5 September 2012

WIPs, UFOs and OMG

Whilst it might seem that it's been a bit quiet in Josie and May towers this year, I have been busy beavering away on some quick, and some not so quick, projects.

I promise I'll post soon on some of the quicker makes soon, but thought I would share some of the half finished things I'm currently working on...

I've been toying with the idea of making a granny stripe blanket for my living room - this one, to be precise -
Source: flickr.com via Amy on Pinterest

 and then I stumbled across this on Pinterest.

After figuring out which seven shades of yarn looked best together I got cracking on the granny squares.

Still some way off the amount I need!
Crikey this crocheting malarkey is addictive! I've done a fair amount whilst watching the Olympics, and it's brilliant for on the train (much easier than knitting, where I fear I'm annoying train neighbours with my knitting needles and elbows).

But one WIP isn't enough - oh no! I'm also making a quilt for a christening present. I was going to finish this UFO quilt from my mid-year resolutions post. Really, I was!

But then I saw the Aneela Hoey 'a walk in the woods' charm pack in Raystitch, and couldn't not buy it.

Seriously, how cute are these fabrics?!

Source: etsy.com via Miranda on Pinterest

It's the first quilt I've made since, well, the first (albeit still unfinished!) quilt I made and it's my first time at hand quilting.

I've just got a little bit of hand sewing left before attaching the binding, so it should be ready in plenty of time before the christening!

I've also been acquiring and stockpiling grey and yellow fabrics for a quilt for our bed. Just a few more yellows to get (probably Cloud 9 simpatico) and then I can make a start.

But OMG I am paralysed by indecision on this one! I've no idea what kind of arrangement I want (although I have plenty of inspiration on my Pinterest board) or where to start once I've figured that out. Any suggestions?


  1. OMG that fabric is adorable. Did you sew all those squares by hand? I can so relate to taking on lots of projects at the same time. I don't think its all bad. I'm beginning to think its the way forward! I'm slowly making progress with different blocks but I think my quilt is at least another year away!:-)

  2. I know - I couldn't resist it! I didn't hand sew the squares together - that was done on the machine - but I hand quilted it all. It's most definitely a FO now - must blog that soon!