I gave myself a wee bit of a break this week to do some almost selfish sewing. It was sewing for a swap really, but I kind of think of swaps as selfish sewing because for the most part you can make what you like, albeit guided a little by your partner’s preferences! I also finished my Brit Bee medallion I was working on last week, taught my class on Thursday, hit the hairdressers on Saturday and did some blog admin behind the scenes. So totally relaxing week really ;o)
Finishes This Week:
This is the most I can show you of the finished medallion. It’s all the recipient has seen too! We’re inching ever closer to a final reveal I believe though, I’ve seen several others finished already, but they all have to be before the show off…
In Progress This Week:
After designing the pattern for my Cotton + Steel Mini Swap last week, I just had to get it sewn up this week, and I got the top finished last night. My partner liked arrows, chevrons, geese, Tokyo Train Ride, secondary colours and linen, and I think I ticked all the boxes. I made up a wee story for the centre bit – the wee dudes are waiting on the platform for the train top left, then they got on the train and went through the forest, where they saw foxes and birds and bunnies, then they went past the river full of lily pads, and ended up going through the mountains to the big town where their journey ends. I may need to get out more…
Now I need to work out how to quilt it, any ideas?
To Be Worked On This Week:
It’s a bank holiday weekend this weekend, so I will spend one day on admin stuff, and then I will have 2 glorious days to sew! And scrape grout *sigh*
Hope you all have a great week! Linking up with Lee and the gang:
Loving that mini, absolutely no suggestions on the quilting though! Enjoy the long weekend.
I like the movement in the flying geese, maybe the quilting could help accentuate this. No further suggestions though, since I'm a straight-line quilting only novice. Enjoy your time off, and grout scraping.
Thank you! I was thinking I could follow the geese at the side, the rest of it is still baffling me rather!
What a fantastic quilt. I can't begin to imagine the hours that have gone into this creation. Makes the quilting even more difficult. The only thought I had was of train tracks but I'm a simple straight line/spiral walking foot quilter although trying to pluck up courage to do more FMQ.
The effect is so kinetic! The color palette looks very fantasy mid-century rustic, like something from a Wes Anderson movie
Thank you for making me sound so much cooler than I really am :oD
I really love this little mini… so many fun design elements, not to mention fabrics that I'm totally crushing on.
Greetings from Germany!
Fantastic imagination as ever my dear. It looks ab fab, but, as for the story, you really should avoid those wee pills that people offer you. You never know what's in them:-D
Himself, the Da
Such an awesome mini! I love the meandering geese and the arrows! And partnering this awesome design with Cotton and Steel fabric makes it absolutely fabulous in my opinion. 🙂
I love the story for the mini, it is a beautiful and fun piece. You know I would matchstick quilt it if I were you.
Love the mini and the story that goes along with it. I could see it!
What I tend to forget is that I'm doing a SWAP! I'm so focussed on what I'm making and forget I'll get something too!!!
I have no grout to scrap, but shelves to varnish!
Great mini! Your partner is a lucky swappers 🙂 Looking forward to seeing the Medallion quilt reveal.
I love the way you've laid out your mini and I'm sure your partner will too. Enjoy the grout scraping!
I love how the chevrons and geese show off the large panels of fabric.
Thank you :o)
Your week sounds positively insane. I dont know how you keep up that sort of pace. I come home from work and almost literally collapse onto the couch.
The mini is tres modern and quite lovely. Cant help with the quilting ideas ( so not my forte -deciding quilting patterns)
Scraping grout doesnt sound like a highlight for the week .
and in between you were at the day job! Its a bank holiday, forget the grout and do some selfish sewing sitting on the grass
Loving that mini. No idea how to quilt it. I did like the little story though 🙂
Beautiful mini quilt and I loved your 'story'! SO fun.
Bribe your neighbor to do the grout!! 😉
I just ADORE this quilt! I don't give a hoot how you quilt it, it'll be awesome.
I love that mini!!