Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday: AMQG Donation Quilt Top

I got a little Fourth of July holiday sewing done today. I finally crunched the numbers to figure out how to piece the blocks and background together. I got some Kona White out on the cutting board and went to town with the rotary cutter. Math scares me, but everything went together as planned.

This layout was very forgiving of variances in the size of the blocks donated by Austin Modern Quilt Guild members. These blocks have so many pieces that the slightest difference in seam allowance adds up by the time the block is finished. I know my first couple ended up 1/4" short. Now my seams are so scant that they tend to end up 1/4" bigger. 

I was thrilled to make some progress on this WIP before the sun went down and it was time for fireworks to start. The little balcony overlooking our tiny yard is a great place for hanging quilt tops in the breeze.

I can't wait to see everyone's WIP updates! I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced, Sew Much Ado, Whatever Goes Wednesday, and Rae Gun Ramblings.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  
Happy Fourth of July!


  1. Looking good! There are some very cool blocks in there.

  2. I love it when the math works out! What an awesome setting for those blocks! I'm on the lookout for some nontraditional layouts for BOM/sampler blocks.

  3. Love that quilt top! So awesome that its for charity, and yay for quilty math working out! Thanks for linking up!!

  4. Great placement of the blocks - I bet we'll see more of that style pop up.