Work in Progress Wednesday

I have been so busy lately (trying to get my Christmas quilts finished and battling a nasty cold for 3 weeks) I have not had time to blog.  I am thrilled to say that both Xmas quilts have been completed and shipped off which gives me FAL finishes number 6 and 7.  So I don’t spoil the surprise, I will have to hold off on the full ‘ta-da’ posts until after the boxes are opened Christmas morning.  Here are a few closeups of the FMQ.  I used wool batting on Tropical Punch to give it a beautiful loft.  I only quilted the orange/yellow centres and just did some stitch in the ditch around the blue/green fabrics.



For the second quilt I did some trapunto work to make the main feature of the quilt stand out and then just did some dense freehand quilting in the background to make it pop even more.


I finally got my 2012 block-of-the-month ‘Opera’ on the frame.  I needs to be done by the end of the year so that it qualifies for the January quilt show.

Opera_fmq2 Opera_fmq3

Linking up to

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WOW me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style

We Did it! Wednesday @Sew much ado 

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Really Random Thursday @Live a Colorful life

Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday @Quilt Matters

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   FMQ
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
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib  Baby (x3)  quilt top(1), binding(2)
2013 Completions   Size
Tropical Punch   Lap
Darwin   Lap
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, WIP, Work-in-progress

10 responses to “Work in Progress Wednesday

  1. Sue

    OMG Debs!!!!!!!!!!!!! you never totally cease to amaze me!!!!!!!!!!!! wow, wow, wow…….I have done trapunto in small form and it is truly an art form for sure…..,gorgeous workmanship….love the posts…….so, how’s the long arm working out for you,…I don’t understand it but it looks amazing……………….

  2. stipplequilt

    What beautiful quilting! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  3. Fabulous quilt and quilting and love your fabrics combo!

  4. Love the quilting and the bright colours of your Tropical Punch quilt.

  5. katyquilts

    Love your quilting. Beautiful!

  6. The quilts and quilts are beautiful!

  7. Lea

    What beautiful quilts and your quilting is fabulous! I just found your blog while I was visiting My Quilt Infatuation. When I saw the title of your blog I HAD to visit. And when I saw your beautiful dogs at the top of your blog I had to read more.

  8. Nicely done, Deb! Your quilting is beautiful.

  9. wow! your Tropical Punch quilt is so vibrant and happy! and your quilting looks amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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