"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Crazy Scrappy Blocks

I'm doing something different for me.  I visited the blog of the designer of the Sherbet Pips fabric line  for Moda http://www.comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/.    because I loved the images in the fabric, as so many others did.  The designer, Aneela Hoey, began a casual qal of crazy blocks using scraps.  I joined in because oy, do I have scraps.  But also because it was a different kind of block, not anything I have done before.   Now, these blocks look very different and it took me a few to appreciate their cuteness.  The idea is to have a center image and sew scraps around it until the block measures 11 inches.  Here are some of mine:

I was at a loss at what to use for the center image and then in my scraps I found my cupcake fabric.  Aneela suggested we sort our scraps into colors and each block is made with one color.  It works great, and my scraps are getting used up so nicely.  I've made 12 blocks, and need to make 20 or 30. 

It really works to horde fabric.   You never know when the perfect quilt block will come your way:)

God Bless You.


Stray Stitches said...

Your blocks are adorable! You are going to have a wonderful quilt when you get all of the blocks made. What a great way to use up scraps.
Happy Easter to you!

Hazel said...

I wasn't sure about the blocks in the first two pics - but then when I see them all together in the last pic they look brill! I must make a concerted effort not to worry about using patterns & have confidence that I CAN make them blend, as you have.

Happy Easter to you and yours, Joanna.

PS I guess that I am the only quilter in the whole world who is trying to build up a stash so I have something to go at, rather than trying to use up the extra bits...? :)

soggibottom said...

I really love this idea Joanna. I have far too many scraps hanging around. This could definatly work for me. Thank you for new inspiration :-) I love something that is new to me :-)xxx