Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Choo Choo Chugging Along

I like trains! So I decided to stitch one on a pillow!
Coloring book train
 I used the tulle technique to transfer the design onto the fabric. I really like this method, click here to see.

Train stitched
I have a lot more to do on this piece. I plan to zipple (Leah Day's straight line stipple) behind the train, then use Sew Cal Gal's (Leah Day design) FMQ May Challenge for the border since it looks like train tracks to me! I hope that my 3 year grandson Tadd likes it.

I did work on another project, that had been put on the back burner for a few months, my Urban Nine Patch (FLMQG solids crib quilt challenge). I have all of the pieces turned into parts - although not quite blocks.

I still have to trim the parts and sew them together into blocks, but it is starting to come together.

In other cool news, my Storybook quilt was nominated for the top five FAVORITE BED QUILTS at the Spring 2012 Bloggers' Quilt Festival. If you haven't voted already, I sure would appreciate if would consider voting for my quilt. Click here to vote!
Storybook Quilt

Stats for the week:
In-process: (8)
FLMQG solids challenge crib quilt (all of the block parts are complete)

Purple heart wall hanging ( needs borders, backing, quilting and binding)
Expanding Possibilities quilt (basted, now to be quilted)
Storybook quilt # 2 - All embroidery is done
Quokka Quilts QAYGFMQQAL quilt (All 30 blocks are quilted, need to join and bind)
Geneva Public Library quilt - join and quilt (maybe make a block or two to even it out)
Sew Cal Gal's March FMQ Challenge - Need to bind.
Sew Cal Gal's April FMQ Challenge - Need to make into a pillow.
New projects: (1)
Sew Cal Gal's May FMQ Challenge - Need to continue to FMQ

Finished (0)
I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and The Free Motion Quilting Project for QAL Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Free Motion Quilt Along

Color Me Quilty!



  1. Your train is just adorable! I went over and sent you some voting love :*)

  2. Love the train! Already voted but sorry I don't think it was for you... there were so many quilts it was really hard to pick out just one!

  3. Love your Urban 9 Patch! And I voted for you. Fingers crossed for you.

  4. You got my vote! I like the train pillow, should try something like that, looks like fun to do...

  5. Wow! You're certainly keeping busy! Your train is so cute--it is wonderfully executed too! Congrats on the nomination!

  6. congratulations on the nomination! Good luck!