Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Playing with Fabric

More pattern testing has been happening in my sewing room.  Ruth @ Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner has been adding a modern twist to some traditional blocks for a class she'll be teaching -- Traditional Blocks Made Modern.

Here are my versions of Ruth's blocks -- 12.5 inches unfinished.

Modern Economy Block - This is a great block for showcasing an awesome print.

Star Block - This was a fun block to make.  I added some Kona Petal to the prints.

Wonky Star - This one was fun as well, but I did have trouble making sure I didn't cut off the points when making it wonky.  A little bit of Kona Honey Dew for the win.

Inverted Star - Lots of flying geese for this block.  I love how the Kona Petal goes with the bright pink.

Offset Log Cabin - I would like to try this block with solids, like Ruth did.

8-Pointed Star - Ruth's block was rainbow, but I decided to make a bright yellow star.

Nested Churn Dash - Some small pieces in the middle, but easy piecing so it wasn't too difficult.

Wonky Bento - Ruth's block has different colours in each of the four quadrants.  I decided to make mine all the same.

There are four others blocks that I didn't make:  Bear Paws, different sizes of the 8-pointed Star, Double Nested Churn Dash, and Apartment block.  I'll need to make some more blocks if I decide to put these all together into a sampler quilt.

I had fun making these blocks.  Head over to Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner to see what Ruth has been up there, especially an awesome Darth Vader glow-in-the-dark mini.

Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication


  1. Wow, great blocks, Anja. I love how we help one another out in the community. Global sewing! :)

  2. These are all lovely blocks. I love how you mixed things up with prints and solids.

  3. love all your interesting blocks, thanks for dropping by my blog and now I will check out those links you gave at the end of your blog.

  4. Loving your colour and fabric always.

  5. Thanks a million Anja for testing them and your feedback is brilliant - I hope you have fun putting them to good use!

  6. Beautiful blocks and love the colours.

  7. And you certainly have an awesome print to showcase in your first block. I love Ruth's block! As usual, your colours are simply gorgeous. Thank you for posting to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday.

  8. Great blocks, great colors! I especially like your wonky star. I haven't made any myself, yet, but have been thinking about it. Now I know to pay attention to the points. I also like your Ohio Star.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,

  9. Beautiful blocks! Very lovely colours and interesting blocks.

  10. These are all so pretty - I like them all!


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