by Emma Thomas-McGinnis, artist & quilter
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WIP Wednesday

August 1st, 2012 | Posted by Emma in Quilting | Uncategorized

Ok, so it’s not really a thing that I usually do “Work-in-progress Wednesday”, but I have a few things in progress to tell you about that won’t be complete stories for quite some time, so it seems like a good idea!

1. Crane Star Pillow…

I saw this on the Patchwork Pottery Blog by Laurraine Yuyama and eagerly awaited the pattern release. I’m not a huge paper-piecing fan, although I’m getting pretty adept in it with all that Farmer’s Wife practice! But I AM a huge origami fan, so this pattern just jumped out at me as something I had to make! I love the way the paper piecing mirrors the folds in a real paper crane!

I’ve pieced the whole cushion top. I am most certainly going to follow Laurraine’s pattern completely and finish it as a pillow just like hers. Right down to the quilting, I absolutely love hers!

2. William Morris Appliqué Cushion

At retreat, my friend Tricia won a book of William Morris appliqué projects. She couldn’t see herself making them, but I was drooling over it, so she swapped with me. I’m pretty sure I got the better deal because I can’t remember what I gave her, so I am grateful! I started one right away!

As you can see, I’ve chosen my embroidery floss and I’m ready to start hand-sewing the edges. I am blanket-stitching around all the pieces. Should take a good long while!
And just for fun, I’m linking up with Freshly Pieced’s WIP Wednesday…so you can go see some other fun projects in progress! Thanks for stopping by…
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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