Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WIP Wednesday

It feels like forever since I've worked on a good sized project. Lately I've spent a lot of time working on bee blocks, swaps and hand stitching for The Handmade Parade. This week however, is different. I received the charms from two rainbow charm swaps I participated in earlier this spring and started cutting and sewing right away.

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I knew I wanted to make a postage stamp quilt (we'll ignore the fact that traditionally postage stamp quilts use 1" squares). Let's say that 2.5" is the new 1". I was poking around flickr and saw this beautiful rainbow of quilty goodness and had my idea. I didn't want to make the same quilt though, so I decided to make mine in strips rather than squares. Since I was given a surprise day off work today, I'll finish the piecing this morning, probably while watching Twin Peaks.

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I'm linking up with 
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

and a purely Canadian linky at The Needle and Thread Network!

32 comments:

  1. You can even make my lil' box of 2.5" squares look bad. ;P (Love it, btw)

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  2. Wow, so much rainbow goodness! Looks awesome!

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  3. I just received squares from my first ever rainbow charm swap, so I'm interested to see how yours turns out! I have no clue what I'm going to do with mine yet, but I signed up for a second one. (When in doubt, collect more squares, right?)

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  4. Wow! So colourful! the colours are perfectly matched! You sure did receive beautiful charms from your swap. I went to look at your inspiration, love it too. How exact do you get your seams lined up...I have so much trouble with that! ;)

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  5. Pht, 1 inch... who can be bothered?! Much more efficient this way ;)

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  6. wow! That's going to be one stunning quilt once it's done! Looking forward to seeing it finished!

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  7. gorgeous! I like your ideas of sewing strips first. it's going to be stunning.

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  8. It's looking sooooo amazing. I could not imagine working with 1" squares, so I agree with you - 2.5" squares are where it's at!

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  9. Oh my goodness I love love this so much! SO MUCH!

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  10. I love the colors. I'm a sucker for rainbows! :)

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  11. Wow. What a wonderful bundle of trainbow stips. The quilt will look awesome.

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  12. Wow, Katie, this is going to look insane! Love it!

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  13. Awesome! I LOVE it! I always enjoy rainbow-y looks in quilts like that. Love the inspiration one, too. And, yeah. I'm pretty sure 2.5" is the new 1". It's how I make my "postage-stamp" quilts, too. Perfect.

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  14. I love the way the strips and dangling free like fringe. Blast from the past show - I watched Twin Peaks the first time around and it was pretty quirky for back then.

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  15. Wow!! lots of sewing going on there...it will make a beautiful postage stamp quilt....

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  16. Love the colours! That looks like the makings of one stunning quilt! =D

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  17. Ooh la la! Love this rainbow!

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  18. Yummy! I love this Katie! This is going to be gorgeous!

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  19. Gorgeous, Katie! Can't wait to see this when it's done!!

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  20. amazing, the quilt will be very pretty!

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  21. love your take on the postage stamp quilt - sounds like a more manageable size! Beautiful.

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  22. Looks great! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous. I love rainbow quilts.

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  24. Gorgeous colours. How big will it finish?

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  25. Yeah for surprise days off work, you certainly are putting yours to good use.

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