Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday: One Block Wonder

Why, oh why did I wait so long to begin this quilt? I thought it would be difficult! It's not, and wow, how fun it is turning out!

Jen at Quilter in the Closet is sponsoring a "One Block Wonder QAL."  I'm always a sucker for QALs (I think it's the accountability. I like keeping up so I can post my progress to the Flickr group!)

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One of the quilters at Cindy's quilt retreat last October was making this quilt from this fabric.

It's "Satsuki" from Robert Kaufman. Made in Japan! When I raced down to Boise to pick up My Little Sailor (home on emergency leave from his port call in Manila) I stopped off at Quilt Expressions and bought all they had left.

Fast forward to September, nearly one year later. When Jen announced the One Block wonder QAL, I dug out this fabric and my book. I was surprised how quickly the pieces went together. Thanks, Bonnie Hunter for the tip to store lots of pieces on a cookie sheet!

Here a just a few of my blocks on the design wall. I need to make 30 more before I really start designing the quilt. But who could resist seeing what it will look like?

I discovered Ruth's Stitchery here in the Springs has fabrics from this line, so I can choose a contrast color for the setting half-hexagons and borders. Orange? Blue? Cathy will have to help me decide!  Here is a link to my Flickr photostream, in case you want to see some more photos of this WIP.

I'll link up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced as soon as the link opens!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Quilt finish #45 for 2013 will be posted on Friday -- come back and see!

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  1. Wow, Marti. The block looks really effective in that fabric! Fabulous! :o)

  2. LOve it Love it Love it - allways loved one block wonder quilts - the fabric does it all!
    Maybe one day I'll get to do one.

  3. Absolutely stunning! Great fabric choice.


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