August 01, 2008

Experimentation

First off - Hello to all of you who have visited via Quilting Bloggers! I will have to go check out more of your blogs :)

I kept two baggies full of tiny triangles from when Jenna was cutting the corners off of her snowballs. I just couldn't watch all those beautiful scraps go to waste! So now I have put together a couple of blocks so I can hopefully decide where to go next with them.

Did I mention how tiny they are? These completed blocks are 3" and 2 1/2" - almost square! Right now I am leaning toward the hourglass. For a couple of reasons, less room for trouble, and I really like the pattern they create when put together. I've been wanting to do an hourglass anyway but I really wanted to experiment with the pinwheels. I think I will save those for a larger set of triangles :)

I have no idea how big of anything I can get with these little 2 1/2" blocks, but maybe they can become pin cushions, or a bag, or placemats. . . any other suggestions?

I am off to collect my sewing from the kitchen, and put it away upstairs for a few days. My Joe is turning 30 next week, and I need all the space I can get in the kitchen while baking, and entertaining :) Have a great weekend!
Amy

7 comments:

sarahmurray said...

Cute cute cute! I love the tiny blocks. I have a ton of these set aside to use up too. I made a wall hanging out of some years ago and I just love it. Can't wait to see what you make! x

melissa s. said...

ooh love the tiny blocks! they scream doll quilt to me, but that's just me and my current doll quilt obsession :-)

Amy said...

Coasters!

Mama's Losin' It said...

Oooh, it's so fun to see what you do with this stuff. I just scrolled down and I love all the pictures...and I LOVE the "olive" quilt. Do you put these in your Etsy shop?? I'm gonna go check!

Tipper said...

The tiny blocks are so sweet.

Nedra said...

Welcome to Quilt Bloggers Amy! I notice we now have 25 from Utah. When I joined a little over a month ago there were only about 17 or 18 of us. I love Park City. I moved from Draper to St. George about 2 years ago, and miss the snow and mountains. Your things are wonderful! --Nedra@Cactus Needle

amandajean said...

the blocks are GREAT! and so tiny! that would drive me crazy, I think. I would have had a hard time letting them go into the trash, too.