Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cut, Cut, Snip, Snip


This week has been more about cutting to prepare for my upcoming Denmark sewing retreat than it has been about sewing. Even though I understand the benefit of time saving when you cut, sew, and iron all at once, etc., the reality of it is that I have never cut all the fabric needed for a quilt all at one time. I'm so tempted to stop in between and stitch up a block before cutting some more, but I suppose that would leave me with having nothing to work on during our trip.


I'm nearing the finish line for completing the quilt top for my second pattern, and I wanted to whip up a smaller project in second colorway. I keep grabbing for this essex linen over and over again, and why not? Another project that will land in my living room once it's finished!


This past week, I joined in on the #missingmarket fun on Instagram sponsored by @gogokim and @thesewingloft. One of the topics of the "party" was to share our #longestWIPever. Wheh... what a scary topic?!? 


When I pulled out these Anna Maria Horner blocks that I started aeons ago with no real plan, I was inspired to figure out some kind of layout for them and get them together. Since I'm not as thrilled about this project anymore, and I don't really want to make more blocks, so I thought I would add some simple Basic Grey grunges to pull out the color in the blocks.


I'm really not sure if I am biting off more than I can chew, but I usually like to have at least on "basket project" in the works, and when I got the latest issue of Love Quilting and Patchwork, I knew this project from Minkikim had to make it in my basket. Her sweet applique projects are just adorable, and I love all the attention to detail.


I'm really excited to see how much I can get done on this retreat... everyone always seems to overpack, but if nothing else, then I'll be ready to just sit down and sew once I get back.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social.

8 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful time! I always over pack projects...or books!

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  2. Have a fabulous time. Always good to have lots of options. I hope you can do something with that refound WIP - it looks intriguing. Love that selection of grunge fabrics you have pulled. Happy sewing, laughing and travelling.

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  3. I'm with you on how hard it is to just cut and cut without sewing up a block or two! But it will be nice to just be able to sew and sew...the fun part :)

    I love those colors in your old WIP.

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  4. It is so nice to come across another person that does their projects many steps at a time. I almost always have something going in every stage. Some cut, some pieced, some blocks together. It is just how I work best. No idea why. :)

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  5. It is so hard to leave things prepared and not just start! Good luck! I like the grunge colors you picked out.

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  6. Have a wonderful time at your patchwork retreat! I'm sure you'll get a lot done and I'm looking forward to seeing the results :-)

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  7. As always you are a lot better prepared already ;)

    Looking forward to seeing your next interpretation for the new pattern and what you come up with for those WIP blocks. I am always amazed about your color fitting. I am so excited - it will be so much fun!

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