Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WIP Wednesday- Back on the Bandwagon

I'm not sure what caused it-

... maybe it was having to admit in writing that progress on the sampler quilt has come to a resounding halt,

...or maybe it was seeing the beautiful quilt top that Cat has already made up with her blocks from the Modern Sampler Bee, 

... but something has spurred me into action again on the sampler quilt again. I'm pleased to announce that there has been progress made.

Its probably tempting fate to admit this in writing, but I didn't use my quick unpick once while making up this paper pieced block!  How amazing is that? I think it's a record for me. 
As a result, I am of course in love with this block (hee hee!).
I probably should have paid more attention when I started the Split Ohio Star. I was SURE that I was making a 12 inch block, but it would seem that I wasn't! Ah well, nothing that a border won't fix. I must admit that I have my doubts about so much orange in the border and I may still cut this border down to a narrow orange strip surrounded by dark grey border. It depends what it looks like next to the other quilt blocks.

Finally, I decided to sew Everything Equal from Modern Blocks. It was quick and easy to sew and I like its simplicity among the other more complicated blocks. As I am drawing towards the end of this quilt, it was good to do a scrappy block- my aqua supplies are getting very low! I played with the idea of having one row of orange and one of aqua, but I'm glad that I decided to stick with grey and aqua.

I don't know why that lower aqua strip looks wonky in the photo- it isn't in real life!
Before I became distracted by Christmas sewing and other projects, I had worked out that I need at least eight more blocks to finish this quilt- I can make that five now!

I have decided to change the format of the collage a bit. It will now represent the finished quilt top and will have blank spaces where blocks are missing. Hopefully this will give me yet more motivation to keep sewing and get this finished.

Anyway, here is the latest version of the collage- its getting there isn't it!?
  I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. That is going to be really neat when you get it all together! You're so close now, too!

  2. I love that first lock! Happy new year!

  3. Looking great! Love the new blocks you've made - especially that first one!

  4. It looks amazing!!! Are you getting sick of it yet or still gung-ho? :)

  5. I really like the orange and aqua colors together! and the blocks are amazing. :)

  6. Wow, that is looking amazing! You are so close to finishing! I am stopping by from the WIP hop, I would love to have you come by and see what I have been up to :)

  7. Wow your blocks are amazing. It's going to be a lovely quilt when it's finished.

  8. gorgeous! and what yummy colors - can't wait to see if finished! :)

  9. love the new blocks, so glad you are back on the bandwagon with this one, with only 5 more to go looks like you will have to look for a new big project to start soon- because it is so much fun to watch your progress!

  10. That sampler is going to be super awesome!

    LOVE that scrappy pinwheel block!

  11. Awesomeness!! Not many more to go!


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