Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dots So Happy

I've been wanting to play with dots for a long time now. An opportunity to play on a smallish scale came my way so I went through my stash to see what I had that I could use. There are lots of dots and dot-like prints but only a few had the white background I wanted. Aw darn, another trip to my LQS. ;- )

Look what I got!

They're in the washer now, preshrinking and being cleansed of the fumes that tend to cling to bolts of new fabric. Then it will be PLAYTIME!

Since my last post I've made a few more blocks out of scraps and samples of newer prints.


Mostly old scraps I guess.

FYI, that block in the bottom left corner is just four flying geese units, not actually a block.

I have no plan in mind for any of these blocks/units. I'm finding that I rather enjoy making blocks out of scraps and letting them pile up until I have enough to build a quilt top. I suspect the trick is going to be to make blocks in a variety of sizes to give myself a wider range of options when it comes to setting them together.

Time to put the newbies in the dryer!

2 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

I love dots, too! I have a bunch and am not sure what to do with them, but something will strike me, I'm sure! Have fun with yours. :)

Finn said...

I love, love, love your dots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think you've found ALL of my most favorite ones, almost! And what a great way to chill, putter with old friends(all those blocks are) and see what comes next. Love it! I've been doing something similar, but not exclusively. Still working on those "beguns". Can't wait to see what you come up with. Hugs, Finn