Tuesday, August 7, 2012

WIP wednesday: the one where I'm finally inspired


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!




8 comments:

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

Your snoopy quilt is so cute! I love the yellow patchwork and the applique is great. The love fabric.com, hehe, such great deals. That fabric, "little faces" is awesome! I might seriously need to get me some of that.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Popping over from #talknt. I love Kayla's quilt. It is beautiful.... But I MUST know where you purchased the flamingo santas!

Mareenchen said...

Oh my, it's tooooo cute. The simplicity of the patchwork goes so well with it, and that flange is genius. Great detail.

LynCC said...

oh my goodness!!! Your Kayla quilt is absolutely adorable. The flange is perfect for it.

Angie said...

That little Snoopy quilt is just adorable!

a maidenhair fern said...

cute.

Heidi Grohs said...

Snoopy is adorable. And oh my, if this Christmas quilt is like that Halloween one? Oh my!

Lynne said...

I love your Snoopy, so cute!

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