Wednesday 5 November 2014

WIP Wednesday - a Year 30 Quilt update

Since I last posted about my Year 30 quilt, I've been working away and making a block every day.  I finished up my experimentation with improv curves (I love them, but not so much in a 4 1/2" square block) and moved on to four patch blocks.  After that, I tried stripes, which I really enjoyed.  There is definitely a crazy striped quilt or two in my near future.

After the week of stripes, I moved on to fussy cutting.  This was convenient, because I was having a very busy week and it let me make some of my blocks out of a simple 4 1/2" square, cut to highlight a feature of the fabric.

I'm really enjoying this process, especially when I don't leave it to the last possible minute to make my block.  My quilt is definitely looking pretty cray-cray - I guess that's the challenge with a slow burning project where you don't plan very much ahead!

If you've just joined me, this quilt is part of a challenge to myself, and I'm making one 4 1/2" square block every day over the course of my 30th year.  You can read more about the challenge here and here.

This is a very long term WIP for me, so I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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RobotMomSews said...

Love this idea! And love seeing all your will turn out fabulous!

Charlotte said...

those stripes are fantastic!

cauchy09 said...

you go, girl! and i kinda love the cray-cray look. xo

Unknown said...

Loving seeing this come together. It's going to be so wonderful. It remembers me a little of the gypsy wife quilt.

mary mulliken said...

Hi, can you tell me if you used a pattern for the splashy stars quilt? I would really like to make it.
thank you!

dutchcomfort said...

This is such a fun project!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Goodness, this is really looking great!