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Wednesday WIP

Probably one of the favorite parts of my job(aside from the fact that it allows me to stay at home with my girls), is the opportunity that I have to work with upcoming fabric lines.

This little stack of lovelies arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago courtesy of RJR Fabrics.  They are from the Grace line of fabric by Mary McGuire which comes out in January of 2014.  I was excited when I was contacted to work with these fabrics as I really liked Mary’s previous line of fabric Cold Spring Dream.

I’ll be sharing the project I made using the Cold Spring Dream fabric hopefully within the next several months.  I love this little floral print–the one pictured on top–so pretty!

 Anyway, back to Grace.  The fabrics I received were for two different projects–one a quilt project for Fons & Porter Magazine which is now at the talented Angela Walter’s being quilted.  And the 2nd project is going to be offered as a free pattern on the RJR website.

The quilt blocks that I have been working on are inspired by a block originally published in the 1930’s.  The original block has many names :
Star of Bethlehem/Bethlehem Star/Jewels in a Frame/Star of the Magi/Winged Star/Christmas Memory Quilt.  I changed the block a bit because of the pieced sashing I designed for the quilt.  It also cuts down on some of the piecing time–these are fairly time consuming blocks.

I will be sure to share the pattern when it is available as well as my completed quilt!  What are you working on this week?

Comments (17)

  • What a beautiful line of fabric, love the look of the blocks you’re making.


  • Here is what I have been working on. Any advice? Thanks!

  • Oh my gosh – I LOVE these fabrics! The picture took my breath away. And the blocks you’re making with them are beautiful – can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

  • oh…those fabrics are just beautiful..I think the swirl is my fav…And the blocks look like so much fun!!!!!!

  • Those fabrics are so pretty! And the blocks you are working on are gorgeous! But yes, they look very time consuming! Can’t wait to see more!

  • Yummmmmmm !

  • Oh goodness! That new line looks beautiful! And those blocks…gorgeous!!!

  • I love everything you produce. I’m currently working on a drunkard path quilt with our latest kid painted fabric … I need more time.

  • Lovely prints and that block is lovely.
    Can you tell me the name of the solids you have in the first stack??

    • Yes!–They are Just Peachy(9617-278), Elephantastic Pink (9617-277), Tiffany Box (9617-291), Biscayne Bay (9617-290). All of them are RJR cotton supreme solids.

  • Ooh! How fun! I love working with new fabric lines and coming up with fun ideas. I’m sure your quilts are going to be lovely! If you ever need a pattern tester, I am always available;)

  • I made a skirt for granddaughter this week; I just finished the hand sewing tonight and will mail for her Saturday or Monday.

  • gorgeous fabrics. Is that not a Swoon block?

    • It is similar as they are both inspired by the same 1930’s traditional block. Swoon is a supersized version and for my block I redesigned the center of the block. You can see all the names that the original block was published under in my post. I find the history of quilt blocks fascinating!

  • Love your block ~ so pretty in the colors you’ve chosen. It reminds me of the Swoon block a bit.
    I’m working on a Pickle Dish quilt ~ have 39 of 72 arcs done, it’s also very time consuming. I’m doing it very scrappy with no fabric repeats. Loving it so far!

  • Nice block! I’m working on Christmas gifts now. Pillows , Lap quilts and Pot Holders. I’m just learning. SO much fun!!

  • Very pretty blocks. They are very similar to Swoon blocks, just with a different centre.

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