Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday - 2/22/12

I feel like I've been working on things quite a bit lately, but not actually completing anything. I considered starting a small project–something I could finish in a couple hours–just so I could get a sense of accomplishment. But I decided my crafty ADHD just needed to be stopped.

Rose Star Quilt

rose star quilt wip

Making progress. SLOW progress. Sewing the individual blocks together seamed (ha!) to go so fast, but putting the blocks together with the white patches is dragging.

Weekends Tumbler Quilt

tumbler layout 2

I cut some solid aqua tumblers, and I think that has helped, but I'm still not happy with this quilt. It may need to be tabled for a bit until I think of some other way to jazz up the contrast between all those prints.

Cross Stitch

LOVE wip

And here's a little cross stitch I started in the last week. Apparently aqua is my color of choice this past week!

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  1. Love your Rose Star blocks and it does seem to take forever to piece them together, doesn't it!

    On your Tumbler quilt...I think it's lovely!

  2. I'm totally with you on those Rose Stars - mine are crawling along. I'm loving it though :-)

  3. Your rose stars are gorgeous! I think we all have to think of these as a long term project. At least that's what I'm telling myself!

    Love your love x stitch. Who puts out the pattern?

  4. Love the rose stars and the tumbler quilt is really cute! I understand the feeling of starting and feeling like nothing's ever actually getting finished. It's just so hard to focus sometimes on just one project at a time. :)

  5. I know what you mean with the slow going of sewing blocks together. My starflowers don't take long to sew, but sewing them all together, sigh!
    Would love to see more of your cross stitch, that little peek is very intriguing.

  6. Those Rose Star Blocks rock!!! And I really like the tumbler quilt too! Maybe add another solid to break it up - something pink or purple?

  7. Keep up the great work with your rose star blocks. I love your background fabric. Makes your rose stars pop.

  8. Great projects, really love your Rose star blocks!
    Quilting by the River

  9. here's a question... if you put like six or seven of those tumblers around a turquoise center like some kind of flower, would they lay flat? you know what i mean? im not sure that would even work... but if it did you could then add a turquoise (or some other POP color) border to each one and then put them together. just and idea. if that sounds like too much work or you really like the current layout, maybe try some light pink solid tumblers and some of that deeper watermelon color solid tumblers. or ignore everything i just said and it all looks lovely, lol. digging the rose stars!

  10. The stars look beautiful, and so intricate. I know I would never have the patience to make those blocks! I've seen the tumblers put together in strips of prints and then a row of white tumblers. Just a thought....

  11. I kept wondering how those blocks went together when I saw them on blogs! Beautiful! Without the aqua tumblers, it's a very blendy bunch of fabrics, low contrast. Some people like that and some people don't. I guess you don't like it with these, but there's nothing wrong with it if you do like it. Instead of the aqua, why not pull out a color or two that are in the fabrics? The aqua looks pretty startling. =) Not that you asked for ideas.

  12. You are making progress on those rose stars! Lovely!
    BTW, I just awarded you the Liebster award. Check out my blog to find out more!

  13. Love the rose and stars. Also can't wait to see your embroidery...

  14. Hmmm....I wonder if I could draft that Rose Star block??!!! Looks a bit intricate, but I love challenges!! Your choice of fabric is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Cheers from Denmark! Mary Ann

  15. Visiting you via Pinterest. Lovely creations. Thank you for sharing.


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