Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Work In Progress---Christmas edition

Making progress on Mother-in-Love's quilt.  Top is finished, back is pieced and ready.  This will be the first time to use flannel.  I wanted it to be warm.  Did you know that even if you sweep before working with navy flannel, it really doesn't matter.  Every piece of lint within a mile comes for a nice long visit.

This will also be my first time working with wool batting.  I will let you know how that goes.  Just wanted it to be warm, super warm!!

This is what polyester batting looks like after 10+ years.  Our picnic quilt was made some time ago, before I would have thought to call myself a quilter.  This was the last time I ever used poly batting.  Thought it would be good to share the lesson!!  ;0) 
After years of heavy use, it is just done.  I was trying to glean some of the denim for the next picnic quilt.  I don't know what I was thinking.  These were worn out jeans that got ten more years of heavy use out of them.  Not much worth using again!!

The little pile of denim scraps are all that was worth keeping of the original quilt.  The drooly pile are scraps that I am going to cut up and use.  Peeking out is the little container started blocks.

This is the little stack of blocks that are already done.  I had a pair of jeans bite the dust a couple of weeks ago.  These fabrics are left-over charm squares from other projects.

So WIP update:

1.  Treasure's Quilt---FINISHED!!

2.  Mother-in-Love's Quilt---Much progress.

3.  Peacock quilt---Haven't touched it.

4.  Picnic Quilt---Started, and collecting more denim.

Be sure to visit all the other WIPs by using the nifty button on my side bar.

Christmas Blessings,



  1. Many times using this blanket with you...inside and outside. My kids loved eating on the floor at your house.

    Ben loves my hand warmers...shaking my head at that one he's so weird!

    Hey, thanks for being such an awesome sister/friend. Can't imagine my life without my bud! Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas KT!!! Love seeing all your WIPs. Can't wait to see more of the denim project.

  3. you have gotten a lot done!!! I can't wait to be inspired by whatever you are doing with the jean material....I have soooo many wranglers worn by hubby and son that I have been saving...I hae done solid jean quilt in past but I have a lot more sewing knowledge now (and better taste!)


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