Posted in Quilting 2013

WIP Wednesday – January 23

Another Wednesday is upon us and I have actually been pretty productive….

I finished up one of my PHD’s (projects half done) just in time to give to my Mom for her 82nd birthday next week.  It is a small lap quilt that she can use to keep cozy while watching TV or reading; or even as a table topper if she likes.  I call it the Surprise Quilt; because of how it came together.  I had some leftovers from my Sew Out Loud Quilt along and thought that I would use them for the back of that project.  However, it is a wall quilt and you will never see the back and my hubby said that the blocks were too pretty to never been seen.  So, I made a small quilt.  “Surprise!”  What do you think?

Surprise! Quilt. Made with 'sew out loud QAL' leftovers. #quilt #circa1934 #stars


Secondly, I received a happy phone call from a good friend of mine informing me that they were expecting child #4.  What joyous news!  I made quilts for his other babies, so of course I need to make one for this new little girl!  I had a layer cake of Aneela Hoey’s “A Walk in the Woods” and thought it would be perfect.  I kept the design fairly simple to let the cute fabrics shine and it is now ready to be sandwiched and quilted.  I am so happy for this couple!  This is how it came together…

Blocks ready for trimming
Blocks ready for trimming
Lovely blocks
Lovely blocks
Story time block
Story time block
Friendly foxes
Friendly foxes & pretty bows
Fun toadstools
Fun toadstools


Border & backing fabric
Border & backing fabric
The quilt top is ready and waiting to be assembled and quilted.
The quilt top is ready and waiting to be assembled and quilted

That’s it for this week – but I feel pretty good about my accomplishments!

Now head on over to Lee’s Freshly Pieced and see what everyone else is up to.

Until next time, Connie :)


I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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