Wednesday, December 5, 2012


This week is brought to you by the letter "S" for Spiraling. You decide if I'm "in" or "out" of control!

If you are looking for my Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway (Rainbow pack of fat quarters) click here. You can enter every day through Friday. 

More fun homework from Leah Day this week, Spiral Ornaments.  This was on a practice sandwich.

I really like the design, but I didn't have any sashing to put it on, then the light bulb came on and I realized I didn't need to stitch it on sashing.
I thought it would be perfect for the envelope flap of my pods pillow. (Isn't that the coolest Christmas fabric I got for the back of the pillow??)

And speaking of my pods pillow, I finished the FMQ on the front and got it trimmed down to size.
Pods pillow front
I didn't get a chance to assemble the pillow yet, but it really shouldn't take to long to do. It will make a great Christmas gift for someone.

Spiral Ornaments wasn't the only spiraling I did this week, I got all 20 of the blocks for my second Storybook quilt quilted with spirals.
The back of the blocks.
Now I need to get them trimmed up and start joining them. I just may make it in time for Christmas.

My stats for the week:
In-process: (4)
Purple heart wall hanging  (quilting and binding)
Elephant quilt
Storybook quilt # 2 - Join the blocks
Pod Pillow - assemble

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

Color Me Quilty!



  1. You are totally spiraling in control :) The Storybook blocks look great!!

  2. I am still amazed at the FMQ on your pillow.

  3. Wow! You are on fire with that quilting! The envelope back is amazing, and the storybook blocks really look terrific.

  4. Your quilting is looking great! I have been practicing FMQ a lot this year too and am seeing great improvement only more practice is needed. I love that backing fabric and have to tell you that I thought it was the quilt front at!

  5. Too funny, Pat. You modified Leah's pattern the same way I did. Love the spiraling for the story book quilt. Can't wait for the reveal of the front.

  6. really great FMQ! And the black fabric with this amazing stars!!! Where can I get this? Do you remember the name of the fabric?

  7. Wow, all of those spirals are making me dizzy! Great job! And yes,very cool Christmas fabric:)

  8. I think practice makes perfect! That pillow front stitching is georgeous.

  9. Terrific FMQ! I should be practicing more on some of those quilt tops I have hanging in my closet. However, I think your idea of doing FMQ as you go on the quilt squares is a way to get the quilted finished easily.

    Thanks for stopping by Freshly Pieced today and posting your WIP link.
    Elizabeth E.

  10. Your ornament FMQ looks great and what a great idea how you used it.

  11. Your pods pillow front is amazing! I think I actually gasped! I've got to go try one right now!