. I am in awe. When I was preggo with the wee man, I made like two things the whole time. Thanks for the heads up re wiggly bags. Hope you are feeling ok x

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  20. wow, not joking bout gettin a load done!! All looking good missus x

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  21. Wow you don't joke around when you sew! Great set of projects there. Will be looking forward to seeing some progress on the ongoing ones =D

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  22. For a woman who is tired and resting, you get an awful lot done! well done you.
    Love those zippies!and the organisation!

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  23. That was a productive little week there!

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  24. My goodness woman - do you sleep?! That is lots of beautiful work - I really like those apples!

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  25. It doesn't look like anyone could possibly stop you! Everything looks fabulous. Apples are too cute and the pincushion and the pouches...whew! You make me tired!

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  26. You have a lot of fun things going on, it is fun to watch.

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  27. You've got so many great things happening! I love the tetris, the retro flowers, and the apple embroidery.

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  28. Love the apple.

    You are reminding me that I have been ignoring my Retro QAL blocks!

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  29. I love your Retro flowers, and the Tetris block is very cool!

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  30. You are JAMMING. :D I keep seeing those retro flowers and love them every time. Maybe I need to make some of my own!

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