Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I love holidays, but this week seems like it's speeding by!  I've two current works-in-progress right now.  First, this simple quilt top that I finished on Labor Day--which was not a day without work!  I think I worked hardest that day!

I'm thinking of matching the pretty turquoise for the back and stitching it in hot pink.  A simple outline of the seams for the quilting.  Any thoughts on the binding?  Eventually this will be for sale on my Etsy shop, Cozy Crafts.   My other WIP is for the Milwaukee Quilt Guild 'Shot Cotton Challenge'.  My color is Blueberry and it's the fabric around the edges.

The quilting is slow going, probably because I made the excellent decision to quilt inside the diamonds. Oh, did I mention I'm also using a thicker batting?  I believe it was Soft 'n' Crafty from Polyfil.  Ha, I did want a thicker blanket, but perhaps I've bitten of more than I (or my machine) can chew.  The loft is 3/4". 

And I've finally decided to label my quilts!    Here's my label, it's just waiting for me to figure out exactly what I want it to say.  Btw, the quilt back is fabric from V&Co. collection, Simply Style, 'Eggplant, So Hexy' and some 'Eggplant, Eyelet' on the front panels.  The binding will also be done in Eggplant.  Think I'm a bit partial to that color this Summer?

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced


  1. Love that floral patchwork! And nice job on the shot cotton challenge quilt!

    1. Thanks Lee! Will you be going to the Madison Quilt Show?

  2. That'll be a fluffy, warm quilt! That hexie eggplant backing is great- I had to google it after reading your post. Great line.