Wednesday 23 October 2013

WIP - Progress report

So I am still working on the Penny Sampler this week. I am about 2 weeks behind on this project now but getting to the end of precise piecing and onto paper piecing.  I've added little filler blocks and this centrepiece block.
One drawback about having the design wall batting suspended from the top and not fixed to the wall all the way down is Wilbur the Wrecker (aka the Happy Basset Hound) keeps wacking his tail off it and my lovely pieces rain down on the floor.  Of course these need to be inspected and I've had to rescue a few blocks from him over the weekend. 
I intend on hand embroidering the legs and tail of this bird and I really like this cute crossing block that will be beside Big bird on the quilt.
I have learned my lesson and pinned all my remaining blocks withint tail distance to the batting to Wilbur proof them!    My favourite of the little pieced blocks is the blue boxed one. It would be a really cool filler for a baby quilt with an applique block every second one.

It's getting easier to choose colours now that I can see the placement of the new ones against last weeks blocks.  Looking at it all up on the wall, I would like to put more orange in the bottom right, it's a bit top heavy in orange at the moment.

I really like the idea of this quilt.  Taking a theme (in this case Scandinavian inspired), having a few focal blocks and surrounds and having fun filling in the empty spaces with mini blocks.  It really is a pleasure to work on this and I see this type of quilt design inspiring a Christmas quilt.  It must be the time of year because I'm loving the wintery feeling of this one!

Linking up to
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Your blocks are truing out great! I have joined the Penny Sampler too and have not even started! Ihave my fabric pulled....maybe soon :)

  2. Very sweet set of blocks... I so wish I had signed up for this but instead will have to live vicariously through everyone else!

  3. It's looking great and I'm loving the dashes of orange :)

  4. It's really starting to come together. Exciting to see it :)

  5. I really like this sampler! I've seen it around a few places lately and it's been fun to see how everyone is coming along.


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