Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Little scrap Play

After working on big quilts, it is fun and relaxing just to play with scraps for a bit!
I have been making string blocks now and again, using a yellow strip for the centre and then just really random strips of fabric to make 6 1/2" blocks..

Over time I have added to the pile, and it is starting to look like something now..

Not sure how big this will get....I will just keep adding blocks when I need a distraction!

And I also used some of my "crumbs" basket (pieces that are really too little to save, but I do anyway !) to make these little blocks. (Thank you are right, they are kind of addictive !!)

I have no idea what this will be used for....but fun to make!

I also need to get back to my disappearing 9-patch..

I have to decide how I want to lay them out....

or this???

I think the second one is much more interesting....what do you think?
This is not all the blocks, so it will be quite a bit larger than this.

And finally...a little walk around my back yard because my "Lady Slipper" has come into bloom!! This is my favourite most pampered plant in my yard.

Linking up to WIP Wed at Freshly Pieced

And TN&TN  


  1. I love your string quilt! You're making good progress on it.
    I made one too a few years ago, and I've started on another one. They're so fun to make! I had a bit of trouble putting the blocks together because of the bias edges. I stitched around the outsides but it still looked a bit wobbly. Another quilter suggested starching them. I might try that.
    Can't wait to see you finish this one!!!
    And I love your Ladyslipper. I've never seen one before :)

  2. I love to make string blocks as a de-stresser after a huge project - yours are coming nicely. What sweet crumb blocks - just keep adding and slowly they will evolve into a lovely quilt - no rush. I like the second layout for your DP9.

  3. Love all of your playing. Keeping the middle of your string blocks the same is a great idea. Your lady slipper is pretty:)

  4. Love the string blocks Flo....and I like the first version of Crumbs

  5. It's been ages since I've done string blocks. They are a blast to make.
    I have a fairly large bag of strips that I've been wanting to give making spiderweb blocks with first.
    Who knows when I might ever get around to it.

  6. Great work on everything. The strings look great. I like the idea of a quilt you add to gradually.

  7. I agree that the second arrangement of the hidden 9 patch is more interesting.
    Your lady slipper deserves pampering.


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