Friday, March 13, 2009

A Chimney Sweep of my Scrap Bin

As soon as I saw this week's block I wanted to start it right away! I have alot of other things I should be doing, but any excuse to put the tedious things off for later gets my vote!

It was an easy block. and didn't take long to make. Sifting through my scrap bin for suitable fabrics took the longest! I decided on reds because I have not used many reds in any of the blocks to date. That may not have been a good idea since they will not go with any of the blocks I have made so far. But maybe if I do some more red ones in the future, they will be okay. I don't have many light coloured fabrics in my scrap bin, so I used what was handy. The cat prints fabric was right beside my machine from an earlier project and the dark outside fabric was also not from my scrap bin. I had bought that a long time ago. It is a very flimsy cotton and I really don't like it much, but it looks okay in the block. I found a lot more fabric that would be great for this block. I might make another in another colour.

4 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

using up scraps is a good thing, even if it results in a scrappy block quilt it uses them up :-)

em's scrapbag said...

I like your red, white and black block. The foot prints are great.

Living on the Spit said...

I am still collecting fabric so I can have scraps!!!

I really have a fondness for that dark fabric.

Vicki said...

Nice block and I love the paw prints, it adds a bit of whimsy to the block.