Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday 1/25/12

First off, I have to admit there was not a lot of sewing done this week. I was cleaning and prepping the nursery and had a lot of my scrapbooking stuff stashed there. I found a whole stack of photos that I never did anything with.

Since I've started quilting I now use regular photo albums that have space to write in rather than scrap booking.  These photos somehow were in the middle time wise of all the photos in my albums. So I couldn't put them in the photo albums chronologically. They would however fit in my scrapbooks. So I hauled everything out and actually did a whole bunch of pages (about 20!).

I have to say, I think quilting has helped with my scrapbooking. I was much more confident with my color choices and design decisions. And since I was only going to use what I had on hand it was much easier to put together pages. I also think I had a little of the stash/hoard problems with paper that I now have with fabric. And it felt good to let go of that and just use anything!



Yesterday, I finally got to put it all away and get back out the sewing machine. I was definitely itching to sew! I started with another attempt at free motion quilting. After all the tips and tricks I was given after my last post and visiting The Free Motion Quilting Project I was ready to try again.




The pink thread was what I started with and I still had tension issues. Thankfully the bobbin ran out because I wound up re-threading with Aurifil and had much better success. I had to put my tension all the way to 10, but it looks much better. Here's the close up.



Still need to work on my movement, but at least part of the battle has been helped.

So before I put away my sewing things early in the week I did get a few things done. I started laying out my Kitchen Windows quilt.  I'm excited to get this one put together!



I also got done 8 of my Dresdens done for the Scrappy Plate Club. I think I've decided to back them with Moda White and then use this raspberry color as the sashing. Thoughts?? The centers will be pulled from the fabrics in the plates I think.



And I also joined a small I Spy swap being hosted by Kati. We each send in charms from 4 fabrics. These are my initial four. I've got some others pulled in anyone is unhappy with these!

I think that is everything I got done this week. I'm looking forward to pulling out my other projects today.

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday with Freshly Pieced. Head over and add your projects to the list.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



16 comments:

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Oooh, I love your Kitchen Windows progress!!! That colorway of Sanctuary is so soothing :) Good for you with the FMQ, it's all about practice!

Kerstin said...

Love your Dresden plates, the colors are really nice. And I agree, white background with pink sashing will look great.

LynCC said...

Love the fabrics in Kitchen Windows :D

Jessica said...

LOVE the colors in your kitchen windows, and your scrappy dresdens are just to die for!! I think your plan sounds great, the pink sashing will really make them pop!

Katie B. said...

I love the start of your kitchen windows quilt! That dark green sashing looks so cool.

Linz said...

WAy to fmq!!! I LOVE love LOVE the dresdens! I think your plan is fantastic!! Way to go!

Jacey said...

The Kitchen Windows blocks look wonderful! Woohoo for free motion! I love the dresdens, and I think the raspberry will make for a very fun binding.

**nicke... said...

i love those kitchen windows. i wish my kitchen windows looked like that! ;) i think the raspberry would look wonderful for the sashing. i can't wait to see it.

Amorette said...

i love the greens in your kitchen windows quilt, very jewel-like and beautiful.

felicity said...

Gorgeous Kitchen Windows!! And good for you for just using the paper. The page you showed looks lovely!

Lee said...

That Kitchen Windows quilt is going to be just gorgeous! And the dresdens look great. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

A.J. Dub. said...

You have been busy with some fun things! I kind of miss scrapbooking, but all my stuff is still in boxes in the garage.
I love the raspberry for your dresdens. Very yummy!

Claire Jain said...

I love the Kitchen windows quilt! Those dresden plates are looking pretty fancy too! Thanks for sharing your WIPs. I'm feeling inspired by the cuteness :-)

Denise in PA said...

I love that raspberry with the plates - beautiful! Maybe you should audition it as the center of the plates too? Just a thought. Your FMQ stitches look pretty good!

Michelle K. said...

I love your color choice for the kitchen windows!

Hollie said...

Love those Dresdens! They're looking fabulous!

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