Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WIP Wednesdays

I'm a sucker for Sweetwater fabrics.  I can't get enough of the Hometown collection and Reunion was just as good.  I tried to not buy any Lucy's Crab Shack, but caved and I'm currently working on a quilt. Then we have Mama said Sew or Sew Mama Sew?  I can't remember - but I have a charm pack of it already.  I mean, you can't really go wrong with Sweetwater fabrics.

This was a simple quilt - but I feel it fits the person who's home it will reside in.  I was going to go with pinwheels or something a little different - as we all know I'm into squares these days.  But I kept going back to this as I really felt it fit.

The navy in this collection is beautiful, and this jacks fabric was my favorite.  I think it screams boy in a cute old fashion kind of way.  I love how it is bold and pulls in all the colors in the line.  I knew I wanted this to be the border and focal point which also played into my simple square quilt.

I tried to jazz it up a big with some fun quilting.  X's in the middle border, a loopy big border and I have no idea what to call the big square quilting....I'll have to look that one up.

The backing may be me new thing.  I pieced it using leftovers from the border/binding along with some yellow polka dot.  I don't piece my backings very often and I wonder why.  I think it turned out cute and adds some character to the quilt.  The binding is a red fabric with years on it.  Again - I think numbers are perfect for the home this will live in.  Can't wait for the arrival of the sweet little boy.

I'm linking up this week to WIP Wednesdays.

I made a list of July quilts to finish -
Reunion - check
Wheels - check
Baseball quilt quilted/bound - check
Grandma's quilt - check
Carpenter Star quilted/bound - next on my list

Just 2 more client quilts to quilt and bind and I'm all caught up - I've got a few more days so hopefully I can get the next 3 done and stay on top of things!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Anonymous said...

I am working on my Reuinion quilt right now. (Well, actually I'm sitting at my desk supposed to be working RIGHT NOW, but you get it.)
I'm doing the Plus Quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew's Inside Out pattern. I have 2 layer cakes of Lucy's Crab Shack that I'm going to use to make the Inside Out pattern. Those darn folks at Sweetwater have me hooked as well!!

I love how yours turned out!

Allison said...

I love this fabric line, but haven't bought any yet. The squares show the fabric off nicely. Great quilt! :)

Melissa said...

I love the quilting you did. Your quilt looks great.

marta said...

OH. my. goodness, abby.
i am seriously in love with this quilt. you did a fabulous job; the colors are so sweet and you always know exactly what to do with each fabric. you just get better and better. whoever that little baby boy is, he sure is lucky!!

marta said...

p.s. i love the fun way you quilted it and the fun backing too. keep those going strong. you are too good!