Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WIP Wednesday

That's me...a work in progress.  Who knows what I am supposed to be doing?  Not me...But in that light, I start school today.  Not super excited.  Really, I'm just super tired.  ;)

But I do have a fun WIP to share today. 

I made a patchwork quilt top from two Riley Blake charm packs (collection- Sidewalks).

Forgive the wrinkles.  Apparently, if you fold something up for a weekend, it needs to be ironed afterwards. 

The top is currently 40.5 x 45.  I added a few solids in, to make it a rectangle. 
I just wanted something simple and cute to make.  I love it so far. 

Isn't this fabric adorable!!!!  Perfect for a baby, or toddler, quilt.  Really it would be cute as a baby bag, baby cloths...anything.

Now I just have to get backing.  I was going to go with a super soft rose minky that I had on hand.

But I don't have enough.  Isn't that the pits??  *sigh 
I thought about going out to get more, but Pink Castle Fabrics was (is? not sure) have a Skinny Bolt sale (SKINNY20).  There are three fabrics from this line in the sale, so I just bought bit and am waiting on it for the backing.   Can't wait to get it in!

Can you piece minky?  I'm not sure.  What would you do with left-over minky?




  1. Very, very cute. Do you have a recipient in mind, or do you sell your quilts?

  2. This is so pretty! I just love simple patchwork squares!

  3. This quilt top is darling. You can piece Minky, but you use a half inch seam. The seams naturally fall open. You also have to make sure that the nap of the fabric is going the same direction. I plan on making stuffed animal sleeping bags with some of my left over Minky.

  4. What charming fabric! Lovely quilt top!

  5. super sweet, Katelyn! I've actually never sewn with minky fabric, so I don't really know if you can piece it or not. that will be such a lovable quilt when it's done!

    Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. Looking good! I've used leftover minky for the back of a taggie.

  7. You can sew minky together by just using a 1/2" seam instead of 1/4" standard. Minky tends to roll. I think you should go for it. It is so pretty!! I LOVE the fabric line you used!