Wednesday, 9 November 2011

W.i.P Wednesday

Well that was a slightly unscheduled blogging holiday.  We`re back from a few days at the in-laws where there was an abundance of favourite aunties and cool cousins and so I took full advantage of the childcare and read some books on my kindle! What a luxury that was.

The front path at the in-laws
So now we`re back and I feel quite out of the loop both in terms of sewing and blogging.  If I haven`t been to visit you for a few days I apologize and will try and catch up soon. Promise.

So before we left, I assembled my Drunk in Central Park baby quilt for Kate and Kristie`s QAL and here it is in the beautiful sun we have had today.



One of the things on my Winter Stitching List was to learn to piece curves and while I wouldn`t say it`s quite mastered, I`m pretty pleased with how these blocks came together.

Today I set to work on making a baby boy quilt for my cousin and his partner`s baby, which is due to arrive any minute.  Did I ever mention that I work much better under pressure?  I met Jacqui when she and Daniel visited Marrakech last year.  

While she had visited Marrakech umpteen times it was my cousin`s first visit.  They were here because Jacqui was doing a sponsored trek through the Sahara for Help for Heroes. As a reminder of our fun time together I knew I wanted to use 1001 Peeps but I have been dithering over how to use the fabric to its best.  In the end I went for an `Addition` quilt (well the baby will be a new `addition` to the family) and managed to get the strips pieced.

The pale blue fabric at the bottom of the shot is Terrain
I`m hoping to finish assembling it tomorrow before adding a narrow white border and an outer scrappy border (I love scrappy borders ever since the Across the Seas QAL) as I want the quilt to be a decent size and for the baby to be able to grew in to it.

It`s an anniversary edition of W.i.P Wednesday today as it`s a year since Lee at Freshly Pieced started this great weekly link up - congratulations and thanks Lee!  So why don`t you click on the button below and say `hi` and link up something you are working on?

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

47 comments:

Heather D. said...

I just love all the curves! And the fabrics are fantastic.

Leanne said...

How lovely to have some time to visit & get some reading done! What are you reading?
You're such a busy quilter! Amazing.

Manda said...

Love the drunkards path! And the addition quilt is looking great!

Pat said...

Love the drunken love and the plus quilt is yummy!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the DPs - stunning! The baby quilt is looking great and I can't wait to see more!

susan said...

Sounds like you had a lovely relaxing time. Good for you! Your curved piecing looks pretty perfect to me. I am loving the way the blocks are looking together.

Little Island Quilting said...

Love the layout you have chosen for your DP quilt.

Ellie said...

Sounds as if you had a good time. I love the pathway to your in-laws house.
Your drunk in central park quilt is looking great - it looks so warm and cozy and I love the colours in baby boy quilt.
You are fair getting through all of these quilts aren't you?

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

All that luscious fabric! Love the 1001 Peeps!!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I love the Central Park fabric. So pretty! I can't wait to see the big picture. :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Julie said...

I got a good giggle out of the name of your drunkard's path quilt! I really love the fabrics you chose for the addition quilt, very rich! I'm a sucker for blues though :)

Flying Blind... said...

Welcome back - was the in-laws gate pic longing to get in or out!?

Sheila said...

Drunk in CP is a great name for a super looking quilt. I am working on my Peeps too - think I have settled at last on a layout. Love yours, look forward to seeing the full view.

Toni said...

The path to your in-laws looks intriguing! I love your plus quilt and think that is a fabulous pattern for the new addition. Clever!!

Laura said...

Love the central park - you have done a wonderful job :)

KellyS said...

Love that central park drunkard's path. I am so glad I splurged on this fabric and can't wait to work with it!

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for a tick on the Winter Stitching list, and love where those Peeps are going :o)

Patchwork and Play said...

Fabulous quilt - Drunk in Central Park!!! LOL! You could be arrested for having such a lovely quilt!

Allison said...

Your DP curves look great! I'm a little nervous about starting mine

diane said...

How do you do it. It seems everytime I turn around you have a new WiP! Love the addition quilt. Peeps=perfect!

Maggie said...

Your curves look great!and I love the vibrant colors!

Leanne said...

Sounds like a lovely break. I think your quilts are looking wonderful and that your curves could not be better.

Ms. Becky said...

I really love your selection of patterns and colors for your quilts. you have a great eye. glad you had a break and nice visit with your in-laws. I like the entrance to their place, the shadows are beautiful. it looks like the yard sees a lot of traffic too, and I love the color of the compacted earth. wonderful photo Annabella. it has a really nice feel to it. happy day to you.

Marci Girl said...

I am thinking about making an addition quilt for my new little one, yours is fabulous! So is your drunkard's path for that matter!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Your Central Park quilt is fantatic in those curves.. I'm seeing a lot of that block and it really making me want to give it a try!

Dee said...

Ooohhhh....such bright, happy colors. Oh my goodness, I love the circles.

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

You're just learning to do curves and they look like that?!?! They're fantastic!! Loving all of these quilts, Annabella. The colors are amazing. :)

Elizabeth D. said...

I love your drunkard's path top! So colorful!!

Fiona said...

Oh wow! Both your quilts are gorgeous!

KristyLou said...

Yay for reading!!! Your pieced curves are AWESOME! Good job.

Jennifer said...

this drunkards path is beautiful! enjoy the downtime!

Kate S. said...

Your DP looks awesome! Seems to me like you have mastered curves pretty well... :)

Olivia said...

So cute, you've done some beautiful work

Connie said...

Your Drunk in Central Park is beautiful! I think your curves look wonderful....you have curves figured out!

Kathy said...

Love the colors in both quilts, but the Drunkard's Path just sings. Gorgeous!

Cille said...
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Cille said...

As usual I find your quilts amazing and inspiring. Your sense of colors is fantastic.

Marsha C said...

The ones with the circles is so neat! I like the cross patterns in the second one too.

Leila said...

Great way to feature the peeps! I love the Drukard's Path quilt too.

Rachel said...

Oh, I am in love with the Drunkard's path. The colors are fantastic.

Sel's Quilting Blog said...

That is a lovely Drunkard's Path in Central Park fabrics. There seem to be a few DP quilts happening out there! (I guess that would be beacuse of the DP QAL the icon of which is sitting right next to the 'post comment' box. Duh.)

And the 'addition' quilt looks great!

felicity said...

Wow! What a gorgeous set of projects you have on the go!

Allegory said...

Both of those quilts have such great fabrics in them! Love the peeps!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I'd say you are the curvemaster!! And the name alone got me! "Drunk in Central Park" is perfect!
I have been meaning to make a plus quilt. Yours looks great! Can't wait to see more.
Thanks for linking at This Week.

Jenelle said...

I might have to try a drunkard's path quilt, because this is so gorgeous! I am wondering which method you used to cut and piece the curves?

Foolish Feathers said...

I love the use of Kate Spain's Central Park in your Drunkard's path quilt. You pieced your curves very well, I am impressed.

Leslie said...

these both are such beautiful quilts. the fabrics in the drunk in central park are stunning.