Monday, November 15, 2010

My first try at 15 minutes of play!

Hi,
I decided to try this 15 minutes of play thing.  I went to a local quilt shop and bought a $3 bag of scraps and took them home.  ( go figure...I gave away a big black garbage bag of scraps away a couple of months ago...who knew I would ever want to use them?) I spread them out and sorted by color and pressed them.

The pressing and sorting took a little more than 15 minutes but I was on a roll so I decided to play a little longer and I ended up with some interesting 10" squares.

This took about an hour but I am happy with my outcome. What do you think of them?   I still have more than half of the scraps left to play with another day.  I think I will add a border to each square and connect them to make a little quilt.  I will post the finished product later.

This was fun.  It is good to push your thoughts a little out of the regular box they seem to be comfortable with.

9 comments:

Lee Ann said...

That is amazing! I'm impressed. I probably should do something similar. It does sound like something fun to do.

MareeR said...

They look great. It is amazing the different looks you can get playing with scraps.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

They look fantastic!!! keep going!!! don't stop! make more! Let the play keep the creative juices flowing! they more you do they more happy surprises happen... What else can you do to them? how can you join them differently then you ever have? how about scrapping all the sashing? make more fabric... before you decide... these look great, keep going!

Lisa said...

Wow! All that in only an hour? They looks great.

CharlotteP said...

Lovely...and a bit different! Like V says, don't stop now! Why not a BIG quilt?

Mary-Frances said...

Excellent Beebee - keep playing (and posting)!

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful blocks! Isn't this fun?!

23rdspiral said...

now you know to keep even little inchies! these look great!

Carol E. said...

I like V's idea of not deciding too soon. That is something that hinders me, sometimes. I need to stop planning ahead. Nice blocks!