Winding my way through the stitches & scraps………..

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and had lots of stitching time over the last few days!

Winding Ways 1r2

One of my objectives for the 2013 Quilt A Long was to finish a Winding Ways quilt that I started a few years back. My daughter picked out the fabric a coral/red small check.  I have now hand pieced all the blocks together.  I just have to decide whether to add more blocks.   As a pattern, Winding Ways ,  presents  difficulties in  getting a nice finish at the centre with eight pieces meeting in the middle, even with hand piecing.    I have soldiered on….

I am now at the point of also choosing borders and seeing where this quilt with take me.  I have auditioned fabrics from my stash and I am planning to do the outer border in French print with some one inch borders to break up the circles.

WW Border Fabrics r

I am also looking through my scrap bag, it has certainly grown since my quilting journey began.  I have been influenced by the lovely Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts to see what I  can make.

Mini Squares r

Amanda Jean is making 3 1/2″ mini nine patch squares and suggested that we join her in the quilt along.  This is my first attempt at working with tiny pieces to make this  mini nine patch. This is a fun way to use up those fabric scraps and Amanda Jean has provided a tutorial here if you want to get involved.

Also playing with scraps has led me to this little beauty …………

Hexagon Star r

I  love hexagons and stars, as if you haven’t guessed.   This is another little block that has  caught my attention, a 6″ hexagon star made from scraps!  The owner at  a local quilt shop, The Quilters Patch, inspired me with her 6″ hexagon star quilt that she made and won best of show for hand piecing !!  It was amazing.

Well that is the update for now on my quilt top and using up my scraps.  I can leave you with one thought “ big jobs are completed one piece at a time

Linking this post up with Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday! , Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday

As always, thank you for stopping by!  Wherever you are in the world have a great day.

Sew Happy………….Marie x

29 thoughts on “Winding my way through the stitches & scraps………..

  1. Wow, Marie! I am sew impressed with all your works. I love the winding ways. You must have a lot of patience! Those tiny blocks are sweet, too. And thanks for sharing the link to the quilt along with Amanda Jean!
    I am working on a pattern right now and using curved piecing to make waves like on the ocean. I discovered in my test pieces that what you are saying is sew true. It is difficult to get that skinny tip to be pointy with all that seam there. So my waves are going to have flat tops!
    Just to let you know, I am your newest follower on Bloglovin’!

  2. Love your Winding Ways! I made a couple of blocks and was frustrated at the center also. Grrrrr! LOL. Your star block is so tiny and sweet!

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