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?

Sub-Urban Curve Block

Quilted, bound and now available in my Etsy shop! I love this cushion cover, a bit of steam and it appears more polished or leave it wrinkled from the dryer and it’s cabin comfy.  I can really see this as a full quilt, so yummy!  I’m working on another similar to this with red and deep aqua and really wanted to get it finished today but I ran out of time. I’m really loving working with the Easy Curve Ruler and Secret Garden by Patti Henderson, the fabric is very soft (before I starch the crap out of it).


I purchased the very popular Swoon quilt pattern this weekend, I’m looking forward to playing with that next weekend.

SubUrban Curve

Or “How I Overcame My Fear of the Colour Coral”.

Coral is not a colour in my life, it’s a word in my vocabulary because we keep a saltwater aquarium and there is nothing this colour in our tank. Who thought this hue was “coral”?

Anyway, I created this block using Sandi Henderson’s Secret Garden for Michael Miller fabrics and I love it! Coral, green and yellow are not colours I would have paired but look how beautifully they work together. Gentle, sweet, and lovely are some of the words I’d use to describe this fabric.

Instead of creating a nine patch to feature in the middle of this block, I used a medallion print and framed it using the Quick Curve Ruler. once I finish up all my cushion covers, I’m going to experiment more with the ruler to create something new.

Urban 9 Patch Finished & Quilted

This was a fun block to make, I really enjoyed the process and the instructions were easy to follow. The Quick Curve Ruler works best with a regular 45″ rotary cutter with the straight handle.  I found the ergonomic handle rotary cutter didn’t work as well. My Bernina needs a good cleaning, my free motion quilting was a little rusty but I tried some new things , “l” loops on the outer turquoise fabric, spirals in the fuchsia tonal fabric and meandering daises in the middle.

Disregard the stitching in the corners, I’m going to rip that out and leave them clean. Click photos for close-ups.