Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WIP Wednesday ~ some Ocean Waves progress and a new start

I'm continuing my work on the Ocean Waves quilt for my oldest (and pickiest!) daughter, Jen.  (I love her to death and I'm happy she went with Cotton+Steel for this quilt!)  As of today, I have 7 of the big blocks put together, so that means only 2 big blocks left to go!

Before the blocks started going up on my design wall, we had to decide on which layout we wanted.  I printed out pics of the fabrics and moved them around until Jen was happy with the layout.  (SO much easier than moving all those blocks on the wall!)

And here's what I have so far (did I mention there are 432 HSTs in this quilt?):

In the midst of working on this quilt, I took a class for the Day Break Quilt by Jaybird Quilts.  What a great pattern!  I usually do a white background on most everything I do, but I happened to see the black Crosshatch fabric from Carolyn Friedlander's Architextures collection.  For the flowers I chose some red, yellow and orange prints from the Simply Colorful collection by V and Co.

So far I've finished 4 blocks and I'm loving working with Julie Hermann's Hex N More and Sidekick rulers!   I'm trying not to finish this quilt too quickly (it's going on my 4th Quarter Finish-Along list!)

That's it for me this week!  Linking up with Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.