Wednesday, January 8, 2014

scrap therapy

Yesterday I found a remedy for extremely low temperatures and being house bound for days with three kids who are getting on each other's nerves - sewing, lots of sewing using pretty, bright, happy fabric. 


Turning my disorganized ginormous scrap pile into these lovely Economy blocks proved to be a real sanity saver, and so very fun too. I once made a pillow using this block. I paper pieced all six blocks and by the time I was finished with the last one I was sick of it and never wanted to make another Economy block again :(  So this time I decided to follow Rita's instructions (no paper piecing involved). I do like her method a lot better.


I'm getting all giddy with excitement knowing that not only is this going to be such a fun and colorful quilt, I'm also finally putting my scraps to good use. Yay!!!!

What have you been up to lately? Any new projects in the works?

Linking up to Lee's WIP Wednesday.

25 comments:

  1. These are so lovely, perfect for fussy cutting! I do hope you are all safe and cosy warm in the awful freeze you are experiencing. Jxo

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  2. Really beautiful, and totally "you"!

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  3. Your blocks are so cute!! I hope to be doing some sewing soon, seeing your blocks makes me miss it even more!!

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  4. This is a great "I Spy" clock. Love it completely.

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  5. Svetlanko, jak jsi toto tak rychle dokazala?! Ja jeste nezacala :( Mas je uzasne, vsechny opravdu nadherne!! J.

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  6. really cute! definitely the best 'therapy' against unpleasant weather and annoying kids ;)

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  7. Perfect scrappy blocks!! No better therapy than sewing with bright fabrics.

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  8. Your economy blocks are coming together quite nicely! I can relate to being cooped up in a house with three kids all day! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. These are great scrap busters, aren't they?!? I love the color combo you put together. What was your process for deciding on the color scheme?

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  10. These blocks are so sweet. I think the conomy Block Feber got me too ;-)

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  11. Gorgeous! I'm loving everyone's economy blocks, and yours are so cheerful. Perfect for brightening up wintery days.

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  12. So fun, I love your fussy cutting! That little Hello Kitty is so cute :)

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  13. Loving your blocks so far. Just gorgeous

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  14. you have the most adorable scraps!!! Love how they look so far!

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  15. Looking amazing...as usual :)

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  16. i love your version! so bright and cheerful

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  17. Oh your blocks are looking gorgeous!!! I would happily swap our rainy days for some snow days - only one day back at work and I have had enough already ;)
    xx

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  18. Gorgeous, I love your blocks, so colourful and cheery! Sarah xo

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  19. So cute! Love the bright colors.

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  20. This looks great! I was part of a bee quilt for Kaelin's baby using this patterns and love the finished product. Must check out the non-paper piecing kind!

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  21. OMG, I love these! The colour mix is perfect! Totally ignoring the sew along though, too much else to do lol

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  22. I love your blocks! Such pretty fabrics and colors and yummy dots!! I have paper pieced these too and Rita's way is so much better!!

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  23. This is some beautiful eye candy for Monday morning! I'm sure you will inspire more people to do this quilt!

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  24. I'll have to get one of those omni grid rulers!

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