Friday, September 10, 2010

Fussy Cut Scrappy Square-a-Thon

So, I made a few more of these blocks ...
All the fabric is either from my scrap drawer or stash ...
I'm not buying any new fabric for this quilt ...
The fussy cuts are getting pretty eclectic ....
Just the way I like it ...
The squares finish at 12.5 inches ...
The tutorial I wrote should you want to make some blocks like this is here ...
It's pretty fun and addictive making these ...
These are definitely going to need some nice calm fabric around them for sashing in the finished quilt.

On another note, my son started kindergarten this week. I have been thinking about him a lot while he is at school. The other day I was remembering how at his preschool, his teacher asked me once if I minded that he coloured every picture he did using basically every crayon in the box. He would fill the space that was a house for example, with little squares and patches of a whole rainbow of colours.
Anyway...
1. Of course I don't mind. I think it's great.
2. I think I know where he gets it from.
Best, Riel

6 comments:

KQuiltyBee said...

I LOVE these blocks. A great way to attack the scrap bin. BTW, my son's teacher (12 years ago) observed that my son didn't color within the lines. I replied, "no has ever suggested he should." As a senior, he still revels in being outside the box. Yay! Your son will go far!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

really cute blocks! So bright and cheery! that orange behind them, will you use that? love it.

Mary said...

I love these and the story about your son is great :-)

Vesuviusmama said...

The blocks are addictive to look at, too, and I love the story about your son and his crayons!

Karen said...

Thanks for posting how to make these blocks. I LOVE how eclectic they are!
I also really love your selvage quilt. It is amazing!

desertskyquilts said...

Another great idea! Now I know just what to do with those two weird pieces of horse fabric I just found in my scrap box!