Sunday, August 14, 2011

Snippets






Snippet: definition - a small part, piece, or thing.

Synonyms: crumb, nubbin, patch, scrap, snip









And I have been playing with lots of snippets - managing to condense 3 large totes into one - YEAH! And playing along with the Christmas Quilt Along has cleaned up a lot of seasonal scraps condensing one tote and two large bags into that one under/bed tote.


SQUARED UP



I decided to take my previous 2-match ups and make a 6.5" block by using 3 rows of them.


This will be a work in progress with such small snippets. I used 6 blocks for a row setting one way and then the next row I flipped the entire row for this 'confetti' look. BUT so much room for play.






SOMETHING NEW

Since I had a weekend post and some of my other projects are secrets (swap partners read my blog), I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce some fabric sites to quilters - there are lots of fabric companies and designers. Since this weekend our own Windham, NY had a quilt show and their quilt shop had a special sale to compliment - I thought I would invite you to view Windham Fabrics. Lots of free projects, too.

CLOSING SNIPPET

'The history of all times and of today especially teaches that women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.. '
- Louise Otto-Peters, 1849


17 comments:

  1. Three totes into one is great!!

    It must be neat to live near a fabric companies shop. I live near the designer Tula Pink but she really isn't my style. Her shop is nice though.

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  2. I really like the "confetti" quilt!

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  3. You are an inspiration for using up the stash!

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  4. I think the saying goes" the total effect is greater than the sum of all the parts" ( my wording) I love your confetti quilt. What a wonderful stash buster. It uses all colours and even one little square of leftover. It is on my to-do list.

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  5. Your confetti quilt is beautiful! What a great way to use up tiny bits of stash.

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  6. Reading your blog is as dangerous as watching Hoarders - it makes me want to go clean out my storage tubs!! Love the confetti quilt - very cute!!

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  7. I agree with Sarah...and it is especially dangerous for me, since my sewing machine is so near my desk in my office! LOL I want to jump up and pull from my stash....oops there's a customer calling. Pesky people! LOL

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  8. Great job. I love that confetti look, great for scarps!

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  9. Pretty confetti quilt! I could just see that one with quilted texture, washed, dried and crinkly!

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  10. Sometimes I feel like my life has turned into a bunch of snippets! hee,hee,hee.
    love your confetti quilt girlfriend.
    xx, shell

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  11. You are theeeee best person I've ever known that can turn practically "nothin" into a VERY special somethin'. I NEED to be more like you in your practices. (sincerely!)

    that is a great quote!

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

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  12. I was wondering how your bright colorful squares with all the white would turn out. I agree with Quilt Hollow. I can imagine it quilted, washed, dried, soft, crinkled and ready to cuddle up under with a book.

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  13. I Love that confetti quilt - such simple goodness ... and all that white space provides such a great blank canvas that you could do some fantastic quilting on it Sharon!!

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  14. Creatively and beautifully designed badges. love them all.

    Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons

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  15. Love your snippets Quilt! I am on vacation, so I finally have some free time to blog hop! Glad I hopped over here today!

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  16. Your confetti quilt is absolutely stunning...gosh how neat is that...sorry I have not been around I can't believe I have been missing sew much...love your cat btw...gorgeous..such character

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