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!