Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WIP “Works in Progress” Wednesday

I’m still doing the matchstick quilting on the Russian Rubix throw sized quilt. I can see the end in sight, and I’m loving the texture this intense stitching brings to the quilt.
matchstick quilting
I finished the piecing on a scrap quilt. It’s up on my design wall for awhile to allow me to think about how I will quilt it. It is made from 2 1/2” squares from my scrap bin. I think I have enough to make three quilts…but more on that later.
scrap quilt
And here’s a quilt I’m quilting for a friend in Florida. She made the beautiful top, and I get to do the quilting and finishing.
I had to do some testing to find the right thread, needle and tension combinations. Doing free motion stitching on batiks is often a challenge because the fabric is very tightly woven.
close up free motion
The best part about my new studio arrangement is that I can have two machines set up at the same time. Sometimes I piece, sometimes I do free motion and sometimes I quilt using a walking foot. I have learned that I cannot do one type of stitching for very long without injury, so it is wonderful to be able to switch between projects without having to change machine set up.


  1. My Russian Rubix quilt is still in the cutting phase. I am using some of my original Flea Market Fancy pieces. You are inspiring me to get back on it.

  2. Your quilts are beautiful! I love that scrappy quilt, and wow if you have enough squares cut for 3 more! Thank you for joining us for Scraptastic Tuesday.

  3. I love scrap quilts ... My problem is not enough scraps as I never finish any normal quilts!

  4. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday! I really love your scrappy one!

  5. 2.5 inch scraps are what I seem to accumulate the most. I'm always looking for ideas to use them up. Thanks.

  6. Love them all! You are lucky to have a wonderful studio setup. cdahlgren at live dot com

  7. Isn't the Russian Rubix great? I made one a couple years back. Very pretty

  8. I love your Russian Rubix quilt.. the colour combo is great and the matchstick quilting finishes it all off beautifully! Must try that pattern sometime, Linda