W.I.P. Wednesday

I've been away at the cottage for almost a week now and we don't have the Internet over in the country so I haven't been able to blog or read blogs, but I was able to sew!  :-)

We're back in  the city for today - had to do some laundry (no dryer in the country and it's been raining for 3 days now!) - so I thought I could post about my progress and catch up on some blog reading.

So far, I've been able to stick to the plan of not starting a new project in April.  During the last few days, I spent a bit of time cleaning up the sewing room and choosing backings and binding for two of the 2012 Schnibbles:  Bibelot (March) and Full House (January).  That's right - I managed to quilt both of these!

Full House - Quilted in the ditch around each house and along the inner and outer borders.  Also quilted diagonal lines across the squares in the checkboard strips.  Did not get a picture of the backing, but used a tone on tone brown fabric I had on hand so did not have to buy fabric for this one! 
Bibelot - I used a high loft polyester batting for this one because I wanted lots of poofyness in the T blocks.  I used cream thread and stippled in the cream background.  The backing is a soft pink flannel so this quilt is really nice and cuddly... Would be perfect for a little girl whose name starts with a T!

When I get back to the country tomorrow, the plan is to quilt i.s.t.h.  I already have the backing fabric picked out and I'm thinking I might have a plan in place for the quilting.  I also want to get the Girly Square in a Square top quilted and start piecing the April Schnibble - Summer Day.

Here are my stats for this week:

Projects completed:  2
New projects:  0
Projects in progress:  8

Projects completed: 0
New project: 1 (Another granny square pillow cover)
Projects in progress: 4 (I did make another 7 granny squares for my cotton blanket)

Linking up at Freshly Pieced for W.I.P. Wednesday.


  1. Sounds like you are really enjoying yourself and there is something to be said about no internet.....look at what you have finished!

  2. Great finishes!! I love the cream background and those puffy Ts! You're on a roll :)

  3. I also love the little house quilt. Look only 8 more quilt projects left. Nice finishes!

  4. I love to see house quilts! the variety of quilted houses is quite amazing considering the basic shape of a house is generally the same! The T quilt is quite lovely too. I have no "T" person to make one for, I might have to make some T blocks anyway!

  5. Great projects Izzy! Lots of quilting :-)

  6. Both of your quilts are wonderful! But, I think i might just be a wee bit partial to the "T" one...since my last name starts with a "T". =)


  7. I have a weakness for houses and checks. Love that quilt!


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