Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WIP Wednesday - stars, stars, stars

So quite a lot of progress this week. Partly motivated by knowing I have to post something for WIP wednesday but mostly motivated by my desire to finish up stuff so I can join the swoon-along (somewhat belatedly). I have had the swoon pattern for a few months and have collected quite a lot of fabrics to use but I am sticking to my resolution to get stuff finished before I start it (sigh!).

First up I finished my February blocks for See Bee Blissful. Sarah chose a rainbow star block and I was really excited about trying something new until I started it and realised it was the exact same block I used for my nephews quilt last year, it just looked so different with the white background and rainbow star. They were fun blocks to make and look so pretty. This is going to be such a pretty quilt.

Next up I finished the two remaining blocks for my star quilt. I bought a jelly roll of Moda Rose Parade last year and started this quilt but ground to a halt as I was not sure I liked it. I'm still undecided about it but I guess it is better finished than just hanging around in my sewing room. The blocks are massive, 29" square and just need a border, hopefully the top will be done by next week (fingers crossed).

Lastly because I have a week off and feel guilty about sitting around watching daytime tv I started knitting a little cardi for my baby niece. It's a pretty lace pattern and is growing quickly although it does look like a bit of a dogs dinner at the moment.

I know I'm not supposed to start new projects but this is knitting not sewing and now I can sit around in my pyjamas all day watching Columbo and not feel guilty :) What else is a week off in February for?


  • circle of flying geese quilt pillows
  • punctuation quilt
  • FMF quilt
  • star quilt
  • Amy Butler skirt
  • guinevere gloves
  • yellow and grey quilt
  • crochet blanket
  • cardi for Molly

  • Completed projects - 0
    New Projects Started - 1
    Currently in Progress - 9


    1. I love both your star blocks, though I admit I would probably try the rainbow block first. It just looks easier.

      Enjoy your week off and I do hope you can get lots done.

      blessings, jilly

    2. I am a sucker for any kind of star blocks, but rainbow star blocks are my weakness and yours are gorgeous!!

    3. I was just thinking the same thing, stars and rainbows are individually great things, but together they are amazing!
      The cardigan looks great by the way, especially the bottom border.

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    5. Those rainbow stars are really beautiful, and I'm glad you had a WIP deadline so we could all see them. The huge star blocks are lovely too. I'm seeing a trend towards larger blocks (Swoon is at the cusp of this trend) and not all of these are destined for mini quilts. Do you like the bigger blocks?

      Bravo to you for the lovely knitting as well. If I could knit like that, I'd watch Columbo too!

      Elizabeth E.

    6. Wow, you are busy, I love the Rainbow Stars, you've inspired me, might have to try this one myself. Visiting from the Small Blog Meet, I hope you will take a minute to check out my blog.