I’ve got lots of works in progress this week. This is the first quilt I ever pieced. I took a 6 week intro to quilting class and while I was learning stuff each week in class, at night I made two king size quilts on my own. The teacher thought I was ‘woman obsessed’ and she was right. This poor baby has sat all alone in my closet waiting for the last two borders to be sewn on and then quilted. Now that I have my longarm I decided it was definitely time to tackle this 110″x110″ monster. It is on my 4th quarter FAL list so now that it is finally quilted … hopefully I will get it bound by the end of the year.


This is another FAL quilt. The FMQ work is done and I am working on hand sewing the binding on (my least favourite task). It is a Christmas present so I don’t want to show the whole thing and spoil the surprise.


On Friday I took a 3 hour class at my longarm dealer.  It was just a freehand basics course that they offer to new longarm owners or people who want to rent their equipment.  I tried a freehand edge to edge design.  I’m managed to keep the design relatively the same size throughout the quilt but if I were to do it again I would probably make it 50% larger so that you could see more of the loft in the quilt.   Every quilt has been a wonderful learning experience to help me move successfully from my FMQ on my domestic machine to the longarm.

Babyfmq1 Babyfmq2 Babyfmq3 Babyfmq4

Linking up to

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Wow me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade



2013 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Asian Shadow Box  King   waiting for borders
2012 BOM ‘Blues’  King   quilt top
2012 BOM ‘Opera  King   quilt top
Kimono  Wall hanging   quilt top
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   piecing
Peacock  Lap   quilt top
Leftovers I  Lap   Binding
Leftovers II  Lap   quilt top
Tropical Punch  Lap   quilt top
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Xmas Surprise  Lap   Binding
Charm Square Crib  Baby (x3)  quilt top(1), binding(2)
2013 Completions   Size
2011 BOM ‘Spring   King
Blue Odyssey   King
High River Quilts   Lap (x5)
Kassidy’s flannel   Baby
Sue’s Summer Breeze   Queen/King
Star Surround QAL   Lap/Twin


Filed under FAL, Finish-A-Long, Quilting, WIP, Work-in-progress

3 responses to “WIP

  1. Hi I am visiting from the Blogathon. It’s amazing that you are new at longarm… the quilting is beautiful.. It’s nice to see it up close.

  2. Min

    I love your FMQ! So lovely. And the quilts too 🙂

  3. stipplequilt

    What a beautiful quilt and your FMQ is perfect!! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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