Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I feel like I have had quite a productive week. It's amazing how much one can accomplish when pain free!!
My first finish for 2012 is a baby quilt for my cousin's new baby boy.
I used the triangle template and tutorial from Ashley at FITF.

 I did straight line quilting following the zigzag of the triangles and they turned out really well, especially after a washing!
A pieced backing to use up the fabrics!
I forgot to measure it and it's already wrapped, but it's about 36"x40".
I also thought I should make something for his big sister who is almost 2 1/2. It seemed like the perfect time to try Jeni's drawstring bag tutorial.
So easy to make, and just so cute too!
I'm sure she will have it stuffed with her special things in no time at all!
I decided not to do any more Swoon blocks , as I don't want to use it for a quilt......
So, I am going to quilt each block separately and hang them!
I started doing some FMQ on my first block....eeek! So scary!
I have really only done stippling comfortably, but there is no time like the present to just jump in and try new things!
My first mistake was not having a plan! Every square is going to be quilted, and it was too overwhelming for me to decide ahead of time what to put in each block...:-)
Here is the block I will massacre work on first...
I knew what I wanted for the centre....so off I went......
This is Spiral Illusion, from Leah Day. I was so excited to finish this one without any big hair pulling mistakes!
Once I finished the centre block, I browsed through Leah's designs and decided to try some pebbles and shells- well, the shells ended up being more teardrop *smirk*
Hmmm... all I can think about is Leah saying in her Free Motion QAL---do not rip out your stitches!!!  Okay Leah *sigh*
That's as far as I got today; I'm working from the centre outward, and did all of the quilting so far without breaking thread!
My other new project is the tea cozy by verykerryberry. So far I have only just finished the foundation pieced block, so I don't have any photos yet. Sorry! The pattern for the tea pot block is in the newest issue of Fat Quarterly.
Once I am done with that, I plan to get back at Path to Tallahassee!
Well, that's about it for this week's projects.
Oh..I did receive an order for sew in labels that turned out really cute. The design is not mine, it is Jennifer's and she just needed to add my blog name to it!
I love the cat face!
okay, now I'm really done!
That is, after I link up to Lee and Elizabeth! at Freshly Pieced and Monica at The Needle and Thread Network.
 

15 comments:

Pat said...

You were productive this week! I think your quilting looks amazing. Why on earth would you want to tear it out? Great Job!

Kristina said...

I love the dragonfly in the middle of your Swoon block. And I'm very excited you linked to the free motion QAL - I've been looking for some FMQ inspiration. I'm very new at it. So fun to meet you via WiP!

Mary Ann said...

Your doing very well with the FMQ in my humble opinion. Those sew in tags are very nice. I must check out Jennifer's link.

Heather D. said...

Did you do the spiral illusion straight lines with a free motion foot? The lines are soooo straight and I am so impressed! Love your other patterns too, the pebbles and the shells.

elle said...

The FMQ is tremendous. And that is a very cute label.

Maureen said...

I love the label with the cat face! Too cute!

Claire Jain said...

That baby boy quilt is a winner, and I love the quilting shot of your dragonfly. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Kelly said...

You had a cracking week!! Love everything, but especially the quilt!

Cheryl (Grandma Coco) said...

I love the swoon block but I'm a sucker for a fussy-cut centre anyway. You really have been productive this week.

noga quilts said...

Great baby quilt, and the drawstring bag is so beautiful! I'm sure the little girl would love it. Your swoon is beautiful and the FMQ is amazing!

Salley said...

Just saw you won a prize...giveaway... at I "have to say"....lucky you!
Nice quilting too!

M-R said...

Yay for taking the leap and doing FMQ on your Swoon blocks. It looks great!

Sue Daurio said...

Baby quilt is so cute, front and back. The swoon block with the FMQ is wonderful!! Don't think of them as teardrops, think of them as bouncing headbands - how's that? I love it I think it looks great and agree completely - don't rip out the stitches - once it's complete and you step back and look - it will be amazing!!

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

Thanks for linking with the Canucks! by the way - your blog header is super pretty! ; )
~Monika

Janine said...

You have been busy! Everything is lovely. A special congrats for sticking with that fmq - it looks great!

15 comments:

Pat said...

You were productive this week! I think your quilting looks amazing. Why on earth would you want to tear it out? Great Job!

Kristina said...

I love the dragonfly in the middle of your Swoon block. And I'm very excited you linked to the free motion QAL - I've been looking for some FMQ inspiration. I'm very new at it. So fun to meet you via WiP!

Mary Ann said...

Your doing very well with the FMQ in my humble opinion. Those sew in tags are very nice. I must check out Jennifer's link.

Heather D. said...

Did you do the spiral illusion straight lines with a free motion foot? The lines are soooo straight and I am so impressed! Love your other patterns too, the pebbles and the shells.

elle said...

The FMQ is tremendous. And that is a very cute label.

Maureen said...

I love the label with the cat face! Too cute!

Claire Jain said...

That baby boy quilt is a winner, and I love the quilting shot of your dragonfly. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Kelly said...

You had a cracking week!! Love everything, but especially the quilt!

Cheryl (Grandma Coco) said...

I love the swoon block but I'm a sucker for a fussy-cut centre anyway. You really have been productive this week.

noga quilts said...

Great baby quilt, and the drawstring bag is so beautiful! I'm sure the little girl would love it. Your swoon is beautiful and the FMQ is amazing!

Salley said...

Just saw you won a prize...giveaway... at I "have to say"....lucky you!
Nice quilting too!

M-R said...

Yay for taking the leap and doing FMQ on your Swoon blocks. It looks great!

Sue Daurio said...

Baby quilt is so cute, front and back. The swoon block with the FMQ is wonderful!! Don't think of them as teardrops, think of them as bouncing headbands - how's that? I love it I think it looks great and agree completely - don't rip out the stitches - once it's complete and you step back and look - it will be amazing!!

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

Thanks for linking with the Canucks! by the way - your blog header is super pretty! ; )
~Monika

Janine said...

You have been busy! Everything is lovely. A special congrats for sticking with that fmq - it looks great!