This is Work In Progress Wednesday so I thought I’d share my puzzle quilt project. I’m using some fat quarter packs bought half-price at Hobbycraft a couple of weeks ago.
Having thrown my usual caution to the wind I’m using these fabrics of contrasting patterns and colours to make blocks of either 6″, 9″ or 12″ in size. My vision is that they will all be pulled together by making smaller blocks and strips using plain fabrics in blending colours. We shall see… In the meantime I’m really enjoying the freedom of flicking through one of my most used P&Q books, 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins, and just picking on a block, selecting from the limited range of fat quarters and then cutting and sewing. Judy’s book is straightforward to use with cutting requirements for each block in six different sizes and a clear diagram illustrating how to construct the block.
Fortunately I can leave my machine set up with space for a table-top ironing board and a small cutting mat. This has enabled me to sit down for the odd 20 minute stint here and there to move a block forward towards completion. Very satisfying! Fifteen blocks are made up, I reckon ten more and it could be time to try and put the puzzle together!
Hope you are making some P&Q progress today.
I’m linking with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.