Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Deer!

It feels like I have a lot of balls in the air right now. September is always so busy, even without children in school. With the high holidays so early this year, it's been even more hectic. In fact, we'll be heading to London for Sukkot in mere minutes. Here's what's been on my plate this past week.

First up is my Marcelle Medallion. I LOVE this quilt-along. There's been such awesome camaraderie on Instagram. I needed advice on my first border and got great input.
The hot pink Lizzy House jewels was the crowd favourite. The rulers on the left will be used for a future border. I just love the print. 

I started working on the second border, which is 60 degree equilateral triangles. I have an acrylic template and I used washi tape to mark the size. Penny did the exact same thing in her tutorial which I thought was too funny, since I read the tute after taping mine up. Great minds think alike!
Then I started cutting. It took way longer than I'd have liked, but that's life with an infant! My layout is now finished and I'm ready to start piecing. It will have to wait until after our weekend away though.
Luckily, I have a knitting project on the go. I love the portability of knitting socks using the magic loop method because I'm less likely to drop stitches in transit (an issue when using double pointed needles).
Another accomplishment this week was recovering two of the throw cushions on my living room couch. I have two more to do. I'm using Lush Uptown which I LOVE. Who can resist those deer?!
I'm linking this post up with WIP Wednesday. Check out what everyone else is up to!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Really great fabric choices for the medallion. It is so pretty!

  2. What a beautiful fabrics. I love your medallion quilt. Great colors. But the baby is adorable!

  3. Gorgeous Medallion!! I wish I was on Instagram - I'm missing all teh fun!! Just working on my triangles now... I dread the piecing together part!!!

  4. Ok, it SEEMS like you're completing things at a ridiculously rapid pace given all the little people you have around - you're making me feel like a slouch ;-) It all looks wonderful and that is one CUTE girly!! Have fun in London!

  5. Lovely stitching here. I'm looking forward to how this turns out.

  6. I haven't even pulled all my triangle fabric yet.

  7. Wonderful projects all, and that baby looks like somebody who'll put the "throw" into those pillows .... my kids made me hate pillows because they had so many ideas for their use, none of which included a sofa!

  8. Not me, I can't resist those deer!

  9. Well, the baby seems to like the pillows!