Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WIPped Wednesday!

I have stitched a lot this week, with nothing exciting to show for it. I'll start with my Leah Day homework, Jagged Lines filled with Zippling = Lost Data.
I will tell you that I really think this design would look cool on certain quilts, but zippling for me just isn't committed to muscle memory. I think it's good that we keep coming back to some of these basic FMQ design to practice them.

This week I got the insert for my new table and I LOVE it. What a difference a flat surface makes! It really wasn't that expensive (probably the same as it would cost to make a king sized quilt - at the price of fabric these days).

I did run into some problems this week while stitching on my Expanding Possibilities quilt and I noticed something funny with the thread. 
Can you see the curl or twist to it?

I was almost to the end of the spool.
I started getting skipped stitches again. So Leah, could this be the culprit to some of my problems? If you think this is a problem, would it be okay to wind onto bobbins?

I was almost at the end of this row of pointy paisley, when I started getting skipped stitches. I normally don't have problems with FMQ on the edge.

The second row of birds and the entire border of trapped paisley stitched fine, with just 1 or 2 thread breaks.

I got a lot of my second Storybook quilt under way. I have the white border on all of the plain blocks and the backs are all cut. I just need to cut the batting and sandwich. The embroidered blocks still need to be constructed.
Storybook #2 quilt.

Some really cool news this week, my Urban Nine Patch baby quilt made it to the top 5 baby quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. If you haven't voted already, I sure would appreciate your vote. Click here to go to the festival voting page.

My stats for the week:
In-process: (4)
Purple heart wall hanging  (quilting and binding)
Expanding Possibilities quilt (Continue to quilt)
Elephant quilt
Storybook quilt # 2 - All embroidery is done, plain blocks are cut and white border. Backs are cut.

New projects: (0)

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

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  1. You fmq is looking great, as usual :) Good luck in the quilt festival. I voted for you yesterday!

  2. Congrats on making it into the top five! And what a great workspace you have!

  3. Lost Data looks really good - I love the texture! Your workspace looks wonderful and congrats on making it to the top 5! ~Jeanne

  4. All of your work is superb.. Congratulations on making it to the top five!

  5. GreAT!! (I was so excited to see you on the list, I voted for you!!) You know I often will wind my thread onto bobbins as I get towards the end. It works better on the machine then the kinkiness of it being on the big spool. It works great! Sometime if I have more big spool I will just use the bobbins for practice squares/quitting later. You are doing a fabulous job on this week's project!

  6. wonderful quilting! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

  7. LOVE your bird in there! That's really super cool.

  8. Your FMQ is awesome as usual:) Have you been using this spool of thread through all of you FMQ issues?