Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Needlework Tuesday - Juggling Projects

I've started workon my newest project.   This week is the blog tour for Marthe Jocelyn's newest work Scribbling Women.   I'll be posting my review on Friday and will show the quilt that I am working on that will complement this book.  To date I have transferred a message from Marthe onto fabric and am in the process of sewing the centre panel for the quilt. 

I'll be writing more about this project as I work on it.  I don't have a final vision of what it will look like, as I am 'winging it' , though I am aiming at a wallhanging about 48 inches square.  Bright colours rule the day, and I am trying hard to avoid the pink and blue sterotypes.

Last week I promised that I'd show both the pillowcases.  I am mostly working on the first and if I have thread left on my needle when I done with that colour on the first, I stitch on the second.  I have finished the yellow flower centres on the first and am ready to start the pink flowers.
I like what's happening with my mystery quilt.  I finished piecing the forty '30something' units, which are a design unit unique to Gayle Bong.   I have placed the ruler on the one unit to show that it needs to be trimmed to 3 1/2 inches square.  Gayle does have a special ruler to do this, though my local store doesn't have it on hand.  I'll try it this way and if I'm as thrilled with the results as I think I am going to be, then I'll definitely order one.  The orangey-peach  fabric shown behind the units is the one that I am planning to use for the 'Scribbling Women' centre panel.

What the heck am I doing with the sushi fabric you might ask?  Well, since I don't have enough on my plate, I decided to make some extra prizes for my Sushi Sock Contest.  First prize will be the socks, second prize will be something made of a 'swath' of sushi fabric and third prize will be made of a smaller piece of this special fabric.  For a chance to win one of these fun prizes, you need to visit the original contest post and leave a comment.  (yes, click the link in the previous line).

Marie at Daisy's Book Journal has been joining me with a Needlework Tuesday post.  She has included a very close up photo of her cross crochet project.  Even though she promises that it's not hard, I'm not sure I believe yet.  It does look great.
Rikki at Rikki's Teleidoscope  has been working on her blue crocheted wrap.  This week she is sharing a sewing project.  Great fabric choice.
You are invited to join us with your needlework post.  It's a regular Tuesday feature.


Threeundertwo said...

This is great! I'm going to aim to get in "Needlework Tuesday" posts. I have so many things in progress.

I LOVE that sushi fabric. If I had it I wouldn't be able to cut it though. I'm stupid about fabric that way.

Rikki said...

That fabric definitely looks original. I can't wait to see what you are going to do with it. My belated post is here: http://www.scrapmania.net/rikkiblog/?p=1709

Tundra Books said...

Can't wait to see the "Scribbling Women" quilt!! =)

Bibliotropic said...

You know, it's kind of tempting to join in on Needlework Tuesday myself! I love to stitch (mostly embroidery and knitting, but I'm also getting into Swedish weaving), and it might be kind of fun to show some of them off on my blog.

Then again, I do try to keep my bookblog rather specific to books... Maybe it's time I started up a proper crafting blog again to show off that stuff. I love looking at what other people are making, and it stands to reason that other people might be interested in the random crafts that I do, too!