Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wip Wednesday Wipeout

FMQing my xPlus just about did me in.  I'm officially wiped out.
Not sure I will tackle a 96x96 ever again and just may have to mooch some long arm time from a friend when I go this big in the future.  

Aurifil 40wt #2840 and #5014
The bobbin was #2325 a neutral 50 wt aurifil and I used 40 wt for the top knowing when I started that one spool was iffy.  After I hit the half way point I had to admit to myself there was going to be a need for a second spool. I found a similar color and decided to embrace the scrappy and soldier on.

Trimming up feels like getting a hair cut, so refreshing.  The binding just needs to be hand stitched down and then I will put a temporary hang sleeve on it and go out on a photo shoot.  The top alone was a struggle - taking a picture of the quilt should be even more interesting!
Quilt Top
Here's a link to the 24" block tutorial.

Improv Workshop - Such a Charge

On Saturday I got to take an improv class with the amazing Pam Rocco at my LQS SueDee's and this is my bit measuring 22x26" so far. She gave us all a whole stack of solid squares and shared a pile of scraps too.  Learning the creative process and approach to composition that she takes was so valuable - I just want to dive right back in. Pam's attitude and artistic eye always brings out the best in me.

I really want to finish up but am pulled in too many directions right now to get my head back in an improv kind of space.   

My calendar reminder is telling me to shop and cook for Thanksgiving so I'd better listen.  Hope you have a chance to spend time with and enjoy your loved ones this holiday.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced. 


  1. Sounds like a great class; I like your start from it, especiallly the mix of warm and cool colors. Love those gently curved seams.

  2. Karen, your quilting (and quilt) are gorgeous! Well done for completing such a massive FMQ job on your home machine!

  3. What a beautiful quilt! I can only imagine what a huge job quilting that large of a quilt on a domestic machine would be. Great job!!!

  4. You are far braver than I to even tackle quilting such a big quilt. I don't even like doing the lap sized ones.

  5. 96 x 96 on your home machine AND cool FMQ pattern too? Very impressive :)


Let me know that you stopped by - leave a comment and make my day!