Stolen Moments » my quilting, sewing, and crafting blog

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    Hi! I'm Traci. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I have a photography blog that shares the work I do for clients. This blog is for my other creative side. The side that goes weak at the knees over fabric, adores anything crafty, and gets cranky without some sewing machine time!

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WIP: wonky crosses, joel dewberry style

I bought a few fat quarters on the new Joel Dewberry heritage line on complete impulse.  I think it’s because I didn’t covet them for long before their release (and am really not even sure that I love them now) that I hacked into them so quickly.  I want to sew something with them quickly before I decide that I hate them. :P  Sort of like how I made my It’s A Hoot quilt because I was worried that I was starting not to love it anymore.

I settled on a wonky cross pattern for them, thinking it would show off the large prints and also give me a chance to try a quilt pattern I’ve long admired.  I wanted something really blendy and think this does the trick.

I’m working in groups of 4–I managed to get 4 8.5″ squares from each fat quarter, so I organized them into 4 groups so that I can strip piece them without getting confused.  I’m a little worried that I’ll need a few more fat quarters to get to a decent lap size, but I think a more immediate concern is that I don’t think I have enough strips for the crosses.  My plan for the strips is to add in some coordinating solids if need be (and if the quilt turns out a little on the small side I’ll grab a couple more fat quarters).

My first group of the 4 is done, and I managed to do it in just a couple of hours last night, so I hope to get the other 3 done relatively quickly.  We joined a gym two weeks ago and working out and enjoying the pool is consuming a bunch of my free time–all this getting healthy is really cutting into my sewing time! :P

Victoria Paige - Looks fun! I spent the day in the pool and out back with my family today. No sewing here!

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