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WIP Wednesday

I went to my first sew day this weekend with my guild, South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild. I brought four projects, expecting to finish two things and maybe have time to do a little bit on a third. Hahahaha.

I did however, finish my main project I brought, which was to finish the top made up of the NuBees blocks I’ve gotten over the past three months. I requested aqua, lime and yellow on white, and I received such great blocks! I decided to go with a simple sashing between the blocks, and ended up putting a border on it later that evening after this picture was taken.

NuBees quilt top

I have the fabric for the back (I’m doing a simple color block using the three colors) and the fabric for the binding, but I probably won’t have time for them until next month.

I also worked more on my shattered chevron block. I made another block using thicker strips and put a border on just the top and bottom.

Strips cut and ready to be sewn together
Top and bottom border

In the end, I decided it looked better with the full border, and I didn’t like the strips being quite this wide. I had made them wider so the block would be a little less stretchy, so I ended up splitting the difference and really liked the final width. I’ve made two blocks for my NuBees hive.

red and blue on white

For this one, I kept things fairly lined up, so it’s a little less chaotic. For the second one, I went for a more chaotic look, and I think they both ended up being successful in different ways.

red, orange and purple on medium grey

I have figured out quite a few tips and tricks for making this block, so I plan to write a tutorial on how to make them.

No Progress:
3×6 blocks – NuBee blocks are due first, so I’m trying to finish them up before moving back to the 3×6 blocks.
Wedding Quilt for April – 1/4 of the pieces are cut out.
Dissertation Quilt – 3 of 30 blocks done.
Nyan Cat Quilt – still in planning stage.

Linking up to the WIP link party at Freshly Pieced, as well as the building blocks Tuesday link party at Quilter in the Closet.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


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