It seems that each Wednesday, when I look at my WIP, I have less and less to show for a week’s sewing!
Here’s my WIP report for this week:
Unicorn Stars Quilt
This week’s stats:
Completed projects – 1
New projects – 1
Currently in progress – 2
This Drunkard’s Path mini is all I have to show for this week.
I decided to make it because I came across TNT Thursday recently and I thought (this is TTT as well!) it was a great idea. I usually aim to try something new each time I quilt, which hasn’t been too hard for me so far because I’m quite a newbie at quilting and not particularly prolific. I like to work like like this because it’s a good learning curve and gives me an excuse for not being perfect – who expects to make something perfect on their first attempt! Perhaps the longer I go on the harder it will be to find new things. Or perhaps, if I go on forever there will be always more to learn – I hope so. The drunkards path mini was my first attempt at drunkard’s path blocks (and first curves except my Christmas table runner swap). It was also the first time I tried hand quilting solely for texture, rather than a sort of embroidery. I used a fairly random all-over running stitch and I found the coloured segments ended up a bit bulgy although they had started flat before the quilting…I still have a lot to discover before I can quilt with intent, rather than just stitching and seeing what happens.
|(detail – added in response to Benta’s comment)|
What have you been thinking about this week? Have you tried something new?
29 thoughts on “Something New”
Benta At SLIKstitches
Learning curve? Was the pun intended? LOL, the block is lovely though, but I couldnt see the quilting, going to show us?
(always new things to learn, isnt it fun!!!)
You mini is fantastic!
I love it!! If you're gonna show just one thing, at least it's awesome! :)
Your mini is fantastic, Janine. I didn't even realize it was a DP until you said! Your colours are always so bright, cheerful and eye-catching. I couldn't see the hand quilting very well, but it looks great.
Love the rainbow DP- how lovely!
Love the mini — great colors!
Great mini quilt. Love the solids, a true rainbow.Drunkard's path is one of my favorites.
cute mini love it and the stitching detail x
Great job on those curves!! I love the rainbow mini, right up my alley! You definitely don't look like a beginner quilter! Great job!
Quality not quantity and that is one for pretty mini :)
I think you did great! Rainbows are always good!
I love the mini curves and colours.
Your mini looks awesome and your curves are perfect!! Excellent!! I am so glad that you were encouraged to Try New Things. That is what TNT is all about :)
I just love your quilts. They always make me smile!
Looks great, the colours are so bright and summery! Love the quilting design! =D
Love love LOVE those colors!
Oh wow – such beautiful colours. Your mini is awesome!
Beautiful mini quilt! Thanks for sharing!
The Nifty Stitcher
Great little mini – a few of these together would look fantastic as a big quilt!
Janine, I love it. You did a great job with the quilting. Just beautiful. Yay, for trying something new! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!
Love this mini! It's very sweet and definitely a perfect way to try out something new!
Just lovely! The hand quilting is to die for, go you!!
Love bright rainbow-y colors!! And your quilting is great. :o)
I've never seen this type of quilting block before. I like it a lot! The colors are so bright, lovely! Thank you for sharing!
I love your mini drunkards path , the colours just sing!
The quilting looks good too.
Well done on an eye-catching mini quilt. I have not done curves yet…but for something new and different I learned to sew a zip for the first time this weekend. Thanks for posting at TGIFF…nice to link up with you.
I love this, Janine! Great hand quilting and use of colors. I also try to learn something new with each project, though I don't think I always succeed at that.
love the block
Erin @ Billy Button Design
Janine your mini quilt is fantastic. Lvoe the colours and curve!