Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Last WIP Wednesday in April

It seems like my projects are moving along pretty well this month... fingers crossed!

What's Hot!:
  • Picnic from "Scrap-Basket Sensations" blocks 
  • My UFO for the week is my Nancy Halvorsen table runner
  • "Hat Trick" for April's Schnibble Parade
  • Strip Stacks blocks - will be blogged on Sunday
  • FMQ Practice Sessions
I've got 8 Picnic blocks done with 72 to go. I put a strip of the fabrics I haven't cut yet below the blocks and I'm keeping my sewn waste triangles in the little green bucket. I'm using Kate Spain's Serenade on bleached white Moda Bella.

I gave my table runner a good press and started laying out the applique pieces. I am a newbie at applique of this quantity so I'm a little nervous about getting started. It wasn't until I looked at the picture below that I realized I'm missing the right border on the end!

Next step is a trip to the LQS to match up thread to the pale green stems. The colors in this fabric line are very delicate and rather hard to photograph, I ended up darkening this photo a bit for better contrast.

My Schnibble is pieced and I'm debating between serpentine stitch or straight lines for quilting. I ended up choosing a pale grey paisley on white print for the background and I like it quite well. I'll show you some close-ups when it's finished.

What's Warm:
  • My April block for "And Sew On"
  • Stripping wallpaper - my daughter is making a quick overnight trip home tonight so I'll be getting started later in the week.
What's Not:
  • Threadbias QAL - don't know if I'll work it in this month. I guess I'll see how the wallpaper removal goes.
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  1. You have been very busy by the looks of things. Love the fabric used in all the blocks!

  2. Your quilts look lovely, and you are close to a couple more finishes. I ordered a couple new feet last night. I will keep you posted.

  3. Your picnic quilt is going to be fabulous!

  4. Love all your work and the fabrics used, beautiful. XXX

  5. Deb, LOVE LOVE LOVE your picnic. I have found I am a bit of a Kate Spain freak. I found out too late about her Fandango and Terrain lines. Last week I found a little dusty Moda Candy Bar set at my LQS with little 2.5x5 slivers of Fandango to go along with the other Candy Bar set I purchased 2 years ago. It felt like I struck gold!
    The colors in your tablerunner and Schnibbles are refreshing. Keep it up!! You're doing awesome!

  6. And are you in a monthly Schnibbles group? Have seen a couple of posts mentioning the month's Schnibble.
    Have fun! You're making the world beautiful one little stitch at a time!

  7. So many things on the go! Those floral blocks look fabulous in that setting!


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