Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Happy First Day of Spring!  Here are some of my current projects in progress.



I have been venturing into the world of small quilts.  This one is the Scrap Squares Doll Quilt from Kathy Tracy's book, "The Civil War Sewing Circle".  I don't have any reproduction Civil War fabric, so I tried to find some in my scraps and stash that would work.

As you can see, I have a small section of binding to finish.  I decided to quilt it with diagonal lines with the walking foot on the sewing machine.  I'm out of practice with this type of quilting because I normally do all my quilting with the darning foot in a meander or swirl.  Whew!  I had a few problems, but in the end it turned out ok.

Below are quilts waiting to be quilted .  Underneath that stack of "wanna be Civil War reproduction fabric" is the folded up Jewel Box/Buckeye Beauty quilt waiting for its turn to be machine quilted.   

Of course it sits on top of the "Grandma Quilt" that has been in this spot waiting for me to finish its hand quilting of Baptist fans for what has now turned into years.  I really want to work on it, but the spirit is willing and the flesh is weak.


I put off doing the binding on the Disappearing Nine Patch for a few days.  If I can get the binding made and sewn on, it would make a good hand project to work on while watching basketball with hubby this weekend.  Its going to be very winter-like around here so snuggling under a quilt while sewing down the back of the binding, while its still cold weather, might just be a nice thing to do.


This post is linked to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced HERE.

7 comments:

Denise said...

Nice job Debbie, I have her books and have made a few, I'm hoping to keep up with her mini quilt a month challenge.....

Impera_Magna said...

I think I will be venturing into smaller quilts as well, Debbie, as I've pretty much got everyone in the family their own plus a few for me. I love your little doll quilt. So charming...

This will be a great weekend to do binding... this roller coaster weather heading in to Spring has been a trip, yes?

Leanne Parsons said...

Your wanna-be reproduction fabrics look great. I haven't done any hand quilting since I got my new sewing machine and the feet for machine quilting, but my bigger quilts used to take me years to finish. I love the feeling of being able to finish a project in a reasonable amount of time!

Auntie M said...

As I have previously said, "Whew! Your energetic activity amazes me and makes me tired!!!!

I have more fabric for you to search through for use in your projects.

Betty Lou said...

I personally think that Kathy Tracy's quilt patterns look good no matter what fabric you use. Your is very nice and almost finished. I had to chuckle when you had a more difficult time with the walking foot and I struggle with the meander.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice!!!!

Domestic Moose said...

very nice. I think I need to do more small quilts after layering and basting a large twin on the weekend. Something I can baste on the table or the counter would be great for a break. And it'd give me a chance to practice some FMQ instead of my standard straight lines.