Sunday, July 07, 2013

Woo hooo! I played today!

Thanks to Tonya from Lazy Girl Quilting and Lynn from Klein Meisje Quilts I started playing with my scraps today.  I have a pile of old fabric left over from quilts I've made in the past, but they are primitive, girly florals, brights, you name it!  So when I saw Tonya's Lego's quilt I liked the idea.  I let it stew in my head some.  What was stopping me was all the different lengths.  I waste way too much time stressing over them!

So when I saw Lynn's version it was just what I needed!  And the constant solid was just what I loved, for a bit of stability!  I also got a ruler to make pineapple blocks at the Chicago quilt show a few weeks ago and that ruler uses the same size strips! So I can start cutting away!

Here are my first few blocks. Of course they will be more scrappy once I get more fabric cut, but I just had to make a few!  Do you like?

5 comments from wonderful readers:

fiberobsession said...

Yup, gonna make me one of those. I think I'll use a yellow repeat solid. I might make up a quilt for camp in Sept. Are you coming?

Lynn Dykstra said...

Your blocks are looking great!
I look forward to seeing it grow.


Those are really sweet little blocks and I can't wait to see the finished thing. Don't let it be a UFO - I keep reading about those all over blogland. This deserves to be finished as it has started out so nice! xCathy

MARCIE said...

That looks like lots of fun. Sometimes all we want to do is sew strips together and then cut them apart, then sew them back together. It IS like playing with Legos!

antique quilter said...

ever since I saw that antique quilt on Lucy's blog that Tonya was inspired by I have wanted to make that quilt too! someday. Love that Lynn symplified it a bit and of course love that red she used. I may have to make this one too!