Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jumping In - WIP Wednesday

My Sister-in-law has always loved quilts.  She even talked with my mother about wanting to make them.  So 3 Christmas' ago we all pitched in and bought her a Baby Lock sewing machine.  Since then she has made pjs for her children, pants. shirts, hoodies, and dresses.  She is incredibly talented.  But she has been too scared to try a quilt.  I think that is silly, as I am scared to make clothes.  lol.

But a few months ago she sent me a text saying that she bought me fabric (a jelly roll of Tula Pink's Acacia).  However, she liked it so much that she was going to keep it.  I cracked up.  She said that I could make her a quilt...or she might try.  I told her we could do it together. 
She picked out a solid and another jelly roll to go with it.  She wanted a quilt large enough for her about jumping in with all she has got! She also decided to make it into a duvet cover, so instead of binding the quilt she is going to sew a backing to it and stuff a duvet in.  But It has to be quilted first.

After much deliberation she chose to make a Rail Fence quilt.  I have never made one of these or seen one in person.  So I got to try something new!  We started ironing, cutting, and sewing the fabric on December 30th.  But I am counting it as a 2014 project since Sarah left on the 2nd and I had to finish sewing the rows together alone...

This top is 94.5 x 94.5

Fabrics: Jelly Roll of Tula Pink's Acacia, Jelly Roll of Soho Chic for Moda, and yardage of Moda Bella Solids in Teal.

These fabrics work so well together!  I am so proud of my sister-in-law for picking them all out on her own (pretty much).  ;)

There were 14 left over blocks.  So I made a couple pillows.

This one finished 17x17.  The quilting is what Sarah wants me to do on her quilt.  I put a 18in pillow form inside and it is a lovely fit.  This is Sarah's pillow cover that I am going to send with her quilt.  

 This pillow finished at 11x11 and I didn't have a pillow I made one out of old sheets and stuffing.  I loved doing the circle quilting, but don't think I really want to do this on a large project.  I want to keep this one for myself...but it is Sarah's fabric, so if she wants it, I guess I'll send it to her.  LOL

I can't baste or work on quilting the quilt for at least a week...but in the meantime I plan on washing the pillow covers so I can see how they crinkle up. 

What are you working on this week?

 - Katelyn


  1. Congrats to your sister in law Katelyn -- love the fabric choices and the design. Your pillows came out beautifully as well. Woohoo!!

  2. Beautiful rail fences.
    I'm with you....scared to sew clothing!

  3. Very nice. It's good to see there is a new quilter in the making, too :)

  4. Looks great! I am going to do a rail fence quilt at some point, too. And I feel the same way you do about clothes!

  5. That is so great. I love that you did it together.

  6. Katelyn, the teal sets off those fabrics so beautifully! I absolutely LOVE this!

    Thank you so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  7. good for you for making another quilt addict!! Those 2 fabric lines go very well together, you girls did a great job!!

  8. What beautiful cushions! If you do it on a big quilt, try a spiral rather than circles, then you'll have less starts and stops :) it does look amazing though! Thanks for linking up :)

  9. Good for her! It's nice that she has someone to encourage and help her too. Love the second pillow! The quilt top turned out awesome.