WIP Wednesday

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My husband and I just moved into our very own home, and with that has come the moving of my sewing space from one house to another.  My sewing space will still be located in the basement at the new house, which is a good thing, considering how messy my sewing space tends to be.

sewing space in progress

I’m slowly getting set up the way I want it, and was even able to start work on this month’s Project Quilting Focus Through the Prism Challenge. This month’s theme was pinwheels, and after some deliberation, I decided that they would make lovely fire, so my design this month will incorporate a little hand embroidered dragon blowing fire pinwheels.

pinwheel mini quilt design

The dragon I picked out is an adorable little creature from Urban Threads.  If you haven’t been to their website to see their embroidery designs, you really should.  They have some beautiful designs for both machine and hand embroidery.

baby-dragon by Urban Threads

mini quilt progress

I finished making all of my pinwheels last night, so I was able to finish piecing the top together.  Overall, I’m happy with how everything is looking, but I think it will need the little dragon to really pull everything together.

finished top

Are you participating in the Project Quilting Focus Through the Prism challenges?  If not, have you ever made a quilt for a challenge?  Challenge quilts are some of my favorite to make because I have to be creative within a confined set of guidelines.

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  1. Lorinda Davis on August 26, 2015 at 10:46 am

    He’s going to be so cute!

    • Andrea on August 26, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Thanks Lorinda! I certainly hope I don’t mess that little dragon up too badly.

  2. anna in spain on August 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I hope you have enough light to work by down there. Growing up, my bedroom was in the basement and since all the lights were on the ceiling level, there was always a shadow just where you didn’t want it!

    You do have a lovely fire, there!

    • Andrea on August 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks Anna! I’ve got enough light, but would always like to have more. I’ll probably do my hand embroidery upstairs this evening while I watch something on the TV.

  3. Paula on August 26, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Adding the dragon is a really wonderful idea. he’s going to look great. I’ve not taken part in any of the Project Quilting Focus Through the Prism challenges but I have been following along and thoroughly enjoy seeing all of the different interpretations. I’m hoping I’ll have time later in the year to join in a Project Quiting challenge. Congrats on the new sewing space, it looks great.

    • Andrea on August 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks so much Paula. I’m looking forward to getting my sewing space finished up. I still need to do quite a bit of work to get the space flowing the way I’d like.

  4. Abigail @ cut&alter on August 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Love all the pinwheels – it will be great to see it with that cute little dragon on.

    • Andrea on August 28, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Thanks so much! I got everything finished up last night, so you can see the little dragon on there today.

  5. Katherine on August 27, 2015 at 10:57 am

    What a fun idea! Loving those pinwheels in fiery reds and can’t wait to see the addition of that dragon. :o)

    Best of luck getting settled into your new sewing space and congrats on the new home!

    • Andrea on August 28, 2015 at 8:16 am

      Thanks so much Katherine. I can’t wait to get to the point where I can do more decorating. I finished up my mini-quilt last night, and got it posted to the blog in time for Thank Goodness it’s Finished Friday this morning.

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