"2013 Creative Pay-It-Forward: The first five people to comment on this status will receive from me, sometime in the next calendar year, a gift - perhaps a book, or baked goods, or a candle, music, or a surprise! There will likely be no warning and it will happen whenever the mood strikes me. The catch? Those five people must make a similar offer in their FB status. Who's in?"
I promptly commented and on Thursday I received a set of 4 absolutely BEAUTIFUL snowflake mugs! I love, love, love them! First, because my Soul Sister Sherry picked them out just for me, second, because they have snowflakes on them and third, because they are HUGE! Thank you again Sherry! Muah!
I like big mugs and I cannot lie!
For my creativity this week I've been working on a scrappy crazy quilt for my oldest grandson. I'm combining some of his old clothes and scraps from my ever growing scrap pile. Here are 3 basic blocks I've done. I'll be adding embroidered and sewn embellishments to each block to make it a little more crazy. I don't use any patterns. I just quilt as I go along. I start each block using a 9" x 9.5" base block of white material and then I just reach for my scrap pile and start sewing strips, blocks and shapes at whim. This 3 block panel with the border is 43" long left to right and 17" top to bottom. I'm going to try and make it as close to a twin size as I can. Again, I don't use patterns so I really never know. I just love the creating process of it all.
Here are the blocks individually just to give you a better idea.
Stripes - uneven on purpose.
It's the way they came out of the scrap pile.
The dog house.
And this just looks like a pointy doggy
band aid to me. I have no name for it.
To me these 3 blocks are a blank canvass to me. I can't wait to add some embellishments to make them "pop" and add a bit of crazy character to them.
I'll post updates as I go along on this. I'm really having fun with it. My future daughter-in-law is bringing more clothes over for me so I'm anxious to see what other fabrics I'll have to work with.
Any other quilters or sewers out there? What is your favorite quilting style? What do you like to sew??