Wednesday, March 20, 2013


I really love my day job, it's all about the people who work there. The are just like family. A couple of years ago, a co-worker gave me the most incredible hand knit scarf for my birthday, really out of the blue. I have been looking for a way to repay her generosity, so when she asked if I could embroider a small saying for her, I jumped on it.
Prototype for her review - I really should clean up the jump stitches between the words.
Now I just need her to point me to the right fabric color, thread color, size, etc. I really like this little saying, it fits her to a tee.

I did finish a project this week, my Wrenly/fleece baby quilt. To say I'm thrilled with how it turned out would be an understatement, considering how simple it is. The back seemed to just "puff-up" after it was washed. A lot of people have asked about how I made it. Basically it is just quilters cotton front and fleece batting/backing (just 2 layers). I pin basted it, careful not to stretch the fleece. As a matter of fact, I didn't even tape the back down, just laid it flat on the table and smoothed the cotton down on top. I quilted it on my domestic machine (Pfaff QE 4.0). I was careful with my hands, not to let the fleece stretch. Really quilted pretty easy. I did use my Supreme Slider to make the quilt glide better while I was quilting it and stitched it using Aurifil 50wt thread. I did NOT pre-wash my fabric (I'm lazy that way), but I washed the quilt after it was done. Washed beautifully.

I also did a small amount of quilting on my Express Your Love quilt, quilted my world.

So all in all, it wasn't a bad week, especially considering how busy I've been at work (which tends to leak over into my "free-time").

Here are this weeks stats:
In-process: (3)
Elephant quilt
Express Your Love
Layers quilt

New projects: (1)
YA YA's embroidery

Finished (1)
Wrenly/fleece baby quilt

I'm linking up with  Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

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  1. Love that quote! And that fleece quilt is fantastic!

  2. I just love your Wrenly/fleece baby quilt! What a lot of quilting! No wonder you are short on "free" time.

  3. AH! one of my favorate books xx

    Loving the look of your baby quilt x

  4. I love that quote :) And the quilt is so pretty! Great quilting!