Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I have been playing more than blogging!

I haven't posted for a while but I have been playing and fiddling around with my fabrics. This isn't my quilt (I wish it was,lol). It's Bonnie Hunter's. She IS the Queen of scraps and .........oh my gosh!......I got to meet her this week. She came to speak to my guild and yesterday I took her 'Crumbs' workshop. Sew much fun.

Look close at this quilt, The Fabric Food-chain. At the top are different sizes and shapes that she cuts her scraps into, and below them are the blocks that she makes from them. She has a great system and I think I'm a convert. We'll see if I follow through. Here are 3 little star blocks I made at the workshop yesterday. I have more blocks but the battery on my camera died. My favorite is the bottom star with the tiny 4 patch
in the middle. I have close to 40 four and a half inch blocks now. I think it's time to think about putting them all together.


When I went on retreat a couple weeks ago, there was a table full of free fabrics and scraps from one of our members. I snagged a baggie of diamond shapes. I haven't done many Y-seams so I thought this was a good excuse to work on them. These are fun blocks to put together. Maybe I'll get a diamond shape die for my Accuquilt so I can pound out some scrappy blocks like this. I haven't made many xmas presents yet and I'm starting to stress about it. I am thinking about making colorful luggage tags for co-workers. That or fabric folders/folios. Ideas? What are you doing for gifts?


6 comments:

Ellen said...

Nice stars - I really like the one with the four patch too!

Love the Fabric Food Chain - it must have been a fun workshop.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I love your star with the four patch... really cool. make more!

23rdspiral said...

am loving your scrappy stars and the shapes from diamonds are very pretty.
i'd also like to make some xmas gifts but appart from making decorations for people i havent a clue! (am thinking scrappy stars to hang on the tree, if i can figure out how!) would love to hear others ideas...

Alexis said...

I'm so jealous! I use a variation of Bonnie's system and it is great. I really like your tilty stars, they really sparkle!

Sandy said...

Love the blocks. As far as Christmas gifts, I haven't done that for many years. It makes the holidays too stressful for me, so I just make them throughout the year and give them as I finish them. LOL not a good system but it works for me!

Cindy said...

I'm loving those wonky star blocks!