Wednesday WIPs

The dizziness is pretty much gone!!! As long as I don’t spin around in my office chair too fast! LOL. Feeling back to normal, so sewing happened the last few days. And I want to tell you how fast this pattern, that I loosely followed, goes.

I saw the Wiggly Whimsy by Moda somewhere and thought it just the cutest. When I went to sew with the charity group I dug in the storage room stash and found the Potato Famine fabric. Yes, that is what we dubbed the fabric pull. I found a good amount of a pale plaid I knew would work as the background to these dull fabrics. I just hoped putting them all together would make for a low key quilt.

Potato fabric in lower left of photo, the progress from 1 afternoon of sewing

Once I got home and got organized with the remainder of the fabric I realized I messed up! I was supposed to cut long sashing strips to sew between the blocks I made. Oops! I was just sewing blocks into strips and then strips together. Oh well, I just decided to add more strip lengths to make the width I needed. I ended up sewing 8 blocks long by 8 blocks wide. Because the blocks are 6″x8″ in size the finished top measures about 48″x64″. I am not sure why, but this top went sooo fast! Just a few afternoons of sewing and it’s ready to sandwich and quilt. Yippee! Not sure what I will do with the quilting yet, I even have the back ready too.

Next time I need a baby quilt I am using this pattern. It would be so cute with some brights against any color background. So that’s my WIP Wednesday, how is yours going?

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15 thoughts on “Wednesday WIPs

  1. rl2b2017 April 24, 2019 / 10:27 am

    Hi Chris! So glad to hear you are feeling less dizzy. That makes everything possible again now doesn’t it. What a cute quilt top – the plaid really toned down the potatoes. Love the colors in these fabrics. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits April 24, 2019 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks, I am back to Norman, which is my normal. LOL! The colors remind me of a pear. > >

    • chrisknits April 24, 2019 / 9:53 pm

      Absolutely! I may have to raid my 2.5” square tin! > >

  2. DelightedHands April 24, 2019 / 12:52 pm

    What whimsy! That pattern is very clever and so simple!

    • chrisknits April 24, 2019 / 9:53 pm

      It is so easy! Perfect for a quick sew. > >

    • chrisknits April 24, 2019 / 9:52 pm

      Most of the dizzy is gone. Only when I move too quickly do I have a trace of imbalance. Happy Me!!! > >

  3. Susan April 24, 2019 / 6:27 pm

    That looks surprisingly great considering you started with potatoes and that plaid. =) I like it a lot. I’m glad you’re back to normal – no twirling in the chair!

    • chrisknits April 24, 2019 / 9:50 pm

      I was hoping all the fabrics just played together well. It works, and maybe for a guy is more subdued? Thanks! At least I only half spin when I turn from my machine to my ironing station. LOL > >

  4. quiteayarnblog April 25, 2019 / 10:42 am

    Your potato famine quilt looks great! The name cracks me up, and the fabric is fun 🙂 Also, so glad your vertigo is much better!

    • chrisknits April 25, 2019 / 3:26 pm

      I guess if you squint it really does look like the insides of a baked potato that you mashed up with the skin on. LOL! The brighter yellows are the butter bits? > >

  5. Kate April 27, 2019 / 7:59 am

    Glad the dizziness is gone. What a great pattern for ugly fabrics.

    • chrisknits April 27, 2019 / 6:32 pm

      Thanks. What can you do with uglies but use a quick pattern!


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