WIP Wednesday: Finishes and Fabric Pulls

Free Motion Quilting

This week I finished the quilting on the light yellow/orange quadrant of my Star Light Star Dark quilt. Then I set it aside in favor of finishing my other two baby quilt gifts so I could deliver them.  Here's what Star Light Star Dark looks like at the moment.

 

Finishes

Then I went on to finish two baby quilts that I shared about in recent posts: Caterpillar Fizz and Hummingbirds. Hummingbirds is already being enjoyed by the baby girl who it was give to and Zoom Zoom, which I finished last week, has gone to her big brother. I didn't end up seeing the third recipient as I expected I would, so Caterpillar Fizz will be delivered in the next week or so. Here's the pile of those quilts all pre-washed and ready to give.

 

Bee Blocks

It's a new month, so I have two new bee blocks to make. The pick for my do. Good Stitches group is improv curves in a very Fall color palette. I chose a couple beautiful Alison Glass fabrics to go with my neutrals.

The inspiration for the Quatrefoil blocks we're making for my Bee Hive group is water lilies. I may tweak my palette, but my initial fabric pull features more Alison Glass fabric (I just noticed that! I really love her fabric.). I'm planning a purple flower with orange and yellow center.

 

La Passacaglia

I made a bit of progress on my La Passacaglia project. I'll tell you, I'm not loving basting the tiny triangles. And there are 50 of them in this rosette. Please, nobody tell me how many of them are in the entire quilt. That said, once I managed to baste them, it was super quick to piece the stars together. Now to baste the other 40 triangles. ;-)

 

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14 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Finishes and Fabric Pulls

  1. Yeah, I might be a bit late to the Alison Glass fabric crush, too... :) It's never too late to love beautiful fabric, though! I really like the dense swirls around the patterned yellow print on the right in your SLSD QAL quilt.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Yvonne. Welcome to the club! Omigosh! If I could only quilt with one designer's fabric for the rest of my life, it would be her's. I'm glad I didn't speed through trying to finish SLSD. I'll enjoy playing with different motifs throughout the rest of the quilting. :-)

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Beth. I just keep thinking "there's got to be a better way." At least it's working in the end. :-)

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    1. sarah

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      I decided I'd make one rosette and if by the time I finish it, I'm loving the process, then I'll continue. Otherwise, it may get appliquéd onto a mini quilt or bag. So far so good, but I'm not fast at all. I don't work on it very regularly. Thanks for visiting, Jayne.

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  2. Laura Mendez

    Love the pull for my quatrefoil block! I nearly grabbed that same purple when I was making up my sample blocks.

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    1. sarah

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      Yay! I'm so glad, Laura. It's one of my favorite purples... though I do have a lot to choose from as it's my favorite color. It'll be fun to see what people make. I'm so impressed by those that are already done with their blocks!

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  3. I love your projects and fabric choices. I have a quick question for you...I'm making a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt using 2" hexies. Becuase of the the pain in my hands, I glue baste them. I've bought some smaller EPP paper templates and was thinking of glue basting them as well. Since you're working with smaller pieces already, do you think glue basting would work?

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. sarah

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      Hi Patricia. Thank you for the message! I hadn't glue basted for EPP, but I'm thinking that may be better for the tiny pieces than thread basting. Do you just dampen the fabric to release the glue once you're done piecing them?

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Anja! I'm really excited to keep working on the first rosette... I just can't think about the long game very much, cause the entire project is very overwhelming to me. :-)

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