Whew, taking a small break here from the Q2 Finish Along Linky, and looking at what I managed to achieve this week other than tracking a hugegantic amount of Q1 finishes (that’s totally a word BTW). I suffered for my art this week – my knees, lower back and shoulder have still not entirely forgiven me for the 3 1/2 hours I spent basting and marking up my ‘vintage’ quilt from last week on the Sunday, and my hip was a bit dodgy from slaving at the sewing machine and cutting table all day on Saturday making up my class sample for this year’s Stitch Gathering. I hope you all have your violins out for me right now ;o)
Finishes This Week:
Brit Bee Medallion stars – super secret as usual though, so you’ll have to amuse yourself with pixels:
Maple Leaves for Annabella in Stitch Tease. We were asked for 1 large leaf in autumn colours, and another in jewel tones, 6″ leaf size optional, and a background in LV fabrics:
I turned this into my class sample, but you’ll need to wait for Jo’s big reveal, so make do with this Instagram pic in the meantime:
In Progress This Week:
This is all basted and marked up for quilting. It’s a big ‘un at 90″ square, but I’m hoping that as it’s just straight lines then it’ll be relatively straight forward…
To Be Worked On This Week:
Modern Bee blocks for Rebecca Lynne
I’m hoping that I can get back to my QAYG bag this week, I’m stalled at a really silly point – I know what to do, I just need to suck it up and do it!
I might quilt the behemoth, but only if my shoulder stops twinging
We’ll see about the rest, there’s a number of ideas tempting me…
Hope you’ve all had a great week, linking up, as ever, to:
All so pretty! Love the spring flowers!
I hope your body forgives you soon and you can get on with the quilting! Love the leaves – I've been making some this week, too!
Lovely pixels Katy…
The flowers are sweet too.
Looking forward to seeing progress on the stash quilt.
Love those flowers and the pixels are so bright and beautiful!
So pleasing! Lovely fresh shades! (And I liked those pixels too– almost a design on their own!)
No one warns us that the hips are the first thing to go. Or is it the mind? That looks suspiciously like my colours for the medallion. Yay!
I love the flowers! And I thought the pixels were an actual quilt too for a moment. 🙂
Love em all! Wouldn't it be funny if you revealed the pixelated quilt and it really was a pixelated quilt!
You got an outstanding amount of stuff accomplished considering all of the computer time you must have had!
Yep!!! I have the violin out… No kidding I know how it is when you are stck in one position for ages. I hope you can get the deep heat out and it feels better soon.
aarrrgghh! the pixels 😉 Actually, i think that would make a lovely quilt as it is 🙂 Wow, you sure are getting alot of quality work done! Good on you! hope you are all rested and chipper soon 🙂
love the maples. I've got to make some for my bee too (must get off my butt!)
90" – that is indeed a big one! I love those flowers – I recently enjoyed a bit of free motion sewing much like your flower stems and leaves. Mine wasn't quite as detailed as yours, but I was really pleased with it. Thanks for the first quarter of the FAL!
I like your maple leaves block! And your thread drawing on your class sample looks great! 🙂
Yes, I cried a little for your back and knees. Try Sharon Schamber's basting trick. I love it. Your appliqué flowers are adorable!
As usual you are working on lots of great looking projects
Lovely! Especially the Irish chain, I must dig mine out again!
Love the sketchy flowers 🙂