Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WiP - Ballerinas


It is happening again. I'm working on Ballerinas. This is kind of UFO. It is the first project I shared here on this blog, ehmm more than a year ago. It was meant to be quilt for 7th Birthday but as time goes by I adjusted it into 8th. The backing is going to be pink so I wanted to incorporate more pink into front as well that is how I ended up with 8th house. I don't have any Summersville charm squares left so pink it is.


I rearranged the layout many number of times. I need to stare at it a bit longer to decide if that is the final. The original pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman called Neighborhood. I'm not really in love with this thing anymore that is why is taking me so long to finish it but I know there are some fans out there. Hello Sandra, I'm looking at you! :-)


Have you ever made any 3D pinwheels? They are quite fun and easy just a little bulky in the center. Pinwheels were the theme for Across the Pond last year. You can check some cool ideas in Amy's post or Amanda's.


To celebrate my progress I of course started something new, lol. I owe you some comment replies and 1 year Blogiversary whatever. It's coming. Hang it there! XOXO

Linking up with WiP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  Sew Fresh Quilts

24 comments:

  1. I have never tried 3D pinwheels but I love the effect it creates. I may have to give them a go.

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  2. This quilt is going to be soooo adorable! I love the ballerinas.

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  3. It's very cute and the pinwheels are amazing! :)

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  4. Love those 3D Pinwheels!!! Your Ballerina quilt is very sweet!!

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  5. The 3D pinwheels look great, as does the whole quilt / hanging so far.

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  6. The receiver of this quilt is going to love it. The ballerina's are great. Good luck with getting it finished and gifting it soon.

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  7. Love the pinwheels, just checking out how to do them.

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  8. Love those pinwheels, but I feel your pain over something that I am not really interested in sewing any longer.

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  9. those 3d pinwheels are fabulous! Any chance of a tutorial?

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  10. Wow to the 3D pinwheel and looking so good in your chosen fabrics. I checked out the links you've given and found the tute on Moda, thanks - another one for the 'to do' list - Chris :D

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  11. Just love those 3D pinwheels! And you made them beautifully!

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  12. Yay for progress and new projects. I also like to bribe, errr, reward myself with chocolate when I tackle something that I have been avoiding! :)

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  13. Hello Vera - I'm looking right back at you and nodding my head in approval - I always LOVE seeing progress on ballerinas! I so hope you get this done in time for her birthday!! I like those 3D pinwheels you're using as alternate blocks - they really add a pretty touch of dimension :) And now that I have your project picture right in front of me, wouldn't a block like that be perfect as the front of a zipper bag, or in a row on a tote bag?!

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  14. Ooooh, I love the 3D pinwheels!! I've never tried those before. :D I need to give them a go. I know what it's like to fall out of love with a project, I hope you finish it soon so you can be free of it and work on something you love! (For the record, it's quite wonderful!)

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  15. I love the look of the 3d pinwheel. It's amazing how our interests and likes can change in a year. That's part of my problem with UFOs that have been sitting too long. It's harder to finish them when you've fallen out of love with the project. The ballerina quilt is darling and will be loved by the little girl, lucky enough, to receive it. You can finish it.....you go girl!!!!

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  16. Love this! It's hard to push through a project when you don't love it, but I'm guessing there's a little girl who will be head over heels with it.

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  17. I have not tried 3D pinwheels and they look so very cute!

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  18. Your pinwheels are soooooo fabulous! Do you have any pressing secrets? Is that just an ordinary iron, or do you have a special way of pressing them to perfection? I just LOVE them!

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  19. How cute!!! And it looks perfectly pieced!

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  20. I am loving this quilt! I can see why there'd be bulk in the center of the pinwheels, but they sure are effective. Keep goin' girlfriend!

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  21. Great to see you are making progress on your ballerinas again, Vera. Those are such sweet house blocks and the 3D pinwheel blocks add a touch of whimsy. Lovely work!

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  22. I find it hard to work on things that I no longer feel interested in too. One of my old WIPs that I had left for over a year, I decided to change the pattern completely which helped make me more interested in it. Of course that was easy since they were HST and not like your with actual houses! It is looking cute though! The pinwheels look so fun.

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  23. Love those pinwheels! And i've lost count of the number of projects i have where i've lost that loving feeling. Way to many to count! Glad to see the ballerinas out again though, super cute!

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