WIP Wednesday – Off the Rails?

UntitledUnder the need today is a series of fleece covers for scrap-stuffed pet beds, which are not exciting to look at.  Instead, here’s a couple recent finishes!

Last week I finished the “Baby Rails Quilt”, which is made from scraps and trimmings from another quilt.  It’s about 40 x 50″ finished.

I pieced the back out of fat quarters in the same colors, and I did the scrappy binding.

I also made a zipper pouch out of some leftover blocks from the coordinating quilt; I was playing with the Quick Curve Ruler, and this block is one of the patterns available for it.  I happened to to be bad at counting and had some extras after finishing the quilt top.


After I finish my pet bed covers, I’m working on the quilt for the Good Mews auction; it’s due in about a month, and I’ve been piecing 6″ finished blocks for months for it, and I just need to bring them all together into a top. Mostly I’m trying to figure out whether to use white or cream for the background, and whether it should be scrappy or a single fabric.

And I’m also doing some HSTs for a new Quilt of Valor – those are leaders and enders, though, so they’ll be going on for a while.

See more WIPs at Lee’s blog!

6 Replies to “WIP Wednesday – Off the Rails?”

  1. Would you be willing to share how you make your pet beds? Or, point me to a good pattern/tutorial? I worry a little about the bed being sturdy emough, because it they get it open, those scraps are going to make a mess.

  2. Such a cute baby quilt, and I noticed you did RANDOM rotation on the rail fence blocks… 🙂 And for the pouch, it’s always better to have extras than have to few and having to start cutting all over. Neat idea using those extra blocks!

  3. Like the random scrappiness of the rail fence blocks. Leaders and enders maybe a slow process but they turn into great quilts!

  4. I liked your reasons for buying fabric: “Just….reasons”. I’m going to have to try that one on my husband when he asks WHY I’m buying MORE fabric. Stashes are good…even my 8-year old daughter has a stash!

  5. Shout quilting it beautiful. Long arm or on home machine? How did you learn? Any crafts you course. I know practice is key. I can not do puzzle piece meandering for the life of me and I want to so bad. Thanks.

  6. Ok should have previewed. Your quilting is beautiful. Did you take any craftsy courses that were helpful in learning process? Darn autocorrect.

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