Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Works in Progress Wednesday

Not too much in progress this week . . .
I still feel like I need a vacation after last week -- I worked more than usual, and spent way too much time sewing Easter dresses (times two).  By Saturday night I was feeling a little sick of sewing -- how very unusual for me.

Anyway, this week is all about getting ready to QUILT!
I'm close to finishing the backing for my Supernova quilt, it just needs Kona snow sashing around the outside, then it will be ready to baste.


I have Lexi's tree quilt all ready to quilt, too.  This morning as I was sewing the last pieces together, she said, "Mommy, do you think you could add some rocket ships to my quilt?"  Seriously?!  (sigh)
I plan to do free motion stippling in the red areas, pebble quilting for the green parts of the trees, wavy lines in the blue sky parts, etc . . . . 
I'm looking forward to the quilting.
I just wish someone would come over and baste it for me.  

More trees here, too.  This is an experiment for the Pretty Little Pouch swap.  I'm not sure if it's colorful enough -- my partner seems to like brighter colors.  I'll probably finish it up tomorrow, and then decide if I want to make something a littler brighter for the swap.


Linking up to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

15 comments:

  1. Your backing looks lovely and your quilting plans sound great ! I hear ya on the basting!

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  2. Can't wait to see the finished quilts. Beautiful work!

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  3. If you find someone to do your basting, let me know, I'll put them to work, too!! Basting is absolutely my least favorite favorite part of the quilting process. I love the backing you made, for Lexi's quilt, that quilt is going to be a stunner (even if it is sans spaceships)!

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  4. So where are you adding the rocket ships? :) my daughters do the same thing to me, too. I'm having the same issue with my little pouch swap. Crazy making, that project is. If it's me who's your partner, I like the little tree it's super cute. Doubt it though. In my info, I said I loved color a lot.

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  5. Your backing is awesome. Rocket ships maybe it would not be too hard to quilt some on there? NO? Ok.

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  6. You have a lot of cute projects in the works. It must be so hard to find the time with little children!

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  7. The back of your supernova is SOO pretty!!!!

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  8. The tree quilt is so cute! What a perfect little forrest. Even without spaceships I think it will be well loved. Popping over from WIP Wednesday for the first time. Love what you are doing here. So excited to find some new great blogs to read.

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  9. I love the little trees! They are so cute!

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  10. Love the backing for your Supernova quilt! Looks great. Those trees are adorable too. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  11. Kids are so funny. I love that Lexi could look at the quilt and think, "You know what's missing? Rocket ships." I can't wait to see how these finish up!

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  12. love the back of the supernova, I haven't seen it done like that and I like it. And the tree quilt is super super cute! nice job! I always dreaded basting until I started using fabric spray adhesive, now it's a piece of cake.

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  13. I loved your line, "I just wish someone would come over and baste it for me." Boy, would you send them to my house when they are done at yours??
    I like your supernova backing - nicely done!

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  14. I love the back for your Supernova quilt!

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  15. The trees are so cute, I think the pouch will be very cute!

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