One Block WIPs

sailboat, star, flower, phone box art quilt patterns | Whims And Fancies



I was having a wonderful time working on different projects until I came down with a nasty cold featuring a fever, body ache, the whole package.  I knew if I forced the matter and sat at the sewing machine, I would end up unpicking every single stitch and redoing everything.  However, being me and not wanting to stay in bed for long, I decided to go through my WIPs and form a plan for tackling them after I get better.

I spent almost all of the last few months working on the Lego Harry Potter quilt – designing, writing, sewing and testing the patterns to share with you.  That didn’t leave me time to work on much else, so I only sewed a few other blocks now and then.  Now I want to finish making a few things with those one-off blocks.  Not only have I figured out what I want to do with them, I have also picked out the coordinating fabrics for these projects.




Purchase Sunburst Star Pattern


I love cross-body bags.  The last bag I made was done a long time ago and has seen better days, so I will be making a bag with this Sunburst Star block.  I love the nebulosity of the background I picked for this block.




Purchase Red Telephone Box Pattern


The red telephone booth block was meant be made into a bag all along, even as the picture was forming in my head.  I found the perfect coordinating travel fabric in my stash.





I will turn this pinwheel flower block into a mini, a mix of modern and vintage.  My friend Mary gave me the idea of making a quilt with the flowers done in multiple colours.  I am going to make a kitty quilt that way, and I will test out the quilting motif on this little mini.




Purchase Summer Sailboat Pattern


Lastly, I am hand quilting this recently-finished Summer Sailboat block.



Hang Quilting | Whims And Fancies



Hand quilting is quite nice when you’re unable to do much else.  I am a very slow quilter, but at least I have started on this one already.



Little Sketchbook | Whims And Fancies


I also got a little sketchbook for doodling in everyday.  As you can see from the warped pages, I have been scribbling in it quite a bit, even while parked on the sofa and huddling under a quilt.  Apologies for not being able to take new photos.  I will share more very soon.


Have a healthy and happy week everyone,


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24 thoughts on “One Block WIPs

  • Lisa June 26, 2017 at 03:42

    Looks like you have lots to keep you busy Soma.

  • JanineMarie June 23, 2017 at 11:13

    Oh, summer colds are miserable. Take care and get well soon, Soma. Your blocks are exquisite. The details always go the extra mile to give the perfect touch–like those slivers of blue in the sunburst star. And I love how your background fabrics are just right for your subject matter.

  • Susan June 21, 2017 at 09:55

    Rest up, and hope you feel better soon! You’ve been pretty busy – time for a break. Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers!

  • Kim Sharman June 21, 2017 at 05:21

    I too love cross over body bags. Can’t wait to see yours. All blocks are lovely. I think a quilt made of different coloured pin wheel flowers will be very pretty. My oh my, your quilting stitches are perfect!!

  • Kate June 21, 2017 at 02:00

    Wonderful blocks, summer sailboat has to be my favourite though, and I love how you are quilting it, your stitching is so even, it’s perfect.

  • Leeanne Hopper June 20, 2017 at 23:43

    Being sick gets in the way doesn’t it! Love paper pieced blocks…… clever! I am paper piecing a huge Zebra it may take me awhile!

  • Julie June 20, 2017 at 23:41

    Hope you are feeling better now, that telephone box block is just fabulous! Thanks for linking to Sew Stitch Snap SHARE.

  • Patricia June 20, 2017 at 18:51

    No apologies necessary! When we’re sick, we’re sick! I’m amazed you got anything done at all! Your blocks are so beautiful and your plans for them are awesome! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

  • TheEclecticAbuela June 20, 2017 at 09:48

    Great work! Feel better.

  • Roseanne @ Home Sewn By Us June 19, 2017 at 07:39

    Soma – feel better soon! It’s best to listen to your body and just lay low and take care. {{Hugs}}

  • Bonnie in VA June 19, 2017 at 06:31

    I sure hope the bug leaves and you can feel back to your active self. The flower block intrigues me. I didn’t even notice the pinwheel part until the bottom of the post where other posts we might be interested in pops up. Nice block.

  • Jo June 17, 2017 at 10:38

    I hope you are feeling better Soma. That sail boat is amazing! You have such a talent.

  • Dixie June 17, 2017 at 07:42

    I am always amazed about how much you are able to complete…even when sick it seems. Wow! Can’t wait to see your new cross body bag. Wonderful blocks and your hand stitching looks great.
    Hope you are feeling better, Soma.

  • Cheryl Brickey June 16, 2017 at 16:57

    Your hand quilting looks perfect, the little waves are great.

  • Cynthia Woodham June 16, 2017 at 15:11

    I hope you feel better soon. I love your blocks that you still managed to do.

  • RobynLouise June 16, 2017 at 03:43

    Some lovely blocks there and will enjoy seeing the finished products made from them. Be well again soon!

  • krislovesfabric June 15, 2017 at 05:34

    Love your hand quilting start…I need to just dive in and start mine, I keep procrastinating. Hope you are feeling better by now!!

  • Darlene W. June 15, 2017 at 04:31

    Get well soon! Love your work and creativity. It gives me something to look forward to and inspiration!

  • Janine @ Rainbow Hare June 15, 2017 at 00:03

    Sorry to hear you’re not well. I hope you will be feeling better soon. Your blocks are lovely. I’m looking forward to seeing them made into projects :)

  • Mary June 14, 2017 at 18:27

    I hope you feel better soon. Summer illnesses are such a bummer.

    It was great seeing the WIPs again. I love your blocks and can’t wait to see their finishes. Your quilting looks fantastic – such tiny and precise little stitches.

  • Kathleen June 14, 2017 at 15:22

    Bummer! No fun being sick. Get well soon, Soma.

  • Susan June 14, 2017 at 10:45

    Hope you feel better soon. I am a very slow quilter too! But that’s okay, I enjoy the process and it is less nerve wracking than machine quilting for me.

  • Carol S. June 14, 2017 at 06:32

    Your blocks are always amazing! I’m so sorry a nasty bug has slowed you down and made you feel sick. I hope you feel better soon!

  • Andrea H June 14, 2017 at 05:54

    I’m a new follower. Love all of these blocks, especially the sailboat. Hope you feel better quickly.

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