Wednesday, 24 July 2013

W.i.P. - Slow Summer Sewing

On top of work summer is slowing my sewing down a little as I'm soaking up sunshine whenever I can. Now, this isn't a complaint. I'm definitely a summer girl that doesn't even want to mention the w-word before she has to and I am making progress on pretty things even if it isn't as quick as it would be at other times.

Evidence of said progress below (above is last week's work ut aside) - Echo rows I sewed yesterday evening after work. Often I don't feel like sewing then and prefer to wind down over some telly or a book. Not so yesterday! With a little luck I might even want to iron these and assemble them this evening. Or I might not and prefer to catch up with your makings over at WIP Wednesday and my blog roll. Or all of the above? We'll see.

With a second Jamie dress under my belt it's time for new adventures in fashion sewing. The darling ranges dress is up first and I'm looking forward to breathe life into the tiny brown on cream floral from this post.

And here are the obligatory stats.

Finishes - 1
Summer dress 1

Ongoing Projects - 5
Anniversary quilt - see above
Fish & HSTs
square baby quilt
Red Riding - quilting is making progress
cushion cover for the husband

Stalled Projects - 3
Grecian Waters/Emerald HST quilt - finished the top! - stalled until deadline project have been dealt with
EPP hexies
EPP parallelograms/stars - once more stalled

Planning Stage - 2
Summer dress 2 - Darling Ranges

Happy sewing!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I really like your aqua choices! The dress sounds like it will be really cute.

  2. Loving the Echo rows. Lovely colours. Looking forward to watching your progress with the Darling Range pattern. I've spied her designs at a local craft fair (like me, she's from Perth) and am tempted. :)

  3. The color scheme looks really good!

  4. I popped over from WIPs Wednesday ! I love the Echo top as well. I'm curious about the dress patterns - are they by an Australian designer? ooops- just saw the previous comment! Off to check them out!

  5. I love your choice of colours in your quilt - very beautiful.

  6. loving your Echo quilt :-)

  7. I really like your Echo quilt. It's a nice modern treatment of that fabric.

  8. Doing great! I totally hate winter too. Of course, it has been so hot here this year I might change my mind!

  9. What a beautiful aqua colors.Such a nice color scheme for this quilt!

    1. Thanks, Maartje. I love it and can't wait to place it on our bed once it's all done. :)

  10. Very pretty echo quilt, I can't wait to see it completed!

  11. Love the colours in your quilt - here in New Zealand we are in the middle of winter - I'm hanging out for summer.

  12. I love the colour scheme in your quilt. It's going to be gorgeous! :)

  13. The key fabric is so lovely! It works in beautifully with everything else. As everybody else has said, the colours are so pretty :^)

  14. This is going to be a beauty :-)

  15. This is just gorgeous!! I love all the fabrics and the colour palette is to die for!

  16. Awesome fabric choices!

  17. Love the quilt and the colour are fabulous. Marie

  18. Your quilt top is coming along beautifully. I love those colours together :)

  19. Oooh, I love Echo! And I love your quilt!

    Also, I'm totally with you and the 'w' word. I am such a summer kid. I'm already getting nervous about the months to come! :)

  20. Oh, you have some gorgeous projects on the go there!