Posted in Quilting 2013

WIP Wednesday – March 20

Wow – where does the time go?  I haven’t posted an update in a whole month!  Let’s rectify that, shall we.

I started a new project – I’m calling it Baltimore Pinwheels.  During one of our driving vacations, I purchased this great kit for replica of an antique quilt.  The kit is by Moda and a portion of the sales of these kits goes to “Gilda’s Club”, which “seeks to provide an emotional and social support community for people living with cancer”.  {Just Google “Gilda’s Club” for information of a club near you}  This quilt was the first in a series.  The original quilt was made in Baltimore, Maryland.  It was begun in 1830 and completed in 1846.

The kit was packaged in a great metal lunch box with a picture of the original quilt on it.  All the fabric was nicely nestled inside.

GREAT metal lunch box container
GREAT metal lunch box container

Here is a glimpse of some of the fabrics.  They were “painstakingly reproduced in historical detail in an effort to maintain the beautiful balance of the original quilt!”

Lovely reproduction fabrics
Lovely reproduction fabrics

The instructions called for triangle papers, but I couldn’t find them at my LQS.  The owner was very helpful and suggested Ta-Da Triangles (you can read about them in this post).  Here is the next grouping ready to be cut and pressed:

HST ready to separate & press
HST ready to separate & press

I have been working on the HST a few at a time – some every evening after dinner and have already made good progress.  As a matter of fact, after today’s bunch are cut & pressed, I am at the half way mark.

A good start!
A good start!

In the past month, I also made up a quilt top that will be called Crayon Box.  It is a jelly-roll project using Kona solids in their ‘brights’ line.  I will be quilting it very soon.  Here is a look at the top!

Ready to sandwich & quilt
Ready to sandwich & quilt

Status report:

  1. Swedish Stars, no progress
  2. Christmas in July QAL, no progress
  3. A Star is Born – completed & presented to recipient
  4. Baby Quilt for Pierre & Hazel – complete & ready to deliver
  5. Doll Quilts for J – completed & presented to recipient

So, that is what I have been up to.  What about you?

Now head on over to Lee’s Freshly Pieced and see what everyone else is up to.

Until next time, Connie :)


I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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