Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday: The Sew Intertwined Edition

Have you heard about the gorgeous new QAL being run by Jenna from Sew Happy Geek and Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs? It's called Sew Intertwined and it is stunning! Here's a link to a graphic of the quilt. Go take a look. I'll wait.

It's pretty amazing right? Of course I simple must make it. I loved Jenna's last QAL so it's really a no brainer.

I've decided to make this quilt in solids and I've been auditioning colour schemes. I stumbled upon an amazing website yesterday called Color Scheme Designer. It lets you manipulate the colour wheel and play with various schemes: complimentary, triad, tetrad, accented analogic, etc. WARNING: you will lose hours on this site. I sure did. I've narrowed my choices down to two colour schemes.

Option #1

Option #2
I'd be so appreciative if you would let me know in the comments which of the two you like best. I'm leaning towards the first one, but going with the second would be more outside of the box for me, which is appealing as well.

If you want to QAL along with me (and you know you do!) pop on over to Jenna's site for the details and timing.

Sew Intertwined QAL

And now for my WIP progress. Y'all know I've been Wiksten tank obsessed. You can read about it here, here and here. Having worn Sir Wiksten the Third yesterday I've concluded that the fit isn't good after all. Sigh. The neck gape is real problem. I'll give the tank another go next week.
I've picked a pattern for my La Dee Da skirt. I'm going to make the Colette Ginger skirt. Given my tank experience, I think a muslin is in order. I don't have any cheap material hanging around though so I'll need to pick some up this weekend.
I've picked two more quilt patterns for fabric I already have on hand. My Curious Nature is destined to become a Stacking the Odds quilt and my Kona Sea Spectrum bundle is bound for the Retro Friendship Bracelet quilt. Because I don't have enough quilts in progress. HA HA HA HA HA!
Here's where my WIPs are at:
NEW Sew Intertwined quilt - pondering fabric colours
Liberty Wiksten tank - on a break
La Dee Da skirt - Colette ginger muslin to be made
Flora Charm Quilt - no progress
Farmer's Wife QAL -
no progress
We Bee Learning Bee/
Levi's Bed Quilt - June is my month and I've received 9 out of 10 blocks received so far
Sew. Happy. Quilt - almost done; binding is in progress
Hibernating projects
Levi's Growth Chart - no progress
NY Beauty QAL - no progress

In the Queue

Curious Nature quilt
Kona Sea Bundle quilt 
I'm linking up with WIP Wednesdays at Freshly Pieced and the Canadian Needle and Thread Network. Check out what everyone else is up to.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I think option 2 has more punch to it. Have fun with the QAL.

  2. Oooh...loving option 1!!! I'm totally going to make the Wiksten too with my favorite Liberty (I'm such a copy cat!) - I just need to sit down and read through all your links and tips...and I suppose I should order fabric...should be ready for next summer!

  3. I prefer option one too. There is just something a bit jarring about option two that bothers me. One day I'm going to make a quilt exactly the same as the image shown on that colour scheme site... one day :0D, once I decide on the perfect colour scheme.

  4. Sew happy you are joining us in the QAL!!! I really love option 1 and the color tool is just what I have been needing for...forever! Thank you for sharing it!

  5. Sew happy you are joining us in the QAL!!! I really love option 1 and the color tool is just what I have been needing for...forever! Thank you for sharing it!

  6. To me the colours in looks most exiting! I'll take a look at that colour tool, it sounds useful!

  7. I am so glad I don't have to make that decision! They are both great color schemes! I love scheme number #1 because it is very summery and pleasing to the eye, but I agree with Dolores that #2 has the most punch. You can't really go wrong with either one though! Thanks for that link to the color scheme designer and thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

  8. Great colour tool you found and so happy that you posted the link so we could share! I like the second option but would use the bright blue quite minimally, perhaps in cornerstones if there is, or only in half or less of the blocks (if there are blocks) in the quilt.

  9. Sorry, but I can't help with the colour choice. Your creativity is inspiring!

  10. I have a couple of tops in that style and the neck gape is annoying specially when you wear the top with a jacket. I'm liking option #1 the best.