Friday, October 1, 2021

New Month, New Blocks

Scraps are a good place to dip one's toe back in the water of patchwork. Familiar blocks don't require a lot of mental energy either. While we've had rain to clear the air, folks have begun to use their fireplaces and wood stoves again thus polluting the air once more. Makes it hard for me to go out at all and maintain any ability to be creative. I have been cutting some scraps into strips and patches and piecing more of the simple blocks that make up such a large part of my Parts Department.

Most of these are 6" or 8" finished. There's one 9" Shoo-fly block in the set. I began with these two other 9" Shoo-fly blocks:


 Then I pieced up little 4" postage stamp blocks from patches already on hand.


Some of them have become stars.


I don't have any plans for a specific project in which to use these (or any other!) blocks. There are a lot more scraps to be dealt with, to say nothing of the other fabric in my stash. Guess I'll just keep on making blocks until health and inspiration can work in tandem once again. 😊

8 comments:

  1. Love the idea of a tandem working together. And spare blocks are always a bonus when a new random project happens along.The stars are so lovely, and with sashing and maybe plain blocks will show them off beautifully.

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  2. Love all the blocks you have made for your Parts Department. The sawtooth stars using the 16patch centres are brilliant. What size were the squares you used for your 16patches?

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  3. Love the combination of the colours and the fabric patterns. I agree with Nancy about the tandem.

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  4. Just keep stitching . . . (as Dory would say). Lovely stars!

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  5. Those are all just pretty. Scraps are really amazing to work with. 🙂

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  6. So many beautiful blocks. I’m very sorry you continue to have breathing issues. That is awful.

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  7. You know those postage stamp stars are my second absolute favourite, second only to the ships... I just love how the tiny squares make the centre of the block twinkle! I'm so sorry the interlude of reasonable air was so brief.

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  8. Parts Department to the rescue once more.

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