W.i.P. Wednesday: New Quilt in Progress

by Nicole

Last week, I took another applique class at my LQS. It was taught by this woman – Karen is a genius! I learned so much from her in a few short hours. And she does phenomenal work! Here are a couple of her quilts. Aren’t they cute?

My favorite part of this one is the “Beware of Cat” sign on the tree.

Look at the shades in the house and the little birdie on the chimney. Cute!

So with Karen’s guidance, I set out to create my own house scene. Here are some photos of my house under construction.

This is the base of the house and the grass.

I added a roof.

Windows, a chimney and a door next.

A tree, girl, cat, butterflies, and a snail.

A few more trees, birds, and some flowers.

Working on this scene was a lot of fun and such a learning experience. Karen went over the different types of fusibles to use – she recommends Pellon’s Wonder Under – and the different ways to free motion quilt the applique pieces and the scene.

I didn’t really need to start a new project. I should be working on my Cityscapes quilt since it’s on my list of small projects to finish in May, but I’ve lost a bit of the momentum. Does that ever happen to you?!? How do you get over it?

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Megan May 23, 2012 - 10:40 am

I think sometimes we stifle our creativity by being a bit too outcomes focused. As adults we want to make lists and tick things off. I try and remember crafting is my 'play' time and trust I'll go back to a project when I feel like it.

Carla May 23, 2012 - 12:11 pm

They are so adorable! I do at time lose the Mojo. The way I get myself out of it is just going to my machine and start sewing scraps together. Not knowing the outcome but just to feel/hear my machine really helps bring it back.

Lisa Lisa May 23, 2012 - 12:32 pm

I love it! So darn cute 🙂 I know a lot about losing momentum! Going through that right now and hope it doesn't last long. Not sure how to get my mojo back!!!

Debbie May 23, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Really fun…good for you for taking a class & learning new stuff. Starting a new project is often the motivation I need to pick the older ones back up & finish!

Shankevia May 23, 2012 - 1:15 pm

Wow. You are a very quick study. Great job.

Kelly May 23, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Cute mini! I usually start something else and that kick starts off my motivation again 🙂

Elaine May 23, 2012 - 3:14 pm

I love house quilts and these are all very cute. Have fun with this project.

Julie May 23, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Oh my goodness the houses are so cute! I love all the little details too!

wannabequilter.com May 23, 2012 - 6:01 pm

I haven't started doing applique yet – I need to get brave and just jump in!

wannabequilter.com May 23, 2012 - 6:01 pm

I haven't started doing applique yet – I need to get brave and just jump in!

Katy Cameron May 23, 2012 - 6:47 pm

Fun wee mini, classes are great for expanding our horizons :o)

Heather D. May 23, 2012 - 6:57 pm

Nicole, your projects are always so cheerful! I love the little houses.

Cherie May 23, 2012 - 8:42 pm

The houses are so cute! The one with the cats is too funny!
Yours looks adorable!

Yes I like to start a few projects at a time, so if I get fed up with one I can move to another then go back =D

I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D


Beth May 23, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Those houses are awesome!

Lisa Ann May 23, 2012 - 11:59 pm

Your house is so cute! The little details really make it!

Jessica E May 24, 2012 - 12:11 am

this is so cute! Can't wait to see it finished 🙂

Barbara Konkle May 24, 2012 - 1:11 am

I started following you not too long ago and I love your style! I recently started quilting and I am addicted! Your house is so cute! I cannot wait to learn how to do this!

Sooli May 24, 2012 - 5:10 am

Very cute! I laughed when I saw the Beware of the Cat sign. We had a cat who needed one, she had all the dogs in the neighbourhood under control!

Leslie May 24, 2012 - 1:24 pm

this is so cute

SewSleepless May 24, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Great job Nicole! here's mine:

It was great to take a class with you again.

See ya soon,
Sew Sleepless!

Joy May 26, 2012 - 6:34 am

oh my gosh those houses are so darn cute.

Carol E. May 28, 2012 - 12:22 pm

So cute!! I may have to "borrow" these ideas. Why not do something new and fun on a holiday?? (Happy Memorial Day.)

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