Monday, May 4, 2015

In work this week: Plus and How Many

I was able to make some progress on my Collection Challenge Plus quilt over the weekend. I continued rearranging the colors until I was satisfied. I removed the teal & white print that read as aqua because that pastel aqua just didn't look right with the rest of these colors. Here's the final layout with the patches sewn into rows. This week I hope to get the rows sewn together into a finished flimsy.
Collection Challenge Plus, rows sewn

Also scheduled for this week - It's my turn to hand out at Piecing Group. You might remember I've mentioned a very long-term hand-piecing project that I'm calling How Many, and I showed it on the wall last month.
How Many, rows on the wall April 2015

This go-round, I'm having everyone add a few black triangles to each end of a row to create the side borders, plus string together a few black triangles that will become the top and bottom border rows.
Partial instructions in kit

Here are the kits, ready to hand out, plus my baggie with my example to show them.
Kits ready to hand out

This is the sixth go-round for this project with Piecing Group. One more, in 18 months, when I'll have them join rows into pairs. Then I'll finish it myself. This is definitely a WIVSP - work in very slo-o-o-w progress.

Linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts. Check out all the other quilty inspiration over there!


  1. Long, slow progress is great. You have a plan and it is getting done! If you finished it up you'd have to figure out what to do the next time it was your turn! Are these sewn by hand or machine? Do the gals take them home to do or do them when you meet? Seems like a nice activity to do.

  2. I have two WIVSP's right now, but I'm hoping to get them to the front burner to finish them up. Your colors look more balanced with the light aqua color out of the picture - very nice!

    Greetings from Germany!

  3. I really love your Plus quilt! Such a great mixture of color and neutrals!

  4. Beautiful WIP/WIVSP! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Beautiful Plus quilt. About time I made another I think, such a great design!