. . . . . . Enjoying the journey of quilting

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Another WIP Quilt Finished!!

There is nothing like a WIP/UFO linky party or two, three or. . . . to get you motivated to complete quilts. Thanks to all for hosting them! I am patting myself on the back because I refrained from getting on the computer so I could complete it today! It helped too that this Saturday was cold and dreary. I actually wore my pjs until noon. Hubby wanted to run errands and I gave him permission to go and that he wasn't going to drag me out in that weather while I was too comfortable in my leopard fleece with pink ribbons wanting to quilt. He made chili for lunch so I could keep working on it.

So here is my wild and crazy Freddy Moran like quilt. Is it too wild?

I free motion quilted the houses with an improvisational curly cue design. The frames are stitched in the ditch, the corners were stippled and the black points have squiggly looking long triangles.

I used multicolor pastels thread for the houses.

Can you see the squiggly lines in the black points?

The backing of my quilt was gifted to me by a peer while on staff at the Pregnancy Center. It was from her mother's stash.  I used a bit of this smiley face fabric in one of the windows of the house blocks. Anyways the remaining yardage was the perfect size to back the quilt and most likely wouldn't find it's way in another quilt. I also made a corner label printed on my inkjet onto photo fabric. It was created in MS Publisher.

The batting for the quilt was pieced together from pieces leftover from another quilt. I layered the edges on top and cut curvy lines. These pieces then were butted together and zigzagged stitched using the walking foot.

Plum and June

Monday is "Lets Get Acquainted" Monday Link up hosted by Plum and June which has been handed off to Better Off Threads. Janice at Better Off Threads is making a beautiful Liberated Wedding Ring quilt. Begin your week by joining in with the Linky Party. Hope to see you there.

 Better Off Thread

Tuesday Linky Parties are at Sue Cute Tuesday at Better Off Thread and  Freemotion by the River. Happy quilitng and Tuesday.
 A Lovely Year of Finishes
On Wednesday it is hook up time with  "A Lovely Year of Finishes." Yes! it is lovely to have completed a quilty project. Thank you to your linky party I have been motivated!

Friday is  Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop? And I was whooping it up!

And I am also doing the TGIFF dance  linky party! Come join me! This week Quokka Quilts is hosting the party.

Richard and Tanya Quilts are in the mood for partying as well!


  1. Too wild? No, way! It will bring a smile to anyone who sees it! I like your quilty lines, and the happy Face print is perfect ~

    1. Pokey you are such an encourager! Thanks for your sweet comments!

  2. Oh, I just love this quilt! Collaborative Quilting is one of my favorite quilting books and I would like to make more quilts in that style. I love the spiky triangle border!

    1. Jamie I too love Collaborative Quilting. They definitely are one of a kind!

  3. It's a little wild, but not too wild! I love your quilting--you've done a great job on that. I need to practice doing more FMQ. I depend way too much on pantographs for my quilting.

  4. visiting from the linky tuesday. I bet you had fun making that quilt. Very nice,,,and colorful!

  5. I love your houses and the smiley faces are so fun!

  6. lovley quilting and it is just perfect. I love making freemotion designs esp. curls! Nice job.

  7. Beautiful Joanie and congrats on a wonderful finish!! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  8. Great finish! Love the look of this project.

    Thanks for linking up

  9. Beautiful! The sashing looks like snow at night -- love it! Thanks for linking up at TGIFF!

  10. Very Nicely Done! I love the mix of colours, shapes, and beautiful stitching!

  11. I love your wild houses!! Awesome binding. Very fun.

  12. Joannie, I love this quilt - it is wild and wonderful!! I love the quilting, too - and may steal your improv curlicue design to use on one I'm getting ready to quilt! Whoop whop!!

  13. You have such cute fabrics in there! Well done!


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