Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WIP :: 1/16/13

Back in the groove with my first WIP Wednesday in 2013!  The last week or so has been full of progress of the non-quilting variety.  
I've been cleaning/sorting/organizing *everything*!  Seriously, everything.  Closets, sewing room, fabric, work desk, work files, etc.  It's been great and allowed me to free up space and figure out what I have to use, but it has cut into my quilting time.  I determined to change that this week and finally managed a few hours at my machine tonight.

I signed up for the 2013 Finish A Long over at She Can Quilt, hoping to find motivation to finish off some lingering quilts.  I managed to baste my Summer Sampler last week and dived on into the quilting.  There's a general plan for what I want - something different in the grey background in each block - and I managed 4 blocks tonight!  So excited to see it come together.

Here's the Greek Cross block I pebbled quilted in, and after stippling in the Virginia Star block realized my feed dogs were still up!  Oops.  I couldn't believe how nicely I could FMQ with the feed dogs up. Who knew?!  I did lower them before continuing onto the next blocks.  **edit: using the Super Slider cancelled out having the feed dogs up**

Am also looking forward to the 4th annual Quilt Retreat with Momm and am planning quilts.  I plan on making Jaybirds Science Fair with these fabrics:

I've also wanted to do the Kaleidoscope quilt from Don't Call Me Betsy's QAL and will have that in these colors too:

Linking up over at Lee's this week and keeping my motivation in high gear!


  1. Your quilting looks great! Funny that the feeddogs were up, but nice that it didn't make a difference :)

  2. Wow, love those bright colors! Amazing quilting work too.

  3. Your pebble quilting is incredible! So happy the pesky feed dogs didn't give you problems. :)