Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WIP Wednesday: My Retro Week

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
It's Wednesday, and I'm stitching it old school up in here. As I've mentioned before, my friend Allison Bielke is now designing fabric for Modern Yardage, and I jumped at the chance to work with one of her fab new lines. Allison loves mid-century-modern design, so I wanted to come up with a quilt design that reflected her retro vibe.

Wonky bow-tie blocks
These wonky double-bow-tie blocks feature heavily in the design I came up with, even though at the time I wasn't entirely sure how to go about piecing them. : ) Fortunately, these babies turned out to be easy, fun, and slightly addictive! A block tutorial and free quilt pattern using Allison's Business and Leisure line are in the works.

Another block
I'm also throwing a few other fun blocks into this quilt too, all featuring Allison's prints. Can't wait to finish this quilt! The look is so different from what I usually do, but I'm digging it more and more.

What are you working on this week? Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog. (Or grab the WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!

Have a wonderful week.


26 comments:

Laura said...

Love that fabric! And the second block looks amazing :) Not a bow tie girl myself, but the square in square - mmm, i might have to go and make some of those!

Julie Hirt - 627handworks said...

Those fabrics are fabulous! I'll never get tired of red and aqua together.

Serena Edwards said...

Those blocks look really fun! I love the fabric :)

Willit Neverend said...

Cool fabric and fun blocks!

quiltswithpersonality said...

Hi Lee, Thank you for hosting the linky party. Love those wonky double bow block. Very effective. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Nilya said...

Love These double bow-tie block. I should Keep this in mind ;-)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The blocks look great, you've captured the retro vibe so well and the fabrics are fun!

dutchcomfort said...

Love the wonky double bow tie blocks!

Tanyia said...

I love that fabric and your blocks! Awesome! Thank you, as always, for hosting WIP.... it is my favorite hop!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

thank you for hosting..what FUN fabrics and style!

sarahquilts.com said...

Love the fabric and the blocks!

Nanna said...

makes me kinda dizzy lol! but I love it! must be the red lol!
Helen

Toni said...

Modern Yardage is getting so many fun designers! Love these prints and I'm sure the quilt you are making with them is going to be fabulous!

Kelsey said...

Those blocks are fantastic! Perfect design for wonderfully retro fabric. Looking forward to seeing how it progresses!

LynCC said...

Wow! Super fun play going on there - can't wait to see what you're doing with them.

CathyK said...

I love those bow tie blocks!! Really looking forward to the tutorial!

Katy Cameron said...

Fun effect with the bow ties :o)

deborah said...

Looks fun, and I'm loving that red print. Looking forward to seeing finished project!

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

Ooh, I love those bowties! Can't wait for the tute! :)

Celtic Thistle said...

Love those prints, will have to add this line to my fabric wish list :)

Kelli said...

That wonky frame is great!!

Hilary @ Young Texan Mama said...

Those blocks look really cool! I can't wait to see the finished product :)

Hilary
http://www.youngtexanmama.com

thedovenest said...

Love that wonky block!

Cathy said...

Love the blocks and the fabric is great

Franziska said...

'Though normally I'm not into wonky I like the second block a lot. It's fun. I can imagine some ideas of changing the center.

diane said...

Hi Lee! I haven't been commenting in a while but love all your work. This is an especially fun looking quilt.

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