Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WIP Wednesday {2.2.2011}

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

As for whats in the works this week, I've put together the backing for both the New Wave Quilt and the Mini Stacked Coins Quilt, both are basted, and the quilting is well under way on the New Wave Quilt.

I am totally digging this loopy quilting (thanks Kati for opening my eyes to this!!) I am just quilting the "waves" and not quilting the white sashing, so the effect on the back is this:

Unfortunately my machine decided it had had enough about 2/3 of the way  through quilting this bad boy, and it quit on me  :(  Actually, Mr. Machine made a really bad grinding noise, the safety warning came on, and the needle is now stuck in the needle down position.  Mr. Machine is now on his way to the repair shop, and hopefully we will be reunited soon.

Now that I am machine-less, I started to work on basting the Mini Stacked Coins quilt, and it is now folded and sitting, waiting patiently for Mr. Machine to return to us so it can be quilted.

I've also made some progress on these hand sewn hexie flowers for my 3 x 6 bee blocks.  I do have to say, I really like using the paper templates (I used cardstock, so they have a little stability) vs. the teflon plastic ones to make these.  I am noticing that my hexies just don't press as nicely when using the teflon templates.  Oh well, live and learn.

As for finishes this week:

Mug Rug

My mug rug is complete!  I used verykerryberry's tutorial for single fold binding, and am super happy with how it turned out.  This may be my go to binding method for mug rugs, doll quilts etc.

nook sleeve

I also whipped up these fun spring-y nook sleeves for both my mom and I.  And get this, Amy, who I met through my local MQG meeting last week, and was the inspiration for these e-reader sleeves, well we began conversing via email, and it turns out she lives right down the street from me!  Too funny, I'm sure there will be many sewing get togethers in the near future for us!
Here's to wishing Mr. Machine a speedy recovery, so that he is returned to me and the awaiting quilts that need quilted soon! (Yes, that red light is the equivalent to his unhappy face right now) :(

Be sure to head over to Freshly Pieced and checkout all the wonderful WIPs!


  1. Busy girl! Everything looks wonderful.

    I am always so sad when my machine is in the shop. Hopefully you will reunited soon. Thank god for hand sewing right? Who wants to have to clean. hahaha.

  2. Oh, so awful to be machineless........hmmm....maybe that's my excuse for having 3 in the house ! Wow, that looks so strange for me to type, when I used to have 5 and more when I had my daughter's too.

    Time to try some handqulting, right? Hee !

    So cool, to have a quilter down the street .

  3. I like the swirly quilting too! You have some beautiful projects here - hopefully Mr. Machine will make a full recovery soon.

  4. Love your nook covers, I really need to make on ASAP! And your quilting looks great on your wave quilt. Can't wait to see it all finished! Happy WiP Wednesday to you!

  5. Your quilting looks so great on the New Wave quilt! What a great idea, only quilting the wave part. Sorry your machine didn't think the same thing :( Such great projects you have, thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Don't you just love the loopy quilting? It's my favorite by far. Love how it's looking on your quilt.

  7. Love those Central Park Nook sleeves! So cute! So sorry to hear that your machine is on the fritz, I hope it's all better and back to work really soon. I love the effect your New Wave quilt is giving on the back of your quilt, it looks awesome so far!

  8. Get better soon, Mr. Machine! That is the worst when they conk out in the middle of something. But I love the loopy quilting on the New Wave quilt, and I ESPECIALLY love how you're not quilting the sashing, so you can see the New Wave design on the back! Brilliant! So cool!

    Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a fabulous week.

  9. Oh no! I hate when I have to take a break from my machine. I hope it's a quick one.
    I love all the quilting you've done. The loopy quilting is great and the zig zags on your mug rug! And I love the Central Park sleeves - that's definitely my favorite line this year.

  10. Get well soon, machine! At least that gives you more time for hand sewing.