WIP Wednesday: Guest-Hosted by Laura of Quokka Quilts


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
WIP Wednesday comes to you today from the most remote city on earth – Perth, Western Australia, where we are closer to Indonesia than we are to Sydney and the only land-based animal between us and Africa is the quokka. Hi, I’m Laura and I blog over at Quokka Quilts.

Now I know you want to rush to the linky party, but just so you don’t spend all day wondering what on earth a quokka (pronounced kwokka) is, it’s a marsupial found only in Western Australia, is possibly linguistically related to a wookie, and it looks like a kangaroo got friendly with a rat and… well, now you have an idea. You can kinda see it in my old blog button. Add a long ratty tail and that’s it. (I made up the wookie bit but the rest is true).

These creatures below are not quokkas. These are highly trained quiltdogs. Also known as Melody and Scarlett.
They take their work very seriously as you can see. (The tutorial/pattern for that bag is on my blog but be warned, it’s NOT a normal pattern). When I’m not being disrupted by the Quiltdogs, I sew on a Bernina 820 and a HandiQuilter Sweet 16. I love extreme free-motion quilting, appliqué, making bags, and all things modern quilt related. I am President of the Perth Modern Quilt Guild and I run Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday (which Lee inspired) with MR from QuiltMatters.

Works in Progress

On the design wall

I’ve been slightly obsessed with the Quick Curve Ruler lately, so this is on the design wall in pieces. I’ve fallen in love with Kaufman printed quilter’s linen, which is the grey background. The other bits in there are some Simply Color, Kate Spain, Tula Pink and Birch organics, which is a fairly good indication of my fabric loves.
 On the quilting table

I have two dinosaur pillows in progress for an old school-mate’s children who drew the dinosaurs themselves. This pillow is now finished, the other (in the inverse colour scheme) is just waiting for me to finish the quilting before being turned into a pillow .

Neeve's dinosaurs
I also have a quick little charm quilt (Sunnyside by Kate Spain) pinned and ready to be quilted. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by green recently so looking forward to quilting something warmer!
scarlett on the Sunnyside
I’ve also got a monster-sized Mondrian-inspired quilt which I am bashing away at bit by bit using templates and the S16.


I cannot wait until this one is finished!


Thanks to Lee for having me here! I’m looking forward to seeing what you link up!
And of course, don’t forget to link up! Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any blog post from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog.
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!


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  1. Lynda
    Lynda says:

    I am sadly in need of some longarm services, but if I am buying fabric – I jump to the great sales page so I can make my money go farther…..and I spied some good candidates.

  2. GB59able
    GB59able says:

    Love this give-away, first because the fabric is great and I barely have blues in my stash, second because my 'GrandDog's' name is STELLA! I would love this so I can make a quilt for my daughter. She and her husband, of 10 years, have no children, but we are proud grandparents of a Cocker Spaniel – Stella, and a Calico cat – Mollie! I hope I will win. 🙂

  3. Lee Heinrich
    Lee Heinrich says:

    Laura cracks me up so much!! Great post and lovely projects on the go 🙂
    We've already had our Mother's Day in the UK but I would happily receive some lovely Koi, Meadow or Tule!

  4. Beth
    Beth says:

    I have five lovely, unruly quiltdogs, five sparky quiltcats, and four quiltchickens. Do you suppose any of them would splurge on a complete fq bundle of Shelburne Falls for me? I would share the finished quilt with most of them. (Idraw the line at hens with quilts.)

  5. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    Thanks for hosting, Lee and Laura. Ohhhh, gorgeous fabrics at LiMa Sews: Sweet as Honey with the bees in corals; Bark and Branch in tans; Palos Verdes with pink flowers and aqua leaves; Ludlow in red and pink; Chicopee Shirt Stripe in green!… There's a lot of fabric to love at LiMa Sews!

  6. Susan
    Susan says:

    Theres a lot that I like but I will just list two:
    (1) CATNAP by Lizzy House – Fat Quarter Bundle – Complete Collection of 19 Prints, Plus 5 Coordinating Jewels
    (2) Solids by Riley Blake.

  7. Karen
    Karen says:

    Such pretty fabrics, and I really love the Ludlow fqb that is being offered as one of the giveaways, so that would be my choice.

  8. Mara
    Mara says:

    I love New Leaf by Daisy Janie and the Dear Stella bundle is pretty too, but the quilting giveaway, omg, I need that I am so not a finisher of quilts just cause I don''t want to screw up during the quilting process.

  9. Kim
    Kim says:

    love the bark & branch as well as the pearl bracelets. I'd be stocking up on a few fun fabrics and then some needed "basics"!

  10. momiji
    momiji says:

    As for LiMasews, too bad I'm not a mom, but do feline children count? I'd love lots of the fabrics, especially the Lotta Jansdotter Glimma prints.

  11. Vio
    Vio says:

    I would love to receive fabric as a Mother's day gift. I need some Lizzy House Jewels in my stash. I'd just turn it into a gift for somebody else, but that means mama is having fun! The quilting gift certificate is awesome! I have a king-sized Swoon that needs some attention.

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