Friday, March 28, 2014

A play day...........

The first time I showed this, it surprised several people just like it surprised me that this is how the Vintage Spin blocks begin, a circle that a square is cut out of, lining up the ruler on key points.

Since then several people have asked me what I was going to do with the trimmings.  Yesterday at the twice monthly sewing day I finally played with them.  I sewed 2 of the pieces together first.


If you look very closely at this photo you will see a clear Plexiglas diamond shaped template on top of the melon shape.  A friend made it for me.






I cut out six of them and laid them out in a star pattern.  I will lose most of that tiny section in the middle when I sew them together.  I can also lay out 3 of them into a hexagon shape but I think I like the star better.  This is still at the playing stage.  Don't hold me to making what you see here.

29 comments:

Beth said...

Sometimes the castoffs are more fun that the original! The melons would be fun too... done as an Orange Peel block!

cottonreel said...

I also have pieces . I thought of a stylised flower with joining 2 pieces and applique them

Your idea is great

when you write your book !!!! there is a space on my coffee table

hetty said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! Love what you did with your cutoff pieces.

Judith Burry said...

Waste not want not.... Great idea.

suemac said...

Love the star. How nice to have the template.

crazylegs said...

Very cool!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

how neat - another quilt out of the leftovers! they are just too pretty to toss aside

Sherrill said...

Ooo I love that star..but promise I won't hold you to it!! Ha

patty a. said...

How fun to have the cut offs turn into another quilt! The star is great!

Mary said...

What a neat idea! Have fun.

Elaine said...

AHA! Love the star! Knew you would come up with something that doesn't look at all like trying to use leftover pieces. Wonderful!

Needled Mom said...

What a great use of your scraps!

Linda said...

My first thought was that these scraps would make a stunning Robbing Peter to Pay Paul block!
I am really enjoying this quilt and feel the "Kaffee & Co" fabrics are perfect for this block.

Linda

www.OneFootinFrance.blogspot.com

martha said...

So cool ,love those scraps! I too love to make stars and hexagons!

JJM said...

What a fun post today Wanda, you can always see what to combine before you pick up the pieces to stitch.

Now I am one that wants to hold you to stitching that star as is, it is stunning. (*._,*)

JJM

Selvage Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing your process. That star is great. I love it when we surprise ourselves!

karen k said...

Your fabric choices are so fun! I don't think I would have chosen them but love how they are all working together. I suppose choosing fabrics comes with experience. And using the scraps in new and exciting ways!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Do you remember my Gotta Love It quilt (turquoise and blue with black and white - double sided)?

Wendy Williams created the pattern I used for the front side - large wedged circles cut into squares (I machine appliquéd raw edge squares in the centers instead of hand appliquéing circles).

I used the trimmings of the liberated back ... SO much fun to play ... love your star idea!

Lostinspace said...

What an extraordinary star that is! Talk about busy and I have been, I'm posting this to see if you only see my e-mail or if it comes up here too which is not the idea!

Brown Family said...

That is a great way to use the trimmings! Love the star!

Maureen Heywood said...

What a great idea for your left over pieces, the star looks amazing.

Charlotta said...

I hate to see great fabric like that go to waste. Either the stars or the melons would be great, but what are you going to do next? It's going to involve appliqué either way, correct?
I'm standing by with bated breath!

Pat said...

I love the star and the fabrics that were used. How big is the star? What are your thoughts about using them?

Helen said...

I ordered the book, pulled my Kaffe's and bright colors and waited. It arrived late yesterday and now I have 2 blocks. I have so many other things to work on--but seem to be addicted this one!
Thanks for sharing.

judi said...

I just knew you would come up with something clever for the trimmings! Congrats on the photo of 4 generations. We missed our opportunity. :(

Kevin the Quilter said...

A creative, artistic, genius.......that's all I am saying! Besides, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan718 said...

Or you could make a pickle dish (sort-of) without any cutting. I love your quilts and ideas!!!

Jean said...

This is a great idea! I love playing with the leftovers!

fiberchick said...

I'm making this quilt too. Am blown away by these blocks made from the trimmings. You are a wonder!