Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WIPping It Up!

Phew, it's going to be a hot one today. Already nice and humid. Luckily I can put the A/C on in my sewing room.

Our homework from Leah this week was one of my favorite to stitch. But I didn't have a quilt to stitch in on, so I decided to whip up a quilty purse. (Everyone needs a summer purse) The loopy line is the perfect design for the body of the purse.

I used a plum colored Isacord thread that blends nicely with the body of the purse. 

Back of the purse body. There is no backing material. I will be lining the purse.

I didn't have a backing on the purse body, I will use a lining to cover up the batting/interfacing. I like that the Surpreme Slider makes it easy to FMQ without a backing. It just slides along. I am amazed at how fast I stitched this design. I had my machine "wide open" and "petal to the metal" while stitching it. It was FUN!!!!

My question for Leah today is:  Although it probably isn't common to FMQ without a backing, how do you hide your thread tails. Do you just pull them to the back?

The only other thing I have to report on this week is my Urban Nine Patch, woohoo, I got it basted.
I can't wait to start quilting this baby! I plan on quilting it like Jenny did on her Urban Nine Patch.

The stats this week:
In-process: (8)
Urban Nine Patch - FLMQG solids challenge crib quilt (basted)

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.
Sew Cal Gal's May FMQ Challenge - Need to make into a pillow

New projects: (1)
Quilty Purse

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. Very nice looking purse. Love the colors and the quilting. Great Job!

  2. I love the colors on that purse and your urban 9 patch is gorgeous!

  3. Love the pedal to the metal technique!! Your Urban patch is so gorgeous and I can hardly wait to see it. The quilting will be amazing.

  4. Yay- it was one of my favorites, too! It looks really cool on the back.

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  6. Awesome purse!

    I’m a follower, now.

  7. Love the purse, can't wait to see Urban finished!

  8. Ooooooh, I love your Urban 9 patch!!