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Happy Quilt-a-long - Tribal
I am managing to stay caught up with the quilt-a-long I joined so far!  This past week we put together 16 patch blocks in a random fashion.  It was fun to put all the different fabrics next to each other!!

A mid point in assembling.

They are assembled, and need ironing!

And here you go!  Six 16 patch blocks all hanging out together.

For the most part I am happy with how my seams matched up.  And the randomness is fun.

I just found out that our next step is to cut these blocks down the diagonals and reassemble to make a different shape.  It's pretty innovative and I am looking forward to cutting again tonight (after I fix a few rogue seams that got away from me -- see the bottom right of this block below)

The sashing comes next -- which means I should pick it out already.  I am thinking a chocolate brown or maybe I'll pull another tribal print.  I think it will be easier to decide once I have the diagonal cuts and re-sewing done.

What do you think?

Best part... this quilt really is coming together quickly... you can use charms (pre-cut 5x5 inch squares) which saves cutting time... and the randomness.. have I mentioned how much fun it is?  I can see making this quilt pattern again!

Central Park Pin Wheels

Most of my weekend was focused here in Central Park land!  A happy, wonderful, colorful place!

I finally assembled the center and had that giddy moment about how fun it is to use such big squares to show off these prints!

Then I spent a lot of time making sure all those square and pinwheel seams matched up.  For the most part it looks pretty dang right on!  whoop whoop!

This is the backing I am looking to use.  I laid it out and the fabric isn't quite wide enough to accommodate which means I need to 'design' the back now. 

Originally I was thinking of using some of the left over pinwheels.  But looking at this pictures... wow that is a 'loud' fabric.  I might head more in the direction of a big thick brown stripe offset from the center. 

Another look at the pinwheels and backing together.  Aren't those birds cute!!

And another glory shot of the front all pieced together and ironed.  I'm really liking it!!

And yes, this quilt top is officially Katie approved!  That's the highest mark of quality I could ever hope to reach.  She lays on it every time I turn around.  So cute!

X Marks the Spot

I haven't pulled this one out this week.  Although, now that Central Park is off the design board... this is the next one to go up and get it's arrangement.

You Can Sew-a-thon!
Read the intro to our sewing adventure here 

No progress here.  I think one project a month is going to be where I head with this.  The good news.. it's almost March -- meaning time for the next project!!

--BACK BURNER-- *cricket, cricket*

Tulip Runner - no change here, but getting closer to picking this one back up.

This Week's Work in Progress (WiP) Stats
Last WiP Wednesday Total: 5
New Projects: 0
Finished Projects: 0
Total WiP's: 5

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Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

I love your pinwheels, that quilt top is really lovely and there's lots of interest in it too which I love!

Bree said...

Can't wait to see your completed tribal pattern quilt. It looks nice as it is, so it'll be interesting to see how it turns out once you do the cutting & final placement.

Seaweed and Raine said...

The backing fabric for Central park is lush - what is it?
Some of the "tribal" prints you are using are gorgeous - looking forward to see ing more :)

Lee said...

Oooh, I love that backing fabric for your Central Park quilt! You're right, it's loud, but also so, so cool. : ) But I think some solid pieced into it would go a long way. It'll give the eye a place to rest. It's going to be beautiful!

Thanks for linking up, have a fabulous week! : )

julieb said...

that pin wheel quilt is amazing.
I have yet to complete a quilt of my own.
its on my long list of things to do..
but i think i want to do one like this.

Teje said...

Hello! I love your garden quilt and it's so beautiful with Katie and her similar colours!
I'm exited to see how your Friday sewing is going on!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Teje and Nero

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