WIP Wednesday

I had a pretty productive week.  In addition to making a passport wallet, I also finished some more wonky cross blocks. . .

wonky cross blocks
I am about halfway done with these blocks now.  Most of the first half are lighter blues and I am planning on cutting some darker blues and more neutrals for the second half of the blocks.

And basted, quilted, and squared up my groove quilt . . .
groove quilt - quilted!
Hopefully I will get the binding started today.  I was very torn about how to quilt this one.  Generally I am a fan of straight lines, but I did not think that would be right for this quilt.  I am not very comfortable with free motion quilting, and I have only really ever done some pebble quilting, so I didn't know if I would be able to come up with a different way to quilt each color.  

I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  It is FAR, FAR from perfect, but it is better than I expected it to be.  I figure if I waited to start doing more free motion quilting until I was amazing at it, it would never happy ;) 


  1. Wow, look at your free motion quilting! I'm so impressed Erica.

  2. Your machine quilting looks great! Love the colors too :)

  3. Love your quilting in your groove quilt!! Can't wait to see the whole thing :o)


  4. The groove quilt quilting is brilliant!

  5. Wow is all I can say about your quilting!! I wish I could do that well....I'm a hand quilter trying to learn FM but not good at it.

  6. Brave girl :) But I agree. It's best to just jump in and practice, instead of waiting till you feel you are good enough. I especially love what you did in the white stripe!

  7. The quilting on your Groove quilt looks amazing! I totally feel the same way about free-motion quilting and am challenging myself to do it on the quilt that I'm currently working on. It's not perfect but it's great practice!

  8. Your quilting on this quilt looks really wonderful! I challenged myself on my sorta recent G.O. Modern & am really glad I did - boosted my confidence ALOT!

  9. I think your quilting looks great. Groove is a perfect quilt to test out lots of FMQ designs.


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