Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Gonna make it, gonna make it...with my husband taking care of bedtime, I am going to squeak in a WIP post on a Wednesday! I quilted some at naptime today, using a method I just found on Kristen's blog So Happy. It primarily involves making un-straight lines, just wriggling the sandwich as you sew, which makes it my favorite, because I don't have to worry about keeping to a line.

I think I really love the results, I am just needing to decide if I want to do the whole quilt like this or just part of it. Maybe the green half to be quilted in squares/rectangles in green thread? Yet to be determined, as I only got through 1/4 of the quilt before naptime was over.

In related news, I checked out a quilting reference book from the library last night and learned a few things I should be doing but was not. See, I never took a class or really read a book, I have just been kinda winging it as I go along. Turns out my machine has this thing called a walking foot that makes it easier to quilt accurately. Hmmm. I tried it, and it worked well. Plus, it looks hilariously weird, and that helps to ease the pain of not figuring this out before.

My other WIP, the Tula Pink Parisville-utilizing one, has a backing fabric cut up (a Serena and Lily salvage again, from a sheet) and is all basted up like a turkey. It is awaiting my trip to buy quilting thread that matches and machine time stolen from the above quilt.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. My first experience with a walking foot was a bit of a fiasco.. I believe I referred to the resulting mess as "thread throw-up." I'm glad yours went smoothly!! Visiting from the small blog meet.. and I'll be back! Happy sewing & happy bloggin!


  2. Love my walking foot! I do decorative stitches with it too. I like that quilting job of yours!

  3. That quilting looks fun! I think I'm going to have to try it sometime. The backing for your Parisville quilt looks like a good match!

  4. Isn't it fun to discover something new!

  5. I love that squiggly quilting!

  6. Wow! I love how this is coming along! I took a pass all at once down the quilt, but this is going to look fantastic in multiple colors in all your sections! I adore my walking foot!