Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Last week the amazing Violet Craft put a call out on Instagram for testers of her newest paper piecing patterns called Forest Abstractions. I was crazy enough to jump in. I'm not a pro at paper piecing, but over the past year, I've gotten better and wanted a little bit of a challenge. This bunny was the outcome of that project. This sweet little bun made my husband a quilt widow for three nights as I stayed up way to late piecing, ripping, piecing, and finally ending with a fantastic bunny. 
I am so proud of it---imperfections and all. It's definitely a pattern I would recommend for piecers how aren't afraid of small pieces or a y-seam.

For our bee this month at the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild, Wendy asked for houses. Surprisingly enough, I haven't done houses yet and had to do a little research before jumping in. I'm not the best at coming up with my own quilt ideas----I'm getting better, but it's nice to use the extreme amount of quilt wealth out there to help jumpstart inspiration. 
I found this website that had amazing Mid-Mod houses for a baby quilt. I free handed one of the houses and then just used her picture and my diagram to piece together this mod house. 
I love it. A lot. This is a block I would do again for sure!

When searching for house patterns I came across this one from RetroMama. I really loved her detail of the ric-rac trim. I realized a little too late that I had no ric-rac, but I used her pattern anyways and just left that part out. This is a really simple pattern and it can totally be tweaked to fit the kind of house you need. Lizzy House's stars were just screaming to be the background too!

They might not be what Wendy was looking for and they aren't technically wonky houses, but I couldn't resist these two.
I can't wait to deliver them to her this weekend!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for her WIP Wednesday link party!

1 comment:

Anne said...

I love your little bunny . . . so cute!! I elate to your paper piecing struggles too. See you Sunday?