Saturday, January 2, 2010

Warning ! This post may disturb some quilters .


This is possibly a bit scary for some as I am not a quilter and I won't pretend to be one but I'm trying string piecing , yes me !
I can see this may become a bit of a problem as I've had so much fun making these and you can use teeny , tiny scraps too !
I know I have probably broken every quilting rule with these "blocks" but who cares ?
Don't worry real quilters, if this turns outs bigger than a placemat I'll call it a blanket , lol !

58 comments:

Corrie said...

gorgeous! love the different colours! I'm a totally self taught quilter and that's what is so great about it....just go for it!!!!

Corrie:)

Christy said...

I love it! So colorful!

Anita said...

Clare, you're right..this may disturb some people, well I'm disturbed that I haven't got some of those lovely colours you've used. Good on you for having a go at quilting. But be warned! Quilting is like ice cream...you'll want more.... Kind regards, Anita.

Barb said...

I just learned something new.....I didn't know that you didn't quilt...well...you are doing an awesome job...love it!!

Maria said...

Love your blocks Clare. When you put them together they look even more gorgeous.That's what quilting is about, using scraps. Check out Jan Mac's "Oz Comfort Quilts" and see how beautiful her QAYG look.
Be carful as Anita said it is addictive, LOL

Robyn said...

Clare I can't believe it!!!
This is exactly what I'm doing too!!
Mwah ha ha ha... great minds... tee hee
I'm loving your blocks and I love using up all the scraps to make these...
Wooohoo!!

Allie said...

This is wonderful!!!!! I love them, they are great - I think you're going to be calling yourself a quilter in no time!

Sally said...

What a great use of your remnants - I'm no quilter but you've inspired me to give blanket making a go!

Kerri said...

Love your fabric. You have done a wonderful job. Now you will have a new addiction. ( I thought you were a quilter too)

Cheers

Kez

Vanilla Rose Home and Body Escentuals...Naturally said...

My immediate reaction to these blocks was ....... "Wow!! They are gorgeous. I love them"!!! What fabulous colours, they look awesome. You go girl :)))

Miss Muggins said...

rules smules! If it feels good do it!

retdairyqueen said...

Another one who didn't know you weren't a quilter
Look good to me
I call myself a quilter and I love what I make ,no matter that my pieces don't conform
Enjoy

Tozz said...

My goodness Clare....you dont quilt?? I am amazed and going by those squares you will be producing beautiful ones in no time :) Hugs
Vicki

Janice said...

Blow the Quilt Police! Just enjoy yourself. Your blocks look so cheerful. I can't see you stopping at a placemat.

Cardygirl said...

Haha! it looks good...as long as you are enjoying creating what does it matter?

Lisa said...

What a great idea! I have been collecting my scraps to do exactly the same thing.Very inspiring. Im not a hard out quilter my any means. Im a novice and proud of it! Good on you for being creative... Hugs Lisa

Sarah-Jo said...

oh you are brave clare!
love these mini quilting squares they are perfect...so wish I had this kind of talent :)

SJx

Mistea said...

I don't quilt either it is not worth the hassle - I just play with bits of fabric to see what they become and sometimes it is useful. Pretty colours - Enjoy

Julia said...

Good for you Clare..great to see you having a go...and your having fun, that's all that counts!
Julia ♥

Catherine said...

Looking good!! If not a blanket you could call it a rug....
Merry Christmas! Cathyx

Val - Apple Cottage said...

That is such a rewarding and satisfying way to use up scraps. Love your strippy squares. I just keep away from the quilt police - they're no fun to be around.

Annie said...

Love the blocks and colours, hope we get to see a "blanket" soon.

Cybele's patch said...

You are not a quilter??? Never realized that. Wonder what is going to happen now you have started. Most people are hooked for life than. Can't wait to see your first blanket!

Susie said...

What are rules for if not to be broken!! if your having fun why stop? love the colours, great for getting through the winter!
Sue

nima said...

wow...that looks gorgeous....i can't wait to start my quilting

Babs said...

Well, only with learning you can create quilts ;-) so keep on going

Itch2stitch.com said...

They look perfect to me! Happy new year! suzie xxx

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

They're looking great so far. I love scrappy strip blocks :)

I've made many quilts and don't follow "the rules" either. At first I didn't know the rules, now I just prefer to do it my own way.

