WIP Wednesday – Winged Square Blocks

13 05 2015

Stitch ‘N’ Bitch was this past Saturday. I brought my new sewing machine – a Brother SQ9185, hoping to take my first stitches on it. I’d purchased the machine as Bessie, my Brother PC420, desperately needs to be serviced – her timing is way off – but the local service shop has a terrible reputation, and I’ve heard that they’ve had machines for ten months or more for servicing. I don’t want to hand over my machine, and be without it for possibly a year, without having something on hand to sew with. Nor do I want to pay $100 or more for the ‘privilege’. So, I bought a machine, and I’ll research other options in neighboring cities.

Anyway, rant over.

To start myself off, I dusted off one my projects and brought the tote along… Yeah, there were a LOT of HSTs that needed to be trimmed. As in, hundreds of HSTs.

That was how I spent Saturday.

Incidentally, my new machine purchase spurred Sandi’s brother to surprise his fiancée with the same machine, since it only cost $200. She was very surprised to go up for lunch and find a new machine waiting for her for Mother’s Day.

So, many, many, many HSTs later, I was able to finally start piecing blocks. Over the last couple of days, I made six:

Winged Square Blocks - 6 More

To be added onto this:

Winged Square - Top in Progress

Another 14 more blocks in the aqua and pink combination and I’ll be able to add another round onto that top. Thankfully, these seem to go quickly, so I’m hoping to have that round done in a week or so.

Linking to Freshly Pieced’s WIP Wednesday!

I just need another




4 responses

13 05 2015

I love this! So, so pretty, and I always love using traditional blocks! Looks fantastic!

14 05 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I love traditional blocks as well – for the challenge in piecing them as well as for how they look in my preferred colors.

21 05 2015

what a fab quilt! I love this design

21 05 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m really enjoying the process of putting these blocks together. It’s a good way to relax at the end the day.

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