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May 28, 2014

WIP Wednesday

This week has been all about trying to get my quilt alongs caught up or a little ahead so I'm ready for the new ones that start on the 1st.  :)  How's that for overloading myself???

Over the weekend, I caught up the Jane Austen quilt along and the last few days has been trying to get my blocks ready for the Supernova Friendship Block Swap.  I just finished up the first two blocks tonight:

I'll be honest here.  These fabrics are WAY out of my comfort zone.  I'm not too sure how I feel about the blocks to be honest.  I send one to my partner and keep the other.  My son, who was with me when I was shopping for the fabric, claimed this one.  I sent him a pic of the first block and he was thrilled.  I guess that's all that matters, right?

I'm doing this same block swap with my aunt and for that one we're doing browns and turquoise/teals with a cream background.  Closer to my style.  We'll see how those come out in the next few days.

If there is anyone else following this swap, the original directions give you cutting instructions for the color fabrics as a per block thing but the background is all cut at once.  If you're like me, and only needing to cut on a per block basis, you'll need (8) 3" squares and (8) 3 x 5-1/2" rectangles PER BLOCK.  So to do two, you'll need 16 each.

So that brings us up to date.  What are y'all working on?


Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Fort Worth Fabric.


  1. You may end up loving the quilt, you never know! I'm pretty much a traditionalist and stick to your basic crayon box. Every once and a while I look at someone's brights in a quilt and I think...hmmm that might be fun to do!

  2. I will have to look at your other quilts and fabrics, as this block needs to absolutely come to my house and live forever! yes, I love it!!!!!

  3. Love how your block turned out! It's always scary to go out of your comfort zone, but I think you did an excellent job with the block!

    Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    Fabric Frenzy Friday