Saturday, February 24, 2018
HERE is the post from Bernie at Needle and Foot.) I made two little quilts from orphan blocks and squares.
After making two of these blocks a few weeks ago, one red and one blue, I just sort of fizzled out, so it was nice to put them to good use. The center block is 12 in., and the quilts are 24 in. square.
HERE for free on the Moda Bakeshop. The pattern calls for 30 blocks, but I only made 20 for a smaller quilt.
This quilt will be donated to Quilts for Kids.
Lastly, I finally finished and bound my second Pixel Hearts quilt.
Wait til you see the back.
It is so much fun to make kid quilts with these fabrics, and it's fast and easy to finish them.
I hope you're having fun this week, whatever you are doing.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Busy Hands Quilts.
Friday, February 9, 2018
I can't regret it, I had so much fun making these blocks! The small 9 patch blocks are made from 2 in. squares. All of it came from scraps. The small squares came from the 2 in. strip drawer. The larger squares are 5 in., and are from a box of charm squares I cut from reproduction fabric scraps.
Check out the blue block above, with the flag squares. I only had 4 squares of the original blue print, so I had to substitute a different indigo blue with larger white circles. (Bet you saw that before I mentioned it!)
I'm not going to put any of this back in the drawer! I've got my eye on another scrap quilt, and I'm going to cut up these strips for it.
It might end up being a large quilt.
In other news,
Even though it's snowy outside, my sewing room is overflowing with scrappy quilty happiness.
And that's what I'm wishing for you this week.
Link ups as usual with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
The book above, Cut the Scraps! by Joan Ford, appealed to me because I'm always curious about how other people cut and use their scraps. My own scraps are sorted into 1.5 in., 2 in., 2.5 in., 3.5 in., 4.5 in. and 5 in. strips and squares. The real orphans are the 2 in. pieces. They get passed over time after time for the easier math of the 2.5 in. strips.
Ms. Ford cuts her scraps into squares in three sizes: 2 in., 3.5 in., and 5 in., and she explains in the book that she does this because they play well together. Four patch blocks made of 2 in. squares finish at 3 in., so they can pair with the 3.5 in. squares. And nine patch blocks made from 2 in. squares finish at 4.5 in., just like 5 in. squares. (Two inches times 3 across equals five! Right?)
Why did I never think of this? And why did it suddenly go off in my head like a light bulb in a dark refrigerator?
Here's why. Scraps!
Covered in Love. These aren't sewn together, just set snugly side by side. When I get a couple more sewn I'll send them off.
Snow doesn't really thrill me anymore, but getting fabric and a new Kaffe Fassett book in the mail never fails. Hurray!
Lentil soup, a cup of tea, and scraps to sew make this a perfect day to be snowed in.
Stay warm this week, and keep quilting!
Linking up as always to Crazy Mom Quilts and Busy Hands Quilts.