Sunday, 29 August 2010

Progress on a WIP

My shopping at Festival of Quilts seems to have spurred me to new efforts to complete some WIPs.  I did promise I would finish something started each time I wanted to start a new project...
This is what I've done today.
It's the final block in my Lynne Edwards' sampler quilt project which has been going on for quite a while.  I love the Mariner's Compass but have been very nervous about doing it.  I'm happy enough with the foundation piecing but haven't set the compass into the background very well (my excuse is that I was running out of concentration by that point), I will re-do it.
I still have to put together all the panes for the Attic Windows block and two blocks, Bear's Paw and Tumbling Blocks, need some background fabric.  To inspire me further I have laid all the blocks out on the guest bed so that I can consider the layout each time I go in there.
What do you think?
I have to decide on sashing and borders, backing and quilting, but I can see the end of this quilt.  It is destined for our bed so my intention is to finish it before the weather turns really chilly.
You can see some of the other blocks here:  Log Cabin September 2009Drunkard's Path September 2009, May 2010,    Couthouse Steps January 2010,  
and here is the post of some of the fabric arriving, back in August last year!


  1. Hey I'm not the only one punishing my WIP this week hey??

  2. Love your Sampler Quilt, Lis! It looks gorgeous!
    Just love the colours! I'm sure it's going to be a beauty on your bed!

  3. It will certainly bring some colour to a dark winter day! It is lovely, the colour combination reminds me of a present my Nana gave me as an engagement pressie, blue and orange(very bright) napkins and placemats. Hope you having a great week!

  4. Love that quilt!! Were you standing on the wardrobe to take that photo or hanging from the fan?? ;-)

  5. Lis this is looking lovely can't wait to see it quilted.


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