Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WIP Wednesday- a label, a backing, hexagons and new project

My Little Apples Valentine quilt was selected by Portland Modern Quilt Guild to be in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show- but it needed a label. I should have been labeling all my quilts, I know, and from now on I will (I hope the Spoonflower way, like Jaybird Quilts shows) but for this I had to go simple because it had to be done soon. So I went the route of hand embroidered and spliced onto the back, and I like the way it came out.

I also have been working on a backing for the Sparkle Punch quilt- just piecing the squares I cut (please do not ask why in the world I cut so many in the first place) to make a big stripe on the back and some randomly placed squares in the solids. My 2.5 year old has been very excited to help with sewing these- he is always asking.

I have jumped on the hexagon train too, but only because it does not involve hand piecing. I am using the machine piecing method outlined by Lady Havartine. The above-mentioned toddler has outgrown his baby blanket and quilt and has been asking for a "big boy blanket." Enter those 6 yards of Curious Nature...

I am adding a new project too, which is jumping to the top of my priority list: a baby quilt for my nephew due in September. His mom picked this quilt, which I am ecstatic to make as well, so everything is coming up roses there. Any advice for fabrics, besides Children at Play? I know we are going to switch the largely white background to a darker blue (because who needs the stain issues with a newborn) but am happy to have suggestions on the rest!

Linking up...
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Wonderful looking hexies I really like the colors.

  2. I think "children at play" would be wonderful for the new baby quilt. It would look great against any color background really. I also like your hexagon colors and they should make a wonderful big boy quilt. Did you buy a package or cut them yourself? I started making a grandmother's hexagon quilt using my Accuquilt Go cutter to cut the fabric and printing the paper off the internet onto card stock. Although I have to sew them by hand at least that much is easier!

  3. Congratulations on being chosen for the quilt show! So exciting! The hand embroidered label adds a nice touch, too. The baby quilt you'll be making is so cute! Good luck on choosing fabrics. I'm sure you'll find something fun to use!

  4. I love the sparkle punch quilt mix of patterns/colors...and also that your son wants to help sew!!!!