Wednesday, 17 April 2013

W.i.P. - Red Riding Returns

The sun is back. Warm temperatures are back. Yes, both aren't a permanent fixture yet but I'm sooo happy and excited. I just love spring and summer.

Anyhow, I've been very slow working on my Little Red Riding Hood cushion cover. You saw it last three weeks ago. Although I finished the tiny corner elements, I was lost for ideas to fill out the whole triangles and I still am. I knew, however, that I wanted to add the baby girl's initial to one of them.

Alas, the name was still a secret and my hands tied. No longer! Little C has finally been born - oh, she's gorgeous - and I got working. I found the letter here and freestyle transferred it to the fabric. Thank goodness for trick markers.

The first pic was taken yesterday evening in artificial light, the second one this morning with the trick marker lines erased. Now I still need inspiration to strike for the rest...

I aim at finishing it in about two weeks. Originally I'd planned to have it ready for postage the minute after the announcement, yeah, plans, but now I'm thinking I want to present it personally. So giving the new parents a few weeks to settle in before invading their happy baby bubble seems like a good idea to save them - and me - stress.


Finishes - 0

Ongoing Projects - 4
EPP hexies - 52 finished flowers + 14 nearly-theres
baby things
Grecian Waters/Emerald HST quilt - finished the top!
cushion cover

Stalled Projects - 1
EPP parallelograms/stars

Planning Stage - 5
Wedding Anniversary quilt
Quilt for the husband - will possibly be downgraded to a pillow case
Two summer dresses & a skirt

My list really isn't changing at the moment. I'm okay with it, though. Still de-stressing and enjoying the better weather.

Happy sewing!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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  1. What a great colour combination! I have used it too a few weeks back. I love your addition of the beautiful initial! Could you let me know what the name is of that blue-dot-fabric? Is is just gorgeous!
    esthersipatchandquilt AT yahoo DOT com

  2. I love the idea of adding the initial. Really clever, and so beautifully done.

  3. Yay for better weather!! And I just love this, and the initial is fantastic :)

  4. What a sweet gift! I always prefer delivery in person to posting it.


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