Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Crazy for Shelburne

I think I'm pretty safe that the recipient of this quilt doesn't read my blog. This quilt is an Anniversary gift for my brother and his wife of 50 years!

My sister-in-law likes "brown and sage green." Well, if you've bought fabric in the last 25 years, you know sage green is no longer available in fabric!

So I found this kit at Laughing Ladies Quilting in Berthoud, Colorado:

Crazy For Shelburne by Karen Witt
I'm substituting a green print in the blocks that have red in the kit. It isn't "sage" green, but it's as close as I could find.

I already have the "Magic Triangles" and the four patches made. Go here for my tutorial on Sally Schnieder's Magic Triangle tool. Because the split half-square triangles must all "spin" in the same direction, there is no "speedy" way to make them. I am using my Bloc_Loc half square triangle ruler to square them up, though. Two blocks down, only 23 to go!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Come back tomorrow for the latest Knitting Report -- I have some new Hats for Sailors to show you!

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  1. INteresting backing they have on that pattern...Brown & Sage green - mmm I can imagine even there it would be hard to find sage green. Looking good!

  2. If you use Inklingo for the QST's (quarter square triangles), Linda Franz shows an easy way to stitch the two fabrics together to get the same configuration at all times. Check it out:

    Judy Morin

  3. I love my Bloc Loc ruler. Someday I hope to have a complete set.

  4. One of those "if you want to buy me a birthday gift" items!


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