Wee Wanders WIP Wednesday

This week I have been playing with  a selection of the Wee Wander’s fabric range by Michael Miller.  I love this fabric and have had a blast playing this week.

wee wanders fabricUsing the fabric for inspiration I pulled supporting fabric from my stash and ended up with this lovely bundle.

fabric pullAs soon as I bought the Wee Wanders, I knew what block I wanted to use – the Rolling Stone Block which dates back to the late 19th century…

wee wanders block 3I found this block, and great instructions on the Dont’ Call me Betsy site. I went with the traditional block layout but no matter what layout you use, it is an easy block that is made up of three units.

1.  A single fabric square… perfect for highlighting the wonderful fussy cut horses …

2.  A block made up of a rectangle of your chosen neutral (for me it was Kona Snow) and a rectangle of your coloured fabric.  This was a great opportunity for me to chain piece, something I do not often get to do…

chain piecing3.  A square in square block, that is paper pieced, but can be done traditionally as well.  For my blocks I removed the paper from this unit before I sewed the block together (a first for me, but it worked perfectly).

square in square blocksThese units are then laid out to make a finished 12 1/2 inch block.  I must admit for my block I enlarged the block slightly to room for the horse blocks.  My unfinished block is 14 1/2 inches square.

Wee wanders block layoutThis week the weather here in Portland has been gloriously hot and I have not got as much of this quilt done as I would have liked.  I have three blocks completed…

wee wanders block 2and…

wee wanders block 1and as the design wall shows, a number in process.

Design wallI am determined today not to be distracted by the sun…or the cat… of the World Cup.  AUGH!

23 thoughts on “Wee Wanders WIP Wednesday

  1. I do love this line, even more after working with some of the Feathers fabric! The rolling stone block is perfect for the line. I have been so distracted lately with my son’s daily swim lessons, making and canning apricot jam, and looking up fermenting recipes. Today I’m with you! Not to be distracted…once naptime starts.

  2. Yeah, good luck with the not being distracted bit…. It was cold at 5.30am when we went to the gym, but it’s back up to North Queensland winter standards now, or as you Oregonians like to call it, ‘summer’! Never mind, you’ll be here soon…

  3. Wonderful colors and very interesting blocks. Enjoy the Portland sun since winter and Spring can be so gray. At least my sewing room has a beautiful window.

  4. Oooooh, I love it!!! I’m in love with these fabrics since I’ve seen them some time ago and you simply naild it by using rolling stone block (isn’t it called “broken wheel” as well??). I really like these horses in the middle – they are the best!

    PS: Sorry for my terrible english – I hope you will know what I wanted to say 😀

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