Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WIP Wednesday




Wednesday again, and my WIP is pretty short and sweet this week!

Completed:

My Walk in the Woods quilt using an It's A Hoot layer cake. I will do a separate post for this quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival later in the week so I'm just showing the rolled up finished quilt here.


This took most of my time all week. I spent the weekend quilting it, and was pretty happy with my FMQ despite a slightly crazy start  (new quilting techniques and small children are not a good mix!) I am chuffed with how this quilt turned out and can't wait to put up the final pics. It just needs to be washed and dried to give it an even crinklier look so its ready for delivery on Sunday.


In Progress:


I've finished all my blocks for the Pinwheels Pips, they're pressed, trimmed to the correct size and I need to piece together my quilt top next. I've changed my idea for the quilt top layout a couple of times this week (lots of doodling!) so I need to finally decide what I'm going to do in the next couple of days. I'm also thinking of backing it with fleece as its intended as a throw for E - how does fleece quilt up? And if you have quilted with fleece, do you use batting as well? I'm afraid that might make it too heavy and warm. And as fleece is so much easier to work with and more stable than Minky I was wondering if I would be able to leave out the batting layer? Would love to hear any experiences, good or bad, if you have them!

The other little project I've been working on is a lovely piece of embroidery using this pattern:




Source: etsy.com via Sarah on Pinterest



Another great example of how much I love Pinterest - I found this pattern as a pin there a month or two back and just couldn't get it out of my head. I found a nice, natural coloured linen/cotton mix and am doing it bit by bit in front of the tv in the evenings. Hoping to get this finished up this week, I'm almost done with it and loving how it looks, even if my embroidery skills are pretty basic.

To Start:

I need to do a few sets of bunting for baby boys' rooms before the weekend for my nephew and my friends' two nephews.

I'm linking up as always to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced - get over there and check it out! And check back in later in the week to see more photos of my finished quilt.

25 comments:

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

Very cute stuff. I love the It's a Hoot line.

Love the baby feet too :)

Katie B. said...

I'm very intrigued by your Hoot quilt! I love the gray dot binding. I'll be back Friday for the big reveal!

Becky said...

Love the sneaks of the Hoot Quilt! it's fantastic. And I can't wait to see those Pinwheels come together!

mainer said...

To answer your questions about using fleece, go to my post at http://meinca-mainer.blogspot.com/2011/03/cuddle-quilts-primer.html I do this all the time. One layer of fleece is all you need - no batting.

Elizabeth D. said...

Love those little feet :) Can't wait to see the rest of your Walk in the Woods Quilt!!

Jackie said...

I'm using fleece right now to back a quilt. No batting needed. I'm hand quilting not sure how tying or machine quilting would be. So far I'm pleased.

CityHouseStudio said...

I haven't used fleece but I have used Minky both with and without batting - I haven't had trouble quilting with it. I did like the lightweight feel of the quilt that I made with Minky and no batting, though.
Great photos - can't wait to see your finished Hoot quilt!

Eleni said...

Cute little feet:)hehehehe!!! Lovely pic!!! Can't wait to see this AMAZING quilt!!!
xo
Eleni
p.s. the embroidery pattern is darling sweet!!!

kwiltmakr said...

I love the little embroidery that you are working on. I really enjoy doing some embroidery in the evenings. Can't wait to see your embroidery done.

patchworkdelights said...

I want to eat those feet!!! adorable!

Looking forward to seeing the embroidery!

Fi

Sadie said...

Your pinwheel pips are so scrummy!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Looking great...axnious to see the embroidery..

Jennifer said...

The pinwheel Pips are so cute! Love them! And can't wait to see more pictures of the Hoot quilt.

Dee said...

Baby toes are so sweet.

I love pinwheels and can't wait to see what design you decide on!

Riel Nason said...

Your pic of the little toesies are so Cute! I'll be back to see the whole quilt with Bloggers Quilt Festival!

Marci Girl said...

Can't wait to see the big quilt reveal later this week! That top photo is so great!

I think if you use fleece for the backing, maybe don't use batting, I think it would be too hot and heavy!

Leanne said...

Wonderful pictures, lovely quilt and that embroidery project is so nice!

Jana said...

Gorgeous quilt peek. Love the embroidery. But my fav WIP of yours are those little feet. Too adorable.

Mary said...

Can't wait to see your quilt...looks lovely!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Hollie said...

Can't wait for the big unveiling! And I love the embroidery that you're working on at the moment. So cute!

Manda said...

Beautiful stuff. Especially like the embroidery!

Cindy said...

I love your embroidery pattern. Can't wait to see the final project!

Jessica said...

Oh my everything just looks fantastic! I think the only thing cuter than a rolled up quilt, are those adorable baby feet peeking out! Can't wait to see the quilt. I love that embroidery! I've never done embroidering, but I may have to give it a try!

Kelly Rachel said...

Can't wait to see how the Pinwheel Pips comes out!

I have made a quilt with a fleece backing and a high loft synthetic backing and it worked well EXCEPT you have to be super duper careful about basting it well. I had a few puckers in the back because of the stretchiness of the fleece and had to redo it. I just did simple straight line quilting - I don't know how FM quilting would go - I imagine quite difficult. Good luck!!!

Jenniffier said...

I am very interested to see when the top one is unrolled. Way to make us wait! :) Now I going to have to look at the rest of your blog. Don't know if that was your plan, but if so it was good one!