WIP Wednesday 2017-05-17

I’ve been quietly working on the Sewcial Bee Sampler sponsored by Maureen Cracknell and Sharon Holland.  Working with colors and contrast has been my focus, though I love seeing the Sampler contribute to more perfectly made blocks than I was making a year ago.

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#15 Broken Dishes might be one of my favorites.  The colors work really well together.

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I do also love this block #14, Star + Cross, with the squirrel feasting on a late night snack.  The quilt colors and characters will be perfect for our cabin!

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This block #13, Flying Geese also came together nicely.  Great practice for flying geese, and realizing that 100% cotton thread does affect block size!

We are over half way complete on the sampler.  You can find more details on the QAL here.

I am also working on the Milky Way Sampler QAL by Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts.   I decided to make two, one for the silent auction at school next year and one for our cabin.  Allison Glass for one with a gray Kona background, and a myriad of contemporary prints for the other.

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It is my first paper piecing project and am enjoying how perfect paper piecing makes each block.  I’ll definitely be doing more of these!IMG_6411

Both of these are the Alpha Centuri block in the two colorways I selected.  I added metallic to the center of one – not perfect, but I love the reflections it provides and depth to the star.

Thanks for reading along and I am looking forward to next week’s blocks and post!

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