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!