Friday, 30 September 2011

My Work In Progress

I thought I would share a couple of WIPs with you.  I have this bundle of indigo batik cotton in my stash that I have loved so much that I haven't used until the perfect project came up.  Last weekend I came to the conclusion that 'the only way is hexies' and made these 43x 4" English Patchwork hexies.
I won't sew them all together like this as it makes me dizzy (white noise comes to mind).  So will probably make up some white hexies for a Grandmothers Garden quilt.

Talking of Grandmothers, the fabric has arrived for my Mother In Law's quilt.
Some of you may recall she has been treated for cancer over the past year (still on going) and I have wanted to make her a special quilt for a while.  I have finally found the quilt that would suit her to a tee.  I'm hoping to have it made and ready for Christmas, but it would be great to give it to her sooner.

And here is the very first block.
She will love all the pink and flowers with the crisp white.

I hope you enjoyed sharing my latest WIPs, it's nice having projects in the background that you can pick up and put down on occasions when you need some peaceful 'sewing therapy'.

Thank you for dropping by, have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love you mother in laws collection of fabrics, I am partial to a nice bit of pink! I hope she is recovering well and know that she will love that gorgeous layout xx

Emma Thomsen said...

Thanks Annie, I didn't used to like pink until my daughter was born! ;)

quilary said...

Oh Wow! the first thing I saw was all that lovely blue...and then you turned them into hexies. A blue and white garden would look so good.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love all the blue hexies - looking forward to watching it grow!

Barb said...

I'm drooling over your indigo batiks! I want to make a blue and white quilt, too. My collection is very small so far, and do design so far. I'm looking forward to seeing more pics of your hexie quilt progress.

Linnhe Mara said...

I can't wait to see the blue and white hexies made up. Can't help but think this particular english patchwork is going to have a very oriental look Keep us posted.

Jenny said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous, how lovely will they look made up into quilts... that is a lovely thing to do for your mother in law too. Sure she will love it when it is finished and really appreciate all the love and effort you put into it. Wishing her a speedy recovery with her treatment xxx

Minka's Studio said...

I love both of your WIP! Thanks for sharing

Emma Thomsen said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments about my hexies and very kind wishes for my Mother In Law, I really appreciate it and will pass them on to her.