Saturday, January 8, 2011

I got CRAZY hands, I tell ya!!!

"U decide: crazy or artistic. Vote by leaving a comment." Okay, Bhu, but I just want you to know that I do this because making quilts from matching fabrics and kits just does NOT appeal to me and never has! Remember, I started quilting because I had a little bag of scraps that I had been carrying around since as long as I can remember. The first quilt I made was a "Crazy" quilt and I guess I just can't stop!! Sometimes I watch myself and pretend I'm an observer and I have to say I feel respect for what I am doing: recycling, making do, creating pretty and practical things from scraps other people would probably throw away. It's a challenge; I love it. Don't try to stop me!!
As you recall, a few of these were featured in the last post; as you can see, I made quite a few more. There aren't anymore of these in the baskets I've searched through, but I have more baskets, so this one might GROW! These blocks are almost 4".
Of course, in the same baskets, larger half-square triangles so I decided to create a neighborhood of "Hole in the Barn Door" blocks -- I think these are 5". I finally emptied the entire basket of HSTs and wound up making more of these HITBD blocks:

Going through another basket, I found a few very small flying geese (2-1/2" actually) and decided to make sawtooth star blocks with these. One 3" square and two 4-1/4" square blocks so far. No doubt I will find more and add to this new stash of UFO blocks!
This will be the next basket of UFO units to tackle. They all seem to be xmas prints or red & white units, so this shouldn't be as difficult (or as much fun) as the others. But I'm not worried because I have at least a half dozen more baskets to plow through. A perfect project for winter! xxoo Patty


Sabryin's Game Blog said...

Wonderful blocks, very creative variety! I vote Artistic! We won't try to stop you...after all, all we iz iz a cat and Board-game fanatic.

The Creek Cats said...

Very artistic!!

Sweet Praline said...

Bhu, I think your mom is very talented!

About the tape, if there was some tape hanging, believe me, I would be licking and chewing on it. It drives my mom crazy!

Angel and Kirby said...

Very artistic. I love to quilt, but I am not that creative!

Amanda said...

Very artisitci and very crazy. My cat would never let me do that in peace. I found an article I want to share


Can't you be artistic and crazy both? I says ya can! LOL l love all of the wonderful old blocks. The hole in the barn door is awesome and my favorite!