Friday, May 13, 2011

Look at me! I'm "making" fabric!

I have been participating in a Block Swap this year with an online group hosted by Victoria at 15 Minutes Play.  The goal of this group is to "make" your own fabric from scraps and then use that "made fabric" in new projects.  Well, I certainly have plenty of scraps.........
in baskets....

in containers....

and......well, you get the idea!

Each participant is assigned a month for which they decide what kind of block they want and they post directions on the 15 Minutes Play blog. 

Here are some of the blocks I have made for the swap so far this year:  "Red Crosses" for Victoria in January,

"Five Piece" blocks for LeeAnn in February, 

"White" blocks for Jess in March,

and "Slashed Red" blocks for Mary-Frances in April.

For her May blocks, Sara sent each of us some "Lake" fabric and we were to make green fabric for "Islands."  

So, these are my "Lake and Island" blocks for Sara.

In the mean time, I need to start "making" more fabric because, as you can see, I have an awful lot of scraps!


  1. Wow I recently started following the 15 minutes of play and kept wondering what all the blocks were??? Thanks for explaining it and showing us all of your blocks! Sounds like a lot of fun!

    And I'm a new follower of you!

  2. Hi Sandy, Looks like you've been busy. I am finishing up a quilt and will post soon. i am in Indiana visiting my grandbaby who turned 7 months today. I'm worn out!

  3. Your blocks are great! Lucky you to be in that bee! Looks like so much fun.

  4. What a great way to use up scraps!! Love the blocks!!

  5. The white blocks are my favorites. Wish I could see that finished quilt... Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Love your blocks Sandy. What a brilliant idea.

  7. Sandy - those are great. I love them all. Looks like something I might like to do. As soon as I have the time.