Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday - February 1st

Wow, February 1st?!  Alright, let's get to it.

Finishes:

I finally got my backing done for the Double Wedding Ring. Though I won't be doing any quilting until post baby (basting is a problem!). I may send this off to the quilter.


I also finished the Kitchen Windows top. You are only getting teaser pictures though. I couldn't get it to hang temporarily for photos and it was too cold, I really didn't want to go outside for pictures!


I could use some quilting ideas on this one. Right now I'm just thinking wavy line quilting across the short side?


In progress:

I managed to get done all 12 of my dresdens for the Scrappy Plate Club. Now I'm just waiting for the next set of directions. :)


Finished some more of the quarter square triangles for my color wheel charm swap quilt.


Lots more hourglasses for my scrappy quilt. I'm having a problem with all these scrappy quilts. The scraps never end, how do you decide when to stop? Right now this is still a pretty small quilt, but I feel like this one could be never ending!


And a whole bunch of blocks for my x-block quilt. This brings my total number of blocks to 72 so I'm going to start piecing them! I think I'm done making the blocks - woot woot!




I also did my 3rd free motion quilting attempt (I followed Leah Day's 2nd Quilt-a-long). My motion was a lot better on this one.



But when you look at it closely, I still have some tension issues. You can see how spikey it is. I have my tension at 10 (as high as it goes). So I guess I need to start playing with my needle and thread combos. I have a couple more resources to watch/read so hopefully that will help.

As usual, I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced. Head over and add yours to the linky party!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

15 comments:

Linz said...

Everthing looks awesome! I can't wait to see the Kitchen Windows top! It looks fantastic!! And those Dresdens make me smile!

Live a Colorful Life said...

You are busy! Love the string X blocks.

Katie B. said...

You have so many great projects going on, but I'm in love with your kitchen windows!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for the top finishes, and love all your scrappiness

Sharon T said...

Try dropping your upper needle tension. It looks like the bobbin thread is pulling to the top. Love your work and your blog!

Claire Jain said...

Oh wow! This is all super interesting. I can't wait to see that double wedding ring finished!

Lee said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty, especially the Kitchen Windows and the double wedding ring backing! That's tough with the FMQ. Mine does that too when I'm moving the quilt too fast. Have you tried setting your machine speed control on a slightly lower speed, and then moving the quilt more slowly as well? I make sure to set my speed control is set to medium when I FMQ, otherwise it's too tempting to go super fast, which causes problems for me.

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Mad about Craft said...

I'll follow your FMQ with interest as i find it very hard and haven't 'sussed' it yet.

Marika said...

I made a kitchen window quilt and I quilted it with a meandering pattern and I loved it.

And those blocks for your x-block quilt are gorgeous ! I love the colors and I can't wait to see it pieced !!

Denise in PA said...

What a great back for the DWR! And, I love, love, love your Dresdens!!

Hollie said...

Wow! You've been busy Becky! Pregnancy isn't slowing you down at all! Everything is looking amazing!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Lee's spot on - I get those weird spidery stitches when I move the quilt too fast...and often when I need to change my needle. Good luck squaring that away, you're right, it's a trial and error kind of process. And I think your wavy line quilting idea for your Kitchen Windows quilt sounds great!

Jennifer said...

those dresdens are gorgeous! love the quilt too!

Jacey said...

I refer to that tension problem as eyelash quilting. I'm very familiar with the technique. ;)

Your Kitchen Windows looks awesome; I can't wait to see the whole thing! I love the solid you chose.

Lots of productivity for you. It's impressive!

Michelle K. said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your fabric choices for the x block quilt.. Is it a certain line or a little of everything??

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