Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WIP Wednesday + Bonus Tip

Woo hoo! So happy to have a finish this week.


Rainbow I Spy for my little girl, who loves it so much that I haven't been able to get it off her bed in order to get the label sewn on!

rainbow i spy

Bonus tip: I have been using fusible thread to fuse my binding prior to stitching it down (by hand or by machine), following this tutorial. With the I Spy quilt, I was really lazy eager to get going on it, so as a time-saver, I combined two steps by putting fusible thread in the bobbin for doing my usual stay-stitching around the outside of the quilt prior to trimming and binding. It worked great for securing the binding in place so that I could successfully stitch it down from the front.


Made another block to contribute to one of the group quilts that the Siblings Together Flickr Group is putting together.
siblings together 2

Still Waiting for Attention

Habitat Pillow Covers
Heather R memory quilt
Charity Quilt 
New Wave

Bee quilt (Jewel Squares)
Bee quilt (Circle of Geese) 

Completed Projects - 1 (yippeeeee!)
New Projects - 0
Currently in Progress - 7 (so nice to see this number going down!)

What are you up to this week? Come over to Lee's and Monika's and share!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Your rainbow I spy quilt is a stunner!

  2. Love the rainbow I spy, which you know already! Thanks for the tip on the fusible thread. What a great idea!

  3. Why is it that the idea of fusible thread sounds scary to me? I will have to look into it!
    The quilt is wonderful and the fact that your little one loves it so much must thrill you!

  4. I'm on the hunt for fusible thread today, must finish a quilt!! Thanks so much for the tip, back in the day I used to use it in the bobbin when sewing the binding on small quilts, but I found that it melts and the binding falls off that way! :(

  5. Fusible thread wouldn't have scared me until I made a HUGE screw up binding a Siblings Together quilt this weekend, now binding holds fear for me, although that tip looks really cool...

  6. Yeah for the great finish! I had never heard of fusible thread either so thank you! :)

  7. Very interesting about the fusible thread. Never heard of such a thing!

    Love the block, very cool.

  8. How interesting about the fusible thread, I'll have to look into that! The I-Spy Quilt turned out great, good job on the finish! And thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  9. Your I Spy is so bright and cheery--not surprised that you daughter loves it! I really like your block with the hourglass in the center of the log cabin.

  10. I so enjoy seeing the various posts (you and others) about WIPs. I go crazy if I have more than one at the hand-sewing (binding) stage for watching tv and one at the machine sewing stage (with mindless tv on the background or music). I just cannot start anything else. Now lest you think I'm completely weird -- we won't discuss how many sets of fabric with thread and pattern are in plastic bins ready to be started! Somehow I'm not quite as good at my fabric diet as I am at only having two things going at a time!


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