Sunday, July 6, 2008

Twisty Bhu!

Twisty Bhu! Cute, huh? He don fitz, but he don carez! Yesterday I created a new thread saver block. This one is based on the log cabin design. I had these little strips left over from some project or another and I kept them in a little pile on the cutting table because I liked the fabric. That was about two years ago. Yesterday I saw them and decided, "Time to take care of these scraps." I have many baskets filled with long strips of fabric from projects, so a new thread saver block was created. They can be arranged just like log cabin blocks.

Nancy asked me what is a thread saver block. When you get to the end of a block, or any other sewing project, you always have a dangling length of thread that has to be cut off. Some people use a little square of fabric at the end of each seam to "capture" those threads. I just make more blocks. I have baskets an baskets of little pinwheels and flying geese that have been made from cast offs of other blocks.
Here are two ways to arrange the blocks, ala log cabin. Not entirely unpleasant and a better use of this beautiful fabric than tossing it into a landfill. BTW, I use some of the strips of fabric leftovers as "ribbon" to wrap presents. FUN!!

5 comments:

Praline said...

Bhu - be careful you don't fall off and hurt your handsome self!

SACHIE said...

He-he-he!! Bhu you dont fitz!! your stomach is so fury like mine!! me think you is mai other halfz!! your mommy is so crafty!!me love all the colorz!! it is yummy colorz!!

Anonymous said...

Very resource-full!

SACHIE said...

bhu you had white stomachz!! mee has blackz me dont know why...maybe we eat too much cheezburgerz?

GOMA+SACHIE said...

Hai Bhu my friend!! YOU CAN HAS AWARDZ!!! yeyeyey!! mai mom give you awards for you great bloggingz!! come and get it~!!