Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Welcome to a WIP Wednesday where i actually have a few things to share.





First is my WIP. I have been working through the blocks of a Amy Smart pattern and i am loving it so far. I am hoping that it continues to go as smoothly as it has to this point(knock on wood). Last night i laid out all the strips, today i hope to get the whole top done





And I wanted to share a few shots of my latest finish...which was a WIP until this past weekend when i stayed up way too late 2 nights in a row to finish it. These blocks were made using a jelly roll of Salt Air fabric and a pattern i found on the Missouri Quilt Company blog.




It is backed by my new favorite fabric. I had thoughts of hoarding this one for the stash, to be used at who knows what point. I had mentioned this backing was coming in another WIP post. I hope it was not too anticlimactic! But i really do love it!





I was going to just simply straight line quilt it....but i was getting too caught up in trying to follow the lines of the quilt....and as you can tell by looking at this quilt, following lines would not be easy.  I decided i was over thinking everything and ended up just going for it and free handing some wavy overlapping lines that i followed with my walking foot. The quilting might  be seen a little easier if you click on any of the pictures.

I am really happy with it. This feels like it was a really productive week for me. I am getting back into a sewing groove and it is nice!

Head over to Lee's and see what everyone else has made.

 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Leslie
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13 comments:

Angela Nash said...

Your quilting turned out so great! And that is a fabulous backing. All one piece? It has such a great repeat...it looks like you sliced it up and shifted.

Marian said...

Oh lovely! Both the WIP stack and the finished quilt. I love that collection too and think you did an amazing quilt. Beautiful!

jlk said...

I love your Salt Air quilt! I need to get working on mine. If only I weren't addicted to crappy summer TV!

Teresa F. said...

Wonderful projects. The Salt Air quilt is awesome.

Alisa said...

Nice quilt, Leslie!

Glad you're getting in some quilting time. Have fun!

Colleen said...

You're so crafty! :D

T.J. said...

finding our groove again is a great feeling, no matter what that groove is. These pictures and fabric are yum yummy!

Julie said...

I love your Salt Air quilt! It's so fancy and that fabric is so fun. I love the cute little munchkin head in the picture too, it reminds me of my sweet small people.

Susan said...

You made this with jellyroll? Wow! Now I know what I can make with these rolls... I love the fabric you used for backing. Beautiful indeed.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I'm glad you just went for it because it looks great!! I agree, the backing is perfect!

Nell Timmer said...

Hi Leslie,

Your blog is so beautiful and I LOVE your recent finished quilt!! I can't wait to meet you in person at the quilt guild meeting!!

Best,
Nell Timmer
Hudson Valley Modern Quilt Guild

LuLu said...

I love that backing fabric! I think you should definitely hoard some for later! You know you want to :-) :-)

Melissa said...

Looks great. The backing is perfect.

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