, ,

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.

This week’s WIP Wednesday is brought to you by Intrepid Thread. Intrepid Thread has Doe by Carolyn FriedlanderPetal and Plume by Bari J., and some awesome canvas called Geo Pop in stock now! Go check it all out!

GIVEAWAY: Julie from Intrepid Thread has a fabulous one for you guys this week!  She decided to use the most recent photo posted on my blog as inspiration to create a bundle—no matter what that photo happened to be. As it turned out, it was my white Christmas tree from this post. : ) So you won’t be surprised to hear that I am seriously in looooove with the bundle shown above! And one of you is getting it, completely free!

To win the bundle, do any or all of the following (each gets you one chance to win):
1. Comment on this post
2. Post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #wipwednesday
3. Link up your own WIP Wednesday blog post or Instagram photo below


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/freshlypieced). 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!


237 replies
« Older Comments
  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.

« Older Comments

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

I love comments! Please join the discussion!