WIP Wednesday

WOW! This week flew by and here we are at Wednesday again! The quilt binding is sewn on the Sunshine & Cloud yellow and gray quilt from last week and the custom wedding quilt is being quilted. I cut the left-over fabric from the wedding quilt into 1.5" and 2" squares and set them aside and while browsing some of my favourite quilting blogs, I found this picture of the Granny Square quilt block done up in red and white fabrics from Auntie Em at Quilt Crossing.

I thought how awesome that block looked, so complicated, yet so simple and imagined how the left-over squares would look done up in this pattern, so here's a couple that I put up on my design wall:

This will probably be a WIP for a while, as I have several other projects that I need to finish, but this one may not let me ignore it for long! I don't have enough squares for a full-size quilt, but I see this one as a picnic quilt or a lap quilt for sitting on the front porch on a cool evening.

One of the projects that is ahead of the granny square quilt is my blocks from the 3x6 bee group on Flickr. I wanted to include all the blocks into one quilt top, but it just wasn't working. I split out the blue and white blocks and you'll see them another time, and put the blue, yellow and purple ones together with an awesome batik fabric from my local quilt shop, Along Came Quilting. I originally wanted to finish these with lots of white space, but no matter how I arranged the quilt blocks, it never looked quite right. So, here's how it's going together:
Auditioning white space or sashing
Sashing wins!
Sashing with borders
So, that's what's keeping me busy this week! What are you working on? Have you ever had a project not want to go the way you thought it should?


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  1. oooh, that top red one really calls my name. Very nice!

  2. I have been playing with the granny square blocks and have a stack of 20 put together --- I actually haven't thought about putting them together into a quilttho... one day perhaps... The sampler looks quite excellent!

  3. Lovely sampler - it is each time again surprising to me what a difference sashing and border fabric choices can make on a quilt.

  4. Love your sampler. Very nice.

  5. I think you made the perfect choice for the fabric for the sashing. It's going to be lovely when it's finished.

  6. I laughed when I read your question..... I'm a happier person, in general, since I started embracing the unexpected in my work. I guess that's my way of saying most of the time things don't go as I anticipated....but sometimes they turn out better....so I'm trying to learn to go with the flow. I love the 2 blocks on your design wall. They're really pretty.

  7. Thank you all for visiting and leaving comments! - Ann


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