Thursday, January 23, 2014

It's From The Pile...I Promise: A WIP Wednesday Edition

Okay, yes I am easily distracted, but I promise this one is truly from my giant WIP pile!  I have strayed a bit from the path, for example I got lured into the It's A New Year Sewalong at Sew Can She and made a little boxy pouch for the Goob.
Then I found out that the Simple Retro Quilt Along that I participated in last year started back up at the beginning of the month, so I then felt like I needed to finish the last project that I had planned for that.  So, I started on that my defense it is the last project in the book and I already had it planned in my head!  Does that count as a WIP?
Anyway, on to the main point of my post, my WIP using the scraps from the twin baby boy quilts I made a little while ago.  As I was piecing the original quilts I kept the paired up triangle that I cut off together and then chain pieced then and set them in my WIP pile.  I think I even showed a photo of them in one of my other WIP posts about the twin boy quilts.  Anyway, as I was cleaning and organizing my sewing room...or attempting to at least...I came across my print outs from Camille Roskelley's first Craftsy class, Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple.  In there she gives some examples of varying ways to put together half square triangles and one idea was a sampler.  What a great idea, so I mixed it up ever so slightly and BAM, I almost had enough to make a nine block sampler with 14" blocks.  I just had to make 10 extra half square triangles which isn't bad, especially since I had some additional left overs of several of the prints.  I even threw in a new one, can you tell which one it is?
The photo above is actually the layout upside down because I couldn't take it any other way and when I flipped it in Photoshop it did not look right, just a little FYI. All about the acronyms tonight.  Well, I am super excited about this one for some reason.  I guess because I was able to use all of those half square triangles for something I really like...yay!  Although, it didn't make the pile much smaller...

This post is linked up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. this is a great quilt. anyone would be proud to own it.
    Kathleen Mary

  2. I really love these layouts in this sampler! I have a huge pile of HSTs without a plan, maybe I'll do a smaller version of what you've got going on her :) Well done!!