Wednesday 4 December 2013

WiP Wednesday: The One with Circles and Squiggles

I hate to say I told you so, but... well, you know what comes next. Back in October I had a rash of finishes, and that has come to a screeching halt. Ah, I guess it couldn't last forever. While November was a VERY busy month, little in the way of sewing was accomplished. And I'm here to tell you, I miss it.

So even though the holiday month is upon us, and you will find me doing this kind of stuff...
I am also hoping to get more time at the sewing machine.

This week I am working on the circles... I now have a nice little stack of patchwork wheels all quilted and ready to go.

So, I have these sweet little blocks all quilted up. How to join them? Darned good question. I wanted the colors and greys to pop, so have decided to sash in white. But this also means I need to quilt-as-I-go on the sashing as well. Today was kind of a sucky day and I just didn't have the patience for straight lines. So I gave the pre-programmed stitches on my Kenmore some love and decided that my sashes needed some squiggles.

I think this is going to look pretty cool. So, back to the sewing machine I go. And maybe back to a little of this...

What are you working on this week?

Linking up this week with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday


  1. You're a cutie! I can't wait to see the next step for this quilt!! It's coming along so beautifully.

  2. Man - I feel like pre-programmed stitches like that could come in handy sometimes! Love how it is looking so far!

    Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting

  3. I love the squiggles! Great idea :)

  4. Tempted to try circle quilting soon...

  5. Those look like wonderful blocks so far, and the sashing too!

  6. I have never used the quilt-as you go technique, but it seems to allow you to do things you would not do otherwise. Can't imagine doing all these circles on a full quilt. Your squiggles are perfect, I can't wait to see how that turns out.

  7. It's hard to get circles looking so smooth- great job!
    I like your sashing stitches. I'm going to have to run down and see if my machine has that one. It's a Janome, and I think they're related to Kenmores. :)

  8. Love how your decorative stitch is coming out in the quilting. I look forward to the finished quilt!

  9. I like the squiggles! And that jewel toned quilt in your header is beautiful.

  10. Loving the nose and antlers.... very festive.