Work In Progress Wednesday

This weekend was a mix of busy and quiet, depending on the day. We attended a wedding on Saturday and served in the kitchen, so we were grateful for the cool weather. The reception was outdoors and it was a beautiful day for it. It was a simple, beautiful wedding.

Thank you to all of you who commented on the Devil’s Claw quilt. I meet with Connie today to hand off more quilts, and will  relay your good thoughts to her as well. I enjoy hearing from each of you, and do my very best to respond back to each of you!

I’ve been back to doing some paper piecing again. While I wouldn’t want to paper piece all the time, I do enjoy it. I’ll show you one of the projects I worked on today. The other one will be for another post.

I made this block with the idea of submitting it for a contest at our county fair this summer. The block needs to be 12.5″ square and be a red, white and blue theme. When I saw the block, I knew I wanted to try it.

Work In Progress Wednesday - piecefulthoughts.com

The pattern for this block is on the Lark Cotton website. It was a free download, and you can find it here.

I used scraps and fabric from my stash. When all those little blue points came together on the back, to my surprise it fanned out and laid nice and flat! Despite it laying flat, the bulk threw off my center just a bit so it doesn’t all intersect just right. I’m trying to choose to be okay with that, although the perfectionist part of me just wants to either rip it out and fix it (if the paper backing was still intact this would be easier) or just make another one (tearing all that paper off took awhile, so maybe not). Because it’s not perfect, I’m waivering on submitting it. I haven’t submitted any of my quilting work to a fair or show, so I think I should just do this for the experience, yes?

Spring Paws Blocks

My Spring Paws blocks are still works in progress too. I have 10 blocks done, and I plan to make 6 more so that I have 16 blocks. If I stop there, I’d have a nice little table topper or wall hanging. I’ll have to assess how much fabric I have left after the 16 blocks are done, so that may make my decision for me.

Work in Progress Wednesday - Spring Paws - piecefulthoughts.com

The fabric line for this project is Dixie by Cluck Cluck Sew. It was a fat eighth bundle I received in a Sew Sampler box from The Fat Quarter Shop. The colors are bright and cheery, so I thought Spring Paws was a good name for the project.

And what about the bearded guys fabric and buffalo plaid? Well, I’m still kicking some ideas around for it. I haven’t quite settled on what I want to do yet, but I hope to soon!

I’m linking up today with Susan from Quilt Fabrication today.

Happy Stitching!

Wendy

11 thoughts on “Work In Progress Wednesday”

  1. I have to go check out the red,white and blue pattern. I love yours, really caught my eye. I can see trouble indeed with all that bulk in the center, but I might have to try it anyway! Definitely enter into the fair, I did a few times, the last time I took home several ribbons(much to my surprise!)

  2. I think you should submit it. I love the block. Can’t wait to see the spring paws progress.

  3. I think you should submit the block. I’ve never entered a quilt competition but I’ve learned a lot from puting my cakes into shows.

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