Wednesday WIP: Rainy days

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I really need some vacations in order to finish my projects. I can't seem to concentrate at all...always thinking of my dayjob. Anyway, as you imagine there is nothing finished this week.
Currently in progress:


My Pure quilt is fortunately progressing. And I really have some dilemmas. How much white border should I add? I was thinking like 10 inches on every side and use the following fabric as backing. What do you think? The binding will probably be fouxia.
Dresden plates quilt: is progressing slowly but I am really pleased with the outcome.

No progress:
  • Hexagon crib quilt (I'll tell you all about it in another post)
  • Log cabin quilt: I have only done the cutting part, and I am really not in any mood to start it.
This week's stats:
Completed projects - 0
New projects -0
Currently in progress - 4

Now your turn! Visit Freshly Pieced to see how is everybody wip-ping today!!!

PS. I just had! to show you this photo. He looks like a puppy, curled up in this blanket:



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12 comments :

  1. I really love your Pure elements quilt - such vibrant colours!! 

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  2. Oooh, I've got some of that flowers fabric. I just ironed it over the weekend! I love your Dresden plates. Those are so cool!

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  3. Ok now I figured out how to get the window open to leave a comment I just hope to remember next time ,ok now your your border I really don't know for mine either it is one thing I just put a piece of white fabric and place the quilt top on top of it and adjust it at various widths and whatever is most pleasing to the eye I go with it and how much larger you like it to be., your dog does look like a puppy that is an adorable photo and I like that it's B&W ,I wish you a nice day even thought we are having a cold spell. theodora

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  4. Love the Pure Elements quilt, it's stunning. I have no idea what to suggest for the borders. I love it the way it is!

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  5. Cute pic of the puppy! I love the dresden plates too - I just pulled some fabric from my stash with the intention of making a dresden something, maybe a lap quilt. 

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  6.  Great tip on the borders Theodora, I will try it...

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  7. I love that disappearing nine patch, great work! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Super-cute puppy, and I love the Dresden plates!  

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  9. Do you use a cutting machine like AccuQuilt? Or do you do your cutting by hand? I'm sewing my first ever quilt, just 6" squares that I cut by hand and a lot of them aren't matching up. I think I may have cut some of the squares crooked or something. I cut them using a rotary cutter and quilting ruler.
    Your work is gorgeous! It really inspires me to continue.

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  10. Thank you for your lovely words. I cut by hand, just like you, with a rotary cutter. Believe me, the first time I tried this everything came out crooked. But with some practice you will be very precise. Don't worry.

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  11. Thanks for replying. I ended up sewing a 2" strip between each row of patches and then off setting them in a brick pattern. It has actually turned out well so far.

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  12. Perfect! If it turned out ok, than no problem with the cutting. You can always correct things later, but it is much much more difficult. Cutting straight saves you a lot of time!!!

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