Back for another edition of Lee's WIP Wednesday. These things always help me keep on track- I'm such a list person, I swear.
I've mostly been doing small projects lately, like this Snoopy baby quilt. I started the appliqué and finished the entire quilt on Monday night! When I finally get time to sit and sew, I sew like a house afire!
Pre-stitching, the applique looked like this:
After stitching, quilting, and binding, a real Snoopy emerged! I'm so thrilled with how this one came out, despite how simple it is. I decided to self-bind it, but my backing and border were the same fabric. Solution? A flange, ala Jyabird Quilts. LOVE the flange accent!
Now, my new love and ongoing project might seem a smidge familiar. I'm still in the planning phases of it, but the basic gist is that i'm mashing up my Haunted House quilt and Julie's Little Faces quilt for a Christmas Faces Around the World quilt! I found this fabulous fabric at Fabric.com with a total of 15 different characters on it. They're pretty big - about 4.5" tall by 4" wide if you want any decent seam allowance - and since the kids are spaced close together on the print, you lose a LOT to fussy cutting. I bought a yard, and even with sacrificing some hands, I used well over half of it. If I'd perfectly cut each character, I'd have used the whole yard!
Add in some fabulous Christmassy prints, including those awesome glittery flamingos in Santa hats, and I think I've got the start of an awesome quilt! I need to nab one more fabric, and then I'm ready to start. Look for slooooow progress on this one, guys!