Wednesday, 10 April 2013

WIP Wednesday [strings and things]

It's Wednesday again, so what have I been working on the last few days?

Last week, Rachel at Stitched in Colour, announced Scrap Attack: String Fever. This was perfect timing for me.  About eighteen months ago I agreed to make a quilt for my Aunt, and she picked out the fabrics - blues and pinks. Then the fabrics sat in a box. And stayed in the box. I wasn't really sure what to do with them. I wanted something traditional, but modern, that would keep me interested (I get bored easily of the same block again and again if it isn't challenging enough).
Lots of cutting, but I don't think I have enough yet... especially not  pink

Then at Christmas I was given Hexa-go-go by Tacha Bruecher and I had a light bulb moment when I saw the quilt on the front cover. And Mum agreed that she thought my Aunt would like it - I did ask my Aunt last summer what she would like, and she said she trusted me and to do what I liked - Aunty Catherine, if you are reading this and don't like it, that's the risk you took :)

We checked the fabric I had on hand, and realised I needed more of the dark blue fabric. By some miracle it turns out to be a standard Hoffmann Batik fabric that is repeated (like Kona), so I was easily able to pick up some more. I've also added in Kona Snow.

But the start of the year involved lots of starts, and this wasn't one of them. Then when Rachel announced the scrap attack it was just the push I needed. The plan is a completed quilt top by the end of May. A completed quilt by the end of June?

Scrap Attack {String Fever}

I now have block one of thirty-six...

I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday and I'm off to check out some of the other links. WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Mack and Mabel said...

Your quilt is going to be gorgeous - hexies and strings - how wonderful ;) I'm sure your aunt will love it!

Diane-crewe said...

well ... that means you only have 35 to go... well done x we are all cheering from the sidelines xx GO girl x

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

You can do it Jennie! We'll be cheering you on. That's a great block!

Renee said...

It is going to be a great quilt! The strings and hexies together are so cute, and the colors are really fun.