Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WIP Wednesday

It's official. I'm a topper. I could piece tops 'til the cows come home. Some day soon, I'm going to have to get some of these projects quilted and finished.

Top #1: All of these fabrics were pulled from Joan's stash. The pattern is Elizabeth Hartman's Charm Squares Baby Quilt pattern. The baby quilt uses 5" charm squares, but Elizabeth also included instructions that use (38) 10" squares plus 2 yards of background to make a twin size quilt. So fast and modern!

Top #2: I found (24) mile a minute squares in Joan's stash. I pulled some of her calicoes to border each block. I'm ready to piece some friendship block sashing before assembling the top. 

Top #3: For some strange reason, I've never made blocks like this before. I needed some leaders and enders while I pieced the red and blue top, so I reached into a bag of Joan's scraps and went to town. For a more modern version of this idea, refer to 15 Minutes of Play.

It was Joan's desire that her stash be used to make quilts for Habitat for Humanity, so that's where these quilts will go. Eventually.

** As I typed this post, I got an email from my MQX friend, Diane. She offered to machine quilt some of the Habitat tops on her new long arm! Woohoo! Aren't quilt friends the best?! **

Today is the perfect day to stay inside and sew!

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Great looking tops - they will go for a great purpose. Your back yard view looks like my back yard view!! We had between 6-8" in this storm and they are calling for more on the weekend.