WIP Wednesday

I’ve been working on a small quilt for the swap hosted by Lori of Humble Quilts. I started with this: 

But it was lacking. So I decided to add more and got to this.

Better, but I’m still not in love with it. It seems too simple, too predictable, too……something.  Or maybe not enough…….

While sewing these together, I started using the small scrappy squares as leaders and enders. 

I am making little 16 patches like the one you see here. Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts.

 

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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8 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. Lois says:

    I think your small swap quilt will be just fine with the right dark border. You always come through in the end, Katy.

  2. love your use of scraps! I wish my scraps were that organized! 😀

  3. Cécile says:

    I’m sure that your mini will be a success ! I finished my top today and go to do batting now….

  4. Lara B. says:

    I think it is very charming Katy! Once you add the border I bet you will love it.

  5. I think it’s scrappy deliciousness!!!

  6. Kathy says:

    Like everyone else, I’m confident that when you’re done, your little quilt will be spectacular! How tiny are those little squares you’re sewing together … and what are you planning to do with them?

  7. Really lovely in a pleasing, peaceful sort of way. Some quilts are great that just jump out and shout at you, (like bright orange quilts), but not every quilt should be that way. This is well balanced and would turn out well. When my husband, (who is not a quilter, but has a nice design sense), saw it, he said that he would divide it into quarters, and turn the pieces so that the HSQs had a windmill like pattern, like all turned in toward the center. I cannot visualize that, but I have often followed his advice with success.

  8. Faythe says:

    It is looking real good

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