Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WOW - WIPS on Wednesdays.

Amazing what a fabric delivery will do for you.
Yesterday afternoon, I cut, pressed, starched and sewed some guiding marks onto my large background piece.

Trimmed the pattern, and stuck it all together.  I found this to be quite tricky to get all nice and square.  There are 20 pieces of A4 paper in this part.  In the end I made sure the outer edges and the border are all nice and square, and did the centre as best as I could.  Didn't turn out too bad!
I also transferred some small pencil marks as guides for the flowers and leaves.

So, now I'm good to start stitching.
Whilst still waiting for the background fabric, I went on a shopping excursion for some more fabrics.  I've found that yellow in the shad I want is hard to find at the moment.  Maybe yellow is always hard to find, I don't normally seem to use it in my quilts.
 I found some great yellows and some blues at The Village Patch in Maldon, and also dropped in at Threadbear in Castlemaine.  Corliss at Threadbear had just the right blues for my outer border.  Perfect! 

I'm linking up with Esther Aliu's Blog for her WOW- WIP'S on Wednesdays.  A snapshot of what other quilters from all over are doing this week.  Please stop by and have a look.
So, now I'm so happy to be sewing the next little bits.
All in all , a great couple of days.  (now that the background has arrived).


  1. What a lovely fabrics especially the yellow.
    Look forward to see your quilt finished. Have fun!

  2. Wow, this is something to look forward to!

  3. So glad you're evidently enjoying digging into this project. Your fabric choices will look great in the design. Keep goin' strong! Don't let this one get away from you.