Saturday, March 10, 2012



It's been a busy week - birthdays, appointments and lots of 'stuffus'.

I have had some "snippets" of time to play with "snippets" of fabric. I found myself smiling with every little project I worked on. I have asked myself why I'm working with "snippets" when I have fat quarter bundles, layer cakes, charm packs, jelly rolls, etc. Simple answer - it's lots of fun! LOL I couldn't stop with just one! A very good friend told me I was bordering on obsessive and needed to step away before I went over the edge. LOL

I discovered a pile of strips (Nine Dots by Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie's) I immediately trimmed them down to 2" strips without a real plan because I figured I couldn't go wrong with 2" strips.



The on-point 4 patches are 2 inch finished blocks with 2 inch alternate blocks,the half square triangles are 1.5 inch finished blocks and the postage stamps are 1.5 inch finished.




And, then I decided to work with 'snippets' of Hideaway; cut 2" squares, set them on-point and called it done! Not sure if I'll finish it as a pillow or small table topper.

I am on a super tight budget so I can't spend money on new fabric. Yes, there are some I'd love to own. Sigh! I'm learning that I can take 'snippets of fabric', a background fabric and have lots of fun. I have little to no desire to make large quilts but I'm sure enjoying making the small ones during my 'snippets of time'.

Thank you so much for visiting me - come again soon.

In Friendship!

31 comments:

Fiesta said...

Darlene this is a lovely project. Fabulous colors.

Vicky said...

I'd say you've aced the snippets exam! Wonderful little quilts!

Kathie said...

cute , hey little quilts are fun and using your stash only is sometimes a challenge. A challenge you did great!
Keep going even if its 15 minutes at a time....your going to have a wonderful collection of little quilts by the end of this year
Kathie

Nicky said...

I love playing with scraps too! Great little quilt!

Janet said...

I love your sweet little quilts and the fact that you're having so much fun. Keep it up.

Cheryl said...

Great little snippets! Personally, I enjoy little quilts the most. And working within your stash...good job! I think many of us will be doing so as fabric prices continue to climb.

Deanna said...

Beautiful! If you are looking for another "snippets" idea, try Temecula Quilt Co. They have a really nice little basket quilt along going. Perfect for small budgets, small fabric and small time. Enjoy!

Denise in PA said...

Love your snippets - they are gorgeous!

Denise in PA said...

Love your snippets - they are gorgeous!

paulette said...

Your snippets are wonderful!! Why can't I find snippets like this!!
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Wendy said...

Why make big quilts when you can have just as much fun with the small ones and save a few dollars. These look like you had a blast.

QuiltNut Creations said...

some obsessions are good obsessions lol. these are super cute!

AnnieO said...

Sweet minis with the snippets! Glad you're finding time to play with pretty things like these strips and squares :)

Vickie E said...

I love all those Darlene...I am smitten really :)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Very sweet little quilties~ and having snippets of time is the perfect way to be creative with snippets. ;-) Have a lovely weekend!

Deb said...

Very cute and would make a nice table topper.

Just Ramblin' said...

Love these little quilts and what you've done. Glad you are finding a few spare minutes to enjoy making these. Nola

Carrie P. said...

So pretty and perfect for spring.

Terry said...

Your little quilt projects all look wonderful! I'm on a fabric diet too and it's actually very rewarding to use up what I have! I'm trying hard not to look at all the new fabrics as they come out. The temptation is great but my will is strong! LOL

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Isn't it fun to see what you can come up with? I love your pretty project!

Carol said...

Cute as heck Darlene. You inspire me with your quilts. Wouldn't it be fun to have a Snippets day. These little quilts are super fun to make and perfect for using our scraps.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love. The 4 patch on point is my favorite. You are giving me ideas for my Ruby snippets. :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You are creating some very cute blocks with your snippets of time and snippets of fabric Darlene! As long and you are enjoying it, keep on going!

Quilter Kathy said...

That is one of my favorite things to do too...love the small projects!

Linda said...

So darling!!! Wow, you are making the most of your leftovers!!! Good for you!!!

Lori said...

What fun and adorable little quilts!!

choc chip addict said...

Such a cheery and spring-y set of fabrics! It is really adorable what you have done.

sillysally aka choc chip addict

Nanette Merrill said...

I love your tenacity. I'm more like your friend. I tell myself I don't keep fabric under 2.5". It is my rule. I sometimes throw it in the trash and look wistfully at it but I do it because I have a lot of beautiful fabric that wants to be used. Everyone has to know their limits. And that is mine. I sometimes wish to be a snippet person but I'd have to stop buying fabric. Oh no.

Carol said...

LOVE your snippet quilts...you made great use of your snippets of time. Makes me happy to see you sewing!

QuiltSue said...

They are so pretty.

Sinta Renee said...

Small quilt... big impact! I love what you have designed. alas, I am trying to budget as well... it's hard when there are such cute things out there (dang it)... but my sewing room has no shortage of cute things either/so I am trying to focus there.

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