The trouble with quilts is that you can’t eat them…likewise cushions, wall hangings, bags…
So, apart from this bee block for Carla, which I made using Amy at Badskirt’s tutorial, every time I was home during daylight hours last week I ended up harvesting and freezing vegetables, making soups and stewing apples.
This week hasn’t been a lot better on the sewing front but I have a little Friday Finish – a pincushion made from an orphan pinwheel block!
I’ve also made some progress on a very quick project. I started this impulsively to see if my waste-not-want-not butterfly idea would work. The answer was yes and no. It did work but every outside edge of each block was on the bias so I think it’s only really suitable for smaller projects and I’ve had to change the name to ‘really biased butterflies’.
14 thoughts on “The trouble with quilts…”
Oh goodness me— I love this block ; )
Lol! Love your really biased butterflies – and the name is genius :o) How much fun are Carla's blocks? Love the fabrics you used.
The idea of harvesting and making soup etc sounds wonderful although I guess it's a lot of hard work! Your block is beautiful and love the look of your WNWN project!
Janine the really biased butterflies are gorgeous! And yes, open a shop! It is a low obligation and as long as you aren't expecting regular income you can have fun with it. I think it can be a disappointment for some if expecting to make a lot of $…but to supply your fabric habit sure why not!!!
The pin cushion is a cutie. Pinwheels always rock. Also, love the fabric with the little words. An etsy shop…that is pretty exciting. Keep us posted on that.
Issabella The Cat
I'm making an x and + block quilt that I started last year, so had a little smile when I came across your block in my reader :) I also had too many quilts and not enough space or people to give them to so I opened my shop and now have a perfectly valid excuse to continue making quilts and buying fabric :D
Fabric Warrior (aka Amie)
Love the butterflies. So cute!
I almost always make my HST's on the bias to get 4 from two sqaures. Other than a recent project which involves sewing them in a line for the bear claw block which has made them more squirmy than normal, I don't really have that much problem! And those butterflies look fabulous!
Benta At SLIKstitches
What if you made your wings as flying geece? Then I don't think they would be biased? They look fab though!
Benta At SLIKstitches
PS PS I've got to stop spending so much time on blogs, so as you have [Goggle Plus] there will be times when I hit that rather than actually comment. The + will translate as ” I came, I read, I had to dash, but I did enjoy the visit”. I hope you're ok with this, and obviously understand when you do the same :-)
Kristy @ Quiet Play
The pincushion is a great idea for an orphan block! Loving the butterflies too.
Gosh – isn't that the biggest quandary for a quilter? What to do with all the finished projects! So much inspiration, so many things we want to make, but there's only so many quilts/cushions/wallhangings we can actually use!
Oh, if you do open a shop let me know how it goes….have a bunch I should sell too :) love your butterflies
A shop to feed your fabric habit, now that sounds like win – win :)
Soups sound so good! I love the butterfly top, it's gorgeous!