Well hasn’t the weather just been delightful recently? For those of you that haven’t been graced with Hurricane Gonzalo, lucky old you! Nothing like being blown across the carpark on your way into work o.O Still, it’s making it entertaining when looking out the window of the office shows the sky going dark grey to blue and back all in the space of one teleconference! Hmm, did I just admit to staring out the windows in meetings? *ahem*
Anywho, while I was hiding out from the weather over the weekend I was working on 3 projects for upcoming publications. Unfortunately I can’t share 2 of the finished things, but I can give you some previews, if you’ll excuse the IG pics. I’ll give you previews of the fabric side though, the pattern side looks pretty boring in a photo ;o) Hey, I wonder if there’s a prize for the number of substrates being used in one week – I have quilting cotton, leather, batting, denim, home dec weight cotton, felt and metal.
This time next week I’ll be just finishing up a business trip to London for 3 days, so I suspect my WIPs might not be too P’ed next week!
Finishes This Week:
This is done and written up – Cotton + Steel basics + Mirror Ball Dots + gold leather FTW! This one will be out in December in Love Sewing:
This is written up, and should be out fairly soon, keep an eye out for the next Intrepid Thread newsletter:
Yay, a finish I can show you. Now I’d like you to carefully contain your excitement here, but I extended my design wall along the whole length of the curtain pole that’s at the top of my living room wall. Are you ready? Here we go (that bottom corner isn’t flash BTW, it’s real, live, actual sun, albeit briefly):
In Progress This Week:
Now after the excitement of that last finish, here’s a Quilt Now project I’ve been working on, but isn’t quite done yet:
Oh, I cut this all up now too. It’s just lots of squares though. Lots and lots and lots of squares. I was a real geek and tally marked them all too to make sure I had enough! They’re why I needed to extend the design wall though, as there will be much head scratching with the layout for this one:
To Be Worked On This Week:
Finish the petals
If any sanity remains, start laying out the squares
Linking up with Lee and the gang:
Im intrigued about what that gold fabric is going to morph into ….
Yay on your design wall – I really need to do something about making one myself . Im pretty much fed up with using my guest room floor.
Love those petals !
WOW! You have been busy! I love stalking you on IG and seeing what you are up to. I am very curious about the first project, the shiny gold just has peaked my interest. Good luck with all the squares!
haha… so that's why you said cute tigers! 😀
Ooh, where did you get your gold leather? I brought back some gold apparel vinyl from my trip, but now I'm nervous about using it for bags since it's kind of foil-ish and I think the gold part will tear easily. >_<
what a lot of secret P'ing!
Ohh sneaky sneak peeks. I love the suspense.
A big design wall is essential I think ; )
Oooh, the intrigue and mystery!
Gee, I just lay my stuff out on the living room floor…and pray the cats don't turn it into their playground. I like this idea, this hanging it from an existing curtain rod. I don't have a "design wall" because I don't have a free wall, but I do have a perfect curtain rod over the deck doors in my kitchen. This. Works. (And now my quilts will all be matching my kitchen…)
yay for the bigger design wall. I'm mulling over doing that too…
Brill design wall. Whereabouts in London? Any free time? I'm on half term and not far away
Tally marking isn't at all geeky, it's totally practical and all the cool kids are doing it 😉 My priorities have been pretty similar to yours this week!
I hope you enjoy your trip to London. We see lots of peeks.
By all the chatter I've been hearing the weather sounds perfect for sewing. Too bad work has to mess things up.