Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Something fun

Hi folksies!
Another banner event; a few posts consecutively! Spring must be affecting more than my allergies!
I took a few pics this morning to share with my HARTS sisters of a project that I am working on. It is a scrappy string quilt. I am wanting to use up scraps that I have collected and this works perfectly as a means of getting rid of them. I was inpsired by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville - (the link is on my right panel for anyone interested in this fun and productive way of getting rid of scraps.) While this is not a new way of quilting, it is definintely a marvel for those of us who are scrambled in the brain. I love to see how the colors move together. I generally grab any random scrap from my box and that is what gets sewn next.

On the block above, I appliqued a flower for fun. I like having fun.


Donna said...

Those scrappy kind of quilts are such fun! You GO, girl! LOL. How big are you going to make it?

KKJD1 said...

Sew pretty and such a great way to use those scraps! Blessings,Karen

Nicola said...

Love the blue flower it makes it extra special
Nicola x

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Thanks gals.
Donna, it will be as big as it gets when I am finished. How'd you like them apples? LOL
Nicola, thanks for visiting - girls check out her blogs - she is oober talented! ~ But Nicola, as I was saying, I am thinking flowers scattered through it. I do like the flowers.

SayraH said...

Love it Momma! Your gonna have to teach me stuff when I can find the time to sit down long enough! Working on my cross-stitch tonight & watching Twilight hehe.

Anonymous said...

Lovely idea. I'm always on the look out for new ways of using up bits. The flower is sweet on top of the patchwork.

So lovely to see what you've been making.

Louisiana Momma said...

cute.. I have tons of small scraps.. you becoming a cq lady too ? I haven't done cq for a while, but am about to.. and btw - LOVELY items at the HARTS! If I had the money I would buy it all up :-)


Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I love this!! Heck, if I lived closer I'd be at your place so you could teach me how to quilt.
Don't be surprised if someday I show up on your doorstep! :> )

Khris said...

I have been meaning to do some of these blocks of Bonnies...always something to keep adding to the growing list...love them..hugs Khris

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Well I have made 5 more blocks since posting this. I am grouping them by 10's so I now have 30 blocks. I have decided to do various flowers appliqued in places.
Khris, you really MUST do one of these. You too Melanie. It is so idiot proof.
And Peanut, if this old gal can sew a straight line, so can you. But you know you are welcome anytime, sweetie.
Courtney, I have always been CRAZY over CQ's. My first real love actually.
Now to dig through some of my mom's ancient stash of horrid fabrics. There may be a new life for them yet.