Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I kind of really love WIP Wednesdays - I always get so inspired when I see everyone's projects!


Hmmm. Not much, actually - just the bee block.


I started a Layer Cake version of Easy Going Modern using a Terrain Layer Cake. So far, so good - I love chain piecing! I also love a lot of these prints.

chain piecing

One exception to the "so far so good" - I've never used a Layer Cake before and the only charm pack I've ever used, I chopped up for my Kona Solids Challenge quilt. Are the cuts always this off? The white rectangles are cut 10" long, and Layer Cakes are supposed to be 10" squares. I have found there to be a significant variation. Just me?

layer cake ready

Some Progress

Kaleidoscope benefited from some Leaders/Enders action so I'm slowly getting it pieced. No photos yet.

No Progress
Rainbow I Spy
Habitat Challenge Pillow Covers
Heather R memory quilt
Charity Quilt
New Wave
Bee quilt (Jewel Squares)
Bee quilt (Circle of Geese)

This Week's Stats
Completed Projects - 1
New Projects - 0
Currently in Progress - 10

Linking up to Lee's and Monika's!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Totally not just you on the precuts :) I've definitely seen a good bit of variety on precuts in terms of consistency. Can't wait to see your Terrain version of Easy Going Modern, I bet it's going to be gorgeous!

  2. Love your Terrain quilt, Felicity! My only advice for pre-cuts is that you have to line up the outside edge of the pinked edges to get the full 10 or 5 inches.

  3. Ooh, your pattern is going to look awesome with Terrain! Finish that quickly so I can see more. Please.

  4. I'd still slice em myself, which is a huge pain. It is irresistible to not take a photo of chain pieced fabric though eh!? ; ) Always delectable!

    That's right. I said 'eh'!

    : )
    Thanks for linking! I put the word out to Quilter's Connection mag, and they've blogged out WIPS which is really great.

  5. I've worked with very few pre-cuts so I don't have much to offer there. That looks like quite a drastic difference in sizes though!

    The terrain will make a beautiful easy going modern quilt!

  6. I have worked with a lot of precuts. and I LOVE Terrains. However, I'm seriously considering contacting Moda because a couple of prints in that line particularly are cut so wonky that it REALLY bugs me. A lot.

  7. i haven't done a lot of work with precuts so I can't really answer that. But seeing the other responses makes me nervous! Can't wait to see the quilt you are making with those, Terrain is beautiful.

  8. I've never used a layer cake but that truly is a FAIRLY MAJOR SIZE DIFFERENCE!. Hope it's not too much of a pain as you move forward with the quilt top.

  9. I love your colourful prints too.

  10. I have never used precut fabric but that is really a big difference and I think it would be a pain.

  11. Never had a layer cake but the charm packs are usually fine....

  12. I found a major difference using jelly rolls, so on any others I will measure. On the jelly rolls, I measured because I didn't know whether to include pinked edges in the measurement. Turns out that the pinked edges added to the measurement. Since I use a purple strip to measure my 1/4" seam, I have to line up the pinked edges to that. So I line up my ruler (I was cutting them in half for log cabin strips) to include the pinks on one side, then measure and cut off pinks on other side. Since the jelly rolls are off like this, I've decided to just measure all of the precuts-except the batiks as they come straight cut.

  13. Wow!! I always assumed everyone was super lucky getting to use pre-cuts as is. (I have a nasty allergy to the sizing on fabrics, so I have to prewash *everything*, even pre-cuts - and that's a pain!) But I guess they wouldn't work for me without trimming, anyway. Kind of amazing that they're not uniform.

    Terrain is Awesome! This will be a really neat project. :)

  14. I have never used a layer cake but have found the charms are often off and even the fat quarters are at times , in fact just last night I was cutting one and it was super crooked on one side . Good luck with your project , it sounds really interesting.

  15. I have stopped buying pre cuts because I can't count on them and because I absolutely hate the pinked edge -- makes it hard to sew an accurate 1/4 in seam... Only problem is now the variety of prints is reduced to what I can afford in yardage cuts...

    Can hardly wait to see your progress...

  16. That looks like a fun, all that piecing!


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