WIP Wednesday

A new WIP has entered the ring and it’s just about driven me crazy! I have wanted to make Titch for a long time. It finally made its way to the cutting mat, and promptly confused the brain that was already struggling after a weekend visit from the Portia!

Are you about done with that sammich?
She was watching me while I ate. LOL!
A not so fully potty trained 9 month old

Fabric Pull

So, Titch. I think the pattern writing leaves a lot to be desired. It’s just not very clear on a lot of things. But maybe that’s just me. And just maybe there’s an error in the cutting instructions. For the 2nd version, the gold sashing one, you create small 4 patches. I mean SMALL!! 1.5″ cut for .75″ finished. But there is a different way, to me, of constructing them, so cool. The next step is to add 4 HSTs to create a square in a square with the 4 patch. The pattern has you cut 144- 2″ squares in your background color for these to be cut into the HSTs. A 9 block layout with 4 of these SinS units per block means you need 2 X 4 units per block X 9 blocks = 72- 2″x2″ blocks. Did you see where they tell you to cut 144!!!

One of the first times I didn’t just make a sample block before cutting!!! But I thought, it’s such a small project. Oh well, it’s not like I don’t have use for 2” square background pieces. Plus, due to my own stupid mistake, I over cut the 2″ sqs for the 4 patches, so actually, I just might have to come up with a project to use up the 72 extra background sqs with the 54 extra print sqs!

OK, enough talk, here’s a few of the bocks in action!

Cute huh? Except for bad contrast on the first one!
It might get redone
And then you realize they are 5″ in size!!!! 5 FREAKING INCHES!!
Maybe it won’t be redone!!!!

Try this on for size!
8.5″ Fox and Geese block underneath
I just might not recover from this one

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22 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday

  1. rl2b2017 May 22, 2019 / 7:47 am

    Hi Chris! HAHAHA – or Portia!! How cute are you, but are you supposed to be on the top of the couch? You could watch her eat that sammich from the floor just as well. HAHAHA – OMG 5 freakin’ inches. What the H were you thinking? That whole thing is so darn cute, even your low contrast one that would NOT be redone if it were me. And the Fox and Geese makes a gorgeous frame – ohhhh those colors look so fine. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits May 22, 2019 / 10:09 am

      We are not a militant furniture/pets family. They live here too, so they are welcome to make themselves at home! Yes, 5”. That means those 4 patch squares are the size of my fingernails!!! I will share how they are made in the final post on the flimsy, if I ever get it done! Surprisingly the blocks don’t take that much time to make. > >

      • rl2b2017 May 22, 2019 / 10:49 am

        Portia is so darn cute – and very food motivated I suspect. Give her a sammich, please?! Good luck with those blocks – they are so darn cute but I want you to live through the experience!

      • chrisknits May 22, 2019 / 4:25 pm

        Only 3 more to go and then sashing! Thanks


  2. Maggie May 22, 2019 / 7:50 am

    Those are tiny pieces to work with… But the finished quilt will be worth it.
    I love your dog. She’s beautiful!

    • chrisknits May 22, 2019 / 10:10 am

      Thanks! The pup is my daughter’s, so I don’t get to see her often. My two boys are ambivalent about her visits, so she pretty much rules the roost when she is here. LOL > >

  3. Karen Goad May 22, 2019 / 8:02 am

    I love that block and yes the one on the right stands out better – 5 inches huh – way to go!

    • chrisknits May 22, 2019 / 10:10 am

      It depends on how many I get done if I redo it. I am trying to finish the flimsy by Thursday, 6 blocks to go! > >

  4. nothingbutknit2 May 22, 2019 / 9:05 am

    The blocks are super cute! And so is Portia:)
    If you are like me, you just want the instructions for a project to be clear and not leave too many things wide open to interpretation:)

    • chrisknits May 22, 2019 / 10:13 am

      Thanks! Yes, I want the flow of the pattern to be obvious and when you put 3 projects on 1 pattern, which is a very small booklet, you have to be very terse and pithy on instructions. This one just fails on making things logical. And this from someone who can use very pithy knitting instructions with no problems. > >

  5. wanderingcatyarns May 22, 2019 / 11:18 am

    Oh my… that looks small and fiddly! It is a lovely block though!

    • chrisknits May 22, 2019 / 4:26 pm

      It IS small and fiddly. I would love to make this in a bigger block!


  6. Denise May 22, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    Oh WOW! that is small. The smallest geese I have made are 1/2″ x 1″ and the smallest squares I have made are 1/2″ finished on my Vertigo quilt. Squinting the whole time I was making it. They look fab. If nothing else, you are dedicated. Is that your fur baby or are you babysitting?

    • chrisknits May 22, 2019 / 4:27 pm

      I won’t stop now! That is my grandfurbaby! 😁


  7. DelightedHands May 22, 2019 / 1:10 pm

    Yikes! I am doing one small quilt with pieces like that–not easier to make small, that’s for sure!
    These blocks are sure pretty, though!

    • chrisknits May 22, 2019 / 4:27 pm

      I do love them, but sure are easy to mess up!


  8. Susan May 23, 2019 / 6:24 pm

    Love your blocks – they certainly sparkle!

  9. quiteayarnblog May 24, 2019 / 10:55 am

    My gosh – those are tiny! And they look lovely – beautiful color and piecing!

    • chrisknits May 24, 2019 / 3:50 pm

      Thanks! Luckily I have more of the fabrics so what to make with them will be more fun to have!


  10. inquiringquilter May 29, 2019 / 6:04 pm

    Gosh those blocks sure are tiny! Maybe you could make a second one with the over cuts. I know someone who’d love to have them! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

    • chrisknits May 29, 2019 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks! I think I will do some 9 patches with the leftovers!


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