Hellllooooo quilty friends! It's Liz here from Shush - I'm Quilting.* I'm talking as loud as I can in the hope that you can hear me all the way from down here in New Zealand.
I'm coolly okay about hanging out here at Freshly Pieced today for WIP Wednesday—I didn't get all skittish or anything when Lee emailed to let me know the exciting news. Nope, I did not run into lounge room squealing at hubby that - yay - I'm guest blogging at Freshly Pieced (response: *blank stare* "what's guest blogging?" Me: humph off to email my best quilty friends, who were much more excited for me). Anyway, it's very nice to meet all of you who haven't popped down to Shush before.
What have you been up to this week? I have just finished my straight line quilting on my lattice quilt. The patchwork portions have been stippled. This quilt has been such a roller coaster ride, but I love it now—I just want it finished. I'm soooo close though and I have a chocolate and white striped fabric just waiting to be the binding. See, it's all ready to go.
|Yippee. Quilting: tick.|
|Binding: all ready to go. Do you do this? Pop it on your machine's spare spool. It stops binding tangle, I tell you!|
|Yep - I quilted backwards to get there. Yes I did. And it worked just fine.|
Tell me I'm not the only person who does this. I'm not totally alone in my craziness, right? Right?Are you still there?
Anyway, fingers crossed it should be bound by Friday and then I'll have a real, grown-up finish. We'll see ...
Other than that, I have done a little more on my EPP diamond blocks. I love these, which is pretty surprising given how much I hate hand piecing.
|Little birds trapped in cages for my fabricky pleasure.|
|No I'm not unpicking the one I sewed in upside-down!|
|Is this my quilt Mummy? It needs to be bigger. Me: No kidding honey.|
* Why Shush, you ask? Well, because my day job is being a meany-pants banking lawyer and so we keep shush on my lovely nighttime quilty alter ego. My work mates just don't get it, anyway!
** My fashion conscious and stroppy three year old. She thinks I quilt solely for her pleasure. She's not far wrong!
What are you working on this week? Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog. (Or grab the WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!