Friday, July 02, 2010

A Scrap Happy Summer

I am officially joining Emily for a Scrap Happy Summer.

The idea is to make something using scraps. Since it seems that everything I am making at the moment uses scraps, I thought I'd join in. Here are a few of my projects, The first one is my klosjes. I have been working on these for quite a while and I am about halfway to my goal of 320 klosjes. So far I have used each spool fabric only once. Then there are my Grandmother's Flower Garden flowers. I am really enjoying these! I have no idea how big this quilt is going to get. These flowers are so much fun to make, I may have to buy a bigger bed!

An off-shoot of the flowers are these I Spy hexagons. I came across a box full of these hexies which I had started many years ago. I decided to do them in English Paper Piecing, since I really like that technique and this is what I have so far. I am hoping that I will have enough different I Spy fabrics.

Then there are the tiny squares which I showed you a few days ago. These things are very addictive. They are only 2 1/2 inches square (unfinished). I usually don't keep scraps this small, because there is a wonderful gal at our quilt guild who collects these tiny bits to use in her classroom. But it is summer now and I have no one to give them to, so I thought I would try making these little squares. And voila! I'm hooked. I have no idea what I will do with them.

And here are some strip blocks. I only have a few more to make. Hope to have a finished quilt to show you soon. These strips are also very addictive. You can't just make one!

As I am writing this I realize that I have a few other projects on the go that involve scraps which I forgot to take photos of. I'll leave them for next time.
Vicki from Felines and Fibre Arts came over for tea this morning. She brought me some delicious cinnamon scones. So yummy! And also this wonderful fabric yumminess - fabrics she brought back from her trip to Kauai a few weeks ago. Aren't they stunning? And as if that wasn't enough, she also brought me the cutest little chicken pin cushion! I don't know how I feel about sticking pins into this. He is just too cute! There is a neat story that goes with the chicken and you know me, I love trivia! Did you know that the island of Kauai is over-run with chickens? Apparently they're everywhere. It seems that there were a couple of hurricanes during the 1980s that freed the chickens from their coups. Since there are no natural predators on Kauai, the chickens have flourished. Hawaiians must have a great sense of humour because these pin cushion chickens are everywhere too. Don't you just love it!



Exuberant Color said...

I love scrappy quilts and your post is so lively with color.
The little chicken pin cushion is so cute. I would have a hard time sticking pins in it.
I can send you some novelty prints for your I Spy if you tell me what size you need.

Pat said...

CUTE pincushions! I might have some novelty prints left from when I did two I Spy quilts. What size square would you need to do your hexies?

LizzieJane said...

What lovely bright and colorful fabric's. That little chicken pincushion is so great! Looks like a colorful summer ahead for you!

Barb said...

I would say that you have gone to the it all!!

the dutch purple rabbit said...

scraps for the win. the best things come out of scraps whit me.


em's scrapbag said...

Had to laugh at the chicken story. Love all your scrap projects. I tend to thing scrap projects are addictive. Thanks for joining in the challenge. Hope you have fun.

Penny said...

I love hexies! As you saw in my blog, I've made many hex projects.I'm trying my hands in strip blocks too.Looking forward to see your Scrap Happy project! Thanks for visiting. :)

The Calico Cat said...

What a wonderful riot of color!

Deanna said...

What a variety of projects you are working on! I'm impressed with your versatility.

nicolette said...

Much lovely colourfull stuff and an adorable chicken!