Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday: One Quilt Down. Back to Blocks.

Wednesday again! On Friday I was able to reveal a project I worked on for two weeks, the Marine Den baby quilt. It turned out so great, and I was able to gift it away on Saturday to the sweetest baby boy. 

Although I'm about to have another secret quilt in the works, I'll be able to share it soon, in early May. For the time being, I have Rose Star block assembly keeping me busy. I'm trying so hard to do the design work ahead of time. Then I can really take advantage of hand piecing on the go during found time. Choosing fabrics is much harder for me than patiently sewing the pieces together. You, too, can make these. It's just a little English paper piecing. See Clare's tutorial here.

I'm still working on Summer Sampler Series blocks as well. The Austin Modern Quilt Guild has been swapping these, and I'm picking up some new skills in the process.

Just keep ignoring the Storm at Sea. That's what I've been doing. With any luck, it'll see some action towards the middle of next month. May is almost here!

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced and Sew Much Ado.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  


  1. The baby quilt is just adorable. Love that design.

  2. Your Marine Den quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Claire, I love your finished baby quilt! It looks great, did you free motion quilt it? Great work on your blocks to swap, I love how bright they are with the light colors. I need to get to work on my blocks too!
    Keep up the great work!

  4. Your rose star blocks are so lovely! Everything is really, but I am a sucker for some pretty english paper piecing :)

  5. Wow, both your paper piecing blocks and the summer sampler blocks look fantastic! They'll both make beautiful quilts when you put them all together.

  6. The baby quilt is beautiful! the rose stars and blocks look awesome!! Great work :)