Skip to main content

WIP Wednesday

Got some time in the sewing room this week!  Having hubby home has been fantastic, although it's definitely an adjustment to get used to living with another adult in the house again.  But having the kitchen immaculate when I'm done putting the kids to bed?  That rocks.  Having someone make coffee for me before I leave house?  Wonderful.  Having the ability to go to a meeting in the evening without having to pay a babysitter?  All over that!  And he's been pretty good at encouraging me to actually do the sewing that I need to do.  For example, I've mentioned that I have four quilts that need binding (five as of yesterday...) so he sends me downstairs with instructions to bind.  Definitely a keeper, is my hubby.  So last night I got binding sewn on one side of two quilts, as I need some light grey thread to sew it to the other side on both of them.

I also finished the quilting on my secret project.  That was an adventure, as I'm still a newbie to FMQ, and this is a queen sized quilt.  I'm pretty pleased overall with how it turned out.

I absolutely must get going on The Lorax this weekend, as the baby it's destined for arrived five weeks early last weekend.  I should be able to piece it in a weekend, I have a pretty simple design planned.  

Recent Completions!!

All 8 of my Christmas runners!

Blossoms (ender and leader set-up)
Aviatrix (I've at least made the templates, so I'm counting that as a start!)
Farmer's Wife 
The Lorax
Kelley's Quilt 

Needs Binding
Swoon - half done
Stardust - half done
Vertical Drop
Park Bench
Secret Project

At the quilter:

Top Completed, waiting for quilting:

Secret Garden


Snowbird BOM
Hidden Stars (baby quilt)
Sticks and Stones (fall dinner 2016)
Moda Building Blocks??
Triple Barn Star (w/ Morris layer cake)


Craftsy QAYG quilt (three of twelve completed)
Vintage Modern Scrappy
Fabulous Flowers - stalled until I figure out how to fix it...


Popular posts from this blog

Pinwheel Charity Quilt - FINISHED!

The amazing Jo at Jo's Country Junction does a ton of wonderful work doing long-arm for charity quilts.  After my friend, Natalie, and I purchased our long-arm, we both wanted to help do charity work, so I reached out to Jo to see if she needed some assistance.  She sent along five quilt tops, along with backings and bindings, and Natalie and I got to work!

This first finish is a wonderful, happy, bright pinwheel quilt, made by Sharon Judkins of Hatfield, Arkansas.   (And special thanks to my 11 year old for photographing - she's working on photography for her 4-H projects, and wanted to help out in her own way!)

Natalie did the long-arm work on this one.

 Each pinwheel got it's own spiral, and there are spirals in all the sashing and borders.  Natalie made sure to get a pinwheel in cornerstone, as well.

It was bound in a lovely blue, with the ladies in our local quilt guild stepping up to do the actual binding work.  This one will be donated to Feed the Kids, a local cha…

Urban Improv

The BadAss Quilters Society recently paired up with Frond Design Studios (my favorite, favorite fabrics) for an Urban Brights Challenge.  I couldn't resist the opportunity/excuse to buy more Frond Fabric, so I purchased the bundle and away I went. Now, I am NOT an art quilter.  I would love to be someday, but I'm definitely not there yet, so I'm still undecided as to whether or not I'm even going to submit the pictures of the quilt, but I do love the final result.

I decided to go with improv.  I'm pretty new at improv, so it was a challenge for me, and definitely a step outside of my comfort zone.  I went with no binding, as it seemed to work better visually that way.  I quilted it myself, with a number of different motifs and techniques.  Overall I love it, even if it doesn't quite measure up to the competition!

I ended up taking the pictures last night in our shop.  It's been raining for what seems like forever, so I haven't been able to get an outsid…

A Thicket of Stars

This was a fun one!  I'd sketched out the design a while ago, and when picking fabric options for the Moda Bakeshop, the center of my 'octagons' seemed to call out for the animals in this line, rather than the pinwheel shapes I'd originally planned.  I love how it turned out!

Key to the success of actually constructing the quilt top was to find away to make the half rectangle triangle with the right dimensions, so that it was 2 inches wide and 4 inches tall.  The provided template will work, as well as several rulers. 

 This one goes together very quickly.  I did simple straight-line quilting, which was both easy to do and emphasizes the outlines of the stretched stars.

 Windy day!  I finished this up and had to get the pictures taken. Unfortunately, the wind wasn't really cooperating, but I did like this location. 

I'd have a hard time saying which little animal is my favorite, but this guy probably wins. :)

Another fun project finished!  This one will be auct…