Turquoise and aqua piece together

I started quilting the Stargazing quilt:
Basted stargazer

and ran into the awkwardness of turning and turning the whole thing. Even at lap-quilt size, it was surprisingly awkward when the stars are so pointy and so numerous. So it now waits for more enthusiasm.

In the meantime, I started a new project, inspired as attributed on Flickr: delightful rectangle/squares. Pretty easy: 3.5″ squares, 3.5″x7.5″ rectangles.
First, start with a few squares and rectangles...

But after I’d put this many together, it was too fun.
And it was a little bit small for the backing panel I had in mind, that is not going to be cut in any way. So it grew. And acquired more solids along the way. Along with that very pale turquoise Pearl Bracelet, which arrived from Bloomerie Fabrics and got cut up that evening. I think I’m now a Pearl Bracelet convert.
...sneakily, they grow
The first nine squares are now all pieced with white sashing. Three to go…hopefully tonight!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedScrap Attack Quilt-Along

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  1. Love these cool colours together!

  2. Lovely work! The placement is wonderful and so are the blue/green colors. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

  3. I just got that floweredy dandelion print in the mail today! I wish I had bought the birds from the same line. Glad to have you join us at Bee a {modern] Swapper

  4. Thanks, folks! Glad you like it.
    And thanks for the welcome, Manda. The Wrenly Wildfield prints are really nice to sew, too; lovely hand.


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