Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WIP :: 9/26/12

Here's a look at what I worked on this past week.  I needed a break from wrangling J's quilt through the machine so I pulled out some fabric scraps and made a few blocks!  Head over to Freshly Pieced to check out all the other great WIPS!

I'm thinking of using the Granny Square block for my JQ kids; which meant I had to try it out first.  ;)   I cut my squares at 3" instead of 2.5" and like that look best.  It'll be a great block for the girls to work on their precision sewing. I may need to make a few other 'samples' just to be sure I have it right.

Then I pulled out my Modern Blocks book and started flipping and marking pages of blocks to try.  I started with a fairly simple one - Boxed In - and really enjoyed putting it together from my scraps.  This would also be neat as a super-sized block for a baby quilt/wall quilt. Oh the possibilities!

I then pulled out the templates Momm made me for drunkards path blocks and finally tackled curve piecing!  No pins, no fear - I just started zipping them through.  I think the hardest part is cutting out the pieces.  They went together really quick and I love how the design possibilities are endless.
I wanted to make a butterfly block, but realized too late I had sewn too many curves and didn't have enough squares.  So I made this layout instead - I love it!   It might become a pillow or maybe just a mini quilt to hang on my wall.  [yes....I like that idea]  :)

in progress
-J's quilt:  still quilting

other projects
-roman stripe blocks
-FMQ sammies

1 comment:

  1. Love all of these! How fun! I really like the drunkards path block. I think that's far, far down the line for me though! I don't even do HSTs!