Mickie said...

I love these blocks! It will be wonderful whatever you make!~ Don't let the thought of the quilt police intimidate you! YOUR Quilt, YOUR Rules :) I say, keep going:)

creativedawn said...

Ooooo la la! I love those blocks! Whatever you end up making with them will be simply marvelous! If you don't like it, send it to me!!! love, love, love them...yummmmm; almost better than chocolate!
hugz
Pam

SewCalGal said...

Rules can kill creativity! Actually, I have used this technique before to line inside of wicker picnic baskets. Many uses for this fun technique! Enjoy!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Rules? What rules? I think what you've come up with is beautiful. Rules are meant to be broken, when it comes to sewing anyway!

Happy New Year!

MelMel said...

I love your creative blocks!
Sticking to the rules all the time can be dull!
Happy New Year!xxx

Jo's Place said...

Your blocks looks fantastic, can't wait to see them all come together.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Clare,
Ah, good on you for having a go!
I'll be waiting to see how big your blanket turns out to be. LOL
Hugs,
Anna

Melissa said...

"Real Quilters"? Whatever does that mean? Anyone who quilts with passion is real!!! (I HAVE to believe that because I am way stronger in the passion category than in talent)

Karen's Korner said...

They are looking good - there are some pretty fabrics there. Keep us posted on the final result.

Fiona said...

That's what I love so much about quilting and stitching - There are no real rules and we can just make it up as we go along. Great way to use up those scraps - Looking forward to seeing what it becomes.

XXXX HUGS - Fiona

Renee said...

Ignore those "real quilters" - they started somewhere less than perfect too you know (and some of us even continue less than perfect!). Your blocks look great!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

My Sister is the quilter in our family not me but to my untrained quilting eye it looks gorgeous!

Kate said...

Who cares what you call it. It works, they are gorgeous, fun to make and use up scraps. Have a great weekend. X

Janey said...

They look pretty good to me and I've just started on the quilting journey. hugs xxx

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Well Clare, you might not have been a quilter before, but you are now! The blocks look great. I love your fabrics! Fantastic job!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

That does not scare me one bit....that is how you have fun. There are no rules to having fun. I don't think there are any real rules to quilting either....unless you are with quilters who like rules....I typically just leave the room then!! LOL

I'm so glad to see you are having fun and that is what it is all about.
Smiles,
Kelly

Kerryanne English said...

It looks like fun Clare.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Jules said...

It all looks cute. Good for you.

Jules

Pauline said...

ha ha Clare, quilting gets you in the end one way or another my friend..lol...I have a string quilt half made..must get back to it..and you have enthused me so might get to that this week...i love them..scrappys are my fav quilts and these string ones look awesome..good luck..cant wait to see finished item.....cheers

Heleen said...

It looks georgeous! colorful! It's going to be a great project!

posiepatchwork said...

Big pat on the back, great work & pink & green is an ace combination. Big tick from this professional patchworker sweet Clare, love Posie

Maggey and Jim said...

OK, that is a deal but let me tell you, it is addicting, even if you are not a quilter.lol
Maggey

miss~nance said...

I am a HUGE /stringstrippy quilting fan. AS I have a massive ammount of already cut scraps I too will be doing a lot of this quilting this year,I plan to make a lot of gifts using scraps.

I also didnt know you were not a quilter and I JUST love the colours in your blocks.

Hugs & Blessings

Gail

Rebecca said...

Carn't think of a rule that you would be broken with these blocks , as long as you have fun how cares.
Hugs Bec
PS Looking good

Wendy B said...

Not disturbing at all...I love it!!! Bravo.
XX sugary hugs
Wendyb:O)

m.e (Cathie) said...

rules are meant to be broken sometimes, have fun!!!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Clare, this is my type of sewing.... Using scraps is a great idea and this project is perfect. I'll be back to check on your finished product.

Sara said...

bahumbug - call it a quilt! I have not idea what string piecing is (another non-quilter) but those stringed pieces look very handsomely stringed and pieced to me.

Jo in TAS said...

I love the scrappy look!

Cottage.Di.Rosa said...

wow, I am going to do this to use up my massive stash of teeny tiny scraps, and to hell with it, I shall call it a quilt! I have been warned not to start another quilt until I finish off the others...but this is for a good cause, using up my scraps. What a fancy stripper!