Sunday, 23 August 2015

revisiting an old WiP

Glenys & I are all signed up to go to a workshop at 'all things patchwork' with Kathy Doughty in September. I'm really looking forward to it! There are many options with this "Modern Wedge" workshop, we'll be learning all about using the Dresden Plate plastic template and how to put the wedges together to make (hopefully) really interesting quilts!
Earlier this morning I sat down with a coffee and one of Kathy's books, Making Quilts, that I had borrowed from Glenys. 




I was hoping to get a few ideas about patterns & fabrics for the workshop, but instead I came across a quilt that I remembered starting ages ago, Greenfields. I had no pattern back then, just a photo in an old quilting magazine, a bunch of  5" Denyse Schmidt charm squares and just over a metre of bright fabric, a Kelly Green spot. I had jumped right in making up heaps of scrappy strips. Then it all got put away for a rainy day!
When I retrieved it out of the depths of the wardrobe today, I discovered I had actually already made quite of bit of it. Here's a few pics...














... it'd be a shame not to keep going with this now, yes? 
Needless to say, I haven't got very far with any decisions about fabric selection for the workshop!

Linking up for "Oh Scrap" over here with Cynthia
pop over for lots of other scrappy inspiration
... and a lovely surprise to see one of my quilts featured!

and also linking up for WiP Wednesday over here at freshlypieced 


16 comments:

  1. I envy you taking a class with Kathy Doughty! I love her quilts, have two of her books ( although I am ashamed to say I have never made one of them) and read her blog. I am sure you will have a great time. Glad you have rediscovered your Kelly Green WIP.

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  2. I contemplated doing that course, I got all her books out of the library too, so I could research the patterns. Decided not to in the end, but am looking forward to seeing what you make from it. That wardrobe of yours sounds rather ominous with its neverending supply of WIPs in its depths.

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    1. If you'd decided to go, we could have finally met up! Never mind. Ha-ha, yes that sewing wardrobe is not the only problem around here... we have lived here for 43 years- sigh -and I've never really seriously decluttered anywhere! Gotta convince mr D. to relocate down at Waihi beach!

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  3. Oh yes definitely keep going, I love this and what a great idea for 5" fabric pieces.

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  4. Wow, that's a wild group of colors and patterns going on there! Very cheery!

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    1. Thanx! Yes, very colouful & scrappy! I suspect that bright green was possibly the reason why I stopped with this ages ago... but I love it now! Funny isn't it, how you can change your mind about things over tine! L

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  5. Sounds like you found more finished than you had remembered; for me it is usually the opposite. Looks like bright fun ahead as you finish up the top. clalire aka knitnwilt.wordpress.com

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  6. Looks like you will have a scrappy quilt top soon. Keep sewing! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  7. Very nice! And isn't it a thrill to find you were further along than you thought? Such a cheery project to rescue from the wardrobe.
    Enjoy the workshop! Can't wait to see what you make.

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  8. I'm all signed up too! It should be fun. Of course I have no idea what I want to make or what fabric to use - decisions, decisions!

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  9. I love pulling out projects to find they are further along than I thought! Just to find I've stashed fabric along with them is a thrill. I think that's the attraction of buying a kit sometimes. SO, SO green with envy that you all are attending Kathy Doughty's workshop. Oh, to be a fly on the wall that day...Hope everyone enjoys themselves!

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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  10. It looks worth finishing to me. Such a cheerful quilt. Have fun planning for that workshop.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it’s a bit like opening up Pandora’s Box around here sometimes, never know what I’ll find from way back! And the workshop? think I’ll just take a selection of fabrics & keep open minded. It’ll be a fun day I’m sure! Linda

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  11. I have all of Kathy's books and love them all. Lucky you to be able to get to a workshop. And yes, keep going on your WIP!

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  12. It's a very bright cheerful quilt!

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  13. Such a fun way to use up scraps. I will enjoy seeing your progress.

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Thanx for stopping by, happy sewing!