Wednesday, 23 April 2014

WIP wednesday

Just a quick post today to link up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

I've been cracking on with the Dottie quilt I started last week at the Leeds MQG meeting. It is on the Q2 FAL list, after all. All sashed together.

Backing pieced with considerably more care than usual.

And I ignored the children for an hour this morning* and got it basted. I'll be marking it up and starting quilting as soon as I'm done here.

I also spent a considerably enjoyable few hours yesterday pulling together this delightful stack of loveliness for the Oh Fransson Aviatrix Medallion quilt along

I'd been resisting this one for ages but I've caved, and I can't wait. Just need to hang fire for Elizabeth's post next week about cutting and templates because I haven't a clue what I'm doing, frankly. Give me time to get the Dottie quilt to binding stage, hopefully. 

Linking up and off to see what everyone else has been up to. Happy Wednesday!

* Actually I didn't really ignore them. The baby was napping and the big girl did a combination of playing happily and helping me out. She knows all about quilt sandwiches now, you know ;-)


  1. Looking good! I like when my girl cooperate as well :)

  2. coveting your fabric...visiting from WIP - :)

  3. Your dottie quilt is very cute! Love the fabrics you've chosen for the medallion quilt!

  4. I am looking forward to the big finish!

  5. Matching the pattern on the backing...flawless. Lovely quilt!

  6. The satisfaction from matching my quilt back was stupid!! It really makes a difference, doesn't it!
    I've been really resisting looking at that medallion quilt along, but those fabrics you've picked are so perfect!!!

  7. Ooh, that quilt top looks amazing! And I'm so jealous that you're doing the Aviatrix QAL! I really want to, but I have way too much on my plate right now. Your fabric pull looks super yum!

  8. I'll enjoy the quilt along vicariously, watching your progress. :-) Nice fabrics to work with. Love the "help " children give. Nice match on the back. It really does improve the look of a large print on the back. I usually try to avoid it by inserting a strip of something else, though.

    1. Hi, I hope you see this - you are a no reply blogger so I can't reply by email :-) I almost always piece the back or add a pieced strip too. I very rarely use a whole print backing. Matching was definitely worth the extra effort though so will do that in the future certainly!


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