Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday and a fun freebie!

I seem to have a bad case of quilter's attention deficit. Maybe it's the laid-back Summer feeling, or the fact that sooo many beautiful fabrics that we saw from Spring Quilt Market are all coming out at once! Whatever the reason, I'm a little embarrassed to show you all the starts I've made in the past couple of weeks. But here are a few anyway!

First up an Instagram photo I shared last week as I started prepping for a retreat in early August. I cut a bunch of my Bonnie and Camille scraps into squares and then started making block piles...

I'm making Granny Square blocks using Lori Holt's book Great Granny Squared and using scraps from many of their lines. I think it will be fun to see how they all play together!

I can't resist an Anna Maria Horner line and Pretty Potent may be turning into one of my favorites. I've had Terry Atkinson's pattern, Hexie Garden, for a while waiting for the perfect fabric.  Thought it might be a nice combo, so I'll try a few blocks before I commit!

Have you seen the new Art Gallery line, Indelible? It wasn't on my list to watch for, but when my local quilt shop got some in I fell for the unusual combination of text, geometrics and nature-themed motifs. And one of my favorite color palettes of teal, coral, gray and gold.

I've had this free pattern for some time, wanting to try it but frustrated with the amount of cutting and waste involved. And then it dawned on me to cut individual 60 degree triangles, add a strip to each one and trim the strip even with the triangle. I think I may increase the size of the triangles a bit also. Can't wait to get further on this!

 And I've made some progress on my Flowering Snowball! I'm up to 16 blocks {out of 30} and thoroughly enjoying the process.

 Finally, I was so excited to see these lovely, FREE gift tags on the Martingale blog this morning. This one uses my "Hanging Around" design from Simply Modern Christmas. It's my favorite, but I'm a bit biased :-) Head on over to download your free gift tags!

That's it for today! Looks like I better get back to some sewing. Any tips on helping me focus???

For more WIPs visit Lee at Freshly Pieced!


  1. Love that you stand on a stool to capture all the terrific squares of fabric. Oh and that Flowering Snowball! Wowzers.

  2. Such a fun bunch of projects coming along! I love your stack of Indelible and solids, and the close-up looks really pretty! Love love the little gray floral... :)

  3. Wow! Those are some seriously beautiful projects! I have like 4 projects from your Simply Modern Christmas book picked out to make. I'm hoping to at least get one or two done before Christmas!

  4. I love the other colorway of the Indelible line - oh those purples. But I find it funny because I always LOVE your color palates. Maybe that means I need to step outside my box? Love your flowering snowball,it's gorgeous.

  5. All beautiful starts, Cindy!!

  6. Your choice of fabrics are so fun.

  7. What a crazy busy week! Loving your choice of fabrics. I am really excited to see how your Bonnie and Camille grannie squares turn out!


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