Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Playing

Hooray for WIP Wednesday and this Wednesday in particular: after running a webinar this morning (may the Microsoft Live Meeting gods smile down upon me), I'll be done my training sessions for a few months. They've been super fun but very tiring. Being "on" for a 6+ hour day is difficult for my Introvert side.

This past weekend, my daughter was at a birthday party so I spent some quality time in my sewing space, tidying up and organizing. I found a baggie of triangle corners that I had accumulated in the course of making my Oceanic Supernova quilt. I loooove the colours in that Kona Solids collection ("Poseidon") and couldn't bear to part with even the smallest shard so I saved them for one of those "one day" projects.

I rewarded myself for finishing the Memory Quilt by playing this week. Those little triangles really wanted to be stitched onto a corner of a square of solid fabric. I found some Essex Linen in Natural in my stash and thought it looked kind of like sand so I went with it and then added in some Kona Bone for sparkle. This is how far I've progressed. The squares are cut at 4½".

Playing with Shards
Photos are a great way to see your project from afar - I can already see squares I need to move!

G saw it up on my design wall and when I said that the blue/green colours reminded me of sea glass, she said, "No, Mama. It looks like water!" So this project's name is definitely going to have to include Water.

I didn't work on anything else whatsoever this week so that wraps things up for today.

This Week's Stats
Finished Projects - 0
New Projects - 1
In Progress - 8


Please do visit WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and The Needle and Thread Network with Monika and have a great hump day!

24 comments:

  1. Great use of scraps..it reminds me of a pillow I recently made!

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  2. Love! The bone "sparkle" and the Poseidon tidbits are fab.

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  3. I can't bear to throw out little bits either! Your quilt looks lovely and will be wonderful when finished. I am hoping for some Kona solids to come into our shoppe here, but nothing yet.

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  4. I really like this. I have a bunch of plain white blocks which people have left messages on (for a memory quilt). I've been struggling with finding an interesting way to assemble them. I think I'll have to see how many have an open corner that could accommodate a little triangle like this because I really like this approach!

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  5. I love this! I used to toss all my triangles (I know--horrors!!) but now they are saved for a project like this.

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  6. it is beautiful Felicity - I wouldn't be able to throw a scrap of them away, either. Definitely beach sandy watery goodness!

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  7. Very nice! I love the colors, and I too couldn't / can't throw away most of my little triangle scraps :-P.

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  8. A lovely seawaterglass quilt! Essex natural does totally look like sand!

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  9. Pretty! It is fun to make something fantastic out of scraps too.

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  10. I love it! I agree that it looks like water. Like crashing waves.

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  11. Simply stunning - really love those oceanic colours with the linen.

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  12. It's very pretty...it does remind me of sand and sea glass:)

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  13. This is great! It definitely reminds me of the beach.

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  14. Excellent idea for using all those little triangles I've been saving up. The only idea I had was to make tiny little pinwheels but that was such a lousy idea, that I didn't even start. Oh, I also thought of very small HSTs, another loser idea. But this is fabulous!! Thank you!! At first I thought, you could use various lights but you could use any colours of background squares, as long as it was fairly monochromatic.

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  15. Great use of triangles! You are giving me ideas!

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  16. I love it, you know I too love this group of colours. I love the variation in the neutrals, that adds just the best touch.

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  17. Thanks for a great idea what to do with those poor triangles! I just love your project.

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  18. I see sea glass too. Beautiful colours.

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  19. Oh my, I love this. My absolutely favorite colors. Love it with the neutrals you used! May have to sneak it out of your place when I am in Van......

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