Thursday, June 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday #31

I have two quilt projects on the go right now, my blue snowflake appliques and my one-patch quilt. Both were started during classes at the Remarkables Symposium in Queenstown held in April.

Blue snowflakes

I progressed a little bit on my third snowflake block. Here's all three so far.

I started with a selection of blues, (my little girl's favourite colour) and used some white/silver fabric for the snowflakes. I will probably pull some of the green out once I decide how I will piece the blocks together.

Now I need to source some more white/silver fabric. Rather than driving all over Auckland, I decided to try ordering some from Usually I prefer to support my LQSs, but sometimes I just can't find what I need. The exchange rate right now makes ordering from the US a reasonable option. We'll see how it goes.


My other project is at the quilting stage, although I'm not sure if I'm heading in the right direction with this one. This is a one-patch quilt that was started in Natalie Murdoch's class. I've done a stitch-in-the-ditch around each block and have started machine quilting three concentric circles in each block. I've done about 1/4 of them, bu t I know I will need a lot more quilting to make it work. I have no idea what I should do.

The picture shows a few blocks, there are 48 all together.


  1. Love the snowflakes!! And your flower blocks are marvelous.

  2. Love your snowflakes. So beautiful!

  3. I had to look three times at this one patch block. It looks like a kaleidoscope image. I'm guessing you layered four pieces of fabric exactly the same, cut squares, and joined them turning each one through 90 degrees! Fab effect

  4. Benta - yes, you're right. It was really easy once you find the repeat. This one was about 14" which is ideal. I was amazed at the variety of patterns and the others in my class all had such different results.