Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Hello there Wednesday. I'm very thankful it's only the middle of the week.

I'm making good progress on my zig zag quilts. This one is awaiting quilting, but first I need the thread to arrive. Thanks to my guild buddy Lee, I tested out some different weights of Aurifil thread. I really liked the 12 wt, it fit through my machine and all, however it's hard to come by in the colors I needed. So I decided to go with the 28 wt. I'm going to try doing more of my quilting with this weight as I enjoyed how it showed off the stitches so well.

As you can see, I also learned how to machine applique this weekend. Again, thanks to my guild ladies, who walked me through the process. I love how cute this little porcupine turned out. Applique is really putzy, but I enjoy the flair it adds to a simple quilt.

I've also been plugging away at my embroidered bag. The vegetable side is done and I've started on the fruit side. Still really enjoying it. Not sure what I'll make next.

Next up is the other zig zag quilt, that one will have a giraffe on it. Back to the Sparkle Punch quilt after that.

Hope you're getting your WIP's done too.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Loving the porcupine on the zig zag quilt! Very cute, and what gorgeous colours you've used for the zig zags. Good luck with the quilting!

  2. That hedgehog is adorable. I didn't know you embroidered. I know who to call if I ever get tempted to try!