Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thrifty blocks

I came across this swap last year. I ended up not joining though because that was before I figured out how to do a scant 1/4" seam. I had only been quilting for a very short time and couldn't get my blocks to look right or be the right size. So, I decided to just go ahead and make a bunch of blocks because I liked the pattern and colors the swappers chose. I had these in my drawer of blocks also. I was planning on sashing them in grey. I've recently come to realize that I am not very good at matching up sashing. With that in mind, I decided to just put a border of grey around each block and then sew them together. I can match seams this way so it was a win win situation. I got the look I wanted plus matching seams.

I had some extra blocks so I made a little doll quilt top.

I didn't have enough grey for these blocks. I think I will incorporate them into the back of the big quilt.

I like seeing my miscellaneous block drawer emptying. I'm sure it will be filling back up pretty soon though.


luv2quilt2 said...

Looks good! Way to go.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

looks great.....not to long ago Betsy from Quilting Fiesta made a quilt using all her left over blocks, it was a hodge podge of stuff, it looked great though

alice said...

Very nice--I need to empty a few block drawers. I am sure they have babies while I sleep!!

Tangos Treasures said...

LOL you really are on a roll!! Nice job!!

Carol said...

They remind me of licorice allsorts one of my dad's favorite candies/sweets. :) Very pretty.