Another WIP Wednesday!

I’m having fun reviewing what I’ve done in my sewing room each week! I expect things will slow down once I return to work next Monday. What a luxury it has been to have had this time to heal, contemplate and create. In some ways, one could say that I have been quilting my way to wellness.

So…last week I made four new squares for Nora’s Constellation quilt. I am really enjoying putting this quilt together. I’m not following a pattern, simply making a variety of 12″ star blocks in fun colours entirely out of my stash. I have fun browsing the internet and my books looking for ideas and tutorials for the different stars. Here are the newest ones:

And today I finally made the March block for the Treasure Chest BOM (block of the month)! I have been putting this one off because it looked so intimidating, and I couldn’t really visualize it from reading the directions. However, March is nearly over, and I couldn’t procrastinate any longer. So I bit the bullet and dug in. It turned out not to be as difficult as I anticipated. In only took me 3 hours (in contrast to the entire day the January & February blocks took!). I learned a valuable lesson….follow the directions! Har!

Here’s what it looked like after I made the cuts:

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And the finished product (Mexican Star):

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Over the weekend I got started on my summer lake project (or multi-summer project, more likely!) – appliquing an orange peel quilt using the needle turn method. Each biscuit is appliqued onto a 5″ Bella Solids charm square. The biscuits are cut randomly from my stash. I will need to make over 300 of them to complete the quilt. It’s going to be gorgeous!Here’s my start:

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Interested in seeing what other Canadian quilters are up to today? Check out WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced!

Happy creating!

 

6 thoughts on “Another WIP Wednesday!

  1. Everything you make is so beautiful it makes me wish that I could quit my job to stay home and sew & quilt ..well back to retaily .thanks for filling the earth with your GREAT & COLORFUL creations. Keep up the good work!

  2. I love the orange peel! Am looking forward to see your progress on it. the Mexican Star is one of my favourite blocks because it does look so complicated yet is not, it looks beautiful when pieced next to each other in one quilt…

  3. Such great colors, Nita! Looks like such fun. I haven’t been able to sew for 3 years and I miss it. See you in August.

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