Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I made it more work... again... on WIP Wednesday

If there is a way to take a wonderfully simply and creative pattern and make it more work, I will find it. It's a gift, dontcha know -LOL!  I did it with my Hugs & Kisses Jaybird quilt - you can see it here. And I found a way to do it with Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Mountain Majesties which you can see here.

Here is my creation so far...

The top 3 rows are made following the wonderfully simple Bonnie Hunter pattern. The bottom row is made by taking the pieces and shuffling ala Stack a New Deck technique and making even busier blocks.

Here are the piece staged on my ironing board. After I cut all the blocks and stacked up the pieces I shuffled the first pile moved one fabric to the bottom, and the second pile I moved two fabrics to the bottom, and the third pile I moved 3 fabrics to the bottom of the pile and you get the idea. Lots of random busy-ness.

And if you've looked at my blog for any length of time you know I LOVE LOVE LOVE BUSY!

See top row busy... bottom row busier!!!

I'm having a blast with this pattern as I'm using my Kaffe Fasset fabrics and lots and lots of my black and white prints which include a generous helping of novelty fabrics - cupcakes, irons, fish carcasses, musical notes, scissors, paw prints, chicken  wire and ants just to name a few. I need to give credit where credit is due to Melinda, at Melinda Quilts, for the inspiration for this project - see her version here.

Now this new arrangement of wonderful busy-ness will require me to unsew those blocks in the top three rows. Luckily the blocks aren't sewn to each other yet so that eliminates a couple of seams per row. This will be a good project to do when I'm watching the Reds play baseball tonight. Hopefully they'll win again this evening.

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday. Do go and check out all the awesome WIPs -you will enjoy it.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Great ones, I love rainbow quilts.

  2. Love, love, love your blocks!!! What a great job! Your black and whites are wonderful. I have started a collection of these funky little novelties myself. Can't wait to see more of these blocks! Stopped by from WIP Wednesday.

  3. I have signed up to follow so I can continue to see your progress!

  4. I love this pattern! And you have a great eye for fabrics. I love how you used so many different textures!

  5. Looks like you are having great fun. Love the colors, but a bit too busy for me.

  6. Very nice. Colors are great. It will be a great quilt.

  7. Looks terrific the way the fabrics are coming together.

  8. I am loving the busier row and can't wait to see how this turns out! :)

  9. I can't believe you thought of an even better/busier way to make the blocks. Now I will have to make a second quilt!

  10. So creative. Very very eye catching. Great job!


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