W.I.P. Wednesday {4.6.16}

I haven't shared a WIP Wednesday here in a long time!  Today I'm going to show you a quilt that (according to Instagram) I started planning in September of last year.  It is my version of the 2015 American Patchwork & Quilting quilt along (#apqquiltalong).  The magazine started having a quilt along in 2014 and they've already published their 2016 version...so I'm a bit behind in getting this one completed ;-) I am using Lissa Alexander's Rainbow Rows quilt as my inspiration.  I'm making mine a lot larger (102" square for our king sized bed) and instead of using setting blocks and borders, I am just extending my blocks all the way to the edges.  Here is a sketch of my plan.

Sea Glass Strips sketch

And here are some progress photos from the last few months.  Still cutting...


Everything finally cut to start piecing...

All cut up

This pattern calls for piecing together these strips and then sub-cutting into 1 1/2" paired segments. After the pieced pairs are cut, you create 4 patch units.

There are two blocks in this quilt.  The block below uses five 4 patch units paired with four 2 1/2" squares and finishes at 6" square.


Here is a photo with all of my green/low volume 4 patch units complete and getting ready to piece the aqua/low volume 4 patch units.


I haven't been working this quilt consistently (because I'll be honest, once I got everything cut I needed a BREAK!).  And then I needed another break after I pieced and sub-cut the strips, and yet another after I pieced and pressed the green/low volume 4 patches.

Now I am working on piecing the 626 aqua/low volume 4 patches that I need.  I currently have 200 done.  Even though I'm not finished, I couldn't wait to make a few more blocks and see how this will look.  I'm so glad I did, because now I have these hanging on my design wall as inspiration to FINISH IT UP!


Just keep sewing...


Do you have any WIP's that you need to work on in segments like this one?