Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More WIP's...

...someday I'll have a finish to share. I have the next two blocks finish on the Pile O' Fabric Skillbuilder BOM.  These ones were a little  more work than just simple piecing.

The Scrap Jar block uses a inset piec-lique method developed by Sharon Schamber.  It took a bit of work sewing around those curves.  Mine did get a little wonky as you can see, but I am hoping that with quilting and washing the extra fabric will blend in. =)

The Pin Cushion block is an appliqué block.  I have done some appliqué work before, but this was my first time using mono-filament thread.  That stuff takes some getting used to.  I had to set my tension pretty low to keep the bobbin thread from pulling to the top. The mono-filament thread also kept unspooling and wrapping around the spool pin which caused lots of issues, so I did have to pick out a section of stitches. But in the end I finished it. =)  And I do like how well the mono-filament thread blends in. 

These are just a few more of the Wonky blocks for my queen sized quilt.  I am getting there. Slow and steady wins the race, right? =) I only have four more sets of blocks to sew up before I can put the quilt top together.  It is so fun to see how all the blocks are turning out.
I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.
Come check it out!


  1. Your storage jar looks great, and I'm sure quilting will absorb the extra fabric. I've never heard of piec-lique technique, how do you do it? That BOM looks like a good way of learning new techniques.

  2. This looks so great! You have fab color taste :)