Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Work-in-Progress Wednesday

I've got several custom orders in the works this week, but I've also allowed myself time to pull out some ongoing projects:

The first one is Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda Fabrics, using my When the Stars Align pattern. I loved this fabric when I first saw it, then I wasn't crazy about it, then I liked it again -- I think some fabric collections are just like that! I've seen lots of lovely quilts in blogland using this collection, so I'm feeling confident that this quilt will come together nicely. I've been trying to make a couple of blocks each day for a 12 block lap quilt.

I also played with some mini-tumbler blocks. One of my favorite Accuquilt dies is the 6 1/2 inch tumbler, and I've made a ton of quilts using that die. I love the look of it, and it is definitely a time-saver to die cut the blocks with the dog eared corners already cut out for perfect alignment. So, when the mini tumbler die came out, I purchased that one too, but I hadn't had a chance to play much with it yet.

This quilt came together pretty quickly -- until I ran out of border fabric! The mini tumblers are so cute, and they piece together as easily as the large tumblers. However, this was the only die I've had cutting issues with so far -- no matter how many layers I cut through, the top layer never seemed to get cut. I'll have to play with it a little more to see what's going on, but the problem could be solved by using an unwanted scrap piece as the top layer -- that way, I won't care if it cuts through it or not.

By the way, the quilt was made out of Alphabet Soup by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake Designs, and all of the pieces were leftover from a previous large tumbler quilt!

Linking up to Freshly Pieced Work in Progress Wednesday!



  1. Loving the Star blocks! They look fabulous!

  2. Oh yes! I do believe fabric can be mischievous like that sometimes. IT CAN BE A LOVE/HATE THING

    Amazing tumblers:)

  3. it is so funny how it works cause I will look at something I bought awhile back and be like... WHAT was I thinking? And I can totally remember being in love with it at the time lol.

    I am stopping by from the WIP hop, my post is here if you have time to stop by :)

  4. Yup, done the same thing, liked the fabric, started working on it, stopped liking the fabric, figured I had better finish it, decided to give the quilt away....then loved the fabric again, lol

    Great stars!!..I am working on a Giant Star

  5. Love the stars blocks! I always liked that collection...of course, I never bought any so I never had a chance to get tired of it! ;)

  6. Star blocks look great - my favourite is the blue!

  7. Your stars and tumblers look great!