Tuesday, June 26, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Boy, summer feels like it's upon us, almost. Maybe not entirely weather-wise, though really we can't complain, more in the way of no school, upcoming vacations...ahhhhh. But, another Wednesday is also upon us so let's take a quick look at what I have going on. 

First of all, thank you to everyone who stopped by {this post} on Friday to offer suggestions as to what I should do with my Aqua/Orange/Gray charm pack.  A few of you mentioned Granny Squares, and that's when a little light bulb turned on in my brain! 




I didn't want to chop up my charms so I'm making the blocks using the full 5" squares.  Some of the charms I received have a white or cream background, so I've set those ones aside for now and subbed in some of my own fabrics in order to create the look and contrast that I wanted.  Since taking the above photos I have completed two of the blocks, using Kona Snow for the setting triangles (following Tracey's instructions {here}) each block finishing at about 19.5" square.  My plan is to lay them out something like how Debbie designed this quilt, and how Jessica designed this one.  Solid colours for the wide borders are yet to be decided!

Asides from that, all I really have on the go right now is cutting as many 1" hexagon templates as I can in order to take along on our vacation next week.  And then I suppose I'll need to dig through my scraps too!  I'm not going with any sort of plan, just winging it and making as many as I can, and who knows when I'll ever get around to sewing them together (not my favourite thing in the world!) but at least I'll have something crafty to do while away from the sewing machine.


One last little thing - if you haven't tried PicMonkey yet, DO!  I've always used Picasa for my photo editing, but thought to give PicMonkey a try as it seems to be gaining popularity, and I love it!  The 'Auto Correct' gave me exactly the results I wanted on the first try, which never happens in Picasa for me.  PicMonkey has many many features that I haven't explored, but I think I'm a convert, at least for my basic photo editing needs.

16 comments:

Debbie said...

loving your granny blocks and anxious to see that quilt come together! And I'm a picmonkey fan too! I'm working on a post about it for "Let's Get Acquainted!"

LuLu said...

Oh I love your Granny Squares! I have a bunch of charms that I don't know what to do with too. I really love the pops of orange :-)

Katie B. said...

Ah, granny squares! Brilliant!

Patti Shanks said...

You jumped on the granny square bandwagon! Great use of the charms! I love the idea of wide borders too. And, yes, Pic Monkey is amazing!

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

Love the squares...and I love the colors together.

niveas said...

Your Grannies are looking so good! And it's a pretty good idea for useing a charm pack!

heather said...

The granny squares are great. The color combination works really well.

Toni said...

Excellent use for the charms! I'll have to remember this whenever I get around to using mine. Have fun on your trip!!

Deborah said...

I have the same charm pack. I really, really love what you've done with them. I think they are a great set of charms!

Kirsten N said...

Love these colours in your Granny Squares!

Abby said...

Love the granny square idea. I have that pattern on my long list of to dos. Love the colors you've chosen! Can't wait to see the progress. Have a fun vacation!

Kate said...

Love the giant granny squares! Great plan!

Connie @ apieceworklife.com said...

Such a cute idea! I also have some charms that I haven't wanted to cut, and have been loving the granny squares lately. I think I might have to borrow your idea!

Chelsea said...

I love your idea for Jenelle's charms. I haven't figured out what to do with mine yet so I'm really tempted to steal your idea!

Jenelle said...

These granny block make me so happy to see. :) The charms blend in perfectly with your stash fabric. I'm with Chelsea too! I think I might need to give these blocks a shot.

felicity said...

PicMonkey for the win!

I love your Granny Squares - the 5" charms will make them nice 'n big! Yay!

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!