Work in Progress Wednesday
Happy new year!
I have a few happy projects i am working on right now. First is my spring table topper (24×24).
I have quilted straight lines around the outside (in the green). I used a variegated thread (Coats & Clark 9312) and dense stitching. I plan to quilt the center in a large scale stipple or meandering pattern. I think the texture differences will really pop.
The back is pieced with the scraps from the front.
It is bound and on my table, but since I am still working up to finishing the quilting, it will keep its WIP status.
I find i gravitate towards super dense stitching. FMQ and walking foot… everything must be dense! I think i am just fascinated by the texture changes, honestly. But i need to branch out and so i will practice here. I have been drawing the pattern for practice.
My next WIP is a joint effort with a friend. She asked me to help her make a quilt! Her first one! I only work on this here so there won’t be a lot of progress updates.
I am also working on my friend’s wedding quilt (forgive the horrible night time photo). Unfortunately i fail at HSTs and will now spend hours trimming an additional 1/4″ off of all the blocks to make them work. Oh well. I roll with the punches!
This is the goal. Beautiful rainbow with a ton of text (dictionary pages) and some misc white in the background.
Last night i got fed up with the pinwheel corrections so I started a NEW wedding quilt! This was a stack-and-whack log cabin design i cut a few months back but hadn’t put together.
This is therapy quilting! Ha! I’ve never done wonky before. I’ve never done stack-and-whack before. Needless to say there were some issues. The blocks are not identical and are not the same as my original design and are a little smaller than I imagined… but who cares? You can’t tell for looking at them!
Finally, i have started a leaders/enders project. Eventually this will be a postage stamp quilt. The finished patchwork will be 1″. I am using all of my 1.5″ square and strip scraps for this.
So what about you? What are you working on?
Ps. I also just bought 8 1/2 yard cuts of Christmas fabric for $2.49/yard. Be jealous! Who knows what this will become…