Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Interwoven strips WIP

Hi, it's WIP Wednesday again over at Freshly Pieced, and what better day to post about the great workshop I did yesterday with Carolyn Forster at The Eternal Maker.  Definitely time for another WIP but one I hope to get on with and not allow to languish on the shelf!

It was a beautiful autumn day for a drive through the countryside to Chichester, and a great excuse for some shopping during the lunch hour.  I could buy a FQ of everything in the Eternal Maker, truly, and they have great sundries too, including some beautiful buttons.

Only downside was that I was rear ended at the first roundabout on the way home - and that is hardly Eternal Maker's fault!  Cracked bumper, nothing worse, just a few phone calls to the insurers, but I haven't been able to get on with any more sewing this morning in consequence - shame!

So here is what I managed yesterday: Ten 10" (finished size) blocks made with 2 1/2" strips. I have lots more pieces cut ready to play, but I am also itching to cut a few more strips from stash. It's a great scrap quilt and making the blocks is quite addictive so expect to see more photos in due course.

And here is my shopping: I don't have a lot of lime green and purple in my stash and since I am using both in this quilt I felt I could justify these fat 1/8 bundles.

Plus I couldn't walk by the Peppered Cotton half metres, also in purples: yum! I am definitely becoming more purple in my old age as I find I am wearing a purple cardigan today like in the poem! So long as my prose doesn't also become purple...

Thanks, Carolyn, for a lovely day, and I promise to finish this one quicker than the QOTG Sawtooth Stars!


  1. Very cute blocks! I made a Christmas quilt using this pattern!

  2. The woven blocks are really neat. This is going to be a very interesting quilt. Love the fabrics, especially the purples!

  3. I'm addicted to that acid green - it's so satisfying! I also love those peppered cottons, wanna get me some...I like that lattice quilt, too. I like slicing through a square like that - it's so fun.

  4. Very fun blocks. Hope you have more time to stitch in the next few days.

  5. Oh i really love this quilt block!! Your color choices in your quilts are amazing...hugs, Julierose