Finished Quilts

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

WIP Wednesday

So summer has arrived and brought with her a shed load of rain #obvs.  I think it was probably last summer when I did a WIP Wednesday post (and I'm also pretty sure it was raining too!).  Anyway, I'm on a bit of a mission to get a gift quilt finished in time for the next EMMQG meeting at the end of June so it can head off for some Trudification.

I've been doing my usual - cut a bit, sew a bit, change mind, redesign, cut some more, order some more fabric, sew a bit, realise that I should have worked out the quilt maths beforehand, cut loads more, sew wheens* more, lay it out to finally work out the design, change my mind, stop working in a huff.. you know, you all do it, right?  Am I right?  I'll get my coat!

So here's where I'm at....

one line of pp'd lyrics done

measures about 60 inches long by 5 1/2 inches high
Initial plans to incorporate 4 lines of lyrics as part of the heart....

Changed to having 2 lines of lyrics frame the heart top and bottom and another heart within the heart, kind of like this...

So I've sewn together four rows out of 16 and finally worked out what it's actually going to look like (probably)

Only three weeks to finish it off  - given that each pp letter takes me a day and I have 12 to go, I'll be cutting it fine I think. I'm now realising how much I got done when the wee man napped in the afternoon #memories. Wish me luck!

Linking to Lee @ freshly pieced

*Scots for loads


  1. Wow you are really going for it with all those letters. It's going to be a very special quilt. Good luck with your deadline.

  2. I couldn't even manage to complete five of these letters before getting irritated, so I think you are doing great! It looks amazing, largely due I'm sure to the massive amount of brainpower you have invested in it :) So with you about the afternoon naps xx

  3. I love paper piecing, but all those letters would make me nuts! You will have a real beauty when finished though! Good job, Moira!

  4. good to see you back blogging. Paper piecing still not tried but it has worked so well with your letters

  5. Oh wow Moira you have done loads! Looking great x

  6. Ooh this is looking very interesting- I had only seem the texty bit. You like making HSTs then? I've got some you can do after you've finished this if you like? HATE THEM, love the term Trudification though, stealing it! Good luck finishing it in time! It means I'll get to see it before it goes away too, yey.

  7. *waving my pompoms... go mo!! xxx

  8. I wish you lots of luck and long days! Di x

  9. Your heart is lovely!! and your paper piecing looks great!

  10. didn't you get 5 letters done at the guild meeting? You should have finished the whole song by now madame!

  11. It is going to be a fantastic quilt - lucky people!

  12. Mrs RAFA
    It will be a work of art.

  13. letters work very well and a lovely heart

  14. You've got more patience than me with all that text. Hope you make the deadline!

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