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WIP Wednesday: Nicey Jane





Monday I sandwiched both halves of my queen bed quilt made from the Nicey Jane jelly roll.


I used the wool batting.  It’s lovely, soft, puffy, and feels “tender”.  I’m sure it would be easy to hand quilt.  It’s making me a little nervous, because it doesn’t have the firmness and stability I’m used to with the cotton batting.  Still, it hasn’t given me any trouble, just feels odd.  I have done the stitch in the ditch stabilizing between all the blocks with the walking foot.  All seems well.  I think it’s lighter weight than the cotton to rest on my shoulder, etc.

Nicey stencils

Now I’m trying out some stencils on the 12″ blocks.  I have a large feather wreath that I like, and a tulip stencil that goes well with the florals on so many of the fabrics.  I’m looking at some leaf/vine designs for the sashing and borders.


What are you working on?  Something fun, I hope.


I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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.

7 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Nicey Jane

  1. Your Nicey Jane quilt is looking really pretty. Are you going to quilt by hand or machine? I have that same stencil and was thinking about using it soon. Can’t wait to see how yours turns out. Have fun!

  2. I really like your top Valerie! I think we all have that one stencil with the feathers, LOL! Let me know how the wool batting is working out for you because I want to put a layer of wool and a layer of cotton batt in my Easy Street quilt (If I ever get there…) Can’t wait to see what it’ll look like when you’re done quilting!

  3. Very nice! I haven’t ever used wool batting–I get extremely itchy around almost all wools so I’ve always been a little afraid of getting it near me. But I can imagine it would make a really nice batting. If it didn’t make one itch. Anyway, love your top. Looking forward to more progress pics!

  4. Really pretty!
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  5. This quilt is so light, bright and springy. Your choices of quilting designs are really pretty, especially since the quilt itself has so many straight lines.

  6. Really fresh and cheerful. I am working (though not at this moment) the Star Sampler and Petrillo bag.

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