Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WIP Wednesday

 I started a new project and it is going to be awesome! I volunteered to be a pattern tester for Juliet at The Tartan Kiwi. She sent me a copy of her latest design for this handsome lion. Julia and I had fun choosing fabric, and we decided to go scrappy with his mane.


 I started cutting a little after 8am and finished the last seam at about 6pm. It's a big 24" block. This is not a beginner pattern. He's a lot of work, but well worth it! Look at those eyes! When I'm done with this post, I'm going over to The Tartan Kiwi to buy all of her safari animal patterns.


He reminds me of this Tanzanian boy!


In other WIP news...

I finished my Hawaiian applique pillow that has been waiting patiently for 6 months.


When I went looking for the next WIP to work on, I chose this stripey project. Read more about it here.

I also found the fabric for my new pajama bottoms that I bought over a year ago. The pattern has been cut out and they are ready to stitch together. It shouldn't take long, but I'm not good with apparel so I'm stalling. Maybe today?


I thought it was cool that Julia and I were using the same colors this week. I was cutting strips for a retreat project, and she was painting a birthday gift for her boyfriend. Coincidentally, the pattern I'll be working on is called Sunset.

And there was more snow overnight. Because we don't have enough?

Linking up...
http://www.freshlypieced.com/

11 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

such a treat!! Your works are beautiful

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Great projects. There is more snow coming here tonight. Oh well, when you can't get to work, a snow day is a sew day!

WoolenSails said...

That is a wonderful piece and i love the fabrics, that you used for him. I have a pajama pattern too, guess i should try mine too, lol.

Debbie

Colleen Potter said...

that lion truly is awesome - love it !
Colleen @ piecemakerquilts.wordpress.com

Rike Busch said...

A real beautiful lion! The scraps are perfect for him.
Greetings, Rike

Rachel said...

Beautiful projects. The lion is great and the stripy quilt is really outstanding!

Corinne Sovey said...

All of your projects are amazing! I am not yet a paper piecer, but Tartan Kiwi's designs make me want to try it. A hawaiian applique project is also on my to do list, which seems to get longer and longer. Yours is beautiful!

Sue SA said...

OMG that lion block is amazing, well done! I will go and check out her patterns. Love the stripey blocks. Good luck with the PJ's, I am no dressmaker either but nothing better then comfy PJ pants!

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...

The first lion design that I attempted was very similar to your photo. It was so bad that I have deleted it (which is unusual as abandoned patterns often stay in my computer until I come back to them at a later date).
It almost put me off attempting another lion, but I'm so glad that I didn't give up.
I love your lion you've done a great job seeing it makes me itch to try the pattern myself!
Thanks again. J x

Dee said...

Oh my goodness! Crazy insanely awesome! Your lion...blown away! Bravo!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Crikey, that lion block is amazing!