Sunday, June 30, 2013

playing along

Kim at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure has been hosting Scrap Basket Sunday for several months... 

our scrap bag it isn't anything nearly as fancy as a basket - it's one of those zippered plastic bags that new bed sheets come in has such small pieces of so many different fabrics that i thought i would never be able to participate...

but then i decided to piece the backing for the Old School Saturday Sampler BOM out of leftover scrap fat quarters and bits and pieces of the neutral shudder fabrics from Dandelion Daydreams by Maywood Studios...  

i have been wanting to try a free paper-pieced Earth pattern that Auntia found here one day whilst surfing the Net...
  
i only had tiny bits of blue fabric, so i had to make my oceans green... 
a shining planet known as Earth
there isn't enough contrast between the continents and the oceans - but after i added the glow-in-the-dark moon which really DOES glow-in-the-dark - unlike the fireflies' butts it started looking more like home... 

anywho... 

this is my one and only scrap block for Scrap Basket Sunday...

it took the better part of two days to piece together the rest of the backing and i thought it would take every bit of fabric that i'd set aside for the OSSS BOM... 

however, i found myself with about three yards of MORE leftovers scraps... 

so maybe i can come out to play again...

You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don't have a life. You are life.
~ Eckhart Tolle

8 comments:

Molly said...

Love the quote at the bottom! I just got his Power of Now book from Amazon....Your block is beautiful---but green? Looks blue to me! You made me laugh at "shudder" fabrics. I've got some of those, but I'm not stitching them into anything---too little time left on the clock, and there's a lady in our quilt group who takes all kinds of ugly-muglies and makes beautiful quilts from them for good causes. Problem solved and a little more space on the shelves!

Kim said...

What a cool block! Do you have a plan for it? I'm happy to hear you have enough scraps to join us again in the future--can't wait to see what you'll come up with.

Mama Spark said...

Nice block. I would have sent you some blue, I seem to have an over abundance. Next time just ask!!

Sandy said...

How totally cool is that?? And out of honest to goodness scraps, no less. Now to explore the rest of your blog...

Jennifer said...

"They" do say that there is no such thing as ugly fabric......only fabric you haven't cut small enough! Love that planet.

Thimbleanna said...

Very cool Missy. I love that you did a glow in the dark moon!

Gretchen said...

I love love love your block!!! Perfect background fabric too.

Isabelle said...

What is it that I do all day that you don't do, I wonder? Because you seem to achieve a lot!