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,

Jen

Linking up with:


 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

8 comments:

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

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

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

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  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.

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  5. Love the foxes - perfect quilting choice xxx

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

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