It’s Like Magic!

Posted on June 13th, by Amy in work in progress. 28 comments

Working with Wonderland by Momo again, has been a lot of fun!  After much deliberation, and a little experimentation…this is the main quilt –

Aren’t my helpers cute?

After chopping up four blocks, and putting them back together, I decided I didn’t need to push myself out of my box on this quilt!

Since the blocks are so full of pattern, and a variety of strip widths, the wonky blocks are even busier than I had imagined!  While it was a fun experiment, I decided to surround the few blocks with Bella Tan, and let it be.  It worked out to 60″ square, and I like it, but was so glad that I stopped there with the wonky cuts!

The  busy blocks are so fun all together, and it measures 93″ square…which qualifies it as a queen size quilt!

I can’t wait to get this one finished up!

What did you work on this weekend?

I’ll be back tomorrow with a “Sewing with Kids” post!

See you then –


28 thoughts on “It’s Like Magic!

  1. 1
    Janet Yatska says:

    That turned out really nice!. It looks like a Fun quilt!!
    I had wondered a few days ago when you put the strip of blocks on the tan fabric what you were doing… It turned out beautiful!!

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    Suzanne says:

    I admire your willingness to chop some blocks up. It’s one of those things where you don’t know until you try, right?

    I finished my sun quilt (a teacher gift for the classroom) and 7 small quilts. As I photographed them hanging from my fence and the wind played with them, I thought of you and your video tutorial. :-)

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    Wendy says:

    Gorgeous!! What are you using for the backing?

    I snagged a copy of the “Stash Happy” book and am making the Hobo bag using my leftovers from the Modern Maze quilt. I think it will be cute!

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    Tabatha says:

    It’s fantastic, I love it, it’s so bright and cheery! I’m still working on my first quilt (week 3) and wonder where everyone finds the time to whip out a quilt top a week! I don’t even have little ones!!!

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    Carla says:

    I love this! The backing is just a little crazy and goes well with the others. I’ll have to give it a try sometime.

  7. 7

    Glad you stopped wacking!! I thought the quilt was perfect just the way it was when you first posted it. Beautiful!

  8. 8
    Beth says:

    Oh my goodness…it is beautiful!!! Those fabrics make me happy :) No sewing for me this weekend. Instead I got to watch my boys play some baseball…8 games in all!!! Looking forward to your post tomorrow. Smiles~beth

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    Miss Nancy says:

    A really, really fun, bright, and cheery quilt. Well done.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  10. 10

    I love this one, Amy! I love the fabrics, the colors, and the design you chose! Perfect!

  11. 11
    Helen says:

    It looks lovely – just the thing for a summer quilt!
    P.S. Your helpers are oh-so-cute!

  12. 12
    Amy Newbold says:

    You threw this together super quick! Great work woman!

  13. 13

    Good calls in the end!
    I worked on sleep this weekend.

  14. 14
    Natalia says:

    Very cute Amy! I think I like it better left than wonky :)

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    Linda Hall says:

    It looks terrific! Sometimes simple is best!

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    Lee Ann L. says:

    Wow! I am in love with all those colors! And to be honest, I’m loving the wonkiness too! :-)

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    Audrie says:

    It’s gorgeous! Looooove Wonderland :) I’m so glad you didn’t chop up all the blocks heehee!

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    Becky says:

    So beautiful! I really love the colors! I just finished up a baby quilt for a friend of mine. It’s quite smaller than yours and didn’t need any helpers to take the photo. :)

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    Trudi says:

    It’s beautiful, I could be tempted to cut into my FQ stack, but then again! lol I spent the weekend finishing up my It’s a Hoot Bricks quilt, now for the binding :)

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    Nancy D. says:

    It looks great!

  21. 21
    Candy says:

    LOVE it! BOth sides are perfect!

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    leslie says:

    this is so gorgeous…i love wonderland

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    Julie Fukuda says:

    Beautiful, but how can anyone sleep under something that bright?
    I’ll be glad too finish one table runner by the time the week is up.

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    Patty says:

    I LOVE your quilt. Is there a pattern or how do you ever do one like that? How do you begin?

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    andrea says:

    I loved it, beautiful colors!!thanks for sharing

  26. 26

    It’s a great quilt Amy! Are you going to tell us more about your design plan? I have Wonderland hanging out in my stash and this is looking like something I might like to make.

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    Allie says:

    Wonderful – yep, the wonky blocks ARE too busy, they look good tamed down though. Lovely quilt and helpers!

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