Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday

This post is linked to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

1. Jacob's Ladder Quilt. I finished all the blocks and got them sewn together into rows for a finished top/flimsie. This week I am working on the pieced back so that I can get this quilt pin basted and then start the FMQing. I'm trying really hard to use what I have on hand and so the backing will be pieced from 4 different pieces of fabric that coordinate with the quilt. All four of the fabrics are used in the front of the quilt also.









2. The baby boy stacked coins quilt. Its ready to quilt, but no progress this week. The machine and my time were both concentrated on finishing the Jacob's Ladder quilt top. After I pin baste the Jacob's Ladder quilt, I will quilt both of them.



3. Cheddar Bow Ties Leaders and Enders project:I have 60-some done and have gone through a small fraction of the zillion scraps I have in search of pieces big enough to use for this. Just love playing with my scraps! Each one has a story and takes me down memory lane. The criteria for a scrap to be used for a cheddar bow tie is that it has to be 2 inches wide and I need 6 1/2 inches in length. It doesn't have to be all in one piece. I sit down while watching tv with Hubbie with a ruler and end up with a pile to be used. For each block I need two 2 inch squares and two 1 1/4 inch squares.

I still haven't decided how big this quilt will be but since the blocks are only 3 inches (finished), I don't think it will be too big.



4. Hand quilting the Baptist fans on the Grandma quilt: No progress :o(

I have my eye on SEVERAL new projects, but I must finish at least the first 2 quilts on this list before I allow any more projects to start!

14 comments:

Sue Daurio said...

Your Jacob's ladder is gorgeous. I LOVE a pieced back. I also like using up the left over fabric from the front of the quilt, that way I don't have to put it away :)

Pen Pen said...

Oh Debbie! Jacob's quilt is gorgeous....absolutely gorgeous. :-)

Impera_Magna said...

Your JL has turned out beautiful... looks just like a quilt one would want to snuggle under!

Lisa Ann said...

I love the Jacob's Ladder! I think using what you have on hand and fabrics that are in the front piece will be wonderful. It is going to be so beautiful!

Jan said...

Wonderful projects! Really love your Jacob's Ladder!

Auntie M said...

Whew!! You make me tired just reading about your after work projects. But, I know that it is very fulfilling.

Jacob's Ladder is absolutely beautiful. You go, Girl!!!

Abby said...

Your Jacob's Ladder is gorgeous! and you can't go wrong with a coin quilt. So cute!

heather said...

That's a great Jacob's Ladder!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Your Jacobs Ladder if simply gorgeous....can't wait to see it quilted

Kylie Lloyd said...

I so love your Jacob's Ladder quilt. It's just the push I need to get back to mine.

Lucy Wilson said...

ooooh ooh love the jacobs ladder quilt, its soooo pretty with the colors and the way it all comes together :)

Rhonda said...

Looking good - best wishes on making progress! :)

Michelle said...

Wow Debbie, it looks great.
I have way to many to make still.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

your Jacob's Ladder turned out just great Deb!! I'm thinking this may be on my radar in the near future...