Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WIP: Lots and lots of blocks.

This week, I have lots and lots and lots of blocks. (LOTS.) Between bee blocks and the Gypsy Wife QAL and trying to get back on board with my City Sampler blocks, whoa. I've been flitting from different fabric palettes like nobody's business, and my work area looks like an explosion of fabric--which in my opinion, is never a bad thing, but it does get in the way of forward motion on occasion. Today I need to regroup and clean off my table, otherwise I'll be adding the wrong fabrics to the wrong projects, which isn't the design strategy I'm going for.

I've finished my GW blocks for February. Yum, yum. AMH was the right choice for sure. (Linking up with the February GW QAL Link-up at Riddle and Whimsy!)

I've polished off blocks 58-60 for my Tula Pink City Sampler quilt, and I'm excited to do more.

This dresden is in the mail today for Stash Bee, and seriously, I think this block tried to break my spirit. (But I prevailed and conquered it! Ha!) Envision: two fabric store visits, a borrowed sewing machine, dirty fabric, and no previous applique experience. Woo! And my husband was precious and suggested I make an entire quilt of these bad boys. No, thank you. I'm good with the one.

And I've finished off some of my work on Anna's quilt and feel decently happy with these blocks to give more than just a peek. I'm only about halfway done (maybe) with my portion of the quilt, but I'm having a lot of fun putting it together.

Finally, here are the blocks I've received so far from my month in Stash Bee. I think this quilt is going to be really awesome when it's done! The plan is to sash it with funky colored cornerstones, then add 1-2 borders. I don't usually do a lot of borders, and I'd rather not sash the blocks because I love them side by side like this, but I need to get the quilt a bit bigger, and I'm not keen on making more blocks. So alternative plan it is!

Hooray for lots of blocks! I'm linking up today with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. As you can see, I've got a lot of work in progress! Happy Wednesday!


  1. Yay! Your stash bee blocks look amazing!

  2. Yes, AMH is a fabulous choice for the Gypsy Wife! Loving your color choices.

    And yes, your husband was sweet in suggesting you do a whole quilt of dresdens, they're lovely, but pesky little blocks.

    Best, Kate

  3. I love it all!! All!

    1. Hahaha. YES. Hopefully I'll have a good show of Tula blocks for the first link up! :)

  4. Your blocks look fantastic! And I'm right there with you as far as lots of different projects. I love it, but it can get overwhelming from time to time!

    1. I really do think I work best with my fingers in a few different (though well-ordered) pies. I like the variation. However, my sewing space is a nightmare, so I should get on that! :)

  5. OMG love, love LOVE all your blocks! Your dresden turned out perfect! And I'm excited that you're back to working on your city sampler! It's going to be fabulous when it's all finished.

    I love your progress on mine, too! Those random triangles...!! AH! You're the best :D


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