Thursday, February 19, 2015

cabin fever

In our neck of the woods cabin fever can rage rampant at this time of year and the best remedy is to keep busy and that's exactly what I did this month - kept myself busy.

 I had a bin of assorted remnants that I tackled - the small bits were cut up into various sizes from 2" squares to strips for binding .... there could have been lots of 1" squares but they're far too small for me to enjoy working with.  The other remnants (I show only a few here) were pressed, measured and wrapped with a label showing how much fabric was in each - here's a photo.  The jar contains all the 2" squares and I forgot to show the binding,  some of which I've started sewing together in lengths (which is tedious).


There were several quilt blocks that I wanted to try so I worked my way through them and here are a few ....

This is 'Pretty Posy' by Lorna - her tutorials are excellent.



This is a heart block by Cheri.  This was an easy one. I'm auditioning the striped fabric.


Next up is the Arrowhead block by  Sarah.
Perhaps if only one print were used it might look like a herringbone?  One quadrant alone looks like a tulip and is the perfect size for mug rugs ...... this was another excellent tutorial.
 
 Needless to say I have a nice collection of orphan quilt blocks that one day will make a very interesting quilt top or a lovely variety of cushion covers, table mats, mug mats, candle mats, etc.  - that's a lot of mats.  ^^

16 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Wow, doesn't look like you'be had time to catch cabin fever, even if you did you were to busy to notice.

Irene said...

che invidia, sono bellissimi

Timi said...

You were really busy! :o)
I like your quilts! And it's the perfect way to use fabrics!

Linda said...

Your quilt blocks look beautiful and I'm glad you are keeping yourself so occupied to avoid cabin fever - means there are more lovely items for us to see.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

all your quilt blocks looks wonderful. great idea.

Caitlin D said...

Talk about some serious organizational skills. Mine are severely lacking! The blocks are lovely, quilting is something I've tried and failed at, but would love to try again. They're beautiful.

desertskyquilts said...

I envy your organizational skills - yeah, 2" is half an inch too small for me. =) The blocks look great. For some reason, seeing these like this, I saw cat heads peeking out of the corners of the blocks. How cute that would be in solid colors with button eyes and embroidered whiskers. ;)

I desideri del cuore said...

Cara kate, che belle stoffe!!!!!!!E che bei lavori che realizzi!
Sei molto brava,anche perché credo che occorre tanta pazienza...Ciao Antonietta

A Nudge said...

That cabin fever turned out to be a winner giving you so much time to play. Those are neat blocks. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone - enjoyed the eye candy.

Ana Lopes said...

Hi dear Kate, those blocks are so pretty! You make so many lovely works!
Have a wonderful and creative week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Jo said...

Love your little blocks but I the little fabric rolls are so cute and neat you will never want to use them, I love that idea.

Ella and Nesta said...

Great blocks! My favourite is the Arrowhead. Looks great as a tulip too!

Brigitte said...

Ohhh, I love the blocks you made. And all those mats that you will be working on, such a loevly idea, and you can't have enough of them, can you?

Carol said...

Those brightly colored blocks look like a perfect thing to cure cabin fever, Kate!! I really love the yellow posy!

We're at -9° (-22°C) here this morning and I'm definitely feeling the cabin fever descending on my house, too :)

Jessica Hadden said...

Love your blocks!

Connie said...

You have been a busy girl. I love your blocks and how you organize your scraps. Mine are all just thrown into a bin that I dig through when I'm looking for a small piece. You could sure teach me a thing or two about getting organized :)
Have a happy week,
Connie :)