Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Quilting foxy faces - WIP Wednesday

Has it really been over 6 months since I've linked up to a WIP Wednesday?  Geez!

This Wednesday, I've got two projects in progress.  Today, I spent a bit of time quilting my Schnitzel and Boo Mini quilt.

Mini foxes WIP

I actually didn't want to quilt through those cute faces.  By quilting chevrons in all the negative space, it really made those foxy faces pop.  Now you know me, I really like to quilt the Dickens out of things, but I tried to hold back.  I considered quilting some matchbook lines inside some of the chevron lines, but I determined that would detract from those faces.  Having the lines uneven distances from one another added enough interest, so I just let it be.  And I'm pretty happy with the result.  Now I just need to bind and label it.  I need to mail it out by Monday, so I better crack the whip!

The other WIP, is my Feather Quilt.  My fellow Lazy Bums decided this would be my January UFO challenge.  This was a kind choice, since it was the nearest to completion; as of December it was all SID'd and ready for quilting.  I will have you all know this quilt has traveled about 500 miles in this condition without a single extra stitch.  Once I realized that, I knew I needed to do something!  So, I did....

Lazy Bum January challenge

Quilting was commenced and finished!  I even have the binding on, it just needs to be turned and stitched down.  I am heavily leaning toward machine binding so I can call it done.  I will decided tomorrow.

Perhaps, I will have at least one finish this Friday.  Stay tuned!

As always, thanks for reading,


Linking up with:

 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Love what you have done with your foxy mini! Looking forward to seeing your next finish on Friday too.

  2. Congratulations on your almost finishes! Ahh the binding question, always a toughy.

  3. Very pretty foxes! I think it looks really good with the quilting around the faces making them pop.

  4. While I am generally a hand-stitcher when it comes to binding, there are some times I just need the "whoohoo" of a finished product so machine binding it is. It is hard sometimes to give ourselves permission to do something the "fast" way, isn't it? Good job on both projects.

  5. Love the foxes - perfect quilting choice xxx

  6. Love the foxes, I would be sad quilting through their faces too!


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