Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekend Sewing

Me and my sewing room had a chance for some bonding time this weekend, ahhh bliss, hours of uniterupted sewing!

Remember this block?  Well I thought about it, and thought about it, and thought about it some more, and just decided that it was too big to make it work in a quilt in any capacity I had in mind.  The more I looked at it, the more it just looked like a giant block of blue wonky spit up, and it really needed to be cut down. 

This is what is occupying my design wall right now, and I am proud to say that these blocks were made 100% out of my scrap bins!  I am really happy with the decision to cut the big blocks down, but whats funny, after adding the borders, these "smaller" blocks still measure about 16 1/2 inches square, vs. the "big" unaltered scrap blocks measured 18 1/2 inches square!

I'm half temped to put together one more blue block and sew this together with some white sashing and call it a day!  I have quickly realized that blues and greens completely dominate my stash compilation, so I think I and going to set this project aside, as I have plans to cut into my Central Park fat quarter bundle, which will leave me with many more pinks, purples and orange scraps. 

I also had time this morning to put together these little Nook covers for a coworker who asked if I would make one for her and her sister.  I used Amy's magnetic snap tutorial on my own this time, and was able to put both these covers together in less than 2 hours this morning.

Happy Sewing!


  1. These are really great! So cool that they are from your scrap bins too. Very inspiring!

  2. I think the blocks look very the colours

  3. Love this quilt design. I've been thinking of something similar with lots of different colored blocks. It's coming out great.

    "giant block of blue wonky spit up" --made me laugh.

  4. I love the blue and green blocks, its such a lovely colour comination, I would definitely keep going to finish it, its just so pretty!

  5. The "blue wonky spit up" made me laugh, too!
    I love the borders that you used on these blocks -- they are bright and beautiful!

  6. Jess, I love this!! Definitely keep on going, I really like where you're going with this :)

  7. Your blocks look great, I love the blues and greens.

  8. I'm with the the blues and greens so much! {CUTE Nook covers, too! You have mastered that design!}

  9. Very nice! I like the border around the blocks - how you added just a touch of another color. Neat little addition :) Now I need to go dig into my scrap bin...