Sunday, February 28, 2016

My Gypsy Wife Rendition

On February 26, 2016 I began my journey with the Gypsy Wife quilt by Jen Kingwell.  The quilt required the piecing of numerous blocks.  I decided that since I have a lot of orphan blocks already pieced, that I would do one of the following:  (1) cut larger blocks down/rip apart sections or (2) frame smaller blocks to make them fit the allocated spacing in the chart.  That's why my version is a rendition of the original.  My quilt will not have the blocks used in the original version by Jen.

I love making scrap quilts with random blocks placed throughout the quilt.  I meant to start this journey in 2014 as a scrap club yearlong project but life got in the way of my following through.  I recently saw new quilt alongs starting up in March so I thought I get my quilt going as well.

I cut numerous strips from my scrap stash in yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, and green.  I decided to omit tans, browns, black and white unless it was already in a pieced block.  I mostly omitted fabrics that read didn't read as a particular color.

As I began piecing the sections, I could feel the addiction growing stronger and stronger.  It was fast becoming the only project that I wanted to work on.  The addiction won and I made five sections within 24 hours and want to share them with you.

SECTION #1:  I used 5 orphan blocks.  Also, I am using the same fabric strip in the vertical construction of this quilt.  It will become more obvious as I complete the sections.

SECTION #2:  I used 6 orphan blocks.


SECTION 3:  I used 4 orphan blocks.


SECTION 4:  I used 2 orphan blocks


SECTION 5:  I used 7 orphan blocks.


Although I wish I could work on this quilt further, I have to put it aside to work on uploading some of my recent finished projects, scrap quilting club show-n-tell, work of some yearlong projects, make binding for three quilts, and prepare a few income taxes for my family.  I am sadden that I had to put Ms. Gypsy up for a little while.  I'm hoping to be able to publish section 6 within a week otherwise I'll give an update in a blog post.

-------------------------- Type-u-later,


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  2. Wow, that is going to be happy quilt! All those orphan blocks finding a home! :)

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    1. Thank you! I so want to work on it right now, but have other projects I must start working on.

  4. This is a great project. You make it look like magic.


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