Tuesday, January 28, 2014

W.I.P. Wednesday

The wonky stack & whack quilt I started a few months ago for my friend's daughter sat neglected for at least the last month, with our trip and the Christmas holidays I just didn't have time or motivation to get going on it.  I had all of the blocks completed and some even sewn into rows already in December, but finally this week it all came back out and I got on a roll and finished assembling them.


This is half of the blocks, fully assembled (Well, as much of it as you can see, hanging over the curtain rod!  Each half is 6 blocks x 4 blocks).  I have another half finished as well which is not pictured.  Last time I made a large quilt I left the final seam joining the two halves until I was ready to baste.  This way I can press each half, then sew the seam and baste right away to avoid having to press an unwieldy fully pieced top.  It worked great for me last time so I'm sticking with it this time!

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced

15 comments:

Lisa said...

Pretty! I am digging your colours here - esp those fun purples.

Debbie said...

This is looking great!

Carla said...

Clever to do two big halves. I'll try that : )

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the idea of joining, pressing and basting at that last step! And this is a very pretty quilt too!

Karen M said...

Very nice top. It is a good idea to leave the top in two pieces so you can iron it. Thanks for sharing.

DeborahGun said...

it looks lovely. It will end up a fair sized quilt :-)

CityHouseStudio said...

So pretty! I love using the curtain rod as a quilt holder - I might have to try that!

Amanda said...

Love how bright and cheery this is. I can't wait to see the finished product!

Kristan said...

Looks awesome! I love your technique to avoid pressing a giant top. :)

wombatquilts.com said...

Clever technique...sweet quilt top.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Heather! Looks beautiful! Lovely colours and Fabrics! This simple pattern shows them great! x Teje

Patti said...

Looks so grand and beautiful, Heather! Super hint for pressing and joining that last seam!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Love those fabrics, Heather, thanks for the tip about pressing -- great idea!

Cathy said...

Very nice! I like your idea about finishing each half

nicole said...

Love that little owl block! This is such a fun quilt. And i love your tip for pressing in halves, wish i had of thought of that when i was making that last HST quilt!