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Adventures in Fabric Art

WIP Wednesday: Spring Hangings, take II



Monday I cut, sewed (not really pieced), and sandwiched two 12″ x 24″ spring wall hangings for my Etsy shop.  Yesterday I quilted them, trying to make the designs I’d drawn on the spring prints pop by surrounding them with dense quilting.  This so did not work.  I practiced some new filler stitches, so it wasn’t a complete waste of thread and time, but one is a wadder for sure.  (Do quilters use the term “wadder”, as in wad it up and throw it away?  I think I picked that up from Carolyn at Diary of a Sewing Fanatic.  She sew garments, but you haven’t seen stash till you’ve seen her stash!)  I know, we so seldom throw anything away, reusing blocks and pieces, but this is a heavily quilted little thing.  I might save a little of the border fabric, but then it’s going out.


The other one I worked on with a green permanent marker (Bic Markit in key lime-  anyone have any experience with these?).  I may finish it.   We’ll see.


So, yesterday I fused and appliqued shapes to new backgrounds and am starting the process over again, in a different direction.  Wish me luck.  The Wonder Under already fought with me yesterday.  I am not in a very springy mood!


I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Maybe I’ll feel better after I see what everyone else is working on!

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

3 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Spring Hangings, take II

  1. So frustrating when you try something and it doesn’t work and have to start over. I try to remember it is a good way to learn, but its still frustrating. Best of luck.
    Linking up with Freshly Pieced – WIP Wednesday.

  2. Wadder, I like it. It will be interesting to see where this goes. That’s an intriguing photo.

  3. I’m sorry the stitching didn’t work out for you, Valerie! I wish you posted a picture of it so we could see what doesn’t work. I’m the kind of person who gets inspired by others and like to learn from other’s mistakes. I’m eager to see how the other pieces will turn out for you! The applique looks really pretty!

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