Thursday, January 5, 2012
Building More Blocks
My grandsons love playing blocks as much as I do. I get to build, they get to play. Well, I guess I get to play too!
I've added more to my 'building blocks' for Marcia's scrap challange. You have until Jan. 17th to get your project finished to enter for a free quilting. It can even be a pot holder, mug rug, table runner - largest is baby quilt. And since it's scrap play, you could even enter it into the Scrap Along.
A couple more little house blocks. Done with whimsy - fish and cats. When I finish a project, I am putting my scraps into a baggy and that's my play material for these. I like to chain piece these, so I work 2 blocks every other day to equal the 'block a day'. These will be linked up with Marcia's Minutes for Me fun.
I know - it is a strip not a block, but this is for the Color Pallette Challenge (and a circle challenge). This is being used in building some new blocks. Also, using a new technique learned (from my MOM) and I have been documenting so I can share with you all.
The 12 Days of Christmas sampler blocks are all done. I think I will sew these together with 2 skinny borders as a finish. I think everyone has enjoyed these little treasures - a quick bit of play with a charming finish.
See - told ya, did a second one up of this cute little pattern. These I think are left over charms from Hoopla. This one I think I will sash with white to break up all that bright. And then a scrappy binding with the rest of those charms to use them up. Linking up with Sarah's Whoop Whoop.
Progress on the Scrap Along quilt. I have all the blocks pieced and now need floor space to start laying them out so the top (flimsy) can be done. This is a perfect SQUARED UP project - just one 4.5" block with two 2.5" blocks - easy peasy and soooooo quick. And after my practic FMQ leaves are a little better - I will use that on quilting this one up.
Remember I set a goal to get one ornament a week done. Love these Santas. I think I need to add some 'Ho Ho Ho's' around them.
So a lot of the challenges and block/quilt alongs I am doing are in great building progress - some of them doing double duty - love when you can 'kill two birds with one stone' - so to speak. And I am enjoying my NEWFO for the year already.
'Ideas are the building blocks of ideas'
- Jason Zebehaty -