Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I am pretty sure I have a disease!  Unfortunately, modern medicine will not be able to cure me.  I have "new projectitis."  This is a condition where no matter how many UFO's I have I will always start another quilt before one is finished.  This disease has affected my life in the following ways.  

*  large fabric stash
*  multiple projects going at once
*  guilt at have non-finished projects
*  lost pieces (you know, the ones that didn't get put in the right place, 
and are lost until you have already made new ones)  
*  projects taking too long (I have some in the "years" category)

This week I have given in, once again, to this disease and started another new project.  My triangle quilt is still hanging on the banister, hopefully I will finish the top before school starts.  Anyway, back to my new project - recently my mom and I went shop hopping in the Provo area.  We saw so many beautiful quilts and great ideas but a pattern from Cornwagon in Springville just called out "buy me! buy me!"  It was loud enough I had to answer.  

This pattern has 15 pieced blocks, and alternating nine patch block things (I say things because they are nine patches, in a larger nine patch block).  These blocks are 4 3/4 inches right now, which as quilters already know will make them 4 1/4 when they are in the quilt.  

Here are the 4 I have finished so far.

Aren't they cute?  I have a dream of make a Dear Jane quilt someday (after most of my UFO's are finished).  I thought this would be a good way to test the waters and see if I have enough patience to tackle a quilt as intense as Jane.  If you don't know what I'm talking about just google "Dear Jane quilt" you will find tons about it.  

As far as testing the blocks I am loving it!  These are all paper pieced and I love how precise I can get, but these are the easy blocks.  I picked 4 of the blocks with the biggest pieces and they only get smaller from here.  Actually there are some that have squares that are about 1/4 inch!  Yikes!  I'm planning on doing one of those blocks today.  Wish me luck!  

Head over to Freshly Pieced to see what else is going on.  


  1. ooh geez! that disease .. i have it too. am looking for a cure .. but not very hard. sometimes it's a good disease to have. some symptoms are beneficial like the ability to turn colorful situations into wonderful quilts.

  2. Lovely designs! I feel your new disease pains as well. I gotta get busy and get some finished!

  3. You're not alone in your disease I promise you that!

    Those little blocks are darling - the Dear Jane is quite an undertaking. I've seen them in many colourways and they're always spectacular!

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!