Sunday, March 3, 2019

The usual

As is usual for me, when I cannot decide what to work on, or when I don't feel my normal self, I always can sew a few crumb blocks.  Of all the fabrics in these, less than half are scraps from my projects or my daughter projects.  The others are scraps that I buy at a local quilt shop just to add variety to mine.

I know that is crazy...what is even crazier is that some of them are so pretty and such a nice size that I have a hard time cutting them.  I don't mind using strips and strings of fabric...but when it is a bigger than 3 o 4 inches, I tend to avoid cutting them...I think there will come something I want to use them for.  And actually have a couple things in mind...

These little blocks are different sizes...mostly between 3½ to 4½ inches...and are not necessarily square.  My current plans are this:  they are going to be surrounded with strips of fabric.  and then trimmed to 6½ inch squares.  I am thinking I will use the same fabric throughout, but if not through out, then at least the same fabric around each little crumb block.  But I have been known to change my mind.

Another crazy thought is I keep looking at the weave-it looms, but I need one like I need another hole in my head.  I do not need any more hobbies.  I have not started another puzzle, but am very tempted to.


My hip is feeling a LOT better...I go tomorrow for another adjustment and am thinking it might be the last.  I am still taking ibuprofen on a regular basis.   But it feels wonderful to be able to walk pretty much normal.

I hope you have had a good weekend and that your week ahead is a good one.


Ruth Hiebert said...

You are so creative. Keep it up.

Karen said...

I'm glad you are feeling a little better. I think doing something creative cheers me up on a snowy day like today. You are so creative.

Ginny Hartzler said...

So glad your hip is better! You are a master of pattern matching. I especially love the ones in the last picture.

Connie said...

I love the bits and pieces that you use to make your blocks. When it comes to quilts, I say the more colors and fabrics the better. That makes them look more homespun and cozy.
Thank you for your prayers and the thoughtful comments you leave on my blog. It warms my heart knowing that I have blogging friends that care.
God bless you and your family,

Sandra said...

you always amazes me what you do with tiny pieces of material. and your quilts are always beautiful. so glad your hip is better, i suffered that for years off and on and know how draining it can be...ibuprofen is my go to friend

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm going to make scrappy blocks...I'm sure I will..when my scraps become a pest and overwhelm me. Love YOURS.
xx, Carol

Small City Scenes said...

So glad you are feeling a LOT better. Makes the brain work better too. LOL
The Red winged Blackbirds are back here too. The show up when they think my feeders are full. Too much going on in quilting----too tedious for me specially since I am all thumbs anyway. haha
You do such beautiful work.
Enjoy your week

Judy@newenglandgardenandthread said...

Glad you are feeling better. :-) I like your little blocks and applaud your skills to handles such small pieces. I'm sure the end result will be beautiful whatever you decide to do with them.

DeniseinVA said...

Your blocks are always so pretty and colorful, you can't help but smile as the colors make me smile. I am not a quilter but am a very visual person and your color choices and combinations are delightful. Glad you are progressing and feeling a lot better Rose. Hopefully you won't need to take that ibuprofen for much longer.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Pretty squares! I am the same with paper, hate to cut into a full sheet when I might have a scrap that would work:) Glad your hip is better!