Wednesday, July 18, 2012

wip: snowglobe edition.

Hi friends!

I have no finishes this week, but I did get a lot of work done, even with a two-year-old who has decided he is much too old for a nap, thankyouverymuch. Of course, I don't think anyone in this house has had much sleep this week, but who needs that?

With all of the cutting done and a layout sketched out, I started piecing blocks for my Marie quilt. I'm up to eight (of twenty) finished blocks, and I'm finding that instead of working on four at a time, I'm actually having an easier time working on two at a time. My initial idea was to take out a row, but the two-block system is more stream-lined, oddly enough, so I'm going with it.

The construction wasn't as difficult as I expected, though it does take a bit of time, and it hurts me to cut those corners! I have plans for them though, and the corners are a large enough size to work with, so I'll get over it.

Here is the first row blocks together...

...and the second row. The blocks puff out a bit, especially in the center, but they mostly behave with a good pressing. I do like the teal on the corners. I had considered using a solid that matched the blue of one of the fabrics, but I decided against it in the end. Now I'm glad I did!

Have you ever realized that a friend is having a baby, and you knew about it, but you didn't even begin to think of making a quilt until four weeks before the due date? Yeah, me either. On a completely unrelated note, I need to get to work on another baby quilt! And I need to finish it soon! four weeks or so?

Usually I'm a 1-2 major projects at a time kind of girl, but right now, I have 5! Yikes! I know for some, that's nothing, but it stresses me out to have so many! I think my Marie quilt is going to have to take the backburner spot for at least a few weeks until I can get things in a better situation for my stress levels.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced! Have a lovely Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I love your blocks...awesome fabric!

  2. These blocks are great, they are going to make a great quilt! I love the fabrics you used! I am the worst about pushing projects until the last most possible! I know about the holidays all year long, but it isn't until November when I start thinking..."Hmm...Better get started on all those gifts!" :D Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

  3. Oh!!! That fabric looks awesome in this design! I've got the one in the center of your top pic and it just makes me smile with its whimsicalness. Well, I have scraps of it left - used most of it up making a grocery tote for my sister at Christmas.

  4. Love your fabric choices and the background solid you've put with them. Looking forward to seeing this quilt progress :)

  5. Love your blocks! I know what you mean about trimming the corners. I saved all of mine from a quilt I'm working on and put them together in a mini. They finished at 1" - super tiny, but I feel good about using them!


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