Wednesday 10 October 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

You know what? There is a whole lot going on in the on-line modern quilting community. I find I have been spending more time looking at others blogs than I have been actually working on my own quilts. Enough I say! Time for me to get back into the swing of things. About all I have had time for lately is Bee Blocks, but I long for the feeling of a big finish!

So, I am making a commitment to you and ME to start bogging at least once a week. I definitely work better with a goal, so here we go! I have seen W.I.P. around a lot in my surfing. If you are like me, you did not immediately know that it stands for Work In Progress. What a better way to kick off my weekly update than with works in progress. Thanks to Lee at Freshly Pieced for coming up with the W.I.P. Wednesday gem.

After my Sunday Post, I looked at my scraps, and I looked at the HSTs and the scraps won! They were too delicious to pass up.

Once I had decided what fabric I wanted to use in my next project I spent way too much time thinking about a pattern. Let's Keep it simple - Postage Stamp it is. The best thing about a postage stamp? It will go together easy, and I can see all of those awesome fabrics in one place!

I don't think there is a wrong way to make a postage stamp quilt, but I did see a great tutorial at Red Pepper Quilts that seemed nifty. I think I might also try some quilt as you go in this project too, I'll keep you posted!(get it :)).

So tonight I started cutting....

For my bigger scraps, 2 x 7 strips with a plan for 16-patch strip pieced blocks with a random layout. I do have a lot of smaller scraps which will need to be trimmed to 2 inch square. I see a lot of cutting in my future.

For the fabric devotees like myself, in this pile of scraps you will find bits from: Lotus - Amy Butler &
Fresh Cut - Heather Bailey(which I am excited to hear is back in print).

Better get back to cutting. Thanks fro dropping by.


  1. Your scraps are beautiful! Can't wait to see more progress on your postage stamp quilt.

  2. Thanks Marcella, I almost hurts to cut them up, but somebody has to do it!