Wednesday, 27 February 2013

WIP Wednesday

I have been playing around with these 5" squares - I am using them to make two baby quilts.  I was planning to make two half square triangle quilts, which would have been very similar but unique at the same time.  However, I just can't face trimming the number of half square triangles I would need to make two quilts, so I decided to change things up a little.


One quilt will be half square triangles, and one quilt will be...wait for it... wonky stars.  Can you believe I have never made a star block before?  Crazy!  I must remedy this immediately.


I've also been plotting my item for the Modernista Homemade swap.  I posted this picture of my potential fabric selection to see whether my partner would like it, but she hasn't commented.  I was aiming for a spread of colour values from light to dark, but given the lack of feedback and my partner's stated preferences, I think I will stick with the brighter fabrics.


What are you working on this week?

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

15 comments:

Austysmum said...

You will have fun with wonky stars and they will look great in those solids. But be warned - they are addictive!

Camilla said...

Yes I'm with you on the HST trimming. It nearly ruined me on my HST quilt! I keep half researching die cutters because of that.

wasntquiltinaday said...

Love the colors for the wonky stars. That's going to look great!

Sewing Mom said...

Love those colors! Wonky stars are so much fun. Visiting from WIP Wednesday. Have a great day.

Melissa said...

I've never done a wonky star before (I've done stars, just "normal" stars! Yours are going to look fabulous!!

Ann said...

I love the colors of your squares!!!! Once I purchased a rotating board I no longer dread the trimming process! It's pretty quick, blast my music drink some wine and Voila! HST trimmed to perfection! Im not a wonky fan, bu I look forward to your completions in those gorgeous colors!

UKMUMINUSA said...

I have never made a wonky star! but have just learnt how to make a star in a star, I think stars are addictive!

wombatquilts.com said...

Love the idea of doing a white star with a coloured background. I have a wonky star addiction and you have just added another version for me to try. Thanks.

Cille said...

I think the white stars are brilliant... It's going to look great. And boy, with those fabrics I wish I was your partner in the swop. They are perfect together :)

Kirsten said...

Love the colours of the solids you are using for your Wonky stars.

Marit said...

Lovely colors you are using for the baby quilts! Good luck with your swap item! It is tricky when you have a silent partner...

MsMidge said...

Ooh I've never done a wonky star either?!!?!? And if your silent partner doesn't speak up - I will! lol

Jillian said...

What a great star pattern and I like your fabric choices. I'm working on socks this week! (I've already had to restart once, hopefully I'll get some traction on the weekend.)

Adrianne said...

Thanks Jillian! Good luck with your sock making! By the way, I would normally reply to your comment by email, but you are a no-reply blogger. Just thought I would let you know in case you were wondering why you aren't getting a response to your blog comments.

Fabric Heart said...

Nice fabric.I am sure the fabric exchange has so many choices of beautiful fabrics too.