WIP Wednesday: Fresh from the book Simply Retro

Scrappy version of Fresh from Simply Retro book by Camille Roskelley

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.

Fresh quilt blocks in progress

This bed is my favorite design wall …

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!)

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