Work in Progress Wednesday

I started a new project yesterday. A while back I found this pin on Pinterest and found the idea very clever. I understand this idea originated with Sharon Craig. Yesterday, I decided to try it out with a stack of 10″ squares I bought a few years ago from Connecting Threads. Here is one finished block.


The process is simple. You stack up three squares face up on your mat.


Do a bit of slicing and dicing and you get this.


Rearrange the bits and you are ready to sew.


You do have to trim your blocks down to finish them. I got 12 blocks done in short order.


I like that this is a very efficient use of the squares. Not yet sure what this will become. There are enough squares to make 12 more blocks but that would still be a pretty small quilt.

I have another project I should be working on but the ideas aren’t flowing there yet. I think the biggest boost to creativity is to just keep working on something.

Every morning, I get up, have coffee, read my Bible, and talk to God. But it is in the quiet of the sewing room, that my mind becomes quiet too and I can listen and hear Him talk to me.

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Work in Progress Wednesday

  1. Anja says:

    I like this block. Thanks for sharing.

  2. shirley Tener says:

    A group of us are participating in the Around the World Blog Hop and I’m wondering if you’d like to join in? If so, I’ll give you a shout out on my hop day (8/25), and then you post a week later on with some pics of what you’re up to and answers to a few questions about your creativity.

    If you’re game, I’ll forward you the few questions, and you can contact 1-3 bloggers (any creative genre – doesn’t have to be quilters!) to tag in your post for the following week. (Check out the link to page to see what a hop post is like.) and you can read a little more on

    *Shirley At SimpleSew* *ευχαριστω ( Thank you )*

  3. Jennie says:

    Live these. Something else for my To Do list!

  4. Kathy says:

    I just love those blocks … the pattern and the fabrics!

  5. Lois says:

    I just LOVE these! I’m wondering what you ended up doing with them, Katy. They would make a great wheel chair lap quilt for an older veteran at the VA hospital.

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