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WIP Wednesday: Aaaand We’re Back


Happy 2015, you guys! I hope your holidays were happy and included lots of sewing time. : ) I had a busy couple of weeks, and am happy to be back to our normal schedule now. Or whatever passes for normal around here.

I spent my holiday break working on a baby quilt. I’m using Elizabeth Hartman’s Preppy the Whale pattern. The baby’s mom is a veterinarian, so an animal-related quilt seemed like a good idea. (Not that she treats whales or anything. But I think she’ll like it anyway.)

These whales are just so darn happy.

I was planning to quilt it with a free-motion stipple, but then I realized—scallop quilting! Because WHALES. This is the same quilting method as my Chandelier quilt—the scallop decorative stitch on my Bernina 750 (stitch #719), along with my even-feed foot. It is soooo easy.

1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/lee.a.heinrich). Please hashtag #wipwednesday.
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!
Have a great week!
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  1. Kath
    Kath says:

    Wow – putting the bundle together based on your tree – beautiful! They nailed it perfectly, didn't they? And I love the whales – someone is going to love that quilt for a long time.

  2. Beth
    Beth says:

    Those whales do look pretty darned happy. I think that's quite an achievement, with just a few bits of fabric. And perfect for a baby quilt–great choice, especially for a veterinarian's child. Two of our vets are married, and their baby spends a ton of time at the clinic. It's so funny sometimes, to hear her shrieks rising above the barks and yowls of the animals in the back. 🙂

  3. OhioLori
    OhioLori says:

    Love this Bundle of Beautiful colors & fabrics!! the Butterflies are Gorgeous!

    Love your baby Quilt!! The Whales are Awesome!! Our Son & his Wife are due in April, & doing the room in Whales!! (Cooool whale fabric & Quilting on yours)

  4. Sea G
    Sea G says:

    I love these whales! I recently started quilting and am amazed at the genius and creativity of quilters pattern designs. The Intrepid Thread bundle looks so bright and new.

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