Wednesday, July 9, 2014

W.i.P Wednesday: A Whale of a Good Time

Other than a brief visit from Arthur our summer has been off to a fabulous start!  I wasn't sure how much sewing time I'd actually get while we were in Maine but with so much swimming and water skiing by afternoon the kids are ready for a little quiet time which gives me a chance to sneak in some sewing:-)  After my success with Murray the Whale I was ready to jump in and make the child sized version of Oh, Fransson!'s Preppy the Whale.

There are lots of pieces to cut and I found the key is to stay organized.  It's easy to get confused with so many different sized pieces so I have a post-it marked pile for each component.

Once everything was cut I set up camp on the deck and started chain piecing my way through all those piles...  I'm making good progress and only have a few more whales to go.  As long as the sun keeps shining I should be done in no time:-)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Checking in at this week's W.i.P. Wednesday:-)


  1. Oh these are just sooo cute! LOVE them! And LOVE the view from where you are quilting - simply beautiful!

  2. Great work. That is such a cute block, and it is looking like it will be great. Not to mention what a gorgeous spot to be quilting!

  3. I love these whales!!! And what a view!

  4. Whales are great, but your machine piecing outside is really gorgeous!

  5. These Preppy whales are looking awesome! You're well organized. Thank you for the tip.
    Can't wait to see this quilt come along to finish :).

  6. I love this! Is her pattern out to purchase yet? I keep waiting anxiously!!
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