Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Three Quilts and a Block

I'm so excited I was able to finish quilting my pink baby quilt yesterday.

I love how it's looking, and I'm pumped to square it off and bind it. I just have to decide what fabric to bind it with, and then have it magically materialize in my hands. Doing some shopping or ordering some binding fabric offline would be a more traditional approach, but seeing as I haven't done that yet, I guess I'm still counting on magic.

I was also able to lay out the fabrics for a blue baby quilt and do all of the cutting for it. Since I wrote down directions from my first trial and error go of it with the pink quilt, cutting the background fabric for the blue baby quilt went super fast. Yay! I'll probably make at least one more of these before I finalize the pattern. I want to make sure the cutting process is straightforward and fabric usage is maximized.

I broke apart three Cape Ann charm packs to make these two quilts. Unfortunately, the super cute fabrics with the children's clothing on it mostly featured girls' clothes. I couldn't make them work for the boy's quilt, so I pilfered a few squares from a Pezzy Print charm pack and one from a Terrain charm pack. Phew! That's why it's good to keep a few charm packs on hand.

I get to gift these quilts to the children of two sisters. The little girl who gets the pink quilt is already here, but her boy cousin is still on the way.

In other sewing news, my Storm at Sea quilt still sits idly by.

Also, I haven't made any additional English paper pieced rose star blocks. However, I did buy some new fabric last week with more blocks in mind. I would love to use some of these fabrics for a Sparkle Punch quilt as well.

I haven't sewn this block together yet. Now that I have more fabric, the general idea is to break this one apart and substitute some of the pieces with colors that go together better. I just don't have enough scraps for these scrappy projects. I'm really tempted to just buy a half yard of whatever fabric different stores and sites have on sale in order to build up my stash.

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced, Sew Much AdoSomeday Crafts, and Under the Table and Dreaming! Check out what other hump day projects folks are working on :-)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



  1. I love all your different projects! So pretty.

  2. I love your pink baby quilt, as well as the others! It sounds like there a couple of lucky babies who will receive them! We have quite a few thrift stores around here that carry fabric. I can usually pick up pieces for my stash when they go on sale. It's a very affordable way to build up fabric inventory!

  3. I love your quilts! I really like the block placement on the baby quilts. The simple ones are always my favorites.

  4. Very cool that you're making a pattern, because I really like your baby quilts! And that Storm at Sea is in my perfect colorway. One of those is on my do-one list. :D

  5. I love how the quilting makes those squares stand out! Very sweeet quilts! LOL about the binding. If only, hey!

  6. Love seeing patterns from straight-line quilting on the backs of quilts :) Nice projects!

  7. That's a really really cute quilt! Now I want one.. I have a stray fat quarter pack lying around here somewhere...

  8. Love all your work! I've wanted to make a storm at sea quilt for some time...can't wait to see it together!

  9. Claire, Love your baby quilts! Please let me know when I can buy the pattern!