A little work in progress…

Last week I woke to the news that Wombat Quilts had made it onto the “100 Best Quilting Blogs on the Planet”.  Feedspot, a blog reader, had put together this list by looking at site traffic, followers etc.  I came in at number 39.  To say I was pleasantly shocked is an understatement.

While I was looking through the list I noticed they had marked my blog as posting about once a month…. had I really slipped off schedule that much!  The answer is yes, kind of.  So in the spirit of sharing more I thought I would show you what I am working on this week…

lizzy house quilt block

A couple of months ago I borrowed a friends Baby Go cutter and went to work cutting some of my scraps into small circles (check out this quilt wip….) and small half square triangles (HST).


Last week while I was attempting to clear some space in my spare bedroom I stumbled across the shoe box with my Lizzy House HST in it.  Inspired by a block I saw on Instagram I started making these crazy but fun 10 1/2 inch blocks.

Now I was working with 3 inch unfinished squares but if you wanted to do a bigger block you could use 3 1/2 inch squares for a 12 inch finished block…

hst block layout

Last night I finished making the last of the blocks (20 in total).  Today I just have to put the top together.


This will be my first quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids 2016, a drive that is held annual to encourage quilters to make and give quilts to children in need.  This is my 4th year of playing along and I love the emphasis on giving leading up the holiday season.  Between now and December 1st you can make and donate a quilt to a children’s charity in your local area to play along… and maybe win a prize.

20 thoughts on “A little work in progress…

  1. You’re the first quilting blog I ever followed, and you’re still the best. The icing on the cake would be *slightly* more frequent posts 🙂 Congratulations on having your genius recognised, richly deserved. And that new block and quilt are both lovely, you’re going to make another child very happy!

  2. The attraction to the blog is that you so willingly share the quilts in progress, your work with the guild, and the vagaries of every day life. It all makes you so “relateable” if that is a word. I can find my own highs and lows reflected in your posts. Except of course I don’t get to go to wombat land down under. Thank you for posting.
    Mary Helen in OR

  3. Congrats on your blog! I look forward to your updates. This quilt is really cute and I love the colors and patterns 🙂

  4. Congratulations! I check your site every 2 days or so, and am so excited when I see a new post. I have used some of your patterns to learn paper piecing, and to challenge myself trying to make my PP blocks look as good as yours. Thank you for sharing so many patterns free of charge.

  5. Congrats on the Blogging win. I like your site because it does not assume I can sew all day long, it is honest in why you quilt and for whom. Mostly I LOVE your fabrics!

  6. Well done on your blog recognition award 🙂 I always enjoy reading your posts and hope to see more on a regular basis now. Love your scrappy block and quilt.

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  8. Hi Cath, I am NOT surprised at all that you came in 39th at all! Your blog is my all-time favorite! I was first drawn to your blog because of your stunning FPPing blocks but have also become very into all of your blocks because of the color combinations that you use. You are so giving of yourself and teach your followers so much. Thanks so much for all that you do for us “little people” in the universe! Thanks – Jackson

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