Monday, July 6, 2015

I spy with my little eye...

a bunch of crazy things...LOL! I now have 10 blocks made all using different novelty prints.



I'm not sure if I'm going to make a couple more blocks...I could try to do one with say, dark green backgrounds and maybe another with burgundy backgrounds, and then I'd have a nice size lap quilt. As it stands now my thoughts are to stop with what I have and put the blocks away for my yet to be conceived grandchild. Then when I know which gender I could either leave in the very pink princessy block for a girl, or leave it out and add the black block.. I.think I'll mull it over a while and look for more novelties cause novelties make me HAPPY!!

Here are the 4 blocks I finished up over the weekend.

Moving in a clockwise rotation starting at the upper left, we have a red block featuring...


lots of hearts, sunshine-y faces that I think are suppose to be the sun from the old Kellogg's cereal commercials, crazy limbed people... kinda walking funny, buttons, the Chinese characters for courage, peace and love, jacks... I wonder if kids even know what jacks are today, arggh!! pirates, and we finish up with cherries.

Next up a green block which has...


little baby hula girls, strangely patterned frogs, cupcakes, smiling black cats, some of my favorite characters from Peanuts, a cute toy plane, monkeys, and a boy playing soccer.

I've noticed that I've used a lot of older KP Kids prints in these blocks. I LOVE KP Kids but I haven't seen anything new from them in ages. They did the cutest kids and the most adorable pigs. I know I have a thing for chickens but their pigs are just adorable! Years ago I was in Paducah at the big AQS show and  a vendor had a kit with KP Kids pigs dressed up as farmers. I debated whether to buy it and passed on it... and I have kicked myself ever since. It haunts me... the one that got away!!!!  And to this day I figure if I like a fabric I should probably buy some because they will probably not reprint it ... and that is a bit of justification for my novelty stash... if it is cute, a third of a yard isn't going to break me! Boy I went off on a tangent didn't I?

Okay, back to the blocks... onto the purple one...


laundry hanging on a line... Halloweenie laundry, wish I had bought more of this one as I've used it all up, shoes, one of those KP pigs I was talking about,  cats and pink poodles, beach gear, sewing machines, cats/owls/spiders, and adorable smiling lady bugs.

And the final block I made has black backgrounds. My younger son said this is his favorite block...


 a pincushion and sewing bird, musical notes, dachshunds wearing sweaters, balls of yarn, a fudgesicle crazy glasses, a scribbled cat and pizza!

I realize I have a substantial stash of novelty fabric but never fear,  that will not deter me from buying more. I'm always on the lookout for items I don't have... the other week I found an octopus. I was asked the other day how much I buy of fabrics I like, and my go to cut is a third of a yard... 12 inches.  I find it is large enough to cut a good size square from and I get more variety this way. I also have to admit that I'm a regular at Fabric Shack in Waynesville and when I put a stack of bolts on a counter they just look at me and say "a third of a yard, right?" and they always are... LOL!

happy stitching...
carol fun

10 comments:

  1. What a cheerful group of blocks. Fun to make and fun to view.

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  2. Wish I had your talent with novelty fabrics, I avoid them. Then I see what you do with them and think maybe I should go buy more.

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  3. These are a lot of fun. I have to make an eye-spy quilt for a little friend. I like your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Novelties are something I have not bought regularly. I must say you sure have an eye for the cutest ones! 1/3 yard cut is a good size. One of the shops in my city will not cut anything but 1/4, 1/2, or full yards. That stinks!

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  5. I'm loving this quilt. I would leave the oink in even if the new baby is a boy. It's not that standout

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  6. I'm loving this quilt. I would leave the oink in even if the new baby is a boy. It's not that standout

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  7. I really like the negative stars that form in the block.

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  8. Oh my gosh, those are the cutest blocks. Just the way they are now could determine the color scheme for a darling nursery!! The lucky ,still not conceived,grand child!

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  9. Great blocks. And, a very good plan re how it will be finished. Nice eye candy.

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  10. All the blocks are super cute, especially the black one :)

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