Friday, September 13, 2019

Weekly Wrap-Up: Hunter's Star Quilt Progress

Hey friends!

Last week I shared an older WIP (Work In Progress) of mine and I thought it would be fun to give you an update.

The air is getting cooler, I have the ingredients for pumpkin muffins on my shopping list, and the leaves on my neighbors tree are starting to change color (the leaves on my tree are stubbornly staying green). Surely, Fall is here, right? (Don't call me Shirley.)

It seems like the perfect time to finish up this Hunter's Star quilt I started a while back. And by that I mean, two years ago. I know, I know! This year, though. This is the year I'm going to finish it! Or at least finish the top.

FUN FACT: The fabric in that block came from my stash and it dates back to 2005! Do you have any really old fabric hanging out in your stash? Let me know!

Earlier this week I started to lay out the blocks on my design wall. I have to say, I really love having a design wall. It's great to see how things will come together. Of course, a design bed or a design floor works well too! Use what you've got and what works best for you!

I'm excited to see this one come together.


Until next time!
- Sarah

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Going the Way of the WIP

Hey friends!

Today feels like a good day for a catch up. I have been working on two projects at the same time and not really getting anywhere with either.

The first is this dresden quilt made with gorgeous Sunkiss fabric by Tilda.

As you can see, it's just a stack of dresdens, nothing even remotely resembling a quilt top. I normally cut out ALL my fabric at the beginning of a project. I didn't this time. Any guesses what happened? I stalled out. Lesson learned.

The second project being put on hold is this one made from a beautiful batik layer cake called Blossom Batiks by Flaurie and Finch for RJR.

I made a bunch of blocks but I just can't decide on a layout. Here are the options.

A) I don't know the name of this pattern but it's like a mini Jacob's Ladder. If anyone knows, please tell me in the comments.
B) This is the Jane's Ladder pattern from Woodberry Way.
C) This traditional Buckeye Beauty block was my original plan.
D) Finally, there is Jewel Box pattern and I think it is my favorite of these variations.

Decisions, decisions...

So, it's time. I'm calling it. Both of these projects are headed for the WIP (work in progress) pile and I'm clearing off my workspace for something new. Well, actually, something old. I'm pulling out an older WIP with gorgeous Fall fabrics. Are you noticing a trend? Lots of WIPs and very few finishes.

Last year, these fabrics all got cut out and turned into Hunter Star blocks.

Summer is on it's last legs and it seems like the perfect time to revisit this project. Timing is everything, right?


Until next time!
- Sarah