Wednesday, November 23, 2016

W.i.P. Wednesday: Is There a Doctor in the House?

With all my City Sampler blocks made and fall sports winding down I finally found myself with some free time in my studio this weekend.  I took advantage of the lull to get a jump start on my holiday gift making.  A good friend is a huge Doctor Who fan so a Tardis pillow seems like just the thing.  There are a couple of different patterns out there but I chose this one by Trillium Design for the Doctor Who Along.

Of course as soon as I finished piecing together all 80 pieces I noticed  I'd missed one way back there...  Where's a Time Lord when you need one?  I was dreading how much I was going to have to rip back to get to this piece but Caroline suggested I just applique in the missing panel.  Definitely an easier fix, now to just do it!

I also made lots of progress on my Snake Trail quilt.  I've sewn all the arcs to the fusible and just need to cut them apart and turn them.  It's slow going, I got a blister on my thumb from all the cutting so now I try to alternate activities.  I was hoping to start piecing the blocks this week but I cut my first strip of fabric too short and now I'm not going to have enough to get all 54 blocks...  I so miss having an LQS 7 minutes away!  This one isn't going to be done for Thanksgiving but maybe Christmas:-)

Have you started your holiday making yet?

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing! I've never tried curves! Looks so good!

    Do you have a really trustworthy place to get a quilt machine quilted? I have a hand appliqué quilt I've been working on for years, and I'm terrified it will be ruined. Advice?