Anyway one of my new big boxes now houses all my bigger scraps. Plenty of room for a few more ! All my smaller scraps and strips are in a lovely big hat box I treated myself to earlier in the year when I was looking for a present for my dad for Fathers Day - lol !
I was just squashing the little scraps in so I could get the lid on when I found myself turning on my sewing machine and getting my backside comfy on my chair. before I knew it I was off ! You see a few days ago I came across Pattis tutorial for mile-a-minute blocks ( July 7th post )
at http://www.quiltingisstillmypassion.blogspot.com/ and then I saw what Fiona had made and I wanted to have a go too.
These blocks are such fun to do ! I have never made anything like this before but found it very relaxing. I have had a bad week with one thing and another but doing these was like therapy - I could feel myself really getting into the rhythm. Once they started getting to about the right size I counted them up expecting about 14 or 15 blocks. I had actually made 32. You could have knocked me down with a feather ! I will be making more of these at the weekend I think. My scrap pile does not seem to have gone down an awful lot !!
Here are a few of them ! Cheered me up no end ! I also got some fabric through the post that I had ordered from here I heard about this website from Karol-Ann who takes her quilts there to be long-armed. Here are my goodies - notice the pattern has a vine applique sashing - I am getting ahead of myself after completing my scrappy quilt with the viney border - lol !
Also when I was putting my photos on the PC I noticed this one of a little quilt I have not shown yet. This is on the wall next to my sewing machine and my DD Jess thinks it is the saddest thing going to put a quilt on the wall !! Honestly that child has no idea - lol !
I made this last year and all the little log cabin blocks ( all 60 of them ) were hand sewn onto a very soft vilene printed with little squares. I bought this by the yard somewhere and I enjoyed doing it. I think each little log cabin measures just under 4 inches. I love the fabrics in this and when I'm sewing away on my machine I find myself looking at this thinking " how on earth did I have the patience to do this ? ".
Time to go - need to clear up the floor a bit - I make such a mess when I sew and although I have the bin right next to me it seems all the bits of fabric and thread go everywhere but in it !!