Welcome back to WIP Wednesday! Thanks again to Elizabeth for hosting last week, but I’m glad to be back. : )
Warm Cool Quilt AlongJeni from In Color Order is having a Warm Cool Quilt Along. Since I’ve always wanted to do a value quilt—and since I seem to be obsessively joining every quilt-along on the Interwebs—I jumped on board for this one too. My original plan was to do the baby size, using as many scraps as possible. But as I was going through my scrap bins and cutting the squares, I realized something. There will be scraps in this quilt from every sewing project I’ve ever worked on. Many of my favorite fabric lines will be represented in this quilt. I’m even using my most treasured scraps, from lines I love but never had much of in the first place (hello, Neptune). It’s my very own I-Spy quilt. I spy Katie Jump Rope! I spy Park Slope! I spy Single Girl scraps! I spy scraps from Miss C.’s baby quilt! So for all of those reasons and more, I think it could be destined to be one of my all-time favorite quilts. And that means I would be kicking myself I didn’t make the lap-size version.
But obviously I couldn’t make the lap-size entirely from scraps, so back to the stash I went. My new goal was to repeat as few prints as possible. So here are all of my cool-color squares, some from scraps and some from my stash, all ready to be HST’d. There are 176 squares, from 128 different prints! It’s hard to believe I came up with so many. I didn’t have to repeat any of the blues! And my warm prints are stacked up on the cutting table, ready to go next. There are 105 of those, so there will be a total of 232 prints in this quilt! My sewing room looks like it’s been ransacked—my entire stash is out on the floor. : ) 3×6 bee blocksAnother scrap/stash project on the way to being complete. I’m making the herringbone block I designed for the Designer Challenge in Issue 5 of Fat Quarterly. You’ll find a tutorial for this block there. Ongoing projects:Secret project
This one’s moving right along! Top’s almost complete.
Completed tops awaiting quilting: Hope Valley (the original Supernova)