One, Two, Three, Four, Five WIPs ?

Updates on my five (?!) WIPs (Works in Progress). This is a lot for me! I tend to work on two, maybe three projects at a time, but was slowed down with my Bernina in the shop. But she is back.

Frond Panel, completed. While the Bernina was in the shop, I completed the FMQ on my Tiara on the Frond Panel, which finished at 40″ x 25″. Binding is out of a batik and the backing was a perfect sized pieced of batik that I got from a generous neighbor’s stash. There is a hanging sleeve on the back. Stitching is with Superior Threads, including varigated green, red and yellow. The primarily technique used is thread painting, with leafy feathers along the bottom and a radiating sun in the left hand corner. Quilter’s Dream Supreme 100% cotton is used to give the wall hanging a good weight for hanging. I love that the QD heavier weight cotton batting does well at keeping wall hangings straight.

I love these pansies!

Here is a close up of the sun




























Lily Rose Blue applique project. Now that my machine is back from servicing, the final applique – the oval frame – can be stitched. Then on to sandwiching with QD Supreme for quilting.

Close up of the frame, with an embroidery stitch down the middle.















Nelke is the placement and applique stages. The stems and vase components are completed and it’s now time to place the blooms. The pattern calls for two piece flowers, but I have added a third piece to some of the blooms for more depth.

The leaves really are bringing it to life! Still a couple pieces to add to the vase.

Carpenter Square/Log Cabin has no work completed this week, but I do have the horizontal rows stitched together. Hopefully, I will complete stitching on the vertical rows this next week.

The Nerd Quilt fabric has arrived and been pre-washed! Cutting will commence soon.

If you FMQ on a domestic or sit down machine, or would like to learn, you are welcome to join us at Fun With Free Motion Quilting on FB.

We are in for a very cold week ahead, like much of the US. Stay warm and happy quilting.




  1. Hi Lennea! Gosh, I can’t get past that beautiful panel. I tried to read about the other project updates – yay for the nerd fabric arriving – but those lilies kept pulling me back. Everything you shared just makes it even more compelling. I wonder where you will be hanging this? Would you mind if I just popped over and stared at it for a few hours? Maybe enjoy a closeup and personal view of the stitching? WOW. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Oh Lennea even with out your sewing machine you have done so so much, love that panel, I’m not in to panels either but thats gorgeous and you have really brought it to life with your machine drawing!!!!!!!!!! Throughly enjoyed your blog so much to see and learn from. Cheers Glenda PS Looking forward to seeing what you will make with that Nerd fabric!!!!!!?????

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