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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WIP Wednesday with Freshly Pieced & Sew Fresh Quilts

I thought it is was a good idea to do a work in progress post once a week.  When I read the blog by Freshly Pieced I knew this was the one I wanted to participate in, there are several in the blogosphere, I like hers.

My WIP is a smaller project compared to my quilts and should be done soon.  I was looking on-line for a book I had heard about for free motion quilting when I found this 



Can I just say I decided to buy this one instead after reading about the book, finding her blog Green Fairy Quilts on line and reading about her. Judi Madsen, I LOVE her style and realized its all so simple if you think of it as drawing, not free motion.  What I have never posted before is my favorite class starting with grade school was Art class, drawing and painting specifically.

It's so simple, can I say CLICK, don't you just love when that happens!  So my WIP is a small quilted basket I will be using as a catch-all next to my sewing machine.  I picked one of her quilt blocks, made 3 and will quilt them.  

Now for some pics
 

I drew some stencils on cardboard and used a heat release pen 


I put a different one in each square, I picked items from the fabric


Added some filler


 
I even like it from the back, you won't see any of this once it's done due to the lining. 

I wanted a small project to try out some quilting, but I also wanted to make something I could use.  I don't like practicing on scrap and then not making something with it. 

Linking up with WIP at Freshly Pieced

 
 

 



time to sew,
Pam

16 comments:

  1. Wow, love how the bird is flying into the cage, great quilting! I have that book and just LOVE it. Can't wait to see the finished project.

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    1. Thanks Sue, I don't mind spending time in front of the TV at night burying threads if the quilting needs it

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  2. Beautiful quilting!! I have been spending a LOT of time on Green Fairy Quilt's blog myself :) SO much inspiration :)

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    1. I found her by happy accident, wanted to share so everyone can enjoy her talents

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  3. Very nice kwilting. Thanks for sharing your GF inspiration.

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    1. It was nice visiting your blog too!

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  4. HI!!!! Very pretty!!!!! I had a fun visit!!!!! Thank You

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  5. Love the quilting here! Finished project should be great!

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    1. Almost done should be complete this week
      thanks for stopping by Katyquilts

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  6. oh my goodness, your quilting is just beautiful! I love how you did that!

    Stopping by from Lee's WIP hop http://www.domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2014/04/wip-wednesday-april-23rd.html

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  7. Love your blog, hexies are on my list
    this is my first time with the WIP hop and love it!

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  8. Sweet stitching, Pam! I know exactly what you mean about drawing and art class. Always was my favourite, too! Love the little bird and cage!

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  9. Judi from Green Fairy Quilts is a rock star. You picked a great one to follow. Love your birdhouse template that you did. Keep up the good work and have fun with it.

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  10. I love the Riley Blake fabric with the birds. It is a great use of it here- I bought it and struggled to mix it with others, you have done a great job. Pink and Aqua are such a great combination.

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