Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

HUMP DAAAYYYY! (Yes, I'm one of those people!) Hope your Wednesday finds you well! On my design wall this week is a project you will probably see on more than one WIP Wednesday. After seeing so many beautiful orange peel quilts, with the kicker being the bold colors on low volume version at Crazy Mom Quilts, I decided to give it a whirl. I started this a while back (think January), but it's a nice project to have on hand when I have an appointment to go to or I just want to snuggle into the couch and not venture upstairs into my sewing space.

I'm not much for hand sewing. I just don't have the patience for it, but I love the look of hand sewn orange peels. So I looked up the freezer paper method and pulled different techniques from several sources before embarking on what is sure to be a looooooooong project. As you can see, these peels are far from perfect, but I am proud of the progress I can see as I make more of them. Most of these fabrics are fat quarters I picked up at Jo Ann's (I got into the habit of picking up one or two fat quarters nearly every time I visited, so I accumulated enough to start this project without much fuss.)

I'm not sure how big I will make this. At times, I want it to be enormous! And other times, I'm fed up with it and debate on making it a pillow. Hahaha. We'll just see where the fabric leads me. :)
Linking up with Freshly Pieced!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Happy Monday y'all! I wasn't sure what to use for my first post, so I thought I would share a mini quilt that I finished not-too-long ago. This is my first try at improv piecing and I absolutely loved it! I got to channel one of my blogging favorites, Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts, and dig into my growing scrap bins. It was a blast finding the perfect scraps and fitting them together like a puzzle.

Though it may seem silly, I'm especially proud of my mitered corners. I've made 8 or 9 projects and worked to get pretty corners on my binding and have never had much success. I worked so SO hard to change that with this project. I'm not one to brag, but man those are some sharp looking corners! ;)

I chose to make the word 'Hope' to remind myself that there's always something to hope for, even if it's in the middle of a crazy mixed up mess! :) I'm hoping to improve on photographing my projects, so please don't judge too harshly on this hastily snapped picture. Until next time, have a good day y'all!