WIP Wednesday: Keying In


Good morning from chilly Wisconsin! I know I have no right to complain—it’s not like it’s a polar vortex or anything—but dang, it’s cold here. Perfect weather to stay in and sew.

And sewing is what I’ve been doing, still working away on my Greek Key quilt. Now that the blocks are mostly sewn together, I have to say I’m getting a lot more excited about this one. I discarded the one yellow print block that you saw here in favor of a more muted (but still contrasting) solid (not shown here), and I’m happy I made that choice. The yellow print block was nice, but something about it just felt wrong. You’ll see the full quilt very soon on We All Sew!

Today’s WIP Wednesday is brought to you by Intrepid Thread!

Intrepid Thread has Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander and Pacific by Elizabeth Hartman now in stock! Carkai has such bright, fun colors and usable prints, I can’t wait to get my hands on some.

Want some Carkai of your own? Intrepid Thread is giving away a $30 gift certificate to one lucky reader this week!

To enter the giveaway, do any or all of the following (each one gets you one chance to win):
1. Comment on this post
2. Post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #wipwednesday

3. Link up your own WIP Wednesday blog post or Instagram photo below

Okay, so what are you working on this week? Let’s see it!

1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the “Add Your Link” button below, then click on the Instagram icon at the bottom of the screen that pops up. You should then be able to select any of your recent Instagram photos. Where it says “Link,” use the URL of your Instagram feed (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/freshlypieced). Please hashtag your IG post #wipwednesday.
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.

4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!


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  1. Remnant Quilter
    Remnant Quilter says:

    Very appropriate color scheme for Greek Keys. I desperately need that fat quarter bundle! The only new fabric for me this year has to come from such winnings, as I'm clinging hard to the stash-only New Year resolution. Reward me! /begging

  2. lalaluu
    lalaluu says:

    Intrepid Thread not only has the new Carolyn Friedlander Carkai collection, but they also have the Blueberry Park collection by Karen Lewis. If you like color and blenders, it's for you!

  3. Karen
    Karen says:

    Lee, I continue to be so amazed by your quilts–this one especially. It looks fairly straightforward, but I am totally blown away by how straight everything is–not easy with just black and white! Thanks for the giveaway–I'd love to have some new fabric to start off the year:)

  4. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    I think it takes a good eye (and maybe some intuitive color sense) realize the fabric and/or color is wrong before stitching the whole quilt together. I'm looking forward to seeing the finish. Thanks for hosting the link-up, Lee.

  5. GranChris
    GranChris says:

    The Key is a great pattern. I really like your Wed links. I like seeing what everyone is up to. I don't have a blog but there are a lot of great quilters out there. IT is a wonderful shop.

  6. Beth
    Beth says:

    Seeing Greek Keys a lot these days–maybe they are just catching my eye. That is a pattern that manages to be both classic and modern and always looks great.

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