Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Today is WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.I have been working on two of my WIPs this week.

The Jacob's Ladder Quilt Along. Go HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS QUILT ALONG. I am making this quilt from fabrics I have on hand and am trying to give it a masculine, antique quilt feel. My inspiration is from this quilt found on the Quilting With the Past Blog FOUND HERE. I fell in love with Lucy's quilt and realized that I have lots of older similar fabrics. This quilt will be for my son, Jacob.



Razzle Dazzle:

This quilt has taken over my life which is what happens when you really make up your mind that you are going to finish a certain quilt.

After work this week I am pin basting it in preparation for machine quilting this weekend. I am using Freda's table top pin basting tutorial FOUND HERE. I have worked so hard to get it basted, even enlisting the help of the hubster! This method's positive points are that you don't have to crawl around on the floor and you don't have to find an unoccupied floor big enough to work on. But, no matter how you go about pin basting a quilt, its a J..O..B..!






No other progress on my other WIPs that I can post, but they are growing in my mind!

11 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Pin basting will always be job but I'm glad it's a bit easier working sitting down at a table. I don't think I'd ever get anything basted if I had to do it on the floor...

You JL quilt is going to be lovely...

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Everything looks wonderful..I hate pin basting...which is good because with handquilting I don't have to do it...lol. stitch the back onto the frames and then simply pin the outside edges of the top; much faster for me..your Jacobs Ladder is beautiful

Mary said...

You are making great progress on your Jacob's Ladder quilt and you are succeeding at getting that masculine feel you want.

Kerstin said...

The razzle dazzle looks great, it will be beautiful once it is done!

Janine said...

I think your quilt is looking great. I love the design and the way you are putting the colours together :)

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Those are both 'sew' gorgous. I love the color blocks for the Jacob's ladder. How neat is that?!?!? Visiting from WIP at Freshly Pieced.

~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

Gina said...

Your Jacob's Ladder is looking awesome! I read and love the pin basting tutorial.. I'm going to try it on my next top that needs to be quilted (that's coming up soon).

Lucy said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad that I inspire you for this quilt. It became one of my favorite quilts. It's simple with a great feel don't you think!

Ullan tilkut said...

Hi! The quilts are fantstic! I love them! Congratulations! It's so nice to find other quilters from the other side of the world!

Rhonda said...

Both quilts look good! I like the various colors in the Jacob's Ladder. :)

Martha said...

Love your Jacobs Ladder. It is so pretty. Have a great day.