It’s my first Work-in-Progress Wednesday. Hooray! It feels good to almost be done with this quilt top (it feels good to almost be done with any quilt top). Unfortunately, I can’t talk a whole lot about this quilt yet as it’s a gift for someone who might read this blog (and no, it’s not Mom … although I wish I had a quilt ready for her in time for Mother’s Day). The pattern is Fresh from Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley, but my version looks a little different since I went scrappy on it.
I love that book to bits.
That being said, I hate, hate, hate 2 foot blocks. Ugh. Fresh is the first time I’ve ever dealt with blocks that big. It takes forever to finish one! At first it seemed great because the rows would go together fast, but I quickly learned I need those little I-finished-one-block-only-eight-to-go milestones along the way. I never realized how I took those for granted.
Of course, considering it looked like this at the beginning of last weekend, I really can’t complain about my progress.
Only 7 more of those little half-square triangle units left!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts. (So excited to finally participate in one!)
11 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Fresh from the book Simply Retro”
it looks fabulous! love the scrappy look
Well, it just looks great…I love it!! and your scrappy/low volume is a wonderful version! Linda
You’ve made great progress with your quilt top – and your design space is the same as mine!
Lovely quilt-I really like it with the scrappy look. I have the same book, and will be linking up the Sweets pattern today-so your post caught my eye since it’s the same book.
I love this quilt, scrappy color selections are great!
This looks great. I LOVE big blocks!!
Looking good! Keep going 🙂
It’s beautiful – I love the soft colors.
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