Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WIP Wednesday

I haven't shared a completed project in a little while and that's mostly because I can't seem to settle on one thing. The fabric is flying, but I've been spreading time between 3 or 4 different quilt projects. All of them have been stretching my brain and forcing me to slow down, evaluate my precision, and experiment with different color palettes and fabrics.  It's a real good thing. So, today I'll share with you a few projects that are hanging out on the design wall. 

First, I'm working through the Tula Pink 100 Modern Blocks book. So far, I am loving how small these are. It's been easy to put a few together using my scrap bucket. I'm following her color ideas for each block so I'll end up with a rainbow quilt at the end. These blocks made me realize that I had gotten lazy with my 1/4in seam and was really sewing closer to a 1/2in. Oops! Fixing that made these blocks come out a lot better!

Mark got me the Jen Kingwell's Steampunk Quilt pattern along with the FQ line of Anna Maria Horner's Dowry line for Christmas. I've never sewn with curves before and so this one has been a challenge. These are also much brighter prints than I usually work with and matching the super bright fabrics with lower volume backgrounds has been a challenge. But, I'm loving how the pieces are turning out.

I also started to piece together some selvage blocks. I've been collecting them for a while and now some of the ladies at the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild are saving them for me too. 
I love how these come out and they are sweet reminders of some of my favorite fabrics!

What are you working on lately?? 
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for her WIP Wednesday Link party!


Lynn F said...

I think I am also guilty of an overly generous seam. When I eventually jump into the Tula 100 (I have the book but not the time!) I will keep your comment in mind!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful blocks, I love all of the salvages.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really love your selvage blocks, and the Tula block colors are fabulous!

madfabriholic said...

I love all your projects- but especially the Tula blocks. I'm working my way through them as well, and I have also found the need for precision in these small blocks!

(FYI, I'm hosting a Tula City Sampler block linkup, and I hope you'll consider joining in... )

Anne said...

Love all your fun blocks. Isn't it kind of fun to have more than one thing to work on? Sometimes when the inspiration is lacking on one project it's going on another one. Keep working at the curves because they really aren't that hard once you get the hang of it. I laughed at your 1/2" seam allowances . . . yes you do need to get that one figured out if the blocks are going to come out right.