Quilting

Working On It Wednesday

So I had this great idea that I would do an update each Wednesday to discuss what projects I am currently working on, but this past Wednesday I spent all day working and forgot to post what I was working on and then the same thing happened yesterday, so here I am on Friday finally getting around to getting up my “Working On It Wednesday” for Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

This is a baby boy quilt I am working on. I currently have it all pieced and began working on the quilting this morning. My sewing machine does not have the ability to freemotion quilt, so my only option is to straight-line quilt, which I think will work well for this one. I am quilting two lines down each “frame” in between the pinwheels. The background fabric on this quilt is so beautiful and on sale at my local JoAnn’s store. It is the Keepsake Calico Cotton by Culberson Curacao (and still listed on JoAnn.com at $4.99/yd.) The green and blue colors blend super well with the blues and greens I used on the front. I also purchased a blue jellyroll to use for the binding, but more on that next week!


The next project I am working on is a larger patchwork quilt. I used a fabric bundle with reds and florals, about 10 white (with designs) fabric quarters, and one fat quarter floral. I have the entire front finished and plan to attach an all black backing with a teal binding.


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I recently watched the Disappearing Hourglass Tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company and decided to take a stab at it. So far I have four of the squares for that one completed. I am adoring this design and think this is going to make a beautiful quilt. It is a somewhat tricky block to make, but so worth it!


And to wrap up this week’s WOIW here are three pillows I have finished. These are just sewn together and not quilted, though I do have one other pillow cover in this same nine-patch pattern that I am considering quilting to give it a “fuller” look. I finished the two larger ones on the ends with the green backs first, as evidenced by my trouble in getting the opening to not pucker and reveal the pillow underneath. The blue one that I finished next still has a little bit of pillow showing in the gap, but not nearly as bad as my first two tries.

So, that’s what I am currently working on this week. Check back next Wednesday to see my progress and any new projects I may be working on.

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