Sunday, 27 November 2011

The best laid plans...

Now my SSCS is off on it's long journey ( 3 days before the deadline I'll have you know - lol ) I cast my eyes around my sewing area in search of something to do. Remember those half square triangles from last but one post ?

I have been working on those and decided to make 35 blocks for a 5 by 7 setting.  I did not have enough little units for these so have spent quite a bit of time making more.  Added some side strips and here are 2 blocks.

Was going great guns when I realised I had mis-calculated and only made 34 blocks.  Decided to call it a day and make the last block the next morning before sewing them altogether. However next morning I was checking my blog list and came across this tutorial....What fun this looked - haha

Casting my mind around I remembered a pile of fabrics I had put together when I was unable to sew due to my back injury.  These were all fabrics that I loved but would they actually go together ?  I think my painkillers were at work when I put these together in a basket as there was quite a lot of clashing - lol !  Oh well - I would either love it or hate it and so off I went.

I have spent a very enjoyable Saturday afternoon making my blocks and have 12 all ready to go.  Funny thing - I showed Jason a few together and his very words were " It's a bit busy love "  haha - great fun this quilting business.

See you soon xx

11 comments:

Gail said...

Looks like you've been having fun! I love the little triangles, too cute, Cant wait to see the top when it's put together. As for the "little busy" blocks, it would make a bright and happy baby quilt, besides tops look different after they are quilted! (Or if you HATE it you could tea dye it and tone it down.) Anyway, I like it.

Ashlawnfarms Rag Quilt Creations said...

Beautiful blocks!

Chookyblue...... said...

good to hear the SSCS is gone.........like the flying geese..........

Archie the wonder dog said...

Sounds like lots of fun!! Busy or not I like it!

Chris H said...

Gorgeous!
There is just so much to do with little bits of fabric!

frog cottage said...

It is busy but isnt that the charm..looks great!

Quilter Kathy said...

i love all these photos of scrappy blocks! You are having fun with your sewing and that is all that really matters :)

Meggie said...

I love the business! Nothing wrong with plenty of colour and movement.

Lynda said...

Busy? That's not busy, iy's gorgeous! What a great pattern, and the fabrics look lovely together.

sewkalico said...

Love Jason's comment, I get those as well... Loving all the baby stuff going on, but I do miss a good old sewing session and could do with one occassionally!!

stash busting nurse said...

Dont you just love the comments men come out with. I just had a look at the tutorial for the pinwheel quilt. I have a bundle of 1930's fabrics that I may use it looks good fun to do.