Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Playing with scraps

Hello everyone!  I'd like to extend a warm welcome to Angie & Dolores, thanks for signing up!  Much appreciated!!

I told myself on New Year's Day that this would definitely be the year I take time to do a little sewing every day, maybe even make a block with my scraps every day....(cue hysterical laughter)....well, looks like I'll have to set that particular dream aside and just sew when I everyone else!! ;-)  I have managed to make just a few scrappy blocks, no pattern in mind, just putting them together right now.


Here's the first block I made.  I have admired a lot of the wonky slash blocks found at and wondered what the blocks would look like with just a single slash of fabric. Could I make something from that?  Would it look ok?

I made a few more, changed the colour of the slash for one block and even made a regular scrappy block just because. :-)

Put the blocks on point and I like this configuration better than the previous one.  Now I'll have to make a few more and see if I want the blocks to continue 'spinning' in the same direction or do I want them to go out in different directions, do I want to keep them in sets of four, do I even want to make the new blocks a larger size?  


  1. I like this! Did you just do it sort of like a string block then cut it and add the strip down the middle? I have 3 (yes THREE) boxes full of strings that I mean to make a string quilt with someday...maybe this would work better. ;)

  2. I think your new project will look great!

    Yesterday I was browsing through and I saw a post with a red slash of fabric that reminded me of the blocks you posted a while back. I clicked the "read more" and sure enough, it was someone posting about the blocks she received from you and others!
    How cool!

  3. Your improve blocks looke great! I'm looking forward to seeing how they progress.


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