Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Whachadoing? April's projects and the WIP for the week.

April 2013

There is a mosaic of what I made in April - not that much sewing happened this month. Mostly pickle dish units, I am up to 106 of 200. A lot of my time in April was taken with the FAL, I so enjoyed reading about everyone's wonderful finishes (you can too, anytime you want some inspiration go here). And I have a new family project that is a 6 hour highway drive away so I spent several days there.

Oh, and there is a little mini quilt for my Four in Art group that I will show off tomorrow - which is why I am sharing this today.

My plan, the WIP, the #widrn ("what I am doing right now"), so to speak, the things I will post on Instagram when I do sew, with dark and often not great iphone pictures, what will that be this week? Oh, and I am @shecanquilt on Instagram (and Twitter too - although I find this one harder to embrace and seldom read it or tweet) if you want to find me there.

100 of 200 pickle dishes done.

Well, first and foremost are more pickle dish units and maybe I will cut some backgrounds and piece some blocks.

Pink, Saffron, Blood Orange and Crimson - Red inspired mini quilts

I need placemats. We have a new to us, but old to the world, fancy dining room table. It needs placemats to protect it from my family as I like the wood so much that I cannot bear to cover it with a table cloth all the time and we do actually eat in our dining room due to lack of room in the kitchen. I think I will use those mug rugs I made last year as inspiration and get out some linen and some Oakshotts.

Low volume top and EPP

Finally, this week I want to get back to my Q2 FAL list. That low volume quilt is on my mind - I want to be using it this summer at the beach. I am going to get out my EPP and finish off the circles, maybe a movie is in order so that I can sit and do that.

I am going to link this post to a bunch of places, as each of them opens this week. Lynne at Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing DayLee at Freshly Pieced and the Needle and Thread Network. You can link too or you can go to each of these link groups for inspiration, they never disappoint. Buttons are all over on the right sidebar.

It have been sitting here watching the morning snow come down while I write this. A heat wave (well for us, +18 - +24C) is predicted to start on Thursday. But today, snow. I best get off to work then.

Best,

Leanne

37 comments:

Gertie Pye said...

Just love your work Leanne. I can't pick a favourite - they are all so beautiful. You obviously have an eye for colour. Gorgeous! x

pennydog said...

Good luck with the pickle dish- I'll have to find and add you on Instagram, I don't think I'm following you on there.

Canadian Abroad said...

I like this working ahead of the game stuff. I am still in awe with the pickle dish production line. And the placemats will be gorgeous. I love when you improv piece like that.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful makes! I adore your pickle dishes and placemats sound wonderful!

Debbie said...

Always love seeing your progress posts!

elle said...

Oh, where has this month GONE! good for you!

Marla said...

Those mug rugs are beautiful. They NEED to be super-sized.

Heidi Staples said...

You are one busy lady, Leanne! I adore those mug rugs -- what a great inspiration for placemats!

Judith, Belfast said...

Crikey! Your weather is even more strange than ours! Lovely to see some of your wips again! Jxo

Catherine said...

I can't believe you are still getting snow!! I love the placemats

Karen said...

I'm not going to complain about my weather anymore :) Can't wait to see your low volume finish!

Flying Blind... said...

Fingers crossed you get the weather you deserve at last, and long may the productivity reign xxx

Patchwork and Play said...

There is always enough inspiration here without having to visit elsewhere? Super sized mug rugs- yes please !!

Nilya said...

Lovely things in April and beatuful things in WIP, Leanne. Looking forward to See the ferris wheels with low volumes...

Katy Cameron said...

All very lovely there, you had a great month!

Cindy said...

This post is just filled with eye candy! You make me want to stitch!
Love your place mats.

Annabella said...

Beautiful makes Leanne and I also love your WiPs. The LV beach blanket will be perfect and great going with the pickle dishes!

Di said...

You have some lovely wips. I just love reading about your progress and seeing what you have on the go. Di x

Jess said...

I look forward to seeing your EPP quilt grow, it's a beauty.

Anne said...

I really like your low volume quilt. Just finished a small one myself and now want to make more.

Carla said...

What a lovely mosaic! I'm plugging away on my list too

Marci Girl said...

Oh that pickle dish stack is impressive, I love photos like that, it shows so much work! I think your April finish list is so impressive!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It sure looks like a lot of sewing to me!
I am inspired to try the pickle dish, I have always loved that pattern.

Esch House Quilts said...

Love your April projects! Those mug rugs will make wonderful placemats. I could really use some new ones too, but I'm always too busy with my quilts :)

M-R Charbonneau said...

Love your projects, Leanne! Placemats with Oakshott would be fabulous!

Svetlana said...

Beautiful projects, Leanne. That pickle dish is going to look amazing. And I so love your mug rugs, I feel the need to copy them and make my own place mats. You always have such great ideas.

sharpie said...

That low volume quilt is absolutely stunning!!!

Jessica Pyykkonen said...

Lovely projects!

Cindy said...

Love, love, love the place mats!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love the placemats!! and a great stack of pieces ready to go there.

Sheila said...

Absolutely love those placemats.
Weird weather!

snips said...

Love that low volume quilt, can't wait to see it finished!

Renee said...

I love how you used so much grey on the low volume hst quilt! Looks gorgeous!

diane said...

I am on a low volume hunt for the perfect quilt for my project. Ilike yours a lot. ANd those placemats...love them too

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

I love the placemats!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Good luck with the PD blocks - you're over halfway now so it's all downhill from here ;o)

Hitch & Thread said...

Wow 106?! I can't wait to see it finished. Such lovely work you do.