WIP: Sweet as Honey Wiley Way Quilt

I am so impressed by Art Gallery fabrics!  There is a certain feel and softness to their fabrics.  I am a huge fan of Moda and Riley Blake, but Art Gallery is definitely gaining ground in my stash.


I purchased this line of fabric from one of  Fat Quarter Shop’s flash sales.  I believe the fabric was less than $5.50 a yard.   I was patient and waited for the sale.

I had been eyeing this fabric up for some time.  I like to buy fabric –  there is no doubt about that!  However, I don’t like paying full price!  Since I have started quilting, I have noticed that full price fabric has increased about $3 a yard.  That adds up quickly, especially for backings.  If there is a fabric I really want, I stalk sales.  Plus I have faith that I will be able to find almost any fabric that I want.    Julie referred to me as a fabric bloodhound earlier this week.  It is a bit true!

I cut the fabric back in November for the Fall Quilt Retreat.  Since then, I haven’t made any progress.  It was a bit of a challenge making sure the beehives and deer were facing upright.  I know, this is an issue for very few quilters… I have been made fun of for this quirk.


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With an empty design wall, this quilt has space for completing the layout.  Once, the rows are figured out – it shouldn’t take much time to sew the rows and quilt together.  I placed them in the order that the fabrics came in the fat quarter bundle.  Thankfully I was organized – my fabrics swatches were glued onto the back of the pattern so I could keep the order correct.




The pattern is Wiley Way by Sassafras Lane Designs.  Wiley Way has great instructions on how to cut the trapezoids.  I only made one error, the bottom left piece is backwards.  I was impressed considering that this was cut month ago and I may or may not have been functioning at full mental capacity!  I flipped once piece.  Luckily that fabric matches the backing and I was able to snip a section off to replace that piece.



This means that there is progress on my APQ UFO Resolution #18!  APQ’s UFO Challenge 2015 pg 2

The backing is all ready to go too!  I did that 2 weeks ago, when I was in a groove.  Binding was made earlier this month.

I am hoping that this will be a quick sew once everything is laid out.  Linking up with Lee’s Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday!


About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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4 Responses to WIP: Sweet as Honey Wiley Way Quilt

  1. Ooo, love the pattern! Very angle-y (is that a word?!). Plus I have complete design wall envy – it’s so big! I end up having to lay everything out on the floor.

  2. Great design wall, I agree! I have a very adequate one made from insulation board duct taped together and batting. about 8ft wideX7 1/2 ft tall. Beautiful fabrics and design. I, too love stalking the sales, but would love a post on your tips on how to maximize fabric and minimize $$$. I use a lot of JoAnn fabric and retail me not coupons for JoAnn fabrics, Hancock’s of Paducah has lots of sales, but don’t know other sources. Great posts and great quilts!

    • I will definitely do a post about how to save money on fabric! My design wall was a huge splurge, but totally worth it! My sewing space is pretty small so this was a better option for me. Thanks for the great idea!

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