Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Willy Nilly...


These days most people use the word, "random." But don't you think that the term willy nilly is ever so much more fun? This little tulip is my first real foray into machine applique- I have always used the needle turn method- kinda slow. On the machine, pretty fast. My friend, Sandy, gave me 10 of her sweet little retro crumb blocks. I was going to add them to my crumb stash, but hers measure 3.5" and mine are 4". What to do? When I decided to try a tulip, I realized I had very few pastel fabs-Eureka! I sewed 4 of those sweet blocks together to get a big enough piece for the tulip and then used four more as cornerstones and I'm thinking the end result is very sweet. Don't know what I'll do with it, but it was a learning project. Pillow? maybe. walhanging? Possibly.



Won't these adorable little bobbies just knock your socks off? I saw some for a baby at a fleamarket, and thought..hmmm...could I do that with bigger socks? I guess the answer is yes! The girls are in raptures and it only takes about 10 minutes for the pair, so I am pretty happy, too.

9 comments:

Peni said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet!

Adorable socks.

Love you, love you, love you!!!

Julia said...

How cute, both the socks and the little tulip block.
I used to make those socks for my girls when they were little, about a billion years ago. ;~)
You new little machine worked great for machine applique!

teelduo said...

very adorable and Craig said you should give me one of your sewing machines. I told him I wouldn't know what to do with it after I got it and he said that maybe he would. BAHAHAHAHAHA He's just so funny.

LOVE YOU SWEETIE!

julieQ said...

I really like your Tulip block! and your socks are so cute, this girl likes them too!

Quilt Pixie said...

the socks are cute -- I can ust imagine your girls "rattling" ever so softly as they walk -- no sneaking around with those :-)

Michele said...

I love those socks! They're so darned cute. I think I know a little girl or two who would love a pair. And that tulip block is pretty adorable, too. :)

Isobel said...

What a pretty block...neat socks, too. I can see why the girls are so happy.

Darcie said...

Love yours and Sandy's crumb tulips! Way to go on using the new machine!!! Mr. Will just knew you'd be having an utter blast with it, didn't he!

Those socks are just the sweetest! When you're little, it's perfectly perfect to make noise when you wiggle and walk!

Love you oodles!

Karen said...

What a sweet quilt block!