WIP Wednesday with Sprouts!

For once I am going to actually be part of Freshly Pieced Work In Progress (WIP) Wednesday. You can go here to see all the amazing posts.

So last weeks sprouts that looked like this


Has now changed to this

P1020108Now you may be wondering what the big deal is but those six paper pieced flowers on top were none too easy to make (and I am a foundation piecing queen, one of my guild mates said so after my demo). Also, if you look carefully there are rows and rows of cream squares being added in between each stalk.

The flowers come from a book by Carol Doak (I would give you the title but it is on my bookshelf, conveniently located behind my make-shift design wall). In the book they were only 12″ wide and I needed 13.5″ so I went to my local Office Depot and had them enlarge it. No trouble, it was great! They look like this before

foundation flowerand this after

P1020110It was interesting, I have been making those teeny tiny foundation pieced cranes and yet I found these 13.5 inch foundation flowers harder to make. Really big wonky sized pieces are not to be discounted.

If I was really good I’d have this top together before my guild meeting on Sunday but me thinks that’s a little too ambitious, they may have to wait until it’s fully finished. Don’t think I won’t be passing around my phone to show off pictures though!



About animatedlibrarian

I am the Online Services and Instruction Librarian at San Diego Mesa College, I have a doctorate in Education Technology from Pepperdine University. When not quilty/sewing I like to do Muay Thai kickboxing :-)
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7 Responses to WIP Wednesday with Sprouts!

  1. Kate says:

    This is beautiful! I love the colours you’ve got going and the background fabric sets it off perfectly.

  2. Ann says:

    I love your colors and they way you’ve laid them out. Sophisticated and happy at the same time. The flowers finish them off perfectly. Congratulations.

  3. Love this!! All those beautiful colours =)

  4. Kay says:

    Gorgeous colours, something else to add to the ‘to do’ list!

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