Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Late Year Project Linus Flimsies

As I sit here in disgust, watching what appears to be snow flurries (OK, they are random falling flakes, but still...IT IS October!!), I have been glueing and pinning my next two little dress blocks. By glue, I mean...I use a glue stick to stick the fabric edges around the freezer paper. The dresses are hand appliqued onto the background fabric with little tiny stitches.

I have been satisfying my need for mindless sewing and scrap eradication this week. I have had this police & fireman fabric since I won it free last year. It is a good feeling to use it up (make way on my shelves for something lovely & tasteful). Critique aside, some little boy will love it. It still needs another outer border and finishing, but I am building my stash of flimsies that I will finish over the long winter (and I do mean long!).

Here's another...

These scrappy blocks were actually fun to make. They came purely from my scrap blue bag, except for the snippet of Kaffe Fasset yellow in them. I gotta admit, I HATE blue and orange together, but those blocks were just calling for that bold orange bordering. You see...I did my undergraduate work at University of Alabama, and one of our staunch rivals was Auburn - blue & orange ! For decades I have hated the two colors together.


Paula, the quilter said...

Some little boy is going to love that quilt. Blue and orange are complementary colors just like red/green and purple/yellow. Just don't think about the rival school. Ha! Easier said than done, I know.

Julie Bagamary said...

I use a technique for applique with freezer paper that is reverse. Then the fabric is ironed and secured to it.

jovaliquilts said...

Those are both wonderful project linus quilts. I totally love the novelty fabrics and the fun techniques that you can use making those. I've learned a lot doing them, and some kid benefits. Perfect!

And sometimes, I'm just not up to complicated stitching.