Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cut till you ..... what?? Drop??

The festive season is already history, and I have finally packed away all Christmas decoration. Well, not exactly - still some Santa's to be packed away, but I have been busy with other - more important (lol) - things over the last days. When I say 'more important', I have 'tortured' myself in the garden, did quite some weeding, trimming branches and cutting grass. I'm happy we did it 'in time', because yesterday we had some wonderful thunderstorms.
Gardening is important, but can you guess what is 'more important'?! If you read my previous post, I'm sure you'll get it! :)
I've been cutting squares - 2 inches and 2.5 inches - for the Postage Stamp Quilts 2012! I have saved strips over the past years, but never got around cutting them into squares. When The Curious Quilter announced the PSQ 2012, I decided to attack the treasure boxes! Since then I have cut, cut, cut! Phew! :)

2.5 inches squares

2 inches squares

I have yet to count how many squares I already have. Hopefully I have enough for a swap.
If you want to join the Postage Stamp Quilt 2012 - be sure to sign up before January 18th.

Last year - Christmas present in advance - my dear friend Johnny gifted me a 10 kilos (22 pounds) box of different fabric swatches. (Closing-out sale at a quilting shop). 

After I signed up for the PSQ 2012, I thought of cutting some of those swatches. I haven't had a close look at all the fabric swatches, but what caught my eye are two bundles... 
This is one of them; swatches in cream, purple, two different browns and two different greens. It consists of 39 pieces, where the smallest piece is 7" x 12,5" and the biggest 13" x 13". I want to make something out of it, but what? Perhaps if I add some tone-on-tone cream it should be a reasonable sized quilt?

Here's the other one; roses.
27 pieces; smallest 7" x 14" and biggest 13" x 16". If I add some creamy fabrics to these too... 

Any suggestions what I can make out of them?

I was going to add a few more photos, but the I-net connection is shit, so I'll save that for another post - coming soon.



Karen said...

I think the postage stamp quilts look wonderful, but I don't have the patience to make one. You are wonderful to take on all that cutting and sewing - good luck!
You have some lovely fabrics in the pile there!

Elzaan said...

I suppose you are cutting squares in your sleep by now!!!!
I might have a pattern for the roses...will share it with you later.

Michelle said...

Don't those postage stamps just look like little jewels?

karenfae said...

Johnny sure sounds like a pretty neat friend - watching for a sale like that and boxing up fabric for you.
You are on your way to a great quilt. I too am going to cut my scraps into squares, but I'm not joining the swap, I will do this in my own time frame.

Dirt Lover said...

Oh, you have much more patience than I do. I'm happy to finish big block quilts. Don't even want to think about how long it would take me to finish a postage stamp quilt! Beautiful fabrics you have picked out. Keep us informed!

Raelene said...

I love that Robyn Pandoph range - Roses de Noel. As for what to use it for I am into table runners at the moments so maybe pinwheels or something like that to show off that lovely fabric or snow ball and add the cream to the edges.
Can't wait to see what you create.