Wednesday, April 24, 2013

W.I.P. Wednesday #17 - Bloom Bloom Pow Wow

Last week's WIP is continuing.  I've been singing Black Eyed Peas on a way too regular basis but have just stopped short of shaving half my head and digging out my old Reebok Pumps.  This quilter can't quite wrap rap whilst cutting quilt blocks!

Sooooo pretty #bloombloompow
So this is where I left off last week.  All the blocks pieced and ready to rumble....
The first cut is the deepest #bloombloompow
Over the weekend, I very carefully unwrapped thy golden 60 degree triangle ruler and steadied myself for some serious cutting action.  To say I was nervous would be an understatement! I read and re-read and then read again Lee's instructions.  I felt a bit like Santa, checking my list, then checking it twice.....  The first cut was certainly the deepest!
To the left, to the left - keep your prints to the left!
Once I got in to the swing of things, cutting these rows of triangles out was relatively easy.  I'm quietly excited about the "waste" zigzags up there - wondering if I can incorporate them somehow in to the back of the quilt?  Hmmmmm.  So, this picture above is what the rows SHOULD look like when cutting out.....
Wrong wrong wrong!!!
And this my friends, is how it SHOULD NOT look.  This was the first of my half blooms being cut, and as you can see - I royally stuffed up!  It took me a few minutes to work out where I had gone wrong.  Basically, when you get past singing Boom Boom Pow, you need to move on to a bit of Destiny's Child - To the left, to the left - the print (in my case here the pink) of your background needs to be to the left of your cut triangle.  Does that even sound like it makes sense??  Well, there was a reason why this was stuffed up.....
When I pieced the half blooms, I put the strips on incorrectly.  In the above photo you can see that there is one slightly smaller rectangle on the left of the middle row?  Well, that row should basically be flipped.  And then I would have been able to get my three triangles cut AND have the pink to the left of the triangle.....phew!

Anyway, I have rectified the issue, and was able to unpick and re-piece the offending blocks, all but one, which has had to be re-made!
Ok last one!
And this is the end result of all that cutting!  Aren't they delicious?
I saw Kristy over at Quietplay on IG today playing with her blooms, so I joined in!  Don't they look awesome?  And they are also surprisingly quite large in size!
A bit more eye candy.  I can't wait for Friday's instructions, and to get my sew-jo on!

And that's all I've got for you friends.  But what a beautiful WIP it is!  You know it's not to late to join in the fun!  Head on over to see for yourself.

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. So so pretty. It's hard not to take a bazillion photos isn't it?!

  2. Absolutely brilliant!! They look so great and so I think you could break out those Reeboks now ;)

  3. Yummy!!!!! Oh, I want to play tooo, but can't!
    Maybe later this year ?

  4. These jewel tones are fantastic!!! And you had me cracking me with all your hilarious sayings/quotes ;)

  5. They're beautiful! I love your fabric choices.

  6. These look great! I love that blue butterfly fabric.

  7. Wow, that's going to be amazingly beautiful!

  8. As usual this looks awesome. Now I need ANOTHER ruler!!! This quilt is going to be gorgeous!

  9. Pretty! I can't wait to see the finished quilts.

  10. Very nice! I can't wait to see it all put together.

  11. Gorgeous progress Midge!! I am loving the chevron waste as much as the triangles too and hope it works out to incorporate some on the back. Nothing like a little fabric play to put a smile on your face no matter what else is happening in life :). Have a great day!

  12. They look great! What a fun quilt!

  13. Super cute version of this block. Really want to make these too.

  14. I am really tempted to go back and do this one. I love seeing the fabric you chose.


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