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…
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…
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…”
Yours,is,my favorite quilting blog of all. I just love the looks you come up with!
The quilt is so pretty!
WOW! Congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back!
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!
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
Congrats on your blog! I look forward to your updates. This quilt is really cute and I love the colors and patterns 🙂
An easy block, but makes a spectacular quilt! Thanks for sharing your wip and finished quilts. it is always a pleasure to read your blog.
Great colours. I really like this new quilt. Some kid will be very happy.
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.
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!
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.
This quilt is so, so beautiful! I like your style and yor blog very much.
You made the top 100 on the planet! Wow!!!
I like the creative approach to using up HSTs, and it looks fabulous too.
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It’s this beautiful! My favorite kind of quilting is the scrappy look with every color under the rainbow mixing together 🙂
Cute block! Coming out of lurkdom to say I love your blog and congrats on the accolades! Well-deserved!!
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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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