Tuesday, August 6, 2013

WOYWW 10

Julia at Stamping Ground hosts What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  I've mostly been prepping for school to start, but I did get a bit done on my quilt project, and I won a pack of fat quarters from the local quilt shop!  I picked the neutrals pack because it goes perfectly with this quilt, and I've been keeping an eye out for several of those colors to use as setting triangles.


In the picture you can see my prize and a couple of 6" squares.  I like the pinwheel one a lot, and the unfinished one is a feat because I used what may be the World's Ugliest Fabric, or at least the one hardest to match.  What looks like a greyish rose-pink is actually a hideous shade of pink with a tracery of black squiggles all over it.  It doesn't go with anything but black.  I tried.

12 comments:

Regina Hamilton said...

I love those square you've made. Happy crafting #1

trisha too said...

Very fine--my little triangle tips sometimes give me fits, trying to make them be in just the right spot!
Yours look wonderful.

Happy woyww to you!
:)trisha
#17 this week

Karen said...

Love quilting - have done some in the past. Can't remember why they are called fat quarters though? Have fun with the fabric! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 79 x

Jean said...

Thanks! They're called fat quarters because a regular quarter yard of fabric is long and skinny, being 9" x 44". With a fat quarter you cut a half yard (18"x44") and then cut that in half to make two squarish pieces, 18"x22", which is much more generally useful and easier to deal with.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's the law that there is always one fat quarter in a pack that is hideous!! It has always been the case with the ones that I've bought too!! But your patchwork is fab :-)
Hugs, LLJ 57 xx

Danie May said...

Wow congrats on your win, it looks like the timing was perfect and your quilt is looking fabulous. Have a great week and Happy WOYWW! Danie #14

Monika said...

I know zero about quilting, but I love the squares you've made there!

Robyn Oliver said...

Congrats on your fats win Jean...I've been dabbling a bit in quilting this week on a small scale and really enjoying it....all your tiny pieces scare me so my quick one worked well. I know too about wrong colours 25 years ago I did an all night quilt and made the top of a DB but it sits still unfinished weird colours I picked...one day maybe. Cheers RobynO#52

Kim Ferguson said...

Ugh, yes school preparations. I really should be doing more, but keep putting it off til next week. Well, not too many more weeks remain before first day of school. Yikes! Kim 56

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful Projects on the way and a wonderful blog to read and look :)
Liebe Grüße
Erika

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful Projects on the way and a wonderful blog to read and look :)
Liebe Grüße
Erika

Laura said...

I think the same rule applies to patterned paper, too -- there is always one ugly one in the line or one that is super hard to use. Re: explaining old technology -- I made a scrapbook page about what phones were like when I was a kid (rotary & not portable!). ~ Laura #131 (P.S. Thanks for visiting.)