WIP Wednesday: Scrappy Happy

It’s another Poor Quality Photo Theatre post!

Signature Quilt BlocksThe “big” or “slow” project I’m working on is the signature quilt for my daughter’s teacher, who is retiring at the end of this year.  I’m using a mix of 6″ square background fabrics – Kona Ivory and a piece of pale beige with a parchment like pattern on it – and sewing 3 1/2″ squares from my scraps on opposite corners.  I’m not sure of the final layout of all the blocks yet, but I’m planning a 10×11 block layer for the 110 blocks I’m sewing.  It’s going to be all kinds of scrappy, and I’m saving the trimmings from sewing the 3 1/2″ squares on to make a HST border around it (in the green bowl in the picture).  The center will be 55″ x 60 1/2″, and I think those HSTs are finishing at 2″ so I’ll work out some math around inner borders and whatnot.  Once I get the blocks done they’ll go to the school for a while for the staff to sign them, so I won’t touch this for about a month or so after that hand-off.

16 Patch Baby QuiltAs part of sewing these blocks, I’m making some more leader and ender 16-patches to make a baby quilt for Project Linus. These are the ones I have done so far, and I think I need about 11 more to make it a decent size. I’m aiming for more greens, blues, and purples to rainbow it out since there’s a bunch of red already.

I’m trying to balance working on a big quilt project with some smaller quick finishes so I get my “hit” of finishing a project without sacrificing taking my time and enjoying a big project. I’ve got some small projects on my Finish-Along Goals page, but not sure what I want to tackle this week. It might be some of the cat nap mats, which I want to use as my samples for the Angela Walters FMQ class on Craftsy.

3 Replies to “WIP Wednesday: Scrappy Happy”

  1. I could say you are copying me with your two projects. 😉 I did a bunch of those 16 patches last year, though I put sashing between the blocks before I sewed them together. Your rainbow effect is great. Some of the others in my guild put the blocks together the way you are planning. Your signature quilt looks similar to my Corner Store quilt without the wonkiness. Hope I am inspiring you.

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