Saturday, August 27, 2011
This week I did some sewing with little bits and pieces--a.k.a. scraps from my stash! It really gives you a great feeling to make something from parts that could have been just thrown away. The star block above was made completely from scraps from my "Swoon" quilt. All of the half-square triangles came from the cut-off parts of the flying geese blocks, and the squares came from the left overs after cutting the original pieces for "Swoon." I'm going to be able to make quite a few of these star blocks and can't wait to see how many I'll end up with (pattern is from the cover quilt of the October 2011 American Patchwork & Quilting).
I also had a chance to sew block #3 from the FatQuarterShop Designer Mystery Block of the Month (designed by Carrie Nelson)! I had quite a few bits and pieces left over from making this block, too...
So I made two Farmer's Wife blocks from the scraps! Block #22, Corn and Beans, is on the upper right. I used 24 half-square triangles for this block, and 8 of them were left overs from the FQS block! Block #16, Calico Puzzle, is on the bottom right.
I also made block #15, Buzzard's Roost (lower left).
The Buzzard's Roost and the Calico Puzzle blocks also got finished up for my Flurry version.
I'm getting pretty nice stacks of Farmer's Wife blocks...even though I'm a long way from finishing...these little stacks are starting to give me a sense of accomplishment.
And all of this from little bits and pieces! Thanks so much for stopping by!