My Current WIPs…

I have a few things on the go at the moment (don’t we all!)…

Firstly I’m progressing quite nicely with my “Return To Sender” quilt.  I’ve pieced the top…

 and have just finished piecing the back…

I love how it is turning out.  When I pieced the back I fell short on the rows containing the pattern blocks.  When I came to sew these strips with the backing strips I was about 5″ short!  I couldn’t figure out what had happened so I simply added some of the green sashing fabric in small blocks at the ends.  Afterwards I realised (having re-read the instructions) that the pattern blocks for the back were supposed to be a different size to the pattern blocks I had made for the quilt top!!  Hey ho, I think it worked quite well actually, makes it look quite funky!

I hung the backing to take the photo (a bit of a dull image I’m afraid as the weather this morning was pretty grey!) and I’ve noticed that it seems bigger than the quilt top!  I’ve not measured it yet but the next job is to bast the quilt layers together so I guess I’ll find out then.  Probably better to have it too big than too small, at least I can trim it to match the top!

I’m linking up with “WIP Wednesday” at Freshly Pieced  and “Lets Bee Social” at Sew Fresh Quilts

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced    Sew Fresh Quilts

I’ve also got the fabrics ready for my current QAL’s…

The fabric on the left is for my first “Mini Of The Month Club” Mini, hosted by Sew Hot and Designed by Lily Quilts.  The fabric on the right is for the Midnight Mystery QAL hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.  So this weekends task is to start cutting all of this gorgeous fabric!  

What are you working on?

3 thoughts on “My Current WIPs…

  1. I like that return to sender quilt – the way those blocks are offset really makes it neat. I'm working on several things at the moment – a scrap piece, a piece that needs to be quilted…and a Riley Blake challenge quilt – hope I finish it by the July 31 deadline…


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