The Accidental Work-in-Progress

I didn’t plan to start a new quilt, honest. I’ve been working this year on reducing the number of my Works-in-Progress, not adding to it. But it seems I’m slipping. Case in point: a new WIP on my hands. Take a look:

2013-9, curvy geese blocks
Curvy Geese blocks (finish at 16″ square)


This is what happened. The Pine Needle, where I teach, is having its fall Open House this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14. I will be there both days demonstrating new products and talking about my upcoming classes, one of which is Urban Tiles. (My version of Urban Tiles is pictured here.) The pattern was designed by Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful. Jenny also designed the Quick Curve Ruler© used to make the curves.

Geri, the owner of the Pine Needle, asked me to make a demo block for Open House using the Quick Curve Ruler, something that would showcase its versatility. After all, a quilter who is considering investing in a specialty ruler is more likely to buy one if she knows it can be used in many ways. I was happy to comply because I have been wanting to try out Jenny’s new Curvy Geese block, introduced in a Quilt-Along she hosted on her blog recently.

So I made a block. And then I couldn’t help myself. I made another. Those are the blocks you see above, and I can hardly wait to make some more! I’m using fabrics from a new line from Timeless Treasures called Doodle, designed by Alice Kennedy, which I found on the Hawthorne Threads website. I don’t often buy fabric on line, because we have such wonderful quilt shops in Portland, but when I saw this line I was instantly smitten.

I’m heading back to my sewing room right now to work on a different WIP, but I’m already thinking about which Doodle fabrics will go into my next Curvy Geese block.




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4 Responses to The Accidental Work-in-Progress

  1. Theresa Morgan says:

    No need for an apology. When a new block grabs you, you have to make it!! lol lol lol We ALL have too many WIPs….
    See, now I’ve got to go and make one of these… lol

  2. Vickie says:

    Maybe we should start a special 12-step program for quilters who just can’t help themselves and buy more fabric or start yet another project? We could be the charter members. Great blocks and the new fabric line is delicious!

  3. Peg says:

    What a great block. The curve really adds to the geese. Hope to try one soon. My friend gave me the ruler for my birthday!

  4. Diane says:

    Nubs, your latest project (Fall table runner in kaleidoscope) is fabulous. My favorite block is the last one shown.

    I also love Vickie’s comment about founding a 12 step program for fabric-hounding quilters. Let me know when you want to start – I’ll buy a fabric shop and you can hold your meetings there! I’ll be rich in no time!

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