WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedBelieve it or not, this is my first official WIP post. Yeah, I know they’ve been going on for years(?) but honestly, I’m still a freshman in quilting even though I have years of sewing experience with garments and home dec.

I don’t have a lot of free sewing time and I do have a few WIPs but for today, because I’m completely unprepared for this, I’m only going to post my Backyard Jellybean quilt. For those who are new, this is for a friend and an old colleague of mine who will be welcoming his second son into the world in July. I used Backyard Baby by Patti Solinger for Michael Miller and Kona White. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with the back yet but stay tuned this weekend for updates.

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Backyard Jellybean Quilt Top Done!

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Current size is 53″ x 45″, should I add another border? Now for the backing, I have the better part of a yard in the grey bug jars, trees, orange print and birch trees. I’m also going to make a matching pillow.


Backyard Jellybeans


I am loving this quilt so much, it’ so fun working with these fabrics and this pattern, I love the splashes of orange here and there. I’m going to intersperse whole blocks of a single fabric throughout the quilt. I got as much done as I could today because tomorrow is going to be beautiful weather wise and I have to give the dogs a bath and do some yard work. The next long weekend just can’t come soon enough!

How was your day? Did you get any sewing done?

Thimble Blossoms

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Over the past few months I’ve become a real fan of Thimble Blossoms’ fabrics and patterns. It started with the purchase of some Ruby by Bonnie & Camille for Moda from Pinked Fabrics on Etsy. At the time, I didn’t realize that the super popular Swoon quilt pattern was designed by Camille.

Recently I’ve been looking for a few new patterns; one for a baby quilt using Backyard Baby for my friend, and one to use with my Hideaway and Flora fabrics by Lauren + Jessi Jung. I’ve been hunting around for 2 weeks and just this morning, I went to Thimble Blossoms to check out their other patterns. I ended up purchasing Hopscotch and Jellybean, both of which are PDF downloadable patterns as well as June Bug which will be arriving by post.

How gorgeous is June Bug?? I adore those little flowers in the border, I love everything about this quilt pattern! Perhaps I’ll use my Hideaway fabric for this pattern or should I stick with Swoon? Dilemas, dilemas, what to do?!

And which pattern should I use with the Backyard Baby fabric, Hopscotch or Jellybean, or should I do a stained glass to highlight the fabrics?

I’ve also got a new idea in my head using the tumbler template, I could use that idea and create a tutorial at the same time… two birds… one stone… hmmm…