WIP Wednesday

I’ve missed a couple of WIP Wednesdays, mostly because I haven’t had much in progress that was worth reporting about.

I have to admit to being more than a little….manic?  Obsessed?  Something crazy like that when it comes to new projects lately.

As evidence, may I present my niece’s quilt:


All of the 10 inch stars are done, as well as the 5 inch stars.  There are 10 inch 4 patches that are done, the 10 inch blocks that are going to be made up of stars, 5 inch 4 patches and 5 inch squares are just placed, not sewn together.  The circles are not appliquéd yet either.  This was just my first whack at throwing it all up on the design wall — I can tell that I probably need more large circles, and that stuff will need to be moved around before it’s all done.  I’m also thinking about offsetting some of the rows so that the larger stars might end up being half a block off set from each other in certain places.  That sentence doesn’t make sense, but I do know what I mean, which is all that counts right now, right?

I’m just making this up as I go along.  Actually, that’s not entirely true:  it did all come to me as a fairly fully formed idea, it’s just been a lot of math to figure out how many of each type of unit I actually wanted to make in order to have it all being interesting and balanced and so forth.

This gets the quilt to about 80 by 90.  I’m not entirely sure where I’m going after this, I’d like it to end up at about 90 by 100 or so.  I did have plans for a border of the blues, but I’ve already basically run out of the blues (well, all of you quilters know that’s not true:  I have scraps, but the scraps are all small, not the 5.5 by 10.5 rectangles I was envisioning).  When I bought the fabric for this, I didn’t really have a plan, I just bought half yards of most, plus yardage of one of the blues (for a binding) and several yards each of the star and circle prints.

So, anyway, that’s where I’m at:  I need to quit and actually get the cleaning done that I am supposed to be doing before my houseguests arrive on Friday.

Have a great Wednesday!



  1. Beth says:

    Suzanne! I just love that quilt and I’m sure your neice will love it too 🙂

    The colors are just fantastic! And your design is just perfect for those fabrics!

    I can’t wait to see it all finished 🙂

  2. Jami says:

    When you figure out exactly what you are doing on the quilt for your neice, make sure you do up a pattern for it…I’d buy it. I really like the variety of all the colors and the blocks put together here. She is one lucky young lady!

  3. Suzanne's mother (Mary Ann) says:

    This quilt is going to be adorable. Knowing your niece, I know that she will love it. She is bouncy and adorable and flippy/flighty (I mean that nicely, she’s full of energy). Good job as always, dear daughter.

  4. Alycia says:

    I really like it the way it is – how does just put up there turn out so neat. I love the colors too – very fun!

  5. Deb Levy says:

    Suzanne it is wonderful…I love it! It is so happy and has such energy. Great design…your neice will love it! Can’t wait to see it quilted…..we will see it done, right?

  6. Angela says:

    That quilt is just going to be stunning. I can’t imagine any little girl not loving it. For that matter –several big girls may adore it too! (I know I do).

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