Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My 2nd, 3rd, 4th.... 15 Minutes

Encouraged by the oddly liberated feeling of satisfaction gained from my hexagon-based First 15 Minutes (, and feeling inspired and spurred on by your comments and the other posts here, I began playing with actual quilt blocks.

So I grabbed my scraps tin, and two lots of 15 minutes later and I had these:

There was no planning, no measuring, no real thought as to colour choice, just simply using the next bit that was more or less the right length. To be honest, I was amazed that they actually look like real quilt blocks!

As the week went on, I got adventerous and used some very small scraps as centres, and made some with colour themes. I hope whilst playing that I will learn something about tone and value. (Can you tell I've quite a bit of that stripy cotton? I think I'll hide the rest of that piece for a while.)

I think they are wonky log cabins (well they certainly are wonky!). They still need trimming, I think I'm aiming for 5" finished blocks, and they definatly need pressing, but with 15 minutes every day or so, I now have 12 random, scrappy quilt blocks!


Kath said...

That's how I made my scrap quilt, I just kept adding bits on :)
I agree,it's marvelous fun throwing out the rule book, you made some nice blocks :D

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Great start! I love the pick up and go method! keep going! it's taking somewhere interesting!

Nifty Quilts said...

Just like they did in the days when they HAD to make quilts out of any little bit of scrap they had. I love to sew this way too!

WoolenSails said...

That is the fun with scraps, just grab and sew and see how it turns out;)


CharlotteP said...

Looks like the start of a beautiful baby quilt to me!

beth said...

love your beginning!!

23rdspiral said...

thanks everyone!