Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP Wednesday #20

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I'll be short & sweet again this week!

Started: Nothing new.

In Progress: June block for the String Me Along bee. I'm still hoping to do some sort of variation on the circle of geese, but haven't decided yet. I do have pieces cut out for my second practice block, but no work yet on the official block.

circular geese

Goose's quilt. I forgot to take pictures when I had the rows all laid out, but now I've got two seams left until the top is all put together! I'm getting more & more excited about this, but now I need to decide how I want to do the back. I have this half yard bundle to work with:

David Walker - Boys Will Be Boys

My original plan was to do 12" squares on the back of everything except the blue dots, then use the blue dots to make about a 3" border around the whole thing. Last night I was thinking maybe I just want to do wide stripes on the back. I plan to hand quilt it with random circles all over. So which do you think, stripes or squares? Here's the front again, in case you've forgotten:

Postage Stamp Quilt

No progress on the crochet blanket or Christmas gift. Blah.

Completed: Nothing new.

Make sure you head over to Freshly Pieced to see what everybody else has been up to this week.

Until next time...


  1. Oh, I love Goose's quilt top!!! As for the back, I like simple squares, but simple strips sounds cool too. I'm guessing, though, that the squares might show off the hand-quilting a bit more. Good luck choosing!

  2. I like wide stripes :) They'll give a nice design contrasting balance to the little squares on the front.

  3. Ohhh I love Gooses quilt top! I'm torn, I think either choice for the back is an awesome one, I am partial to wide stripes, but I think squares would work well also! (sorry I know that was absolutely no help to you!!) Can't wait to see what you choose :-)

  4. lovin' Goose's quilt top!
    I'm partial to stripes for the backing.

  5. I like the squares idea to mirror the pattern on the front on a bigger scale. ... love this quilt, so adorable for a little boy :)

  6. Like the idea of wide stripes since the front is fairly busy with squares. LOVE the idea of quilting it with circles! I love going a little bit against the design!

  7. I love the goose block. For the backing of the squares quilt,big strips would be nice to show off the circles you plan to quilt.

  8. I'm going to be a pain and say both! Could you have large squares at the bottom or top and bottom and large stripes in the remaining space?

  9. Oooh, I vote for wide stripes! That would be awesome! The quilt top looks a-MAZE-ing, BTW.

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )


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