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,
-Soma

 

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Summer Sailboat

Summer Sailboat Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Purchase Summer Sailboat Pattern

 

I love sailboats.  I see them as giant winged birds floating in the sea.  Many a year ago I even fancied taking sailing lessons.  I even had my husband teach me how to swim. However, that ended up having quite a different effect.  I became addicted to swimming and spent a lot of time at the pool.  I became a fairly decent swimmer, but the plans for learning how to sail fell by the wayside.

 

 

 

 Purchase Summer Swim Pattern

 

You see, I was going to the pool so much that my old tote bag fell apart completely.  By that time I had learned how to sew however, so I made another swimming tote bag with pockets for everything.

 

 

San Francisco Bay | Whims And Fancies

 

San Francisco Bay

 

I still love to watch sailboats go by, their white sails surrounded by blue waters and the blue sky.  My mind drifts into a trance, punctuated by thoughts of adventure.  So, when I got a request to make a sailboat quilt pattern, I just had to accept it.

 

 

Summer Sailboat Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Purchase Summer Sailboat Pattern

 

Here’s my finished sailboat block.  The 12″ Summer Sailboat quilt pattern is now available on my shop .  Many thanks to those who have purchased it already.

That’s my One Monthly Goal finished, and I will be linking up with Patty at end of the month.  I really like the way this block turned out.  When I showed it to my husband, he initially thought I had painted it.  I love the crisp look that paper piecing provides!  I will be hand quilting puffy clouds on this one.

Happy Sewing,
-Soma

 

Linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page.

 

 

 

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