Wednesday, June 5, 2013

wip wednesday

After I finished this giant quilt for my husband, I wanted to make a quick and easy baby quilt for my cousin who is expecting her 2nd daughter.  So I just started cutting and sewing and just hoped I would figure out how I wanted to put it together when I was done making the blocks.
But that hasn't happened yet.  I think I'm going to have to trim some down or leave some out or something because I couldn't find a combination I was happy with.  They are all different sizes so I need to do something to make them more uniform.  Also I think I need more pink.

When that didn't work out I started another big giant quilt.  Oops.  I am making the "Make This Quilt" quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts.  I am scaling it down a little bit because I am going to back it with Folksly Flannel and I don't have quite enough to make the 80x88" version in the book, so mine will be a few inches smaller.  This is still going to require 800+ 2.5" colored squares and the same number of white squares.
The great news is that unlike my Maple Leaf Rag quilt (which I loved making but which created as many scraps as it used) I am making a good dent in my scraps.  I am also using a couple of mini charm packs I had on hand.

Hopefully I will make some progress on one or both of these this week.  I am also planning on making a Super Tote soon, I just can't decide what fabrics I want to use.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  

19 comments :

  1. Cute quilt blocks! What about adding pink borders around some and filler strips? Two birds one stone?

    It's very sweet in any case.

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  2. I love all the blocks! I'm also drawn to your blog title "Kitchen Table Quilting" as that is where I have to do all my work as well. (Well, and the coffee table sometimes).

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  3. What sweet blocks for a baby quilt Erica.

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  4. I can't wait to see what you do with the Super Tote! I made mine about 80% of regular size and LOVE it. Those little squares are so pretty!

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  5. the baby blocks are darling! you've got some zingy modern quilting going on here from the looks of your banner. (you know, like they are fresh and have some zing or pep to them?)

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  6. Your citrus blocks are looking great, can't wait to see it finished;)

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  7. ooooh, it's going to be another fantastic quilt, Erica.

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  8. Oooh, I love the fabrics you are using for both quilts. Could you use pink fabrics as a background/sashing for the blocks you've already made, in an improv kind of way, so that you don't have to cut them down too much?

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  9. Your blocks are so pretty! I love the colour palette. And the fussy cuts are adorable!

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  10. Beautiful quilt blocks! What is that adorable fussy cut fabric in the center of your blocks?

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  11. Those blocks are so cute! Great fabric choices. Whatever you decide, I'm sure it is going to be adorable.

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  12. Lovely lovely. Baby quilts are so fun!

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  13. I like those blocks!

    And 800+ print and another 800+ white squares scares me a bit!!! :)

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  14. Such cute blocks! I love the fussy cutting centres! So nice. You're brave to start another big giant quilt so soon! I'm super impressed :) Your constellations quilt is awesome!

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  15. Beautiful! The colour palette is so pretty and I love the fussy cut centres for your blocks. This will be a very nice quilt!

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  16. Oh, I love your baby quilt blocks. Color balance looks fab from here!

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  17. I can't wait to see what you do with all those gorgeous scraps. What a fun mix of colors!

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  18. I love your projects :) I have some yardage of Pearl Bracelets that I have been saving to make a Super Tote.

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  19. What fabulous quilts! And your Moda Bakeshop tutorial is great, too!

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