Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday

I missed all of you guys last week-but sometimes I just don't have anything to share by the time Wednesday gets here.  I do a lot of my sewing quilting on the weekends and so if I have a super busy weekend I might not have anything to share come Wednesday and then other times if I am feeling super motivated I can get a little time with my machine in after work during the week.

The hubs was out of town on Friday night so I treated myself to Sushi and had fun quilting.  My quilting ADD was in full effect and I couldn't settle on a project so I managed to piece the first set of pinwheels for my Dilly Dally quilt.  Then I thought maybe I would give Juggle another go but I only managed to add one row.  That does bring me to the 1/2 way point but I need to do more cutting before I can make anymore progress on that one.  I snuck one more Scrappy Trip Along block in there as well.  And then I needed to do some cleaning so that was the end of the fun for me.

Then on Saturday I got a chance to head down to my parents and my mom helped me out with making quilt backs for several (okay 5) quilts that needed to be done.  I typically like to piece my backs.  Nothing fancy but I usually will use some blocks from the front or another fabric so I can avoid trying to match up a pattern reprint.  This time though I just used one print and I didn't match them up.  They still look okay and once they are quilted I doubt the seam will even be noticeable.  But I think on the next one it will be back to a pieced back, it just makes it feel a little more special to me.

I'm not sure why but when I was doing the math for this one in my head I made a bit of a mistake.  The quilt top is 83 by 83 and so when I seamed the two lengths of fabric together I only had a total of 3 1/2 extra inches on the sides.  Most long arm quilters like 3-4 inches per side to get a good stretch on the frame and there is no way I was quilting this one myself so I ended up adding some muslin to one side to make it big enough.

My mom also gave me her Sherbet Pips Jelly Roll and since we had 11 yards of fabric for backing I knew I wanted to make my Jelly Filled Quilt Along top bigger and then it seems I just couldn't stop.  I still need to add one more row and thanks to some smart friends on Instagram I think I have a plan to make a baby quilt that matches.  Maybe my SIL and soon to be niece would like these as matching quilts.  My SIL loves all things pink and I think this one would do the trick.

That's it for me this week-I hope all of you in the US will enjoy your 4th of July and that all of my Canadian friends had a great Canada Day!  It looks like we are going to trade in our fireworks for a hurricane this year.  Head over to Lee's and see what everyone else is up to.

1 comment:

  1. You have had a very productive weekend. I've never sent a quilt off to be quilted - very tempting....
    I like the look of the pink/print pinwheel blocks in the top collage.


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