01 February 2012

Fabric Heaven

Let me just say that it sure is a good thing I adore this fabric, PKM, because I've seen quite a bit of it lately. Armed with crochet hooks, and Downton Abbey, my darling daughter helped me turn these Dresden wedges after I had snipped all of them. Lots of finger pressing and the like went into these beauties.

Now I'm discovering muscles long-forgotten as I press them into points. Love what they are going to become. That's the best part of a good fabric - you can just see, with every step, how beautiful it's going to end up. The fabric does half the work!

Here is my finished Victory Garden quilt top. I've been madly pinning ideas on how to quilt it. I was thinking of doing three straight lines, horizontal and vertical, through the sashing and then a loopy meander in each block. Thoughts? Ideas?

Love this quilt, by the way.

Another of my long-ago finished tops is basted and ready for quilting. When it's done, I have a great home for it - a wonderful aunt happens to love yellow and orange and butterflies. I'd say this one fits the bill nicely. Hope she likes it.

I got a little carried away one Saturday as I discovered paper piecing. This is a mug rug for another favorite aunt. I just love that tea cup and the cake slice! I used the scraps from my Victory garden quilt and I love it. I've got plans to make a mini wall quilt of different cake slices - coconut cake, lemon cake, red velvet cake! So excited when my two loves - baking and quilting - collide beautifully.
My final finish is my Sunkissed postage stamp quilt. My first big quilt all done in free motion. I was safely doing straight lines and I ventured out my comfort zone. It's not perfect, but I like it. Did it in an all over loopy meander and once it washed up all crinkly and cozy I forgot exactly where the mistakes were.

New projects: I've added a few ideas and have some fabric in little bins, ready when I'm ready. My goal is to get more quilt tops quilted so I can comfortably move on to new things. I might just come clean next week with all the WIPs that exist in my sewing room. I'm getting my list of excuses ready, so please be kind and forgiving!

Finished projects: 2

WIP: I'll tell you next week.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday and WIP Wednesday.

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. oh oh oh!!! I need to know where you got the pattern for the victory garden quilt!!! I'm from the UK and have a tea mug just like this and would love to make myself a quilt :)

  2. The PMK fabric is so adorable. I just received quite a bit of it in a grab bag from Fat Quarter Shop. The Union Jack quilt is great too! On my endless to-do list :)

  3. Those dresdens will look beautiful! And, your postage stamp is perfect. I love how you draped it, too. Makes me wonder how a postage stamp on point would look. great quilts.

  4. OHMYGOSH! I am in love with those pkm projects.

  5. Really nice job on your victory garden quilt. Love the colors and it looks so perfectly done. I have made two of those and did meandering on the one I made. the other I had done by a long arm quilter.


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