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Works in Progress

I am currently working on a lot of different “secret sewing” projects, which is both exciting and frustrating. I definitely look forward to being able to share details about these projects when I can (stay tuned for more about some on Friday), but it’s frustrating because I have less that I can share and talk about in the mean time.

QAL Fabric - Northcott Toscana and Dublin

QAL Fabric – Northcott Canvas and Dublin

Last week I received fabric supplied by Northcott that I will be using to make a sample version of my upcoming quilt along design. The fabrics (from left to right) are Toscana White Wash 9030-10, Dublin Gray 9040-42, Dublin Clearwater 9040-61, Dublin Bahama Breeze 9040-63, and Dublin Peacock 9040-68. I will talk more about the design of the upcoming quilt along later, but I based it on feedback and input I received from my Patrons. One thing that I can tell you is that the name of the design is Bokeh.

Free Motion Quilting Sample

Free Motion Quilting Sample

I have a few projects that I need to wrap up before I can cut into the Northcott fabric. You might remember that I am also currently working with Pat Sloan’s newest fabric line, Morrison Park. The quilt top is pieced, and in preparation for quilting it, I made a quick quilt sandwich so I could do some free motion quilting practice. My goal with the loose stipple and loop quilting is to evoke the flight path of pollinators (bees, butterflies, etc.). Now that I feel more comfortable after the practice, I’m ready to make some major quilting progress this week.

I also think I can make another bonus quilt using the Morrison Park scraps from the first quilt, and I’d love to get the first quilt finished so I can start exploring options and possibly piece the second quilt next weekend. It’s good to have a long work-in-progress list, right? It will certainly keep me from being bored!

8 thoughts on “Works in Progress

  1. allisonwp says:

    It sounds like that restful time over your birthday has got you energised and full of creativity. Enjoy your projects! I like those Northcott fabrics – I prefer ‘solids’ that have a little bit of variation in colour or a printed texture.

  2. Looking forward to the reveal(s) of your projects. It is both fun to do secret sewing, but frustrating when you have nothing to post about, at least that’s been my experience. So I’m trying to think a bit more forward now when I know I have secret sewing coming up and see if I can have some other post projects ready, etc. Love those fabrics. The blues are so pretty!

  3. Tamara Gassen says:

    So looking forward to the new quilt with the northcott fabric. Love the texture great colors.
    Can’t wait to see the process of Bokeh. Have a great day!

  4. Well snap! I, too, have a couple secret sewing projects in the works, and one is using the Northcott Toscana line, and Dublin was also a consideration. Aren’t they great? Similar colours here too! Looking forward to see what all of these grow up into!

  5. Liz Wilson says:

    Teasers, teasers! I can’t wait to see you reveal your secret sewing projects.

  6. Suzanne says:

    I’ll be on the edge of my seat!

  7. patty says:

    Sounds like you are having fun!

  8. Your quilting looks great and I look forward to seeing what you make with the beautiful blue fabrics.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)