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WIP – Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday I was pulling strips from my scrap container to make string blocks for the Hurricane Michael String Quilt Drive hosted by That Fabric Feeling, and found a bundle of  red and green Riley Blake Fat Quarters inside — what a joy 🙂

While making the string blocks I was dreaming of what to make with my new found goodies. After debating with myself I chose a modern cross quilt block.  Although the prints in the fabric aren’t “Christmas” the colors most definitely are,  so the Greek cross quilt block seemed appropriate.

I love big and easy quilt blocks – this block is 15 x 15 inches. No pattern I sketched the block out myself.

The bundle included 12 fat quarters which will make a decent lap throw.

My layout twelve blocks later :

Christmas 2018 Mod Cross WIP

Modern Cross WIP


I took the scraps and made strip sets for my second project in Roseanne & Sue’s from Home Sewn By Us no stress quilt along the Triangle Quilt.

Christmas 2018 Mod Cross Scraps

Modern Cross Scraps


This was my first attempt at working with equilateral triangles.  I’m hoping to make a wall hanging with one star block.

Christmas 2018 Mod Cross Scrap Star

Scrap Star Layout


Until next time – Happy Sewing!

PS — I made 10 string blocks for the Hurricane Michael String Quilt Drive and got them in the mail yesterday!  Please visit the link here if you would like to help out!

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13 thoughts on “WIP – Wednesday

  1. Gorgeous fabric makes for a gorgeous quilt!


  2. These are all just lovely.

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  3. I am so happy to see all of the love quilters have for others in need. Thank you for sharing the link to send blocks of love and concern to the cause. Your blocks are so fun and happy along with your own designed quilt. Great job!!

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  4. Oh, I love both of these! That star block is looking fantastic! Love those big blocks too. They always make me feel like I’ve done so much work so quickly. It’s a bright and cheerful quilt, Karla!

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  5. Hi Karla! Wow – you weren’t kidding when you said you were trying the triangles. That layout looks so great! I love the colors of course – cool fabrics. That wall hanging is going to be neat-o. As is your Christmas quilt. So festive!! Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  6. Hi Karla! I love the fun patterns of your Christmas colors fabrics. It’s funny, I just made a Greek cross block last night for a quilt I’m working on for my mother that combines different block types.
    I’m so impressed with your triangles!
    Thank you for sharing the link for the Hurricane Michael block drive. You are a special person to make so many to contribute 😊

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  7. What a yummy fabric find – I love Riley & Blake fabrics! Your two pieces in progress look awesome and happy/festive!

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