Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WIP Wednesday and Bee Social

I'll be linking this post up to both WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social by Lorna. See the sidebar for links.

Having attempted to put away a new project the other night, I realized that I'm out of shoe boxes. Now the natural response I am sure should be to go get more shoe boxes (the very helpful guys at Red Wings Shoes said I could have as many as I want) but I thought instead I'd try something new - emptying a currently used shoe box.

I started with the easiest one on the list - the Mod Mosaic. I started these more than a year ago and then put them away when I couldn't decide on a background color. Additionally, the pattern author didn't seem to provide instructions for setting the blocks. It was one of those things that I had to mull over - apparently for more than a year.

So here it is, and the shoe box is now empty. This one is hanging up in my closet waiting to be sandwiched and quilted.

And then there was a box of Jelly Roll strips leftover from my first attempt at a bargello. I sewed for most of the day (yay for snow days!) and came up with a stack of these:

Which I will eventually turn into these:

I'm about half done - too bad I have to go to work tomorrow.

Thanks to Lee and Lorna for hosting these great link ups! Stop by and see what other crafters are sharing.


  1. Good for you, Kaelyn! Getting into those shoe boxes and making some progress. Your mod mosiac blocks look great against that purple background. I agree.... Improv piecing is not as easy as it looks. Your layout is perfect! And your x block is looking great, too!

  2. Great mosaic blocks. Are they made using the tile quilt technique?

  3. Just LOVE your finished quilt top - so bright and lovely!!!

  4. Great background fabric you chose for those blocks! Good job on finishing that quilt. I have one that I have been slowly working on for like a year and a half so props to you!