Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Works In Progress Wednesday!

Well,  I finally got up the courage to start quilting Happy in Cali!.  I was hesitant because I am a fairly new quilter and have only attempted straight line quilting with my walking foot as well as crazy quilting with the decorative stitches on my machine.  I was going to simply grid quilt this one and at the last minute I decided that I had to try it at some point. Happy in Cali is for me so it really does not have to be perfect, as if its going to judged. So I decided that the only way to learn to stipple is to stipple so I did it!  I have to say, I am so happy with the results.  I know that there are many mistakes in this quilt and one day when I look back on it years from now, I might sort of roll my eyes at all the mistakes. But today, I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY WITH THIS QUILTING!

Lord knows I will not be winning any prizes for these photos! Not so great but here they are:




I know its really not stippling but more like loop-d-loops.  I still love it!  Thats all that matters, right? 


5 current projects

  1. The baby tube quilt needs to be bound
  2. The baby rag quilt needs the ragging to be finished up and then washed
  3. The Jelly Roll 1600 will get two additional borders before its sandwiched
  4. The other Jelly Roll 1600 needs the piecing completed
  5. Happy in Cali needs the quilting to be completed and then it can be bound!
I have no new projects at this time but I am starting to think about some quick lap quilts for family Christmas gifts.

Still working on the masters and still planning to be finished soon and very soon!

Other than this, I am sort of drawn to the Farmers Wife Quilt along that are going on right now.  I am planning to purchase the book and to attempt to make this one over the next what will likely be several years of my life!  At first,  I was turned off by the fact that its done with templates. Then I heard over on the Hip to Be Square Podcast that there are paper piecing patterns out there. So, now I really think I am going to do it!

Thats my progress. Pop on by Freshly Pieced to see what everyone else is up to!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm completely impressed! I have been quilting for over fifteen years and have yet to do any of my own quilting other than straight line.

Marg said...

I'm completely impressed too. It's fabulous that you just went for it. Love the colours in the quilt too.

Connie said...

I think your quilting looks wonderful! I love this type of quilting and do it all the time. Great colors in your quilt.

A Home In The Highlands said...

I've just mentioned in my post that I'm about to try stippling on my quilt, I'm as nervous as hell and I even have a ready made stippling stitch! I think yours looks great - well done you!

LynCC said...

Good on you for doing the free-motion!! :D Exciting to be close to finishing a masters - what are you studying? I'm working on a masters in history, but am still close to the front end. It'll be quite a while, still. Soooo glad I took the summer off!

Angela N. said...

I am starting the farmers wife also.. as soon as the book gets here. I investigated prices and found it at walmart with shipping way below amazon. Give it a try. Check out the flickr account to for a MUCH better method of printing the templates! Keep in touch, id love to see your blocks.
LOVE the yellow too, it looks fab on that quilt.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

you did a wonderful job on the quilting...congrats to you!!

Erin Wallace said...

What a gorgeous quilt! And it's so sunny and happy. Fantastic.

Cas... said...

I like your quilt! Kudos to you for stepping out of your comfort zone! You should be very proud of yourself. Great job!

Keep up the good work!

Jenniffier said...

Congrats on trying fmq. It looks great!