Thursday, February 6, 2014

not something new

I haven't yet decided what new project to start.  I did however, want to play with my scraps and sew something.  I had watched the Barrister's Block sewalong last year and loved some of the blocks.  I had printed out the instructions for a few of them and they had been hanging around tempting me for months :0)
 Last week I had a few minutes to play and so grabbed some scraps out of my ziplock bag of extra 2 inch squares and made this first block.  Now technically its not a new project because the fabric was already cut!  It was fun to make the block and I enjoyed looking at it in all its small scrappiness.  Now I also have ziplock bags with extra 1 1/2 inch squares, and 2 1/2 inch squares... etc.  Can you guess where this is going?
 3 more blocks appeared over the weekend.  There are endless possibilities for these little 6 inch blocks.  I am not going to start a Nearly Insane or Farmer's Wife sampler quilt - I am not even going to make all the Barrister's Block blocks.  I have no intentions of starting a big project like that.
I  have no idea how many I will make.  They practically make themselves so there could be quite a few before I get this out of my system... and then I'll start a new project - lol! 
Happy Quilting!!
 

17 comments:

Kindred Quilts said...

Well, what ever you decide to do with these blocks, and more when you make them, it will be wonderful because these blocks are wonderful! LOVE how scrappy they are... much to hard to pick a favorite! Keep 'em coming!

be*mused jan said...

Oh, but they are charming! I can see how these might multiply easily without a definite plan in mind...

Lori said...

They are so cute! Love the fabric!!

Kyle said...

Your scraps play so nicely together. Glad you took the time to just enjoy the moments.

Jane in Wales said...

That looks lovely! Beautiful colours!

Gayle said...

Scrappiness at it's BEST! I love your 6" blocks and look forward to seeing what ones you make next - I'd like to try this myself sometime! Thanks for sharing

Emma said...

I don't know... They look pretty new to me. :)

They're gorgeous.

Every Stitch said...

They're beautiful! your great sense of colour makes all the difference with the pretty greens and blues. Only 6 inches each - but quite a lot of tiny pieces!
Hilda

libbyquilter said...

these are lovely~!
don't you love it when you have a few bits/leftovers that are just waiting around to be worked into something beautiful?

:-)
libbyQ

Janet said...

That's a good idea to make some blocks and get them out of your system. They look wonderful and I love your colour scheme.

Barb said...

these little blocks are so charming!!! I just love them to pieces. I have a couple of friends making 6" blocks. They are so sweet -

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

OH! OH!
I.LIKE.
I.LOVE.

I.WANT. (i'm sure your answer will be "get you own")
ha!

Espe said...

Tienes unos trabajos preciosos. un beso muy grande desde EspaƱa.

Dawn said...

Very fun! Great fabric choices too.
Who knows how many will work up :-)

LuAnn said...

Your fabric choices are just great. Love the blocks!

Grit said...

Wow these are wonderful blocks. Looking forward to see more.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Gorgeous! I love those blocks ... and the fabrics are simply delicious!